Tauran Ivall
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Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tauran Ivall Nov 28, 2015. 25 Replies

So i have been on the mission to look for a stylish modern door that is both beautiful, but also energy efficient, with low air leakage.  I have already thrown out glass doors since its just not the…Continue

 

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Tauran Ivall commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"I have a Paragon counter top unit. Comes with wireless thermocouple probe and is monitored via phone apps. Never miss an alarm if you have it on your phone near you."
Jun 16
Tauran Ivall commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Thanks for this comparison. Now if you price out the cost of Natural gas vs electricty, what comes out as more expensive to boil that pot of water? I think its 17 cents/kwh in New York, 8 cents/kwh in Oregon. 10.45 cents/KWH National Average."
Jun 16
Tauran Ivall replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"Graham, How did this Plasproinc door cost?  Do you have any photos you can share a link to?"
Nov 28, 2015
Tauran Ivall replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"Thanks Graham, There is a distributor in Portland for them. Thanks for the link to the blog.  "
Nov 27, 2015
Kevin Wood replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"www.aecdaily.com has training on the fiberglass doors. I wanted to transfer the link but I am not logged in."
Nov 27, 2015
Graham Irwin replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"Hammer and Hand make beautiful, high-end, super efficient and durable custom doors. These doors are not mass-market (hence the "custom" part) but they are much better than most custom doors available out there. The people who are in the…"
Nov 27, 2015
Graham Irwin replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"Oh, and to eliminate the leaky "sweep" gasket at the sill, we used an outswing door (with a bumper sill) installed backwards. Note that this only works under a deep porch, since the "inside" of an outswing door will not shed…"
Nov 27, 2015
Graham Irwin replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"On this Passivhaus retrofit in Santa Cruz (http://midorihaus.com) we used Plastpro (http://www.plastproinc.com). The have triple point latches as an option. They worked out pretty well and were reasonably priced."
Nov 27, 2015
William Reid replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"Q-Lon is made by Schlegel and is made of polyurethane foam covered in polyethylene so it is resilient as well as tough and will seal a gap of 5 to 7.5mm. The Aquamac 21 type…"
Nov 22, 2015
William H Nickerson replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"Attached is the best I can do. I once saw a pin router for sale on Craig's list explicitly designed for field cut installs. Your builder should be tooled up for doing this. I would be interested in the outcome of all this. Best of…"
Nov 22, 2015
Tauran Ivall replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"Looks like quote i just got back were as follows. $135 for standard emtek double boor prep and hardware. $402 for mortise lockset and prep. $575 for Mortise with multipoint lock. William, Can you explain a Q-Lon weather strip, and how this may be…"
Nov 22, 2015
William Reid replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"3 point mortice locks are widely used in Europe and do not cost much more here. Combined with a Q-lon weather strip they give a good air seal. The Scandinavians are probably the leaders in high performance joinery e.g.…"
Nov 22, 2015
Hans Joachim Preiss replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"I personally don't have an answer for you and would have to research the web myself. You could start by contacting forum members in the UK or other parts of Europe for advice for instance. In the title above there is a link to the members, and…"
Nov 20, 2015
Tauran Ivall replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"Who is a good manufacturer to talk to in order to request these doors start being made!?   Does adding Mortise hardware keep door sealed better, or does only a Multi-Point hardware help seal better?"
Nov 20, 2015
Tauran Ivall replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"I like the idea proposed for a glass entry way on a back porch. Not a front entry though. Front entry is really a curb appeal thing. double bore locks came about from people wanting cheap hardware. I think Mortise is at least a good step up to hold…"
Nov 12, 2015
Hans Joachim Preiss replied to Tauran Ivall's discussion Energy Efficient Entry Door options out there?
"Most European hardware engages on all sides pulling the door into the gaskets evenly for a tight seal all around. It's understandable that that adds to the cost as the mechanism is significantly more complex. But those doors can still be mass…"
Nov 12, 2015

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