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Author Topic: Framing windows, what are the rules?  (Read 1298 times)

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Re: Framing windows, what are the rules?
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2021, 02:21:46 PM »
Yes, it is zone 9 i.e. subtropical. We get long hot and humid summers and dry cool winters, almost exclusively above freezing. If it ever freezes here its a flash freeze with a degree below zero (C) and quickly back to positive. Most problems here are related to mold and humidity which means people here generally accept very inefficient (bad insulation) buildings and use 'kotatsu' in the winter rather than having very insulated homes that get too much mold in the summer. 

And for sure I would have loved to make the structure bigger than it is but was constrained by the hill (dug out by hand) it is sitting on and so this will just be a mini studio heated by a big WFO...
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Re: Framing windows, what are the rules?
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2021, 04:01:25 PM »
Your climate sounds very much like much of New Zealand. Heating and insulation aren't as important as in the colder areas. Ventilation and controlling damp is though. Summers are warm and humid, winters are cool and humid.  :D  

Might just be getting to me today, should be a nice Spring day, outside temp is a quite reasonable 19C. Humidity however is 100%. Doors and windows are open, but I don't think it can do much to keep the house dry ::). This is why we don't dry wood down to 6-8% for furniture here. We need to run a dehumidifier to keep the house Down to ~70% R/H and stop mould growing. 
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