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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2020
    We are going to build a hydroelectric scheme adjacent to a wier. Unfortunately there is a gas main running across our site serving a lock keepers house.

    Options, cut it off and hope to get it reconnected before the heating season, do a diversion, give them bottled gas, would that work, pay compensation and ask them to go all electric for a bit.
    Give them an ashp, running on free electric from your hydro?

    Or a water source heat pump?

    Bottled gas for heating means a big LPG tank, unless the house is very insulated. But orange propane cylinders can run hot water heaters and gas hobs.

    Edit: what energy source do they use for hot water and cooking? They won't want to be without those all summer.
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2020
    Do you mean a gas main, or a connection to an individual house?

    I'd suggest talking to the DNO about the possibilities (or maybe an IDNO or gas engineer, dunno). Plus of course talk to the freeholder and maybe leaseholder and maybe tenant.
    • CommentAuthorphiledge
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2020
    I suspect what you can do is almost entirely dependant on what those in the lock keepers house would accept. Least disruptive is to maintain a gas supply via LPG bottles/tank, but that would need a burner change in their boiler/fire/cooker and back again when mains gas is reinstated.

    Probably need to take your options to the people in the house and sound them out.
    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2020
    Least disruptive to them would be to lay the diversion and then switch them to the new route. They will only lose gas for an hour or two.
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