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alternative hot water and legionnaires' disease

 
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Community acquired is to distinguish from those infections patients pick up after being hospitalized.  It's a different set of pathogens, those out in the wide world versus those inside the hospital.  (There are some nasty bacteria that hang out in hospitals.  If you go to the hospital, wash your hands before you go, for the sake of the sick people in there, and wash again before you leave, for the sake of yourself and your community.)

Doctors use the term to classify illnesses into categories that make it more likely you'll pick the correct antibiotic without actually getting goo out of your patient's lung (in the case of pneumonia) and culturing that to find out exactly what is causing the infection.
 
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https://www.cdc.gov/pneumonia/causes.html

Community-acquired pneumonia is when someone develops pneumonia in the community (not in a hospital). Healthcare-associated pneumonia is when someone develops pneumonia during or following a stay in a healthcare facility. Healthcare facilities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, and dialysis centers. Ventilator-associated pneumonia is when someone gets pneumonia after being on a ventilator, a machine that supports breathing. The bacteria and viruses that most commonly cause pneumonia in the community are different from those in healthcare settings.



So, the treatment is often different as the bugs are different.
 
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Currently nearing completion of our home build. Initially the heating system is an in floor radiant on basement level, along with a wood stove. Down the road, planning on a rocket heater to replace the wood stove. I also have room and basic foundations to pre-heat the radiant with solar and / or a mulch pile.

 I’d be very interested in updated info on this thread
 
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B Deereborne wrote:Currently nearing completion of our home build. Initially the heating system is an in floor radiant on basement level, along with a wood stove. Down the road, planning on a rocket heater to replace the wood stove. I also have room and basic foundations to pre-heat the radiant with solar and / or a mulch pile.

 I’d be very interested in updated info on this thread

Boy old thread!   I would say for radiant just use a heat exchanger to keep the potable water loop and the radiant water loops seperate is a great place to start.  I use A 5 micron filter and uv treatment of my well water and usually shock the system quarterly with bleach as I have a dug well prone to spring flooding. If you are going to heat water using an alternative method again a heat exchanger is a great idea as it keeps the volume of standing water to a small amount and everytime you use any hot water you are flushing the system. Think a large reservoir of alt heated water and a copper pipe coiled through it as it comes in from the well and heads to the hot water heater as opposed to trying to heat the water you use directly...
 
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