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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-21-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Piwoslaw
After ~2days I've noticed that in the evening,...

After ~2days I've noticed that in the evening, about 1-1.5 hours before powering on again, the temperature in the top of the chest is around -7C. This is a bit warm, so I've extended the on-time from...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-19-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Piwoslaw
This project has been creeping along very slowly....

This project has been creeping along very slowly. Mostly because we don't have enough food to fill the 160 liter freezer, but we finally turned it on and moved what we had, so that the freezer part...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-13-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Piwoslaw
Sea water freezes at around -2C or -4C, iirc,...

Sea water freezes at around -2C or -4C, iirc, and I don't think it would go much lower, with more salt in it.

Glycol solution may be an option, but I would first need to find what the...
Forum: The Billiards Room 09-13-17, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Piwoslaw
My wife read up on trash incinerators a few years...

My wife read up on trash incinerators a few years ago. The one in Warsaw is tied into the city's electric and heat grids, and the exhaust is cleaner than in older coal-fired power plants. Condensing...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-13-17, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Piwoslaw
Thank you all for your feedback:) I am aware...

Thank you all for your feedback:)

I am aware that the freezer design is already pretty efficient, so I am not expecting 30 or 50% improvement. But even if I get 5-10%, it will still count. My goal...
Forum: Conservation 08-27-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Piwoslaw
If you must move the air through a smaller...

If you must move the air through a smaller diameter tube, because of dimensional constraints, then try to keep the tube as short as possible, or at least keep the bottleneck short. For example, if...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-27-17, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Piwoslaw
Chest freezer insulation

I recently bought a used chest freezer. It is larger than we expected (we wanted 110 liters, turned out to be 168 l), so I'll add extra insulation to reduce the extra load. According to the label,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-07-17, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By Piwoslaw
Have you seen this old thread? Dual compressor...

Have you seen this old thread?
Dual compressor heat pump (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/geothermal-heat-pumps/976-dual-compressor-heat-pump.html)
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-01-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Piwoslaw
I like what you are doing, Acuario:) I would like...

I like what you are doing, Acuario:) I would like to do something similar, if I get ever get back to working on my Arduino-controlled thermostat.

Are you planning on keeping the water temperature...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 410,550
Posted By Piwoslaw
A clear HX core? If you also made the outer...

A clear HX core? If you also made the outer casing clear you could observe what is happening inside - condensation, mildew, clogging, etc.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-11-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By Piwoslaw
Our neighbors were having their gate opener motor...

Our neighbors were having their gate opener motor serviced last week and my Dad-in-law found out from the servicemen that the motors have a heating element on the circuit board to keep the moisture...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-08-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Piwoslaw
Have you thought about putting the refrigerator...

Have you thought about putting the refrigerator on a timer (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/appliances-gadgets/1448-test-results-power-savings-timer-fridge.html), so that it won't turn on during the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-08-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By Piwoslaw
I did more or less the same...

I did more or less the same (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/conservation/1272-how-about-chimney-back-fridge-2.html#post15027) (foiled insulation between the back wall of the fridge and the hx coils,...
Forum: Conservation 10-08-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 410,550
Posted By Piwoslaw
One large diameter channel will give you less...

One large diameter channel will give you less noise (and less resistance) than two individual channels. If you can afford (either price- or space-wise) a larger diameter, then go for it! You can...
Forum: Conservation 03-01-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,881
Posted By Piwoslaw
Our house has the highest electricity use on...

Our house has the highest electricity use on Christmas Eve - lots of cooking, baking, cleaning, plus the christmas lights are already on. This is usually the only day in the year when we use more...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-03-16, 12:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,320
Posted By Piwoslaw
Thank you for the great write up and...

Thank you for the great write up and pics:thumbup:


Use 2x 45 instead of 1x 90.
Forum: Conservation 01-17-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Piwoslaw
Now the outside, looking at the western corner....

Now the outside, looking at the western corner. Losing heat through the windows and even more through the garage door. The latter is a no brainer, as the door and its frame are deteriorating and they...
Forum: Conservation 01-17-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Piwoslaw
Here is the door to the basement: ...

Here is the door to the basement:
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6528&stc=1&d=1453063076
The lower right quarter of the door has additional weather stripping and is warm,...
Forum: Conservation 01-17-16, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Piwoslaw
So I got the camera from my brother-in-law on...

So I got the camera from my brother-in-law on Friday evening, but some things changed: I had to give it back on Saturday, as his company needed it before Sunday. Also, the cold spell turned into...
Forum: Conservation 01-17-16, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Piwoslaw
Thermographic images with comments

I recently got a chance to use a thermal imaging camera (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/conservation/4659-how-make-most-thermographic-camera.html) and wanted to share some of the results. I'll try to...
Forum: Conservation 01-14-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 410,550
Posted By Piwoslaw
@KKNgroup - Have you seen the thru-the-window...

@KKNgroup - Have you seen the thru-the-window exchanger in this post (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/conservation/891-diy-ventilation-heat-exchanger-38.html#post27793)?
Forum: Conservation 01-13-16, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Piwoslaw
I just found out that this weekend I'll be able...

I just found out that this weekend I'll be able to borrow the thermographic camera, and luckily the forecast shows colder weather then, so here is my plan:

One late afternoon I'll set the house's...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-13-16, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Piwoslaw
Nice job! So when do we get to read about...

Nice job!


So when do we get to read about you adding insulation to the hot water tank?
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-14-15, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,728
Posted By Piwoslaw
As we keep our house relatively cool, then even...

As we keep our house relatively cool, then even though we bump up the temperature when expecting guests, our friends know to dress warm. One day we had them over and were discussing energy...
Forum: Conservation 12-13-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Piwoslaw
No crawlspace - unheated basement + garage under...

No crawlspace - unheated basement + garage under the house.

No attic either, so I would love to get a picture of the roof. I've wanted to add some additional insulation to it for years, but...
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