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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-18-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,995
Posted By randen
Thought I would offer an up-date. I'm visiting...

Thought I would offer an up-date. I'm visiting the parents and checked up on the DIY HPWH. Its been purring away in the basement for more than a year.

Some of the data I'm checking. These are real...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-03-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,634
Posted By randen
Well Winter here is giving up the fight. And what...

Well Winter here is giving up the fight. And what a match it was- Extremely Cold and windy for extended periods. My electric bill took a beating. Really glad the oil man is not allowed here anymore....
Forum: Lighting 03-22-15, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By randen
LED traffic lights failing

The culprit here is the heat from a high energy LED not being dissipated within the traffic light housing.
The manufactures are retrofitting a LED board inside a housing and not considering the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-07-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By randen
Elcam 84 If GSHP won't work and the water...

Elcam 84

If GSHP won't work and the water from the well won't be reliable for out-put and eventually blocking a heat-exchanger with all the minerals in the water.

It sounds like your problem or...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-28-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,634
Posted By randen
Its been dam cold and windy the last few weeks....

Its been dam cold and windy the last few weeks. The DIY GSHP has been putting out the BTUs. The unit has been keeping the shop comfy. Three months in and the electric bill has revealed some idea of...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-19-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By randen
Bore hole seasonal heating

With solar hot water collection and bore hole technology you can omitt a heat-pump all together and just use the stored heat energy directly.

You can all relax, All the studies have been done. Its...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-06-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,634
Posted By randen
5 Ton GSHP Build

Its been a couple months and I apologize I needed to wrap up on the final disclosure on the build of the 5 ton for those who wish. A bit of life got in the way.

However the 5 ton is humming away...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-01-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,505
Posted By randen
You wish to heat with solar Eh??

Mike & AC Hacker

Have both brought up some interesting thoughts. AC Hacker mentioned about the solar insolation of your area of the planet. My thoughts didn't encompass the amount of solar energy...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-21-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,634
Posted By randen
5 Ton GSHP Build

In Ontario Canada winter is starting to set in. This morning long before my first coffee the thermostat in the shop started the DIY Geothermal heat pump. At exactly 6:00 am the system was call to...
Forum: Lighting 11-11-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,534
Posted By randen
Yes Definitely you use the old fixtures. You...

Yes

Definitely you use the old fixtures. You remove the ballast and direct wire the LEDs to 90-280vac.

You will love the LEDs
Forum: Lighting 11-11-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,534
Posted By randen
Better lighting for the man zone

Yes, but use the wiring already there. put the 4 fixtures (flush mount) over the hex boxes of the screw base lights. Drop the wires in.

I'm really pleased with the amount of light from the LEDs....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-03-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,634
Posted By randen
5 Ton build is now 6.25 Ton operational

Monday morning

The work day in the shop is about to begin so we started the heat-pump. I still have to do some control work, the system is still all manual. I will still be supervising the system...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,634
Posted By randen
5 Ton GSHP Build

Yahhh Heat!!!

I realize its not so cold out yet and the field loop is quite warm (14.5 Deg C) but this version is putting out some BTUs

The shop's temp. climbed from 14 to 22 Deg C in 2 hrs....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-29-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,634
Posted By randen
5 Ton GSHP Rebuild

Finally!!!

A kick-butt GSHP. Its about my 5th attempt but we have heat and lots at first glance. The surplus 5 ton 3 phase compressor turned out to be a dud!!! Oh how I hate practising placement...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-29-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 118,376
Posted By randen
With the concrete floors constant temp. no...

With the concrete floors constant temp. no expansion are required. Our floors are near 2000 sqft with no cuts. I would not want to entertain the chance of cutting into a tube that may have floated a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-06-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,634
Posted By randen
5 Ton GSHP Build

The DIY Heat-pump is leak tested. Both the refrigerant side and water side are now holding pressure. The specialty British standard Male pipe thread adaptors worked flawlessly. The insulated boxes...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-04-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,843
Posted By randen
Ron342 I had found that there is the sweet...

Ron342

I had found that there is the sweet spot (quantity of R290) in the system. As you add the refrigerant the pressure-vapour mechanism begins to function. Along with this increase in the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-10-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,995
Posted By randen
another hot water tank heat pump

I can see the finish line clearly now. We drained and removed the Rented Propane fired Hot water tank. And in went the DIY heat-pump hot water tank. Not so smoothly. Old copper fittings are a little...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-28-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,737
Posted By randen
The quest: Lots of heat, few dollars

Wewantutopia

I'm part of the motley crew.

Having first hand experience with Geo-thermal I would compare the price per unit heat BTU Geo vs. High efficiency Natural gas very close dollar per...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-04-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,476
Posted By randen
Solar hot water space heating for the shop

At last, the production of the copper fin and tube risers has begun. The plywood form tool needed to be lengthened 2 ft. The collector that had been manufactured for the house was 8 ft. were as the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-25-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,995
Posted By randen
another hot water tank heat pump

Well so far so good. I wound a tighter more neat cork-screw type HX. The copper cork-screw was wound into the threaded bung hole. It proved to be a little on the difficult side but the end product...
Forum: Solar Heating 09-20-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,364
Posted By randen
Solar hot water space heating for the shop

Well yes on the storage.

The office portion of the shop has in-floor heating. Its made up from 6" of concrete so it stores heat nicely. The shop however was built before I gathered much wisdom and...
Forum: Solar Power 08-14-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By randen
Jill You are correct. I'm a habitual DIY-er...

Jill
You are correct. I'm a habitual DIY-er living in Canada. Built many things including my home. I have seen the kits of solar panel cells for sale. To build them properly with the proper glass...
Forum: Lighting 08-07-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 17,743
Posted By randen
I've been a huge fan of LED lighting for a while....

I've been a huge fan of LED lighting for a while. If they are purchased directly from China the prices are good. Imagine replacing a light for the last time. The daylight type are my favorite. I had...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-23-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,546
Posted By randen
Michael Good going. You will see some of my...

Michael

Good going. You will see some of my posts on the manifesto. We as well had the oil thirsty hot water heaters suppling or home for heat. The hot water was circulated in our concrete floor...
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