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Forum: Conservation 11-22-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 57,734
Posted By bmxeroh
Perhaps the 2018 volts have been limited a bit,...

Perhaps the 2018 volts have been limited a bit, but I can tell you that the 2017's top out at 101mph.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-22-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,757
Posted By bmxeroh
I for one support your idea of shooting 12x12...

I for one support your idea of shooting 12x12 squares of concrete, if not for any other reason than it sounds fun. If you happen to come across some sort of extra-cost effective and novel method of...
Forum: Conservation 03-14-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 57,734
Posted By bmxeroh
It's not a mod to the actual charger per se. It's...

It's not a mod to the actual charger per se. It's literally just an adapter from a 6-50 plug to a 5-15/20 plug. I've linked to an Etsy page where a guy (not me) makes them and sells them mostly just...
Forum: Conservation 03-13-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 57,734
Posted By bmxeroh
I don't believe the rear seats are heated. I was...

I don't believe the rear seats are heated. I was driving around today in low through the city and it definitely makes life a little easier. On a plus note I was able to take a peek at the innards of...
Forum: Conservation 03-13-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 57,734
Posted By bmxeroh
So far, I love it. I was a little apprehensive...

So far, I love it. I was a little apprehensive after test driving a 2014 last week, as I've not driven an EV before then, but just a few quick jaunts around and I'm already pretty used it and mostly...
Forum: Conservation 03-13-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 57,734
Posted By bmxeroh
All black, including interior. Comfort package...

All black, including interior. Comfort package which includes the heated seats and steering wheel. Now I just need to take a gander at this charger to determine if it's one of the clipper creek...
Forum: Conservation 03-13-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 57,734
Posted By bmxeroh
Well, I bit the bullet on a brand new Volt at...

Well, I bit the bullet on a brand new Volt at $29k Saturday. The used one was sold before I could trek up to the dealer (about 2 hours away), but at $29k I got a pretty decent price. First...
Forum: Conservation 03-09-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 57,734
Posted By bmxeroh
I'm getting ready to take the plunge on a 2016...

I'm getting ready to take the plunge on a 2016 for $19k w/15k miles. Any caveat emptors you've ran into with these vehicles?
Forum: Conservation 02-17-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,847
Posted By bmxeroh
I can't decide if you are a spam account or not....

I can't decide if you are a spam account or not. Your posting patterns are odd and only seem to tangentially relate to the original post.

Anyway OP,

I'd give it a try. Particularly if it's a...
Forum: Conservation 02-15-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,095
Posted By bmxeroh
How long are these? Do you have a model number or...

How long are these? Do you have a model number or the specs on them?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-06-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By bmxeroh
It's probably a matter of time before someone...

It's probably a matter of time before someone more knowledgeable swings by and explains it more thoroughly, but this sounds like an exercise in futility. Maybe not impossible, but it will most...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-30-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,036
Posted By bmxeroh
I wouldn't be surprised if it was just simply bad...

I wouldn't be surprised if it was just simply bad luck either. I remember reading somewhere about r410a systems having issues with popping holes in the coils due to a combination of the increased...
Forum: Tools 11-29-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,629
Posted By bmxeroh
https://www.amazon.com/Philips-HF3520-Wake-Up-Colo...

https://www.amazon.com/Philips-HF3520-Wake-Up-Colored-Simulation/dp/B0093162RM

Looks like it would do the trick. I do this at home with my automation system and overhead lights, but again would be...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-23-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,670
Posted By bmxeroh
Yep, no problem buying 60/40. The issue is with...

Yep, no problem buying 60/40. The issue is with production parts needing to be RoHS compliant, home-gamers are free to use whatever they want, and 60/40 is definitely the way to go. Lead-free solder...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-21-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,670
Posted By bmxeroh
The solder on that production board is almost...

The solder on that production board is almost certainly lead-free. The problem with mixing the two is that it could cause the new solder mix to be brittle and prone to cracking putting you right back...
Forum: Tools 11-10-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,629
Posted By bmxeroh
Probably cheaper to go with the app Geo...

Probably cheaper to go with the app Geo mentioned, but our automation controllers do have an astronomical clock built in so I can trigger events based around sunrise/sunset. Mind you these are dealer...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-10-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,536
Posted By bmxeroh
I found this link here that seems to explain what...

I found this link here that seems to explain what you are looking for. https://www.ruppams.com/Sitedocs/RUPP/Literature/Rupp_BTU_Calculation.pdf

It appears that given the above considerations,...
Forum: Conservation 11-18-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
Posted By bmxeroh
Mejunkhound, I think you should go for it, with...

Mejunkhound, I think you should go for it, with some caveats. I would do the transport in AC. Otherwise you will need something like 4-6-awg cable at 200vdc to keep losses reasonable, all the way to...
Forum: Conservation 11-18-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
Posted By bmxeroh
Steve, I think you might have tripped up on your...

Steve, I think you might have tripped up on your inputs. Assuming the 1 cuft/sec wasn't a typo, that is about 450gpm. Using 40ft of head, 300ft of pipe length of 4 inch pipe I came up with about 680...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-13-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,905
Posted By bmxeroh
You pretty much have to temporarily transfer the...

You pretty much have to temporarily transfer the load that beam is supporting elsewhere, remove and replace the damaged beam, transfer back. Depending on how it's set up will determine exactly how...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-13-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,653
Posted By bmxeroh
A watt is a watt. They are not two different...

A watt is a watt. They are not two different types of values to be compared. Simply put, it takes more power input to heat with gas than with electric BECAUSE some of the input is lost due to the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-12-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,482
Posted By bmxeroh
What you're describing is a heat pump, with water...

What you're describing is a heat pump, with water as a working fluid and without taking advantage of the physics of condensing and evaporating a gas. You would be better off hanging an air...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-07-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,482
Posted By bmxeroh
I think you're going to have trouble pulling...

I think you're going to have trouble pulling enough heat out of the air to really make much of a difference. The 1 gallon ice bucket thing works somewhat well because of latent heat. It takes 144btus...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-30-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,458
Posted By bmxeroh
Sharp to Launch DC powered mini-split Air Conditioner

Hi guys, I found this on Slashdot. There's not a ton of info here, but still exciting none the less.

Sharp Plans to Launch DC-powered Air Conditioner in 2015 - Nikkei Technology Online...
Forum: Tools 07-21-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,293
Posted By bmxeroh
Are you planning on writing up some sort of...

Are you planning on writing up some sort of review? I'm sure a few folks hear would like to hear your thoughts on it. Since you beat me to it, I suppose I'll wait a little while longer.
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