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Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-02-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,553
Posted By Acuario
I've finally finished (well, probably as finished...

I've finally finished (well, probably as finished as any homebrew project ever gets save the inevitable modifications!) the heating system for the greenhouse.

Typically January/February are the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-18-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Mikesolar
It says 135kwh per year but I will put my meter...

It says 135kwh per year but I will put my meter on it and see what a load takes.
Forum: Solar Power 11-30-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,403
Posted By Daox
I would suggest Battery Hookup...

I would suggest Battery Hookup (https://www.batteryhookup.com/?rfsn=3223103.eac2d9). I ordered some 18650 cells from them not too long ago. Great prices!
Forum: Solar Power 11-29-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,403
Posted By Robaroni
A 10Kw LiFeP04 battery bank

About 2 years ago, before LIFEP04 batteries became the backup standard, I scored 640 new Tenergy 32700 LiFeP04 batteries for about $900 USD including shipping. These were purchased to replace my 13...
Forum: Tools 09-16-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,085
Posted By oil pan 4
Use both. I found that Flux core likes as much...

Use both.
I found that Flux core likes as much capacitance as you can throw at it.
Welders use the default 50k to 60k uf capacitor as a good trade off between solid wire and Flux core performance....
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-31-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,034
Posted By pinballlooking
I enabled HDMI-CEC on my LG tv ...

I enabled HDMI-CEC on my LG tv
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/lg-tv-settings-guide,review-5624-14.html

Now you can control the Media Centre Raspberry Pi and KODI with my TV remote.
This makes it...
Forum: Conservation 12-10-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 43,056
Posted By Daox
I was actually just in my basement and took a...

I was actually just in my basement and took a look at some of my taping done 8 years ago. Most of it is still good, but there are definitely area that are leaking large amounts of air again. Time...
Forum: Conservation 09-12-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 55,598
Posted By pinballlooking
We really like the Gen 2.0 volt the longer range...

We really like the Gen 2.0 volt the longer range fits our life style much better.
Since it gets great gas mileage we have taken it on some longer drives. It is quicker off the line than the Gen1...
Forum: Conservation 07-24-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,133
Posted By randen
J J Panels were $12,000 Cnd Racking. $3000...

J J

Panels were $12,000 Cnd
Racking. $3000
Charge control $1700
Batteries $1400
Sundry items $1000
DIY inverter $3000

If I were to do it again I would DIY the charge controller as well. ...
Forum: Solar Power 08-31-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,009
Posted By oil pan 4
Eaton all-pro solar motion detector lights

I bought one of these lights for around $70.
Wanted motion lights that will still work when the power goes out, I could easily run power to regular 120v powered motion lights.
I put one in my back...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-17-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,664
Posted By jeff5may
Rotary "rolling piston" compressors are the most...

Rotary "rolling piston" compressors are the most efficient of the compressor types, but are more complex and difficult to overhaul than recips. Scroll compressors are less efficient, but are much...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-23-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,730
Posted By jeff5may
I included a pic in post #10 of 99% of what I use...

I included a pic in post #10 of 99% of what I use usually. I have found that there is an abundance of used refrigerators sitting idle in garages and barns everywhere, free for the asking. The...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 09-20-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,382
Posted By Xringer
My new 25' lineset came from ComfortUp. I assume...

My new 25' lineset came from ComfortUp. I assume they were made by some vendor somewhere.
The insulation was pretty short on the 5/8" line and the flares weren't that great..
But the Gree system...
Forum: Solar Power 12-15-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,753
Posted By netzero
Post my 2 cents: hybrid panels

Thanks for your post and for your question: lots of good info in all of them to consider. I think I got them all and did not see any reference to the panel type affecting production. We live near...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 01-26-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,484
Posted By Daox
I've increased the time limit to 30 minutes.

I've increased the time limit to 30 minutes.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-16-15, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,747
Posted By NiHaoMike
Use an OpenWRT router or similar to send the...

Use an OpenWRT router or similar to send the start signal via WiFi. You can use Wireshark to reverse engineer the protocol. Use a comparator or ADC to check the battery bank voltage, low pass...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-03-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,234
Posted By jeff5may
^ The problem with this attitude is that in...

^ The problem with this attitude is that in reality, China is not doing the world a big favor, in fact they are positioning themselves to dominate the world in technology-rich industries. Recently,...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-27-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,677
Posted By jeff5may
I have employed another gimmick that works quite...

I have employed another gimmick that works quite well in the winter. Please note that for safety reasons, this will only work for electric dryers. I would hate for someone to get carbon monoxide...
Forum: Conservation 12-17-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,304
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Spray foam pest block works great for keeping...

Spray foam pest block works great for keeping mice out! My mother's house is located next to a large field. She was getting mice in the house on a regular basis. When they started developing the...
Forum: Tools 12-07-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,194
Posted By jeff5may
SEEK THERMAL unveils $199 thermal camera for android phones

Seek Thermal has begun shipping these units at $199, and they actually work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbbkvwJRwxs

Buy one here:

Seek Thermal Camera Android...
Forum: Product Reviews 10-14-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,114
Posted By stevehull
Some 20 years ago, I was buying CFLs for my new...

Some 20 years ago, I was buying CFLs for my new house. I bought a lot of the same size and configuration. Wrote the install date on the base of each. And I kept one of the packages and the...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 09-04-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,366
Posted By pinballlooking
I bought about 35-40 of these and been using them...

I bought about 35-40 of these and been using them about 1 years. Not one bad bulb or issue with them. They dim and work great. You really notice it in your elect usage. I just wanted to follow-up...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-19-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,544
Posted By jeff5may
Since your unit is filled with R410, the high...

Since your unit is filled with R410, the high pressure needed to dump heat on a hot day takes a lot more power. Research has proven that above 110 degF condenser coil temperature, R410-based systems...
Forum: Conservation 06-30-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 644,921
Posted By aknowlesey
Here are some photos of a DIY Heat Recovery...

Here are some photos of a DIY Heat Recovery System I built last summer with the help of info in this thread.

Like previous posts the core is made from Corex sheets and Corex spacer strips stuck...
Forum: Conservation 06-12-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,942
Posted By Piwoslaw
A longterm investment, but how about planting...

A longterm investment, but how about planting trees?
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