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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-05-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,330
Posted By Xringer
Looking at the New Cases (of lung cancer) map, it...

Looking at the New Cases (of lung cancer) map, it seems okay in this area. Not too bad..
https://www.lung.org/getmedia/381ca407-a4e9-4069-b24b-195811f29a00/solc-2020-report-final
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-03-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,330
Posted By Xringer
The Right Stuff

It sounds like you're doing it right. My old basement could be sealed with a lot of work. So it's not gonna happen.

I looked at the afternoon 24 hour plot and saw a 4.6 peak at 17:30. The oil...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-03-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,330
Posted By Xringer
Changed my mind about input air

Today, I didn't allow enough air into the basement while running the radon fan for 4 hours. 12:00 to 16:00
Ended up with more Radon! It was pulled out of the sump holes and cracks in the floor! I...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 09-10-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,403
Posted By Xringer
Energy Storage?

What type of Energy Storage? Electrical?

Batteries: Buy or built? How to select them? What types are best? How to configure them? how to meter them?How to charge them? How to test them? Shock...
Forum: Energy Storage 03-30-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By Xringer
My 48v back-up bank

To replace my old LA battery bank, I used three 48v packs from Big Battery. Kinda like these.
https://bigbattery.com/products/kit-48v-bdgr-nmc-120ah-6-3kwh/
In nice steel boxes.

The system is...
Forum: Conservation 03-11-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
The link I saw was:...

The link I saw was: https://www.nyle.com/water-heating-systems/units/e8/

It looks like a good unit. Much better than the ASHP I was using.
I wonder what these will cost?
Forum: Conservation 03-08-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
Those valves would work in many systems and don't...

Those valves would work in many systems and don't require any operator input.
I like the idea, but if they are installed at the 'lowest point', that means in the basement, near the uninsulated slab....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-28-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,683
Posted By Xringer
Amazing!

Wow, I never even heard of this before.. (Or I did and forgot about it).
I've never seen it used around here. Maybe town code forbids it?
This old video is pretty nice.. https://youtu.be/MRipzKkeQik
Forum: Other Improvements 02-25-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By Xringer
$25.49 "drop-in" Ampere-Time LiFePO4 battery

My home 48v back-up power system is manually operated. It's almost never turned on. I run it to test the system when there's a lot of sun available to recharge it.

The 12v battery in the ONT is...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-25-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By Xringer
FiOS SFH ONT 612A SLA battery replacement with Lifepo4

I was going to buy another SLA battery for my Fios optical fiber box.
When I saw my order history, I realized that I've spent over $100 since 2013 on these SLA batteries. Last month we took a pile...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-17-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,682
Posted By Xringer
There's a lot of covid speculation about the...

There's a lot of covid speculation about the quick massive spike and drop of Omicron, with a very small number of deaths. (See UK data) Some people think this is the end of the pandemic. :) Maybe we...
Forum: Conservation 12-24-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
Mine is the "8KW" type, which was about the same...

Mine is the "8KW" type, which was about the same price as other sizes in the same all-in-one box configuration.
There is a Facebook group "Diesel Keep You Warm..." that has some manual pdfs.

I'm...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-22-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,682
Posted By Xringer
My grandson might have picked up this 'cold' at...

My grandson might have picked up this 'cold' at school. His parents have it too.
They tested negative and assured me, that I've just got a cold.
My symptoms are much weaker this morning. Just need...
Forum: Conservation 12-22-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
The cost of Diesel fuel at Texas gas stations ...

The cost of Diesel fuel at Texas gas stations $2.86 to 3.45 a gallon. So that's what to use in your Diesel heater! http://www.bostongasprices.com/GasPriceSearch.aspx

Sounds like a big building....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-21-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,565
Posted By Xringer
When it's really wet and then gets down in the...

When it's really wet and then gets down in the 20s F, my heat pumps will go into defrost mode.
The heating mode switches to cooling mode, but the indoor air handler fan will be off or very low. So...
Forum: Conservation 12-21-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
They do put out a lot of heat. I've seen a few...

They do put out a lot of heat. I've seen a few people using these cheap diesel heaters for their shops, on YouTube.
I think one guy had a two car garage, that was not insulated! Must have been down...
Forum: Conservation 12-21-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
How many watthours remain? :)

I wonder if I should stick a tiny volt meter on top of that battery, or buy one of those fancy Battery Monitor Meters from Amazon?
Maybe instead of looking at voltage and guessing, read the actual...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-21-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,682
Posted By Xringer
Yeah, we thought the old Delta version of covid...

Yeah, we thought the old Delta version of covid was super contagious.
But we had no idea!

If you have Omicron and the mask makes your glasses fog up, you just gave Omicron to everyone within 10+...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
Got a new 12V battery for the heater....

Got a new 12V battery for the heater. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LHH78DP
Only saw one review! https://youtu.be/x5fQoYkZHEA
Seems to work okay so far.

That's a lot of $$$ for a 12V battery,...
Forum: Conservation 12-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
I do that, just to make sure it's working good at...

I do that, just to make sure it's working good at high output.

Once you hit the OFF button, it cranks up a glow-plug heat cycle to clean-up.
Once the high current (9 amps) stops, it runs the fan...
Forum: Conservation 12-15-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 24,919
Posted By Xringer
I've added one of these: ...

I've added one of these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/313363137102
Plus some diesel and a 12V 100ah battery.
Forum: Conservation 12-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
The diesel heater works!

Installed it temporally, since it's only to be used during long power failures.
On Low Heat, it heats up my workshop pretty well.
On medium high heat it's heats the shop faster. No CO detected....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-24-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,691
Posted By Xringer
Check out the specs on the TS-45

Morningstar - Tristar 45A Solar Charge Controller for 12V/24V/48V Batteries, Lowest Fail Rate in The Industry, Built-in Diagnostics, (TS-45)
Brand: Morningstar Corporation

The last one I ordered...
Forum: Conservation 11-11-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
My hot water circulating pumps don't need to be...

My hot water circulating pumps don't need to be running, to get heat.
When I set the system for free-flow, there is enough natural circulation to heat the baseboards, so they won't freeze up.
The...
Forum: Conservation 11-10-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,138
Posted By Xringer
Diesel Heater for Back-up heat during long grid failures?

I've been watching a bunch of YouTube videos about RV, Truck and Car heaters
https://www.amazon.com/Wayska-Muffler-Parking-Thermostat-Motor-home/dp/B08LDV7L1B/
Video: https://youtu.be/BRLgBq8njuY...
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