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Forum: Product Reviews 02-28-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,342
Posted By jfweaver
Swapped all of the bulbs out in my house (mixture...

Swapped all of the bulbs out in my house (mixture of CFL and 1-2 stray incandescent) to Ikea LEDs around 19 months ago now. I haven't had a single one go bad on me.
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 02-14-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,241
Posted By jfweaver
IKEA LEDARE Sale, 2pk for $3.49

I replaced all of the bulbs in my house when they were 2 for $6.99 and expect a break even period of 12 months. This deal is even better: 2 pack of 400lm bulbs for $3.49 from Feb 14-16, or $2.24 for...
Forum: Conservation 04-13-14, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,182
Posted By jfweaver
This is the shower head I have been using for the...

This is the shower head I have been using for the past 2 months: Shop Oxygenics 1.75-GPM (6.6-LPM) Chrome 7-Spray WaterSense Showerhead at Lowes.com...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-12-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,966
Posted By jfweaver
If you're working in Charlotte, the cost of...

If you're working in Charlotte, the cost of living is quite a bit cheaper right across the border in SC. :thumbup: Having moved from CT the price of land in both states is ludicrously cheap, I...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-21-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,333
Posted By jfweaver
Nice find! I didn't envision something that deep,...

Nice find! I didn't envision something that deep, so that will help quite a bit. How do you plan on insulating it?

Did the seller say which model Cray it was from? The older units were typically...
Forum: Conservation 03-21-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,252
Posted By jfweaver
Can you just filter the air going through the...

Can you just filter the air going through the radiator? Something like this with something to hold it in place? McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/#air-filter-rolls/=r733m7)
Forum: Solar Heating 03-21-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,333
Posted By jfweaver
I do have a few questions. Will you be operating...

I do have a few questions. Will you be operating at or near the phase change point of ~133F enough to take advantage of it? How will you deal with the flammability concerns? I could see issues...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-17-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,890
Posted By jfweaver
It looks like the company dropped off the planet...

It looks like the company dropped off the planet around 1985 when the solar tax credits ended (they may have lasted until 1988?). I don't think I'd spend that much on them all things considered.
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Forum: Conservation 02-15-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,182
Posted By jfweaver
I have a couple of video cards paying me a few...

I have a couple of video cards paying me a few thousand Doge per day to run them. The free heat is a nice side benefit, for now. :D
Forum: Conservation 02-15-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,182
Posted By jfweaver
I recently switched from a 2.5GPM showerhead to a...

I recently switched from a 2.5GPM showerhead to a 1.75GPM (lowest that Lowes had) and I have noticed anecdotally that there is much less steam/condensation in the bathroom after a shower. I have...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-12-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,902
Posted By jfweaver
I use something similar for my home theater. The...

I use something similar for my home theater. The only device that receives power is the receiver, and when that is turned on, the power for the Roku/Blu Ray player/switch/Wii and the amplifiers for...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-27-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By jfweaver
If you ran the water through a radiator with a...

If you ran the water through a radiator with a fan blowing through it you could get some cooling.
Forum: Conservation 01-19-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,518
Posted By jfweaver
There are two things you might need to change in...

There are two things you might need to change in your calculations: The way that I read it was that he replaced 75w*3 = 225W with a total usage of 45W? Also, CA power is closer to 19-20c per KWH.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-11-14, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,579,177
Posted By jfweaver
What I mean is the people who build/buy/use the...

What I mean is the people who build/buy/use the cascaded chillers there do it just so they can say they have the fastest systems, and for no other reason. Think of it like hot rodding. :D

Some of...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-11-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,579,177
Posted By jfweaver
AC_Hacker- Thank you for making this thread, it...

AC_Hacker- Thank you for making this thread, it has taken me a few nights to read it all and that is with skimming over some of the longer posts.

I do want to point out one thing you may have...
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