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Forum: Solar Heating 07-31-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds like you will be pumping a lot of hot oil....

Sounds like you will be pumping a lot of hot oil. Make sure to insulate it well, as oil has less than half of the heat capacity of water. A hot pipe doesn't care what's inside, it lets the heat out...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-31-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By jeff5may
^What Mike said^ "Only 180 pounds" is a lot...

^What Mike said^

"Only 180 pounds" is a lot of baggage. It's like an extra passenger. Per hour. Also consider that ice cubes stack up to about 1/3 water, 2/3 air. I dare you to go to a hotel and...
Forum: Conservation 07-31-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By jeff5may
Oh no, we're talking about refrigerators with...

Oh no, we're talking about refrigerators with compartment cams (so you can check at the grocery store if you have any cold beer left), with the ability to assemble shopping lists for you...
Forum: Conservation 07-30-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By jeff5may
The usual suspects have appliances that Bluetooth...

The usual suspects have appliances that Bluetooth with your phone and WiFi with Alexa and Siri and etc. Samsung, LG, ge, Whirlpool, etc. The functionality falls under the same category as smart home...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-30-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so if you have a 20 seer, electronic expansion...

Ok so if you have a 20 seer, electronic expansion valve metered, temperature following fan control, prone to expensive eventual control board failure, super bowl ring having air conditioner, water...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-30-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By jeff5may
This debate about ice storage versus battery...

This debate about ice storage versus battery range is getting ridiculous! The number one challenge for current BEV solutions is range. More range=better is the rule. Anything that adds mass adds drag...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-30-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By jeff5may
It's a balance point relationship. How much...

It's a balance point relationship. How much heating budget do you want to shell out for the level of melting capacity? Just like design temperature of home insulation and balance point of air source...
Forum: Conservation 07-30-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,223
Posted By jeff5may
https://electrek.co/2020/07/30/tesla-gigafactory-t...

https://electrek.co/2020/07/30/tesla-gigafactory-texas-crazy-potential-size-comparison/

Mr. Musk is talking about roadrunner batteries, 4 main model assembly lines, plus the next cybertruck...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-23-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By jeff5may
Welcome to the right to repair movement. The...

Welcome to the right to repair movement. The service manual looks to be better than average as to troubleshooting walkthrough and deciphering where to look. Good luck finding a board view or a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-23-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By jeff5may
For what it's worth, I have a gaggle of teensy...

For what it's worth, I have a gaggle of teensy soldering stuff for electronics. My go to is the Weller. All the super pro somewhat expert peanuts have their gadgets of the day, but guess what? Weller...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-17-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By jeff5may
Nokiasixteth, Hey! How did the board repair...

Nokiasixteth,

Hey! How did the board repair go?

To answer your question, a 1 ton unit isn't that powerful. No matter what kind of improvement you try, you're not going to save much money....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-16-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By jeff5may
Here's a link to your service manual: ...

Here's a link to your service manual:
...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-14-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By jeff5may
Model numbers and manufacturer info would be...

Model numbers and manufacturer info would be great to start off with...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-11-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds eerily like my dad. Fingers crossed it...

Sounds eerily like my dad. Fingers crossed it isn't. Here's a typical call on any given day:

"Hey Jeff, can you come take a look at this yesterday? The dad blame ____ quit." Ok dad, no problemo....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-07-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds like you are on the right track already. A...

Sounds like you are on the right track already. A ton of a/c is literally enough for a Winnebago. In a Jeep, I'd probably go with half a ton of capacity, and get something energy star. They run part...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-06-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By jeff5may
i'm sure you could hunt and hunt, and eventually...

i'm sure you could hunt and hunt, and eventually find a fan blade to fit the shaft (hint: range hood, space heater, or bathroom exhaust vent), but why? The whole assembly looks like a ching chong...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-30-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By jeff5may
Yes, ventilation will help carry away waste heat....

Yes, ventilation will help carry away waste heat. Not a huge amount, but yes it will be helpful.

The most effective thing you can do to increase cooling is to mist the outdoor unit heat exchanger....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-24-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By jeff5may
If you didn't submit registration paperwork, your...

If you didn't submit registration paperwork, your warranty is moot. It had to have been given a thumbs up by a licensed HVAC tech and submitted within 90 days. The approving tech is supposed to put a...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 06-24-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By jeff5may
https://sunelec.com/shop/solar-panels/used-70-watt...

https://sunelec.com/shop/solar-panels/used-70-watt-thin-film-modules/

And here's the panel specs:

https://www.enfsolar.com/pv/panel-datasheet/Thin-film/1018
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 06-20-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By jeff5may
First solar series 2 panels for 10 per watt

Has anyone seen, heard or used these? Sun electronics has these thin film, 70 watt rated panels for 7 bucks each! Obviously they're smaller than the 300+ watt panels, about 2 ft x 4 ft. Efficiency is...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-13-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so there are a few ways you can go about...

Ok so there are a few ways you can go about refurbishing the panels. Your ultimate decision will be determined by the purpose and ease of maintenance of the system.

Choice number one: never...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-08-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By jeff5may
Looks like that heat exchanger is a desuperheater...

Looks like that heat exchanger is a desuperheater or a radiant floor / driveway melting size. Conservative rating is a half ton of water cooling as an evaporator, about 3/4 ton of heating as a water...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-07-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,707
Posted By jeff5may
Not trying to resurrect a zombie thread here, but...

Not trying to resurrect a zombie thread here, but I happened upon a YouTuber who has built his own desiccant air conditioner. If this link dies, search for Tech ingredients solar air conditioner.
...
Forum: Solar Power 06-02-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By jeff5may
My guess is that the holes and such are where the...

My guess is that the holes and such are where the sections attach. Slots and tabs would be an easy solution.

Here's an instructible where the author made one out of plywood and aluminized tape....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-30-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,354
Posted By jeff5may
Uhmmm, who did dat? Obviously somebody injured...

Uhmmm, who did dat? Obviously somebody injured themselves, so now nobody can have nice things...
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