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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-16-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By Elcam84
The solar "charger" has one important function....

The solar "charger" has one important function. You program into it the ampacity of the circuit you are feeding it with. So it could be a 20 amp or 30 amp etc circuit so it knows how much it can pull...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-15-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By Elcam84
So you now have to come up with a monitoring...

So you now have to come up with a monitoring system with a relay to shot off a load when the charger is running. Why overcomplicate it as well as not doing it according to code and common sense. Just...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-13-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By Elcam84
The charger (glorified extension cord) has no...

The charger (glorified extension cord) has no idea how much current is being pulled by other devices on the same circuit. Hence why NEC requires a dedicated circuit for car chargers.
The...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-13-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By Elcam84
You can't tap into an existing circuit. It has to...

You can't tap into an existing circuit. It has to be a dedicated circuit for charging a car. Now over in europe or Aussie land I dunnow. They do some sketchy stuff there.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-08-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By Elcam84
Not a new thing really just a new application for...

Not a new thing really just a new application for it. Those taps have been around for years but rarely used and often electric companies don't like that kind of stuff.

They also don't work on...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-08-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By Elcam84
Yeah it's a pretty common issue here. It's up to...

Yeah it's a pretty common issue here. It's up to just over 90* now... Short run to the main as well. The main is only a 2" pipe and dates back from 1960 or so.
As for burying it deeper... My...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-07-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By Elcam84
Yeah once water starts warming up then Legionella...

Yeah once water starts warming up then Legionella starts becoming an issue. Our water for the house is from the city and our house is far the the front and side of the lot which means our line from...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-06-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By Elcam84
After some searching I found one of the older...

After some searching I found one of the older sites. The older Mitsubishi units used a seperate communication line and communicated via serial. So not hard to do if you know how to. Not a clue how...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-06-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By Elcam84
Methods for cooling incoming city water supply?

This is something that is an issue here in Crematoria (Texas) for about 3 months out of the year. Our incoming city water is quite warm for those months. It will generally be somewhere between 80-85*...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-26-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By Elcam84
I live in Texas (NW of Fort Worth) where we have...

I live in Texas (NW of Fort Worth) where we have only had 5" of rain in the past 10 months and it's 105* daily in the summer... I didn't even really need to cut the one time I did. Just knocked down...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-25-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By Elcam84
We have a virtually no mow yard. I usually mow a...

We have a virtually no mow yard. I usually mow a couple times a year and that's it. So far this year I have only had to mow once.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-21-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By Elcam84
Someone hacked it several years ago for an older...

Someone hacked it several years ago for an older import version but I don't have the link or remember what unit it was. I tried to find some info on it myself because I have a brand new 18K condenser...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-03-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,976
Posted By Elcam84
And 100CFM is allot of air. The typical 60 gallon...

And 100CFM is allot of air. The typical 60 gallon compressor puts out around 10-12cfm @90psi while pulling 17-20 amps.

I love air tools and pneumatic stuff but it's incredibly inefficient. I...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-02-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,985
Posted By Elcam84
Radiant barriers are not insulation. They limit...

Radiant barriers are not insulation. They limit the heat radiated. The science is well proven in every field that uses hot and cold stuff. Cars use radiant barriers in underhood/exhaust applications....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-02-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By Elcam84
No priming bulbs... Just turn the key and it...

No priming bulbs... Just turn the key and it starts... Looking at more of the reviews and talking to the repair place here that does their stuff it's a don't walk but run as far away as you can from...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-30-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By Elcam84
I would like one too but the only one on the...

I would like one too but the only one on the market that will do what I want is the Cub Cadet as I not only mow but I move my trailer with it and other towables which you can't do even with a gas...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-30-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,985
Posted By Elcam84
Radiant barriers can be anywhere in any position...

Radiant barriers can be anywhere in any position as long as one side of them is not contacting any surface as in it has to be in free air on one side. Hence radiant if it's touching both sides all...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-30-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,976
Posted By Elcam84
Phase change isn't a necessity it's a change in...

Phase change isn't a necessity it's a change in pressure. The air in the tank and airline is hot but when discharged through an orifice the pressure drops and the air will absorb heat as the pressure...
Forum: Conservation 12-22-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,157
Posted By Elcam84
Well it's insulated however it's a metal building...

Well it's insulated however it's a metal building so all the insulation where the frame is has been compressed when the skin is screwed on so the frame causes allot of heat loss and in the summer...
Forum: Conservation 12-21-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,157
Posted By Elcam84
I have looked them quite a bit for use other than...

I have looked them quite a bit for use other than in an Rv. If it really puts out that kind of heat I would like to use it for a heat source for my shop. Fuel wise it would be far cheaper than...
Forum: Tools 12-06-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,201
Posted By Elcam84
I have been looking at lathes on a few auction...

I have been looking at lathes on a few auction sites. Found a Monarch EE I'd like to have out west but it's not the best time of year to be buying and hauling equipment.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-06-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,041
Posted By Elcam84
I haven't done the insulation yet as it's still...

I haven't done the insulation yet as it's still summer here until october.... All the usual has been done. in fact the only wiring penetrations into the attic are for light switches as all the outlet...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-03-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,041
Posted By Elcam84
Nearing the end of major remodeling

Well I'm getting near the end of all the work I need to do in the attic. I had to move walls run wire run vent pipes etc etc. And It's finally coming closer to an end. Well at least close enough that...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-03-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,816
Posted By Elcam84
I would be more worried about belt slippage which...

I would be more worried about belt slippage which is a common issue on homeowner mowers since they are made to be more forgiving.
Forum: Conservation 08-07-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,068
Posted By Elcam84
The only way to run it like you want may be to...

The only way to run it like you want may be to use Smartthings. I know it has more control over thermostats than some apps do.

As for running the fan continuously with the AC on that...
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