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Forum: Solar Heating 10-19-14, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,467
Posted By strider3700
there is a limit to how far you can go with the...

there is a limit to how far you can go with the cat3 and ds18b20s in powered mode but it's a long ways. I hit it before trying a 100 meter run to see if it would work I believe. Parasite mode I...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-17-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,467
Posted By strider3700
hmm I hadn't thought about the actual wire...

hmm I hadn't thought about the actual wire melting. I'll have to set up a test and see what happens with my mini panel stagnating. The data sheet suggests it will melt.
Forum: Solar Heating 10-17-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,467
Posted By strider3700
yeah I've seen those and can build similar but...

yeah I've seen those and can build similar but the question of how to get them into the inside of the collector pipes without creating something likely to leak was my big issue.

Those will work...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-17-14, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,467
Posted By strider3700
my temp sensor idea for inside of collector panels

I started on the road to building my own solar DHW heating system almost 5 years ago. Life got in the way but I've got back at it lately. It's going to be a copper/aluminum fin hizer design. ...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-12-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,234
Posted By strider3700
Don't need to tell me ;) just wanted to make...

Don't need to tell me ;) just wanted to make sure everyone else knew
Forum: Solar Heating 10-12-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,234
Posted By strider3700
slegg lumber used to sell a evacuated tube system...

slegg lumber used to sell a evacuated tube system for water heating. I heard it was pretty cheap (both in price and quality)

BTW building your own collectors is against code here so make sure...
Forum: Conservation 01-21-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,237
Posted By strider3700
I actually measured this on saturday night. It...

I actually measured this on saturday night. It was at 51 watts.

The only things that were actively running were the cable modem and the wifi router both of which never shut off unless we're...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-14-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,224
Posted By strider3700
Looking for an HRV that will tie into my furnace ducting

Well it's fall here and I've been closing the windows up to keep the house warm. Things are starting to get stuffy in here already so I'm thinking it's time to add an HRV.

I'm wondering if...
Forum: Conservation 01-25-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,519
Posted By strider3700
Another bill. These things are getting annoying....

Another bill. These things are getting annoying. if we had anywhere near reasonable incentives I'd have solar on the roof already...

Numbers are
HDD (18.5C) 1038.9
CDD (18.5C) 0
Days Covered...
Forum: Conservation 11-23-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,519
Posted By strider3700
October November bill arrived I installed...

October November bill arrived

I installed the TED on Oct 23 so roughly half way through I went from monitoring usage daily to pretty much every few minutes. It's kind of addictive.

Numbers...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-18-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By strider3700
The empty box that held my TED will be going...

The empty box that held my TED will be going under the tree Other things I want but won't be getting for christmas

- the rest of the components for the solar hotwater collector. pumps, tank...
Forum: Conservation 11-17-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By strider3700
if the water isn't being used it should sit in...

if the water isn't being used it should sit in the pipe and gradually come up to the same temp as inside by stealing the heat from inside. This is a trivially small amount of energy compared to that...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-16-12, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By strider3700
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RKweHq0O_4E/Tit...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RKweHq0O_4E/TitaP2WjgGI/AAAAAAAAKbk/zUixgc0rrYw/s800/IMG_5235.JPG
5" duct from the furnace into the space between the basement ceiling and the upstairs floor. ...
Forum: Conservation 11-12-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,794
Posted By strider3700
Ok I've been turning the breaker off for a few...

Ok I've been turning the breaker off for a few weeks now. so the heater hasn't been kicking on in the middle of the night to top up temperatures. This does result in a drop in power usage. The...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 11-10-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,990
Posted By strider3700
I already have one but I regularly use my IR...

I already have one but I regularly use my IR thermometer and think it would be a useful give away.

I'd love the chance to win one of the nest thermostats. Nest | The Learning Thermostat | Home...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-05-12, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,019
Posted By strider3700
You should start a thread laying out your usage,...

You should start a thread laying out your usage, the rates and the periods. I'm looking at my usage thinking I have a big spike at dinner but I bet I'd save money if I went to time of use billing...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-05-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,794
Posted By strider3700
Up here the product you want is called tuck tape....

Up here the product you want is called tuck tape. It's red.
Amazon.com: tuck tape (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tuck+tape)
It's ultra sticky...
Forum: Product Reviews 11-04-12, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,626
Posted By strider3700
Pleased to report that the Ted reading and the...

Pleased to report that the Ted reading and the meter reading still match exactly.

The load profile to match the hotwater heater seems reasonable but I don't trust that it's 100% catching every...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-04-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,434
Posted By strider3700
Are you tracking how often the pumps are running...

Are you tracking how often the pumps are running and how much power the setup is using?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-30-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 42,277
Posted By strider3700
On the builditsolar site he has an entry on the...

On the builditsolar site he has an entry on the netting. If I remember correctly they put it up tight then went out and rolled glue on each stud using a small paint roller to glue the netting down...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-30-12, 03:50 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 42,277
Posted By strider3700
I believe that concrete board is smaller due to...

I believe that concrete board is smaller due to weight. 3x5 I'd assume has to do with around tubs? The surround on my tub is 5' long by just under 3' wide. and 5' tall all the way around.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-30-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,090
Posted By strider3700
My house already has excellent solar exposure. It...

My house already has excellent solar exposure. It gains heat quite well when it's sunny in the winters. I'm not far from you it's not often sunny in the winter though. Adding solar air heating...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-29-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,090
Posted By strider3700
Nope many are rated for perfect days that are...

Nope many are rated for perfect days that are only possible on a test bed in a lab.

I can't be that far away from you and I'm seriously considering going 100% solar. It will be grid tied...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 10-29-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,990
Posted By strider3700
congrats all

congrats all
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-29-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,090
Posted By strider3700
my 45 watts(rated) of amorphous panels normally...

my 45 watts(rated) of amorphous panels normally puts out 40 watts on a sunny day. Today they're putting out 6. You'd need an insane amount of panels to power your house on a cloudy day.
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