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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-07-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,779
Posted By GenKreton
Ah, great insight. Thank you.

Ah, great insight. Thank you.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-06-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,779
Posted By GenKreton
Question Refrigerators Ambient Temp Range and Control Sys

I've seen several sources lately that mention refrigerators cannot be kept in an ambient temperature below a certain level. The oft recited minimum for a refrigerator is 60 F. It says below these...
Forum: Other Improvements 03-21-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,360
Posted By GenKreton
Green Cleaning

Does anyone have experience cleaning their homes using only more natural items like baking soda, white vinegar, borax, and such? I'm wonder what combinations work best and where. Bathrooms? Stove...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-04-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,848
Posted By GenKreton
I'm having a hard time finding out what...

I'm having a hard time finding out what "stuffiness" really is in qualitative and preferably quantified terms. What exactly leads to that feeling and how much of whatever can the air have before we...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,848
Posted By GenKreton
Shelter/ Passive Houses

A post by a friend made here Survival Resources News Daily (http://members.boardhost.com/SRNDBOARD/msg/1230890271.html)
Interesting stuff.
Forum: Conservation 12-22-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 261,476
Posted By GenKreton
After the first heat bill came in we agreed to...

After the first heat bill came in we agreed to just wear more clothing inside and further reduce the apartment temperature by roughly 3 degrees during the day and night. It does impact my typing...
Forum: Conservation 12-22-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,522
Posted By GenKreton
I think you need to wear more clothing. 15C is...

I think you need to wear more clothing. 15C is what we keep our apartment at right now and it goes to 12 C while we aren't there or sleep. A few dollars for a good hoody can go a long way!
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-22-08, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,906
Posted By GenKreton
Moving heat from a low temperature to a high...

Moving heat from a low temperature to a high temperature requires energy by all laws of thermodynamics so this definitely isn't "free." Even the wikipedia article states:

"The magnetocaloric...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 12-22-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By GenKreton
I think it really depends on the product....

I think it really depends on the product. Sometimes the solution is not to buy at all, but to borrow. I love owning books but I've taken to borrowing them from the library instead, for a good, easy...
Forum: Conservation 11-21-08, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,964
Posted By GenKreton
I was thinking for places that have large living...

I was thinking for places that have large living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, etc, it may be more economical to use space heaters in bedrooms at night since everyone sleeps with their doors shut....
Forum: Conservation 11-13-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,045
Posted By GenKreton
I've thought about getting rechargeable triple...

I've thought about getting rechargeable triple A's since I use about 8 a year but I never stumble on a good deal that includes the charger...
Forum: Conservation 11-13-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,717
Posted By GenKreton
Isn't this what a lot of EM'ers use for their...

Isn't this what a lot of EM'ers use for their cars, too?
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-11-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By GenKreton
If you sign up for Citizen's Bank's green sense...

If you sign up for Citizen's Bank's green sense program, be forewarned, you have to get and activate new debit/atm cards.
Forum: Wind Power 11-11-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,926
Posted By GenKreton
I wasn't too familiar with the term so I read the...

I wasn't too familiar with the term so I read the wiki and it had this to say

"Flutter is a self-starting and potentially destructive vibration where aerodynamic forces on an object couple with a...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-11-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,249
Posted By GenKreton
Hmm it's pretty hard to save $1000 in 30 days...

Hmm it's pretty hard to save $1000 in 30 days when your income minus your rent is only $700 a month. I guess I already live cheaply :D
Forum: Conservation 11-09-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,185
Posted By GenKreton
This seems like a cool idea but I already arrange...

This seems like a cool idea but I already arrange my power strips so I just flip the switch. However, I fell in love with the power squids and those can definitely be worth the money. I, as many...
Forum: Conservation 11-09-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 261,476
Posted By GenKreton
In my new apartment we agreed to 62 during the...

In my new apartment we agreed to 62 during the day and 58 at night but in Vermont I knew several houses full of undergraduates that wouldn't turn the heat above 55.

We have sweatshirts and...
Forum: Wind Power 11-09-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,926
Posted By GenKreton
I'd like to see some performance maps under a...

I'd like to see some performance maps under a variety of wind conditions. He seems to have built one that matches it's natural frequency with that of excitation provided by his fan. If you have wind...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-09-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,292
Posted By GenKreton
I get discounts through Citizens Bank for doing...

I get discounts through Citizens Bank for doing online bill pay and statements. I like not having any mail coming to my door anyways. I have an automated payment system going with an email 3 days...
Forum: Lighting 11-09-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,204
Posted By GenKreton
To measure lumens from a light source you...

To measure lumens from a light source you typically use a photometer which counts photos. It has a defined size on the collector, you measure a precise distance from the source, and you need to know...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-09-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,909
Posted By GenKreton
It's great to see another Gentoo user :D I...

It's great to see another Gentoo user :D

I recently changed notebooks to another extremely old one that was gifted to me because my previous one was dying. The stats are almost identical but...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-14-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,028
Posted By GenKreton
Zojirushi rice cookers are the best as far as I...

Zojirushi rice cookers are the best as far as I have seen. You can find some nice ones off Amazon. I really find the features that allow it to keep rice warm to be as useful as cooking it. Some...
Forum: Conservation 09-14-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,294
Posted By GenKreton
This is a topic I really want to hear some...

This is a topic I really want to hear some opinions and experiences on. A lot of traditional cleaners irritate my sinuses a LOT and once the first sneeze comes I sneeze all day, badly, and have a...
Forum: Introductions 09-11-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,546
Posted By GenKreton
I should invest some time into it but that would...

I should invest some time into it but that would require me falling down on busy city streets for hours on end probably... oh but the rewards of being able to stop at a light and not having to...
Forum: Solar Heating 09-11-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,442
Posted By GenKreton
I'm not sure I have any real good advice for you...

I'm not sure I have any real good advice for you but from a thermal studies point of view, air tends to only lose its convective properties when the trapped air mass is at a maximum of 2 mm in width...
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