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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-15-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Sparky!
Cascading Refrigeration System

Has anyone done this diy? I'm looking at this for a homemade heat pump with 0 degree farenheit outdoor temperatures to make 160-180 degree hot water.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-15-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By Sparky!
Here is an update from Iowa. The following is my...

Here is an update from Iowa. The following is my usage for January 2022. My natural gas bill was $260 and the first screen shot is for my electrical usage for the heat pump for January. Thank...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-20-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By Sparky!
Monthly usage update

My Mr.Cool 5 ton heat pump has been preforming flawlessly. I believe the coldest its seen yet is -15 and it still kept up. The following 2 images are from our sense energy monitor showing the use...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By Sparky!
The second time is easier

I got the unit replaced and seriously it could not have been any easier to do. Swapping out for an identical unit was almost tool less. Anyway the new unit is in and as weird as it may be it is much...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-19-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,114
Posted By Sparky!
Project update

Yesterday I picked up my tank. It was brand new old stock. It is 1600 gallons with its length around 10'. It was made to be used horizontally but I will be standing it up on end. There are so many...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-21-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By Sparky!
4-5 ton Mr. Cool universal with a short life

I wanted to share an experience that I had with my heat pump. It was installed about a month before its life came to an end.
When I came home I noticed that it was cold in the house but the heat...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-11-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,114
Posted By Sparky!
Well I tested the melting point of my paraffin...

Well I tested the melting point of my paraffin wax and its somewhere around 138-140 farenheit. It was hard to get it narrowed down.

One of the ways that I'm looking to input heat into my hot...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-08-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,114
Posted By Sparky!
2 million btu thermal heat storage powered by the sun.

I'm in the process of designing a heat storage system for our home. One of my design criteria is the be able to buffer 3 days of no sun on the coldest days. I've calculated that 2 million btus of...
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