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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 34,967
Posted By Mikesolar
Sure.....wallow in your success, LOL

Sure.....wallow in your success, LOL
Forum: Solar Heating 12-26-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Mikesolar
I really don't know why these ones are acting...

I really don't know why these ones are acting this way. I put some used very early generation ones in and didn't have an issue with them. The vacuum is good because the getter is still there and...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-26-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Mikesolar
Kingspan is the parent company in Ireland but I...

Kingspan is the parent company in Ireland but I am pretty sure they are gone from North America. It used to be headed up by a guy named Partick Spearing but no one can get parts unless you buy the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-26-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Mikesolar
$15k? Wow, I don't charge enough.I don't believe...

$15k? Wow, I don't charge enough.I don't believe you will not find a multi head unit that does not require a vac pump and nitrogen, gauges etc to install. There are some single head ones but you...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-26-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Mikesolar
I've put in lots of Thermomax and Viessmann...

I've put in lots of Thermomax and Viessmann (which is the same tube) and never had this issue with them. Thermomax is defunct now so you must have got them from a reseller. No moisture on them will...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 12-26-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mikesolar
No free delivery to North Van. Perhaps to...

No free delivery to North Van. Perhaps to Strathroy if anyone actually lives there, lol.
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 12-20-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mikesolar
Still available. I haven't tried much to sell it.

Still available. I haven't tried much to sell it.
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 09-06-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mikesolar
Oh good. I though everyone was sleeping, lol.

Oh good. I though everyone was sleeping, lol.
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 02-13-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mikesolar
haha, not even a comment.

haha, not even a comment.
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 02-03-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By Mikesolar
Solar thermal fins for sale.

OK you eco renovators. Here is the mother load, lol. I have a roll of "Bluetec" solar fin. It is a highly selective surface, made in Germany, for sale. I was going to go into the solar panel business...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-23-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,193
Posted By Mikesolar
I'm about to have an R290 3.5 ton HP in my house....

I'm about to have an R290 3.5 ton HP in my house. I have a gas boiler but hate the thing. I'm a gas fitter as well and can't stand mid efficiency equipment even if it is only 5 years old. Too many...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-01-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 228,894
Posted By Mikesolar
Is the Gree installed yet? I am wonderig because...

Is the Gree installed yet? I am wonderig because I put in a 2.5ton Gree in my shop that I got as a discontinued model. It says it will work down to -15C but that may be a bit hopeful. It goes off on...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-24-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,193
Posted By Mikesolar
You will need a reversing valve and a control...

You will need a reversing valve and a control that can do defrost. Did you get them?
Forum: Conservation 12-24-17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,192
Posted By Mikesolar
The whole London Fog was coal smog, not fog....

The whole London Fog was coal smog, not fog. Whether locally burned or in a big plant, it emits by far, the most CO2 of all the fuels and it doesn't matter what the efficiency is. If there is a way...
Forum: Conservation 12-24-17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,192
Posted By Mikesolar
Ummmm, coal is not very ECO, last time I checked....

Ummmm, coal is not very ECO, last time I checked. What are you going to do with it?
Forum: Solar Heating 09-06-17, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,156
Posted By Mikesolar
Yes, indeed. These collectors will stagnate at...

Yes, indeed. These collectors will stagnate at 240C+ if they are sitting in the sun and doing no work. The seals won't last a long time if the system goes for weeks this way.
Forum: Solar Heating 09-05-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,156
Posted By Mikesolar
The UK company is still in business but people in...

The UK company is still in business but people in North America don't seem to know how to use the highly efficient tubes very well and maintain them. The failure rate of tubes especially the...
Forum: Solar Heating 09-04-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,156
Posted By Mikesolar
In case you don't know, EVO has a huge failure...

In case you don't know, EVO has a huge failure rate and for all I know they could be defunct as a company. None of my wholesalers sell them any more. Thermomax is defunct too so getting tubes will be...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-01-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,038
Posted By Mikesolar
Looks like a copy of a Resol German controller....

Looks like a copy of a Resol German controller. Very simple system.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-21-17, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,232
Posted By Mikesolar
Acuario, the pressure difference may also be...

Acuario,
the pressure difference may also be related to the length of the tube so keeping it as short as possible might help. Also, there should be a way to match the sensors before installing them...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-16-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By Mikesolar
Stick with a name brand. It makes it hard to get...

Stick with a name brand. It makes it hard to get a nice install the way they do it and the copper/aluminum coils are typically poor quality anyway
Forum: Solar Heating 04-21-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,865
Posted By Mikesolar
Looks good. You must be retired, haha. I can't...

Looks good. You must be retired, haha. I can't find enough time to complete my projects.

That chinese heat pump controller looks good but it won't work for us in northern North America as we get...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-15-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By Mikesolar
Here are a couple files for your enjoyment. One...

Here are a couple files for your enjoyment. One gives the sq ft of radiation for various cast iron rad types and the other gives an overview of the stelrad line.

The cast iron one allows you to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-14-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By Mikesolar
Creeky, I would, without hesitation, say that...

Creeky,
I would, without hesitation, say that this can be done. Unless old cast iron rads are available cheap or free, then the next best thing is the Stelrad type of radiator which is the standard...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-17-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By Mikesolar
I've done a lot of work with both cast iron rads...

I've done a lot of work with both cast iron rads and the steel panels rads (literally 1000s of them) and I will say that the jury is still out as to which one is more efficient, but I know which one...
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