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Forum: Conservation 06-04-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,418
Posted By randen
Anyone working toward off grid

Spring maybe in full swing here in Southwestern Ontario. Our home spends most time off grid. A lot of days have been quite overcast but we manage to collect enough power. A few more panels will be...
Forum: Conservation 04-28-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,418
Posted By randen
Stevehull The aging process can be sometime...

Stevehull

The aging process can be sometime a little rough. I too find a big push is necessary to get somethings accomplished. But keep up the good fight.

The system is performing very well....
Forum: Conservation 03-27-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,418
Posted By randen
Ah yes!!! I believe the off grid season is...

Ah yes!!!

I believe the off grid season is here. Currently the second day off grid. The day-length is longer and the demand for the heat-pump is lower with more warmer temps. More sunshine less...
Forum: Conservation 03-19-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,285
Posted By randen
Automakers spending billions

Its been 1 year and 3 months since pinball looking tabled this thread. My take on this is, don't hold your breath the traditional manufactures.

Wallstreet is still quite hard on Tesla and I'm at a...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-26-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,803
Posted By randen
Jakeson Get some popcorn its long but hugely...

Jakeson

Get some popcorn its long but hugely informative.

"The Homemade Heat Pump Manifesto"
by: AC_Hacker
Forum: Conservation 02-16-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,418
Posted By randen
Some items have been stroked off the list. The...

Some items have been stroked off the list. The inverter is now also a charge controller so the high voltage Chinese control is available for sale. I purchased another small coolant pump, very quiet....
Forum: Conservation 01-24-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,418
Posted By randen
How about an update. The inverter has been...

How about an update.

The inverter has been operating very well however with all the draw necessary for the winter season and the lack of sun my batteries are not up to the task. I get to about...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-21-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By randen
You’ve got it. Back of the napkin has it at 24...

You’ve got it. Back of the napkin has it at 24 hrs for 750 gallons but now your at 480 gallons. So heating your house for 16 hrs and hopefully next morning with sun to heat it all again. Pretty neet...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-21-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By randen
Geo 782 Kbtu of usable heat Randen

Geo

782 Kbtu of usable heat

Randen
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-21-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 34,967
Posted By randen
Eco renovators. This past 12 hrs we have outside...

Eco renovators. This past 12 hrs we have outside air temps of-20 deg C And all my heat- pumps are flexing their muscles. Miserly sipping electrons sequestering heat stored 2 m deep in the ground...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-18-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By randen
Pavel I'm impressed. That is a beautiful...

Pavel

I'm impressed. That is a beautiful job.!!! You have went the extra mile with controls. Soft start will be well worth the effort for a machine that size. We can compare notes with my 5 ton...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-17-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,513
Posted By randen
Pinballlooking Do you have any performance...

Pinballlooking

Do you have any performance and operational cost numbers

Everyone loves the return of investment numbers. But strangely less the level of comfort performance

Randen
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 34,967
Posted By randen
Fellow eco-renovators. Thought I would...

Fellow eco-renovators.

Thought I would issue a milestone. The DIY shop heatpump has now been operating since October 29 2014 without any problems what so ever!!! That’s 5 yrs trouble free. In...
Forum: Conservation 01-05-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By randen
A starting battery is just that. Was designed and...

A starting battery is just that. Was designed and tailored for just that. Put it on a buy and sell and use the money for other things. There are other things at play here that will render the battery...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-27-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,513
Posted By randen
Yes quiet and you have a fan. But they turn so...

Yes quiet and you have a fan. But they turn so slow
Mine is a water to water so you really need to walk into the mechanical room to know if it’s on. It draws something like 1200 to 1400 Watts. Less...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-26-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,513
Posted By randen
Congratulations Lots of work huh!! The...

Congratulations

Lots of work huh!! The installation costs are amazing

The numbers we’ll all be looking at are the operation costs. Remember don’t be concerned about the run time. Maybe pull...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-24-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,513
Posted By randen
Is the heat on yet?? Randen

Is the heat on yet??

Randen
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 12-20-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By randen
Delivery included???

Delivery included???
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-02-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,513
Posted By randen
The installers dug three trenches 6' deep about...

The installers dug three trenches 6' deep about 350' long because that was the with of the property. So 6 loops 350' = 4200. which is about 7 ton (600'/ton) But my memory thinks that one trench was...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-02-18, 03:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,513
Posted By randen
The excavators bucket was 4 ft wide so the pipe...

The excavators bucket was 4 ft wide so the pipe was laid two loops on the bottom of the trench. so the tube were 16" apart.

Randen
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-01-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,513
Posted By randen
Pinballooking As I had mentioned we are...

Pinballooking

As I had mentioned we are heating 3600 sq.ft. with 3 ton water to water in a Canadian climate. Don't be nervous.!!! Even added to that is a 600 sq ft garage. But we only maintain...
Forum: Conservation 11-29-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,285
Posted By randen
This is a beautiful truck, I'd love to have one....

This is a beautiful truck, I'd love to have one. I understand their starting around $70K. Packed with all the goodies!!! Huge battery pack.

And GM announcing 5 plants closing and ceasing...
Forum: Conservation 11-20-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,285
Posted By randen
I know I said I'd leave it alone but just can't...

I know I said I'd leave it alone but just can't help it. The manufactures are just making it too easy.

Randen

https://youtu.be/lTn_Ds2Ylpk
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-20-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,513
Posted By randen
Pinballlooking The price for everything, is...

Pinballlooking

The price for everything, is that the field loop tubing and pump centre??? With the rebate thats awesome. For us the cost was $7000.00 just for the Heat-pump and plus plus plus....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-16-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,513
Posted By randen
Copy that on building one. I know that buying...

Copy that on building one. I know that buying one in the states can be quite reasonable. A ground source is a different animal quite efficient. For 2100 sq ft in SC for ground source 2.5 would do...
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