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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-20-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,567
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Well that took much longer than I expected:) ...

Well that took much longer than I expected:)
I'm finally done with the initial build out which included getting Building Science Corporation to analyze the building for insulation plans.
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-20-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 909
Posted By bdgWesternMass
any rules of thumb for sizing hot and cold side area/mass

Hello All,

I really curious how large a passive cooling loop should be for an air source heat pump.

The idea is that I have a lot of space and may be able to size a passive cooling loop to pair...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-24-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,567
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Western Mass School Converstions

Hey All,

I have had my head down working on a crazy project but I think of the forum everyday.

I think things are far enough along that I can share here is more then enough photos of the...
Forum: Conservation 08-31-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,035
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Great thanks for your guidance. I think I will...

Great thanks for your guidance. I think I will just focus on water cooling my air compressor head. If that is done adequately the discharge should be minimal.

I will post updates.




Ben
Forum: Conservation 08-31-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,035
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Thanks for the reply. I understand the gist if...

Thanks for the reply. I understand the gist if not the specifics of your reply. Here are a couple of statements and follow queries.

The Compressor is a Chicago Pneumatic 10 HP QRS rotary scroll....
Forum: Conservation 08-31-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,035
Posted By bdgWesternMass
use air compressor excess heat for hot water?

Has anyone on this list gotten any ideas on this. A product seems to exist in other hemispheres but no the USA.

https://www.boge.com/en/products/doutherm

It looks like it may just be a heat...
Forum: Other Improvements 06-25-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,266
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Single phase 15kva step-up transformer, wheres neutral?

Hey All,

I didn't know where to post this question. I'm adding single phase transformer to step up 240 to 480 Volts. I'm trying to figure out what to do with the neutrals.

Should I wire them...
Forum: Conservation 06-02-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 870,536
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Thank you all for the past 49 pages of HRV/ERV...

Thank you all for the past 49 pages of HRV/ERV info. I can't believe I read every post.

Here is what I'm planning for my office and I have a few questions I would love to get some feedback on.
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-14-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,455
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Hello stevehull, I read your description of...

Hello stevehull,

I read your description of thermal mass with great interest. I have about 85275 pounds of sand that I use as a radiant slab in my office. I think it stores about just shy of...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-14-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
This is an interesting photo because it happens...

This is an interesting photo because it happens to be the only piece of polycarbonate I had to cut in the whole curtain wall. I cut it to fit and then I set the table saw to 45 degrees and and cut a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-14-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Thanks for the feedback:) The current goals...

Thanks for the feedback:)

The current goals for the sand slab is really to act as a moderator. I want to keep it between 100F-86F degrees during the heating season. So my current quest is for...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-13-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
I read through the phase change material (PCM)...

I read through the phase change material (PCM) article. I think I'm going to to set-up a precise measurement/logging system over the summer. Then this winter gather the data to calculate the kWh of...
Forum: Other Improvements 04-08-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,280
Posted By bdgWesternMass
I have tried soylent and believe that the one...

I have tried soylent and believe that the one week supply will actually last my family for generations.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-08-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Yes, it was those dehumidifier projects that...

Yes, it was those dehumidifier projects that peaked my interest in the site and prompted me to join. I should probably consider a secondary hot water source as an emergency backup.

I will try to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-08-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Have you seen the solar tie-in systems for the...

Have you seen the solar tie-in systems for the altherma?

I can I deal with the low temperature water for the 2 offices.

The house is currently on steam radiators. I think I will install very...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-08-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
No windmills (yet, in town location). I do have...

No windmills (yet, in town location). I do have 300AH of Edison Batteries but they aren't connected yet.

I threw up some pictures that will show my workspace transformation starting in 2002 and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-02-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Hey All, Sorry I dropped out for a bit....

Hey All,

Sorry I dropped out for a bit. After my last post I resolved to buy a Daikin Altherma system.
Only to find they are no longer available in North America. After more searching and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-16-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
The good news is that I have been spinning my...

The good news is that I have been spinning my wheel on this thinking for a while and actually have a lot of the figures you say I will need.

We actually have 2 other buildings that are well...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-16-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
We have a existing mini-split a single compressor...

We have a existing mini-split a single compressor and 3 different zones/indoor units.

We actually have spread them across 2 buildings with underground connections.
It is a pretty good system but...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-16-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Yes, I may be out of mind. What I liked about...

Yes, I may be out of mind. What I liked about this board is that it seemed like there was an acceptance of foolish pursuits.

My thinking is that when considering the whole house I will find...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-16-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,404
Posted By bdgWesternMass
Whole house heat pump

Hey All,

My name is Ben and I'm pretty excited to find this message board.

I have been trying to figure out how to build/buy a whole house heat-pump.

I could get a Daikin Altherma and that...
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