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Forum: Solar Power 10-26-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By mk1st
Finally up and running

I rebuilt my old crappy garage and reoriented the new one for full southern exposure. Took a while to get everything up and running because I was doing everything myself (except the final wiring...
Forum: Conservation 10-23-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By pinballlooking
I road on the Doodle Trail in SC yesterday very...

I road on the Doodle Trail in SC yesterday very nice trail.
Down and back was about 17 miles. This is a rails for trails trail.
I just went over 200 miles on my bike.
...
Forum: Conservation 10-21-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By pinballlooking
I went for a ride on the swamp rabbit trail...

I went for a ride on the swamp rabbit trail today. I parked at the Zoo they have free EV charging.
This was my first slow ride. I went 12 miles and adv 12 MPH I had 97% battery left.

Speed really...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-20-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By oil pan 4
Yeah wood just burns really fast compared to high...

Yeah wood just burns really fast compared to high grade coal.
Forum: Conservation 10-17-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By pinballlooking
Here is the controller. The mosfet's look like...

Here is the controller. The mosfet's look like their 70 volt 80 amps from the datasheet. They should be able to handle more amps than stock.
The stock controller is a 18 amp controller.

There is...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-15-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,370
Posted By menaus2
Sure Daox. Plumbing: I have a Taco style pump...

Sure Daox.
Plumbing: I have a Taco style pump pulling water directly from the tank and circulating it through the furnace plenum. Kept it simple with 3/4" pex and shark bites to connect with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-14-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,370
Posted By menaus2
Just an update on the project: 1.Cut down a...

Just an update on the project:

1.Cut down a bunch of trees as they were starting to block the collector going into fall. More solar heat & more firewood!

2. Integrated the hot water tank with...
Forum: Conservation 09-29-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By pinballlooking
I was happy, I have heard bad things about...

I was happy, I have heard bad things about support with some of these companies. I was just polite nice and plead my case.
My wife said I would get no where with them.

While researching eBikes...
Forum: Conservation 09-27-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wanna Beco
This months bill was $115 buck less. In case you...

This months bill was $115 buck less. In case you are still following along
Forum: Conservation 09-23-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By pinballlooking
It was expensive but I thought I needed shocks...

It was expensive but I thought I needed shocks and I wanted hydraulic brakes.
It would not be good to have a bike that hurts my back that I can’t ride. 750-watt motor adds to the price.

It was...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-03-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By pinballlooking
I wanted a better Bluetooth speaker to play music while I work.

I wanted a better Bluetooth speaker to play music while I work. I wanted something that sounded good.
I thought we have an old Bose sound dock that used an iPod. That dock sounded really good in its...
Forum: Conservation 08-20-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 51,119
Posted By Peakster
July 2020 housing costs: Natural Gas -...

July 2020 housing costs:

Natural Gas - $52.87 (97.127 m3)
Electricity - $172.09 (857 kWh)
Water - $196.11 (33,168 litres)

Other expenses:

Cell Phone - $84.53
Wifi - 61.00
Forum: Solar Heating 08-19-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,370
Posted By menaus2
So its been about 3 months since my last update,...

So its been about 3 months since my last update, and overall the collector has worked great over the summer and have made some refinements also.

1. The reflectors have really helped out with the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By philb
My Weller 140/100 came with a molded carrying...

My Weller 140/100 came with a molded carrying case and extra tips. That makes it even handier. I think I bought it it at Lowes. It will handle 10 AWG with ease. My Weller 20 and 35 watt easily gets...
Forum: Conservation 08-11-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wanna Beco
Sooooo... this month has been a true test of...

Sooooo... this month has been a true test of other mods I have been doing. Air sealing and using timers ETC. The results have been great. The Sense app lets me know when my kid leaves the bathroom...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-10-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By NiHaoMike
Definitely time for a better soldering iron....

Definitely time for a better soldering iron. Something like the TS-100 will handle 12AWG wires with ease. It uses integrated heater cartridges with better coupling than the older irons that merely...
Forum: Tools 08-09-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By pinballlooking
I used this to load my table yesterday. It works...

I used this to load my table yesterday. It works great you can really have fine control.

I will need to move my table to the center against the wall. It gets so high it could easily hit the garage...
Forum: Conservation 07-18-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wanna Beco
Hey gang, I want to just show you a bit of...

Hey gang,

I want to just show you a bit of the app that you use with your sense. I repeat myself a couple of times and it is a bit clunky, but it shows a lot of the features. I would like to...
Forum: Conservation 07-16-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 51,119
Posted By Peakster
June 2020 housing costs: Natural Gas -...

June 2020 housing costs:

Natural Gas - $55.93 (107.919 m3)
Electricity - $160.85 (791 kWh)
Water - $170.09 (29,090 litres)

Other expenses:

Cell Phone - $84.53
Wifi - 61.00
Forum: Tools 07-15-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By pinballlooking
Bought a used front end Loader

I have a old Belarus 300 tractor. It is the same as the Belarus 250A except mine has power steering.
I found a front end loader that came with a parts tractor that had a bad motor.
The bucket is...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-14-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By NeilTheCop
Pioneer YN012AMFI17RPD 12K BTU, 115 volt, A/C...

Pioneer YN012AMFI17RPD
12K BTU, 115 volt, A/C and heat pump.
Forum: Conservation 07-12-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wanna Beco
Here is your water heater timer porn pic. ...

Here is your water heater timer porn pic.

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Forum: Conservation 07-08-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wanna Beco
Does it make SENSE, to monitor your homes energy.

I did it! I finally purchased a Sense energy monitor. Some of you know I just installed a new AC unit. I also had that home efficiency audit. The audit is sponsored by the power company, and it is 99...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 06-24-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By jeff5may
https://sunelec.com/shop/solar-panels/used-70-watt...

https://sunelec.com/shop/solar-panels/used-70-watt-thin-film-modules/

And here's the panel specs:

https://www.enfsolar.com/pv/panel-datasheet/Thin-film/1018
Forum: Solar Heating 06-13-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By roger1959s
My current question for you guys is how would you...

My current question for you guys is how would you connect these solar panels? The guys that took down the panels just used a sawzall and lopped off the header pipes so they barely extend beyond the...
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