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Forum: Tools 01-16-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By where2
Yes, ethanol free is finally becoming relatively...

Yes, ethanol free is finally becoming relatively easy to come by in my metro area in FL due to the sheer number of people refueling their boats. (no not the Land Yachts, but 25-36' double and triple...
Forum: Conservation 01-16-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By where2
Keep up the great progress though!! I have one of...

Keep up the great progress though!! I have one of these projects to do on a '70's stick built house in Maine. Are you doing this all by gut instincts and a flashlight, or are you using an IR camera...
Forum: Tools 01-14-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By where2
Daox, when I searched that MTD model number,...

Daox, when I searched that MTD model number, those carbs appear to run around $12-$15 on eBay for a complete new carb!!
Forum: Tools 01-14-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By where2
Oooh, small engine mechanics... This thread I can...

Oooh, small engine mechanics... This thread I can totally relate to!! I've got LOTS of small engines!! When I was growing up, my best friend's dad used to do small engine repair for extra $$$ on the...
Forum: Conservation 12-28-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By where2
Around $26k, before the tax credits. (not...

Around $26k, before the tax credits. (not including enclosed transport). If you've heard good things about the e-Golf, you're ahead of most people. The e-Golf marketing from VW appears to have be...
Forum: Conservation 12-22-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By where2
2019 VW e-Golf (BEV)

Back in the summer, I ran across a thread on one of the forums I frequent about the deals people were getting buying 2019 VW e-Golfs. At first, I was a bit skeptical that these deals really existed...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 24,112
Posted By where2
Our farm in northern Maine sits on a ridge facing...

Our farm in northern Maine sits on a ridge facing the west, and presumably has decent wind potential. I've often toyed with the idea of using one of those small turbines to tinker with. However, I...
Forum: Solar Power 12-01-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By where2
Having a 4.4kW solar array, and having a neighbor...

Having a 4.4kW solar array, and having a neighbor who regularly asks me when I'm going to come up with a "backup plan" for when the grid is down, Rob wins the prize for having created his own...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-24-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,292
Posted By where2
Thanks for the update Pinball. I thought I'd seen...

Thanks for the update Pinball. I thought I'd seen a thread about this subject years ago. I need to open up the L1 charger that came with my eGolf. It's a Delphi that may be adaptable to 240V. It...
Forum: Solar Power 11-22-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By where2
This is why I have a metal roof: pay now, or pay...

This is why I have a metal roof: pay now, or pay again later... (NOTE: Labor in the future will cost more than today, it's called inflation... The typical Federal Reserve target is 2% annual...
Forum: Solar Power 11-16-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By where2
UL 1741 makes exciting a grid-tied inverter...

UL 1741 makes exciting a grid-tied inverter challenging without a grid. It also saves the lives of linemen working on your grid. If you have a UL 1741 approved with stand alone production capability,...
Forum: Solar Power 11-04-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By where2
The merit to the services offered is like...

The merit to the services offered is like anything else: what's your time worth? Plenty of places offer PV permit package services, including Renvu where I ordered my last panels. From my point of...
Forum: Solar Power 11-03-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By where2
Basically, yes IMHO, it really does boil down to...

Basically, yes IMHO, it really does boil down to price, # of cells, and wattage. My poly's have been collecting sunshine for 6+ years. I think the last pallet of panels I bought are mono's.
...
Forum: Solar Power 11-02-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By where2
Codes have a purpose in life, it's to keep your...

Codes have a purpose in life, it's to keep your neighbor from torching their house because they DON'T know enough about electricity to make sound decisions.

A three line diagram is literally what...
Forum: Solar Power 11-02-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By where2
Most important insight I can offer is to know...

Most important insight I can offer is to know what state limitations exist, if any. In FL, we have a limited list of panels that have been "state certified" for use in creating a "state certified...
Forum: Solar Power 11-02-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By where2
I've permitted a DIY system in FL. It is NOT an...

I've permitted a DIY system in FL. It is NOT an impossible task. My 4.4kW install passed inspection with flying colors. I'm about to draw 3-line diagrams for permits up for a second DIY system. If...
Forum: Solar Power 11-02-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By where2
When plugging things back in, keep track of the...

When plugging things back in, keep track of the arrow on the inverter plug and the arrow on the trunk cable connector. The arrows need to point at each other when you're making the plug connection....
Forum: Solar Power 10-30-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By where2
Have you priced a replacement M215? Get an M250...

Have you priced a replacement M215? Get an M250 if you can't find the M215s.

One bad inverter won't shut down two arrays. One bad microinverter shuts down one panel. Explain how your multiple...
Forum: Solar Power 10-25-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By where2
If you had them attached where an Enphase Envoy...

If you had them attached where an Enphase Envoy can hear them and the envoy could see the internet, then you just pick up the phone and talk to the folks at Enphase. That was all the troubleshooting...
Forum: Solar Power 10-09-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By where2
I'm amazed you managed to get the idle usage down...

I'm amazed you managed to get the idle usage down to a mere 80W... If I can get mine under 500W, I feel like I've accomplished a lot!!
Forum: Solar Power 09-15-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By where2
I've got parts that came from CivicSolar, parts...

I've got parts that came from CivicSolar, parts that came from Renvu, parts that came from SunElec (in Miami), and some other places. My last major order came from Renvu, and I hope they fired the...
Forum: Conservation 09-14-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,783
Posted By where2
Speaking of automakers investing billions on...

Speaking of automakers investing billions on EV's, I got envious of Ben, Randen, Pinball and all the other Ecorenovators who have EV's, so I just bought my own first EV... VW was throwing heavy...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-20-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By where2
Doesn't look like much more lint than the regular...

Doesn't look like much more lint than the regular electric clothes dryer collects in 5-8 years usage. Unfortunately, by design, the heat pump system requires cooling fins that become clogged when the...
Forum: Solar Power 07-13-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By where2
If what you are searching for is what was...

If what you are searching for is what was described above, it is commonly referred to as the "Back Sheet".

NiHaoMike: some back sheets are black. The last Canadian Solar modules I ordered are...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-04-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,383
Posted By where2
Pinball, Thanks again for starting this thread...

Pinball, Thanks again for starting this thread years ago. :thumbup: After my father passed away last year, I picked up an ObiHai200, borrowed an old unlocked cell from a friend and ported dad's phone...
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