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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-15-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 72,656
Posted By randen
Hello Eco-Renovators Thought Id give you a...

Hello Eco-Renovators

Thought Id give you a up-date on the DIY 5ton shop ground source heat-pump. It is Nov. 15/2022 and -2 Deg C outside with snow flurries. A couple weeks ago I had moved the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-15-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,152
Posted By Sparky!
Here is an update from Iowa. The following is my...

Here is an update from Iowa. The following is my usage for January 2022. My natural gas bill was $260 and the first screen shot is for my electrical usage for the heat pump for January. Thank...
Forum: Tools 02-04-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By YuriyLogvin
Bought a thermal imager to perform heat loss audit of my home

Hi all, recently I bought myself a thermal imager, and just wanted to share how I used it to determine places where in my home significant heat loss happens.
Found out that I completely forgot to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-10-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,835
Posted By Robl
I finished the heatpump build, pressure tested...

I finished the heatpump build, pressure tested with CO2, vacuumed it & filled it with propane, then turned on the heatpump for the first time yesterday!
I charged it with the pump on, aiming for...
Forum: Product Reviews 07-16-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,772
Posted By Robaroni
I think people who don't own EV's underestimate...

I think people who don't own EV's underestimate the convenience of not having to fill up. After 4-1/2 years of driving EV's you'd have to drag me back to a gas car with my hands and feet tied.
...
Forum: Tools 05-18-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,410
Posted By Daox
Looks pretty good!

Looks pretty good!
Forum: Tools 05-11-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,410
Posted By Daox
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Tools 04-10-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,252
Posted By Daox
That definitely looks a lot nicer!

That definitely looks a lot nicer!
Forum: Tools 02-04-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,271
Posted By Daox
Lookin good!

Lookin good!
Forum: Tools 02-03-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,148
Posted By MN Renovator
Definitely cool, I think I'll stick with layering...

Definitely cool, I think I'll stick with layering a thick height sandwich of Proto-Pasta Electrically Conductive PLA between a print and calling a PCB. I'm seeing about 400ohms resistance over a 2...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-07-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 53,766
Posted By Daox
I've been making and selling a few things. One...

I've been making and selling a few things. One fun one that is a bit more recent is a cooling modification for the old playstation 2 gaming console. Since transitioning from a normal 9-5...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-26-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 97,011
Posted By MEMPHIS91
Unit is still running! No issues as of yet.

Unit is still running! No issues as of yet.
Forum: Solar Power 10-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,042
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: Solar Heating 10-20-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 74,045
Posted By Daox
Alright, lets fast forward 8 years! I basically...

Alright, lets fast forward 8 years! I basically haven't done anything with this project. So, this is what the solar panel rack looked like earlier this week:
...
Forum: Conservation 09-27-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,933
Posted By Wanna Beco
That's cool looking and good specs. I would like...

That's cool looking and good specs. I would like an Onyx RCR , but they are very pricey. It seems like you have to spend 1500 to get a bike that is useable. I think you did good.
Forum: Solar Heating 08-20-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 24,079
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: Solar Power 08-03-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,154
Posted By WisJim
I posted about our PV system and electric LEAF...

I posted about our PV system and electric LEAF back in 2017, and thought I'd update a bit. In March we bought a newer used Leaf, a 2017 to replace our 2013 which we sold to one of our sons. My wife...
Forum: Solar Power 08-03-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,154
Posted By antdun
According to my expenses that I track through...

According to my expenses that I track through Mint.com in 2017 I spent $2,098 on gasoline and maintenance on my two gas vehicles (2009 Honda Pilot, and 2013 Hyundai Sonata) and that doesn't include...
Forum: Solar Power 08-03-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,154
Posted By antdun
***UPDATE 3 years later*** In late July 2019 I...

***UPDATE 3 years later***
In late July 2019 I added an additional 3,600 Watts of panels so now I have a 9.98 kW solar array and the power production is fantastic! If you'd like to see a YouTube...
Forum: Conservation 07-22-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 84,335
Posted By randen
Anyone working to Off Grid

Its time to make a couple upgrades to the 20KW inverter. 2 items need some improvements:

The small pump motor thats being powered by PWM supervised by a thermistor in the liquid cooled heat sink...
Forum: Solar Power 07-05-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,492
Posted By Piwoslaw
Piwoslaw's 2.7kW PV system

After years of thinking, reading, wanting, etc., we finally made the move!
Polish government created a financial incentive for PV systems, where homeowners can get up to 5000PLN (over 1100EUR) back...
Forum: Product Reviews 05-17-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,772
Posted By Robaroni
We got a special deal from GM on the 2017 we had...

We got a special deal from GM on the 2017 we had leased. We now have a 2020 Premier with the longer range.
I know there's a lot of talk about the Tesla Model Y but it doesn't fit us. First with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-06-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,992
Posted By Daox
Refurbishing old solar hot water panels

Its been quite some time, but years ago I got 10 solar hot water panels (https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1251) from BenNelson. They had been sitting for quite some time with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-06-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 24,079
Posted By menaus2
The pipe is 2 runs of 1" Oxygen Barrier pex with...

The pipe is 2 runs of 1" Oxygen Barrier pex with 5 layers of bubble foil insulation wrapped around it. Its inside an 8" corrugated solid plastic drain pipe. I don't think "boiler pipe" is the right...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,273
Posted By launboy
Emporia Vue Energy Monitor

Been looking for a way to monitor power use and found that unitS with logging get expensive quick. Then I found the Emporia Vue. $100 gets you 2 200amp CTs, and 8 50 amp CTs as well as cloud based...
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