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Forum: Conservation 05-21-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By elhigh
I'm curious to know what that does to your...

I'm curious to know what that does to your monthly electrical consumption.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-24-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,105
Posted By elhigh
I'm curious to know what your utility bills are...

I'm curious to know what your utility bills are now. You've been making tweaks here and there for a few years now, what have the numbers been doing.
Forum: Solar Power 03-18-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By elhigh
Not mirrors per se, but my wife recently saw a...

Not mirrors per se, but my wife recently saw a YouTube video in which the Canadian homeowner stood his ground mount panels straight up in wintertime to take advantage of the strong reflected light...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-18-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By elhigh
Steve, What's the name/website of the iso...

Steve,

What's the name/website of the iso distributor?
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-01-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By elhigh
For the money you've thrown at a succession of...

For the money you've thrown at a succession of doomed small appliances, you could turn on your stove and leave it on for a month. Two months. That would cook a lot of rice.

1x volume rice in the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-24-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,388
Posted By elhigh
I know I'm weighing in a little late on this, but...

I know I'm weighing in a little late on this, but have you determined the location of the leak? If it's your hoses you may just need new O-rings. Cheap fix, quick, recharge the refrigerant and be...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-13-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By elhigh
If you're willing to put in the work you can grow...

If you're willing to put in the work you can grow most of your veggies for an entire year on just one acre.

But that means you give up some weekends to weeding, picking, cleaning and canning. ...
Forum: Conservation 01-25-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,192
Posted By elhigh
Oil Pan, if you're in NM don't you get a lot of...

Oil Pan, if you're in NM don't you get a lot of wintertime sun? Is solar heat off the table?
Forum: Lighting 01-25-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By elhigh
^^ I have several Lithonia OLW wallpacks, 60-70...

^^
I have several Lithonia OLW wallpacks, 60-70 lm/w is about where they land. And I have had three fail in three years. That's crap performance. There are no replaceable parts inside, either, so...
Forum: Lighting 01-24-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By elhigh
I'm using low-watt T8 tubes still at work, 100...

I'm using low-watt T8 tubes still at work, 100 lumens/watt. Not sure what the performance is in the fixture.

I can't justify switching to LED until I get both better efficiency AND comparable...
Forum: Conservation 12-24-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,192
Posted By elhigh
Came here to say this. Coal furnace will let you...

Came here to say this. Coal furnace will let you burn wood when you have it. Can't do that with a natural gas furnace, and neither coal nor firewood require special containment or present an...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-20-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,747
Posted By elhigh
I have only one reservation, and it is this: ...

I have only one reservation, and it is this:

They give you $150, and then attach this device to your water heater. How long does it stay there?

Do you get any kind of a break on your utility...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-20-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By elhigh
If I recall correctly your original assessment...

If I recall correctly your original assessment was that the freezer should consume about 0.52 kW-h/day.

Unless I got my math completely wrong, right now it's using about 0.29 kW-h per day.

I...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-15-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By elhigh
If your freezer's condenser coils are not buried...

If your freezer's condenser coils are not buried in the walls of the box itself, then absolutely go nuts on adding insulation! There is DEFINITELY a savings to be had.

The manufacturers put in...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-31-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By elhigh
Most chest freezers in the US have their coils...

Most chest freezers in the US have their coils buried in the sides of the box itself - not a bank of coils with a fan forcing air over them, but the entire outside surface of the freezer radiating...
Forum: Conservation 07-27-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By elhigh
The seal on my kitchen window has failed and I'm...

The seal on my kitchen window has failed and I'm getting condensation between the panes. Anyone have any good suggestions? I have no experience with double-pane windows, I've always had single pane...
Forum: Tools 07-08-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By elhigh
Hydro testing your R-134a tanks is being extra...

Hydro testing your R-134a tanks is being extra thorough, maybe overkill.

According to the PT chart for 134a, if the tank ever got to over 100 degrees (for instance, sitting in a parked HVAC...
Forum: Conservation 07-05-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By elhigh
Stop the energy before it ever even enters your...

Stop the energy before it ever even enters your living space. If you have any way of doing so, affixing shades OUTSIDE the windows will go a long way to helping you. It's not everything of course,...
Forum: Lighting 08-20-15, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,908
Posted By elhigh
I haven't had any explode, though I have had a...

I haven't had any explode, though I have had a few fail in a weird way. Instead of lighting or going dark they blink. This was a couple of heavy, bright spots with big, beautiful heat sinks out of a...
Forum: Introductions 06-30-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By elhigh
I found these guys: ...

I found these guys:

https://www.propanecarbs.com/

They can probably hook you up with whatever you need, they even mention the Beam brand specifically.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-15-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,988
Posted By elhigh
Yup, like these other guys said. Just put the...

Yup, like these other guys said. Just put the cold end in the shop and the hot end in your office.

It won't be pretty to look at, but effective solutions have a beauty all their own.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-18-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 69,593
Posted By elhigh
That looks like regular right hand threads from...

That looks like regular right hand threads from here - just a tiny bit a of a thread visible but it appears to be going the right direction.

Put a wrench on the fitting and another on the cap. ...
Forum: Lighting 08-30-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,232
Posted By elhigh
I think China is the problem

Actually the lamps I'm using are also probably Chinese - what cheap electronic geegaw isn't these days - but mine are hanging tough. Maybe you need to purchase from a bigger name, one that exacts a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-30-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,269
Posted By elhigh
The shallower the discharge, the better the...

The shallower the discharge, the better the batteries will fare. I had two sets of NiMH AA batteries that I would switch into my Walkman (remember those?) at lunchtime to keep the discharge cycles...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-30-13, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,675
Posted By elhigh
I don't miss my electric mower. Well, I do and I...

I don't miss my electric mower. Well, I do and I don't.

Being able to pull the lever and it be running, that was great. The cord was never a big hassle. But when I found a very nice Honda mower...
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