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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-19-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,868
Posted By Acuario
I actually have my own designed board that I use...

I actually have my own designed board that I use - it is actually a slightly hacked board that I use for my thermostats but it has everything I need. It has the ESP-12 soldered onto the pcb - I just...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-11-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Acuario
If your pump isn't shutting down then it sounds...

If your pump isn't shutting down then it sounds to me like there is a fault with the controller. From above, with an 8 degrees difference the pump should stop, you say it continues to run (but...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-11-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,610
Posted By Acuario
It's been a while since I updated this post but...

It's been a while since I updated this post but development certainly hasn't stopped...

I've made significant changes to the heatpump controller by adding in predictive weather heating/cooling...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Acuario
It's all diy - the controller and installation...

It's all diy - the controller and installation anyway. The heatpump itself is a basic compressor/fan/reversing valve unit that I have added my own controller and control software to.

I describe it...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Acuario
Setting temperature via weather feed

I may have posted about this before but anyway this is an update and it's now working...

It is now cool at night so time to run the heatpump which is connected to the under floor heating in my...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-12-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By Acuario
Here is the (almost) finished greenhouse. I...

Here is the (almost) finished greenhouse.
I still need to add some of the automation but it is now operational.

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8867&stc=1&d=1583987058...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-01-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By Acuario
Here is a photo of the plants on 29th February in...

Here is a photo of the plants on 29th February in the existing polytunnel

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8852&stc=1&d=1583040156

..and the new greenhouse taking...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-29-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By Acuario
Here's an update on the greenhouse and future...

Here's an update on the greenhouse and future plans..

So far no very strong winds so the poly tunnel is still standing although it is starting to deteriorate. Everything inside is growing like...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-11-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,734
Posted By Acuario
I had to fix a tv for one of my neighbors....

I had to fix a tv for one of my neighbors. Exactly the same model. It seems this model is particularly prone to led failure of this type.
I also recently fixed a Philips tv, about 5 years old, an...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-06-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By Acuario
You should give it a go, it makes so many...

You should give it a go, it makes so many projects viable such as solar heating, heat pump control, monitoring and so on..

In the greenhouse at the moment I have sweet peppers, tomatoes, lettuce,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-04-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By Acuario
All year greenhouse V2.0

After the V1.0 disaster here we go again..
I was given a polytunnel a couple of years ago, brand new unused. I'm going to try with this for now however a local glazing company have just offered me...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-10-18, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,173
Posted By Acuario
I haven't tried this but here are my thoughts on...

I haven't tried this but here are my thoughts on the project.

From what I have seen there are 2 types of multisplit. The older type (pre inverter) had individual compressors for each circuit and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-17, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,610
Posted By Acuario
IOT heat pump controller - updated

I'm going to start a new thread for this rather than continuing the old thread so they don't get mixed up. The old thread is still relevant as this is really an evolution of the project and I suggest...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-17, 02:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 40,111
Posted By Acuario
Yes you are correct, everyone has their own...

Yes you are correct, everyone has their own goals. The problem with the inverter is that the control system is so complex that the effort/reward for the 'community' is too high and I don't think it...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-13-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 40,111
Posted By Acuario
After much deliberation I have decided to abandon...

After much deliberation I have decided to abandon my efforts to build a controller for an inverter machine.

I achieved my initial goal which was to decode the protocol of a Daikin machine and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-28-17, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,654
Posted By Acuario
Predicting future heating/cooling needs

Under floor heating/cooling is great but is very slow to respond to changing load requirements, typically (in my case) response times are 1-2 hours.

When there is a meteorological temperature...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-26-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,134
Posted By Acuario
A better defrost for heatpumps

I was looking around to find out if there was a better way to do defrosting than my current method (which is very basic, if the return temperature is less than X for however long then defrost).

I...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-25-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,868
Posted By Acuario
Putting it all together - how it works

If you haven't read my posting on the dew point monitor it would be advisable before reading this as it may make more sense...

Part 1 - the hardware

The schematics for all 3 parts of the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-22-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,642
Posted By Acuario
Extending the heatpump controller - dewpoint

The great thing about having under floor heating with a heat pump is that in summer it can be used for cooling.

Last summer was bliss inside, lovely cool floors and house but there was a downside....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-16-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,868
Posted By Acuario
IOT heatpump controller

Sadly my old Roca heat pump compressor died.

Fortunately my local scrap man turned up for a pickup and had a mid-size Daiichi external unit in the back of his van. I persuaded him to part with it...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-16-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,372
Posted By Acuario
I think a lot comes from the solar as I was...

I think a lot comes from the solar as I was previously running the heat pump. For next winter I'm going to re-write the software for the solar controller to log hours it is active.

I think the...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-16-16, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,372
Posted By Acuario
The winter is now over (I hope!) so how did it...

The winter is now over (I hope!) so how did it all work out?

I have readings for the years 2012, 2013 and 2015 (2014 was building work and I didn't have it set up for taking readings).

2012
-...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-08-16, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,638
Posted By Acuario
Solar hot water controller IOT

If anyone is thinking of building their own solar hot water controller then check out my project here:
Everything ESP8266 - Entrant 61 : Solar Water Controller...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,101
Posted By Acuario
And that's it for the moment. It still lacks...

And that's it for the moment.
It still lacks control of the heatpump in cooling mode when the temperature reaches the dewpoint that's to come later (when the summer approaches!)

Hope this helps...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 81,513
Posted By Acuario
Sorry for the delay in responding, I just saw...

Sorry for the delay in responding, I just saw your post...
The RTOS I'm using is NilRTOS and I've had my test rig on the bench for a few weeks now and it's performing well so soon it'll get 'fitted'...
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