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Forum: Tools 09-21-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,834
Posted By pinballlooking
We have now sold 51 trenching buckets. In the...

We have now sold 51 trenching buckets.
In the last four months I have used over 88 pounds of mig welding wire.
It has been really busy. It is increasing each month....
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 07-31-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,798
Posted By Piwoslaw
When I read/hear that "PV is now very cheap", I...

When I read/hear that "PV is now very cheap", I remember something I read recently, related to the boom on PV in Europe and the rest of the world. It stated that among the reasons for the fall in PV...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-01-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By u3b3rg33k
moisture in the system will be evident when you...

moisture in the system will be evident when you try to pull and hold a vacuum as well. if you can pull it down the first time and it holds then it was pretty dry.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-27-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,224
Posted By vskid3
They actually don't need the input voltage to be...

They actually don't need the input voltage to be higher than the output. I've always run mine off a 12v xbox 360 power supply and used it to charge batteries higher in voltage. The specs for the...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 03-31-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,798
Posted By NiHaoMike
Perhaps more investment in automated load...

Perhaps more investment in automated load management is the answer? The technology to make it happen (for example, Raspberry Pi or ESP32) is dirt cheap. Likewise, thermal storage for HVAC is also...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 03-28-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,798
Posted By oil pan 4
I know this is one old post but it's nice to...

I know this is one old post but it's nice to update old posts, you know so you can see how things played out.

This happened after new mexicos out of cycle "blue wave"....
Forum: Conservation 02-26-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By WillyP
I worked my way through college as an insulator....

I worked my way through college as an insulator. So I am a little Biased. But it is well worth the money to invest in insulating up to the local requirements. This is especially true if you plan on...
Forum: Conservation 02-26-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By nibs
IMO insulation is like fun and money, you can...

IMO insulation is like fun and money, you can never have too much. The lid in my house is R70, we have no attic, but the snow does not melt unless the ambient temp is above freezing.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-02-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,687
Posted By Acuario
I've finally finished (well, probably as finished...

I've finally finished (well, probably as finished as any homebrew project ever gets save the inevitable modifications!) the heating system for the greenhouse.

Typically January/February are the...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,978
Posted By randen
Heating a slab for solar space heating

The utilization of solar heated hot water for heating a concrete slab for space heating is Nirvana!! On all accounts its a home run for: saving money, complexity, and comfort.

Here in Canada our...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-31-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,978
Posted By IamIan
Conventional resistance electric hot water heater...

Conventional resistance electric hot water heater .. or .. heat pump hot water heater ?

Both use electricity .. can be powered by the solar / batteries.

But the heat pump option have 3 benefits...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-19-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,183
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: Tools 01-17-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,162
Posted By pinballlooking
I have the compressor apart. It does not look...

I have the compressor apart. It does not look that bad. The cylinders look great.
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=9142&stc=1&d=1610930144...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-06-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,630
Posted By solarhotairpanels
What you described above is exactly how mine is...

What you described above is exactly how mine is setup.
My collectors drop hot water down thru a coil inside my insulated preheat tank then back up to the collectors.

The water surrounding the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,444
Posted By Zwerius
How our energy system performed over 2020

I thought you might like this:


https://i.postimg.cc/PxWWmj8s/sankeymatic-2300x1200-2020-English.png



For all details, you can take a look at my website.
It's in Dutch, but Google...
Forum: Conservation 01-02-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,553
Posted By Piwoslaw
Piwoslaw's rain water system (underground tank)

Since April '20 we finally have a new rainwater system, much more permanent than the plastic barrels (https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1009) we've had for the last decade:)

We had a...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-27-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,909
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Drainback system

Ok, sounds good and good luck with your new business.

Try to stick with 3/4 pipe because the water will drain back much faster with the larger diameter.

Haven't had any air issues corroding my...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,639
Posted By skyking
top of the triangle tube tank and much plumbing....

top of the triangle tube tank and much plumbing. Hot water from that tank is then fed to the 52 gallon hot water tank further into the house. One mistake:
There should be a second copper run to the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,639
Posted By skyking
here is the ground loop end of things, the...

here is the ground loop end of things, the circulation pumps into the heat pump.
That was from that crawlspace I dug at the end of the geo installation.
https://i.postimg.cc/Pqx6pmKq/geo3.jpg
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-22-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,333
Posted By TechShop
Cool stuff! It's neat to see how other...

Cool stuff!

It's neat to see how other people tackle a problem. I like your addition of the evaporator and compressor temps.



I've been doing something similar for a few years using the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,333
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: Solar Power 10-26-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,527
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: Renovations & New Construction 10-26-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,743
Posted By MN Renovator
I agree that you don't need a pile of attic...

I agree that you don't need a pile of attic venting, but you need some to allow the incidental moisture in winter to flow out. Moisture flows readily and usually it doesn't take much ventilation to...
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-24-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,514
Posted By AC_Hacker
A Very Strong Parallel

I see a very strong parallel between this discussion, and many other discussions on EcoRenovator, regarding say, the building of a home, and what is the cheapest heat, etc., etc.

Many people begin...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-19-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,284
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...
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