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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,682
Posted By philb
My Weller 140/100 came with a molded carrying...

My Weller 140/100 came with a molded carrying case and extra tips. That makes it even handier. I think I bought it it at Lowes. It will handle 10 AWG with ease. My Weller 20 and 35 watt easily gets...
Forum: Tools 10-08-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,508
Posted By philb
Somewhere around two 47,000- 97,000 uf...

Somewhere around two 47,000- 97,000 uf electrolytic capacitors. Screw tops are preferred as it would simplify installation but not absolutely necessary.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-30-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,977
Posted By philb
VAE is not modified Latex but a closely related...

VAE is not modified Latex but a closely related polymer.
Latex and acrylic polymers will form a barrier when they dry. That causes delamination. As long as either or both are overlaid while they are...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-12-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,183
Posted By philb
Update: The jelly jar surge protector I posted...

Update:
The jelly jar surge protector I posted did its job. The electronics and major appliances are fine. I can't say the same for protector though.
...
Forum: Other Improvements 11-04-16, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,354
Posted By philb
MPPT uses a table that has volts vs amps. When...

MPPT uses a table that has volts vs amps. When the wind turbine reaches a specific voltage, it matches the amps in the table. So the table controls amps and volts going out. The volts and amps are...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-21-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,461
Posted By philb
The mixing operation. Polymer modified...

The mixing operation.
Polymer modified portland and sand are added to the mixer from 5 gallon buckets and mixed with eps from the large white bag hanging above the mixer.
The lift is made from...
Forum: Solar Power 12-29-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,797
Posted By philb
That's what politicians do oil pan 4. Spend your...

That's what politicians do oil pan 4. Spend your money. Since it's located in the Mojave, mirror washers crews have a full time jobs plus benefits. :thumbup:
Forum: Wind Power 08-29-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,957
Posted By philb
Wind turbines never go on a building. The...

Wind turbines never go on a building. The harmonics can literately shake the bricks out of the wall. They can also cause eerie sounds at all times of the day and night. All the wind experts strongly...
Forum: Solar Power 07-10-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,194
Posted By philb
Check out Builditsolar.com. He has already worked...

Check out Builditsolar.com. He has already worked the bugs out and can reconnect to batteries for power outages. Designing and Installing a Grid-Tie PV System...
Forum: Solar Power 07-09-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,600
Posted By philb
I agree with Doax. If you want to be sure,...

I agree with Doax.

If you want to be sure, take it out and charge it with a good battery charger. Wait 3-4 hours and check the voltage.

My golf cart batteries float at 13.85 volts while the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-04-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,213
Posted By philb
Pex is the easiest plumbing for water I've used....

Pex is the easiest plumbing for water I've used. No more water hammer. It can freeze numerous times without failure. Not too pricey as long as you stay with 3/4 inch or less. I use the crimp fittings...
Forum: Solar Power 02-18-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,052
Posted By philb
Exeric, one more thing. I see in your sig that...

Exeric, one more thing. I see in your sig that you're in CA. Eco Direct is in Carlsbad, beside Palamar Airport. The shipping would be less than shipping from FL.
Forum: Solar Power 02-18-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,052
Posted By philb
Cost? about $3400 before rebates. During...

Cost? about $3400 before rebates.

During daylight, it should run everything except the electric hot water tank. But for now, I'm running lights and electric heaters in the winter and an air...
Forum: Lighting 10-08-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,331
Posted By philb
When you have a while to read, you might look at...

When you have a while to read, you might look at this:
Lightning Protection (http://www.solacity.com/Lightning.htm)
It's the most comprehensive post I have seen on protecting anything from...
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