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Forum: Other Improvements 09-09-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By hamsterpower
I've heard of them, also called Edison batteries....

I've heard of them, also called Edison batteries. One has been functional for over one hundred years at a college (can't remember which one). They are waiting for it to fail to take it apart and see...
Forum: Introductions 08-22-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,503
Posted By hamsterpower
Hi. What have you been preparing for? Are you...

Hi. What have you been preparing for? Are you working on a "top secret" project? I didn't realize we were so intimidating.
FYI when someone joins and posts a introduction like this without telling...
Forum: Product Reviews 11-23-16, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,630
Posted By hamsterpower
Or to the Bluetooth connection to the phone. ...

Or to the Bluetooth connection to the phone.
No thanks.

I hope you keep that Prius key away from the front door and preferably in a Faraday bag when not in use.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-25-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,826
Posted By hamsterpower
The TOR network is an option but I believe that...

The TOR network is an option but I believe that is just obfuscating the connection not really securing it. What you really want is a VPN (Virtual private network). That is a secured (SSH) network...
Forum: Solar Power 06-10-16, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,491
Posted By hamsterpower
From the title I expected to read a comparison...

From the title I expected to read a comparison between lithium and iron-edison batteries.
I've heard iron-edison batteries are an excellent match with solar if you have the space (they're big) and...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-17-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Posted By hamsterpower
Based on the info provided I will gaze into my...

Based on the info provided I will gaze into my crystal ball... I see guage 4 but the answer is a bit fuzzy.. it could be 2. Any pre-made cable of the correct length should be up to the task if it is...
Forum: Product Reviews 04-17-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,758
Posted By hamsterpower
Heres an update on my Nextec set from Craftsmen,...

Heres an update on my Nextec set from Craftsmen, almost three years in and thousands of screws driven and I'm still pleased as can be. I have mostly been driving 2.5" and 3" deck screws and this...
Forum: Other Improvements 04-09-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,527
Posted By hamsterpower
A few comments from experience. (subscriber for...

A few comments from experience. (subscriber for over 18 months)
Cold yes. Warm Soylent is harder to consume. Just below 40*F is recommended.
I little flavoring helps a lot with some variants. On...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-21-16, 04:51 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 129,094
Posted By hamsterpower
Another thing to consider is water heaters...

Another thing to consider is water heaters usually have a sacrificial anode on the cold side supply line that needs to be changed every 2 to 5 years. Yours may be about used up.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-20-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 129,094
Posted By hamsterpower
From that picture it looks to me that too much...

From that picture it looks to me that too much teflon tape was used. That may have kept you from threading the fitting on far enough to get a good connection. you only need 2 to 3 wraps of tape.
Forum: Other Improvements 02-22-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,527
Posted By hamsterpower
I've been using Soylent for 15 months now. I...

I've been using Soylent for 15 months now. I think I have posted here before about my experiences. I replace up to 3 out of 5 meals a day. It works for some people better than others. If you crave...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-25-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,795
Posted By hamsterpower
Corded SnowJoe vs Toro

I bought the 15amp corded version at the end of last winter to replace my beloved Toro that had given up on me. This weekend I finally had the chance to try it out. It worked and maybe if I had not...
Forum: Conservation 01-21-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,807
Posted By hamsterpower
Also consider WHY gas is at historic low prices...

Also consider WHY gas is at historic low prices now. My theory is that many mid-east oil companies are selling at extreme losses now to bankrupt the American oil companies that recently made big...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-03-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,396
Posted By hamsterpower
Been using Sketchup for building project plans...

Been using Sketchup for building project plans for years. Works fairly well and gets easier with practice.
Forum: Lighting 09-16-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,907
Posted By hamsterpower
I have a Leviton 51120-1 Panel Protector, shown...

I have a Leviton 51120-1 Panel Protector, shown here...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-01-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,511
Posted By hamsterpower
I have been using Ubuntu or Mint for 10 years now...

I have been using Ubuntu or Mint for 10 years now with great success. There are many differences from Windows or Apple but since most everything is browser based now there is no real difference to...
Forum: Conservation 06-11-15, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,319
Posted By hamsterpower
My guess is you won't find a low flow tub spout...

My guess is you won't find a low flow tub spout because the normal use is to fill the tub quickly. After making pasta, I had second thoughts about the low flow aerator I installed at the kitchen...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-04-15, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,088
Posted By hamsterpower
The thing about induction clamps is they need to...

The thing about induction clamps is they need to be separately placed on the phases. ie. One on the red wire one on the black wire. The best place to do that is at the panel. The dryer should have a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-03-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,088
Posted By hamsterpower
The Energy Detective or TED makes whole house...

The Energy Detective or TED makes whole house monitors, the current model is the 5000 (+ a letter). They also made an earlier model that was more basic, the 1001. I have purchased a model 1001 new on...
Forum: Conservation 04-26-15, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,976
Posted By hamsterpower
From the picture you posted it looks like the...

From the picture you posted it looks like the repeater is less than three feet away.
Where? It piggybacks on the electric meter's signal. I has to be placed within 50 feet of your electric meter. ...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-16-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,184
Posted By hamsterpower
It sounds to me from the article that the focus...

It sounds to me from the article that the focus is on the inhalation of particulates by the pit master. Might I suggest a dust mask/resparator?

If the concern is for overall emissions, there is...
Forum: Product Reviews 03-07-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,602
Posted By hamsterpower
First impression of the Snow Joe.

So I received my new Snow Joe 18 inch, 15 amp electric snow thrower. And just like I had hoped, we have not gotten any snow since. The "bought a new snow blower" insurance plan worked perfectly.
My...
Forum: Product Reviews 02-15-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,602
Posted By hamsterpower
I lost a good friend today.

My 1st gen Toro Powercurve electric snow blower has finally failed me. Originally purchased in 09, my Toro has been a trusted companion through many a winter. This year being especially challenging...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-03-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,120
Posted By hamsterpower
I'm sure my GeoSpring is not air tight even with...

I'm sure my GeoSpring is not air tight even with the add on duct kit. I doubt any commercially availible units are, but it could be possible with a DIY project.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-01-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,120
Posted By hamsterpower
It would be unwise and against code to duct...

It would be unwise and against code to duct garage air into the house. A HP water heater also can not be hidden in a closet as it needs lots of air movement to work correctly. If you are not willing...
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