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Forum: Renovations & New Construction Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 34
Posted By Fordguy64
hydronic house build

So not sure if you guys have seen caleffi on youtube or not but they have started an amazing series on hydronics. This is the first episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wga6WRNVs4w
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-30-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,046
Posted By Xringer
Nine Years and they are still working fine..

8 years, 11 months, 23 days Update:

Since we've been working (babysitting) on weekdays, and not using the den,
and it's been a pretty cool spring, we've not had to put up with a hot den.

But...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-25-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,374
Posted By jeff5may
The material you use for heat transfer makes a...

The material you use for heat transfer makes a massive difference. Copper pipe is the king when you consider raw heat transfer and time lag versus dollars . Pex is about 6 times worse per surface...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-25-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,374
Posted By menaus2
I've been impressed with how copper heat...

I've been impressed with how copper heat exchangers have worked on my tank. You can always buy copper wort chillers on Amazon if you want something premade that will look nice. They can be run in...
Forum: Conservation 05-16-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 43,595
Posted By Peakster
April 2020 housing costs: Natural Gas -...

April 2020 housing costs:

Natural Gas - $112.81 (310.267 m3)
Electricity - $180.09 (904 kWh)
Water - $198.24 (37,079 litres)

Other expenses:

Cell Phone - $84.53
Wifi - 61.00
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-16-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By osolemio
Time Flies

Welcome, osolemio.
You last visited: 04-11-15 at 11:44 AM
Private Messages: Unread 0, Total 1.

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Can't believe I haven't been on the forums for 5 years!

My main project is still running, a...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-15-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,374
Posted By bennelson
Glad to see you're back at it!

Glad to see you're back at it!
Forum: Solar Heating 05-12-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,768
Posted By menaus2
Over the past couple of days the tank never...

Over the past couple of days the tank never really got above 80F. The sun angle is pretty high and the big tree by the panel was starting to block it especially around mid-day... so I cut it down in...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-10-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,768
Posted By menaus2
The battle station is armed and fully...

The battle station is armed and fully operational! Seriously though, I got the glazing on got water flowing the past few days and did a test run today since there were periods of clear sky.

I...
Forum: Tools 05-09-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By pinballlooking
I ended up getting steel grit 80 grit 200 pounds...

I ended up getting steel grit 80 grit 200 pounds I also 50 pounds glass beads in case I cut some aluminum.
I used a very expensive siphon feed cabinet. I am so glad I switched to a pressure pot...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-09-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By jeff5may
Just got a PM for more information on the...

Just got a PM for more information on the subject, so here's my tidbit for the curious:

The older washers had a stator with 42 poles in them. Factory wired as 3 phase star, 14 poles per phase. Max...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-06-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,768
Posted By menaus2
The pipe is 2 runs of 1" Oxygen Barrier pex with...

The pipe is 2 runs of 1" Oxygen Barrier pex with 5 layers of bubble foil insulation wrapped around it. Its inside an 8" corrugated solid plastic drain pipe. I don't think "boiler pipe" is the right...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-04-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By pinballlooking
I have one on order. I will use this to show how...

I have one on order. I will use this to show how much power my shop is using. The solar is over the shop so it will not be 100% accurate but better than what I have now. I can start making the shop...
Forum: Tools 05-02-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By pinballlooking
I have the sand blasting working very well at...

I have the sand blasting working very well at this point. I will upgrade a couple a couple valves and make a bracket to hold the relocated manifold.
No more getting on the floor to adjust the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-02-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By launboy
Emporia Vue Energy Monitor

Been looking for a way to monitor power use and found that unitS with logging get expensive quick. Then I found the Emporia Vue. $100 gets you 2 200amp CTs, and 8 50 amp CTs as well as cloud based...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-30-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,768
Posted By menaus2
Whew! Thanks for the info! Since my last...

Whew! Thanks for the info!

Since my last post, I've gotten the underground pipe in (mostly). It was easily a week of digging and probably the hardest part of the whole project so far since it was...
Forum: Other Improvements 04-26-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By jeff5may
Yay, it's a Whirlpool Cabrio / Maytag bravos HE...

Yay, it's a Whirlpool Cabrio / Maytag bravos HE top loader in the USA. I service and trade washers and dryers in my spare time, and I love those units. A major cause of failure with those things is...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-23-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,401
Posted By oil pan 4
I bought some close out Oregon gator blades. ...

I bought some close out Oregon gator blades.
Problem is they don't fit.
But in my lawn mower junk collection I have left over "universal blade adaptor kits" and a spare blade spindle.
So I can...
Forum: Solar Power 04-20-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,350
Posted By NiHaoMike
I got a lot more parts for the inverter (the...

I got a lot more parts for the inverter (the inverter module itself, capacitor bank, inductor cores, various control circuit parts) and I'm working on it. It will be a long project for sure, one with...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-11-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,768
Posted By menaus2
Absorber fin installation continues! A little...

Absorber fin installation continues! A little over halfway done. I've spray painted completed sections to get an idea what it'll look like finished (as well as a motivation boost!) Straightening out...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-10-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By mechanic
Data logging wifi thermostat

I installed an Ecobee thermostat in 2014 and was very happy with it. It was easy to program, gave nice detailed runtime reports and compared multiple years, could control off my phone when out of...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-05-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By elhigh
Actually the PO tossed in the drill - already...

Actually the PO tossed in the drill - already fitted with the mower blade sharpening stone - and the tool head for the hedge clipper, though the motor for the clipper didn't come with it. I've seen...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-04-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By elhigh
UPDATE: I bought it

So after watching the E20 for a while on eBay, it wasn't moving, wasn't moving, wasn't moving...and then my son just happened to mention it in conversation. He has a Volt and REALLY likes it, he's a...
Forum: Lighting 03-30-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By Elcam84
Well the lights got put off for a long time... I...

Well the lights got put off for a long time... I finally swapped out 10 of my 4' T8s for Halco LED 4100K bulbs.

I tested a fixture before and after. With the electronic ballast one fixture was...
Forum: Tools 03-27-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By pinballlooking
I have the top off. I donít think I can reproduce...

I have the top off. I donít think I can reproduce the way the panels are held together.
I may just cut strips and screw or rivet it back together. It is about 2.5Ē thick I may expand that to 3.5Ē. ...
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