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Forum: Lighting 10-08-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Elcam84
Well I had great plans but everything got in the...

Well I had great plans but everything got in the way.... This summer was extremely hot as in we had our last 101* day on the 6th of october. Yes 2 days ago... Went from 101* in the afternoon then the...
Forum: Conservation 10-06-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By Elcam84
Solar water heating and other stuff in Greece

Well we spent almost two weeks in Athens and Naxos and I found allot of things there interesting.

Everywhere we stayed had solar water heaters. They work very well there. We...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-02-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,715
Posted By Elcam84
Thats a common install for most of the south. The...

Thats a common install for most of the south. The issue is you need access to the unit. If you don't mind moving that insulation for the tech go for it.

I have seen some units in these...
Forum: Other Improvements 07-26-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,231
Posted By Elcam84
I finally got my pump in and running. I had to...

I finally got my pump in and running. I had to pull it twice though... Not fun in 108* heat.

It would not pump. Come to find out the plastic valve in the outlet was made wrong and didnt allow...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-26-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By Elcam84
Finally found a guy at depot in the tool rental...

Finally found a guy at depot in the tool rental and knew how to look it up. Their machine is rated for 450 pounds per hour.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-10-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By Elcam84
For your pipe out of the ground I prefer steel...

For your pipe out of the ground I prefer steel pipe when its in an area that is subject to damage from cars mowers etc.

I like my conduit buried at least 3' but on a commercial site I like it...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-06-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,715
Posted By Elcam84
I used to be an ASE master tech and saw many cars...

I used to be an ASE master tech and saw many cars that never had oil changes... The crankcase was full of carbon crud etc. My dad was the plant manager for AGAP engine re builders which at the time...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-18-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,317
Posted By Elcam84
First 100* days with the new ac thoughts and usual minor rant...

Well we have already had a few 100* days already. Yesterday was 104*...

Man j calcs come up with a 3 ton ac for our 150 sqft house here. The problem is man j uses 100* for its calc temp...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-08-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,394
Posted By Elcam84
Very true. Would probably be best to heat with...

Very true. Would probably be best to heat with radiant floor heating then one of those micro boilers to run it. That would provide heat and hot water and it can throttle down to very low settings.
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-13-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 22,039
Posted By Elcam84
What he is talking about is where the insulation...

What he is talking about is where the insulation is. In hot humid climates they now recommend that the roof itself being the insulating boundary not the ceiling. The attic becomes a tempered zone....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-01-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,275
Posted By Elcam84
Yeah that makes sence after looking into it a...

Yeah that makes sence after looking into it a little.

Here is no way we could leave the ac off at all during the day. The system is sized correctly so it isn't big enough to quick cool...
Forum: Conservation 07-29-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By Elcam84
Yup have used those. Door sweeps are a pain for...

Yup have used those. Door sweeps are a pain for me too. Usually they start ripping at the end and working toward the hinge side. They also tend to roll on the door even if you screw it on everywhere....
Forum: Lighting 02-07-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,784
Posted By Elcam84
Yeah they are pricey at around 1k per fixture but...

Yeah they are pricey at around 1k per fixture but the payback isn't bad at under 200 watts vs 1000 watts. The led wall packs are in stock everywhere and they payback in 3 years but few will buy them....
Forum: Lighting 02-06-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,784
Posted By Elcam84
They are the xlcm 193 watt 5000k fixtures. The...

They are the xlcm 193 watt 5000k fixtures. The high output would be very impressive. The ones for the current store were speced out to the bigger ugly led fixtures. They constantly change specs from...
Forum: Lighting 02-03-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,784
Posted By Elcam84
Parking lot led units

Thought you guys would enjoy a quick pic of the leds that we are now using in parking lots at the new Wendy's locations and some remodels.

They are directional. They are pretty nice....
Forum: Lighting 01-15-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,452
Posted By Elcam84
Yup things have changed pretty quickly. Leds are...

Yup things have changed pretty quickly. Leds are now becoming the standard. I'm a big fan of using tape led light now. 16' for $8 and power supplies are pretty cheap now too. Over and under cab...
Forum: Lighting 01-14-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,596
Posted By Elcam84
They make a big difference. Well worth the extra...

They make a big difference. Well worth the extra hole in the roof and I don't like to put any extra holes in a roof..

I picked up a 14" one at depot on clearance last year. It's for...
Forum: Conservation 04-13-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 993
Posted By Elcam84
Aging of poly foam conductivity info

Just happened to stumble across this PDF from Oakridge on the net. It tests 4 different foams blown with different refrigerants etc. Interesting read and the conductivity goes up quite a bit in the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-23-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 57,962
Posted By Elcam84
I'm not trying to steer the readers away from...

I'm not trying to steer the readers away from wanting to use the gauge. Just stating that it isn't the way it's done in the field. Many do recommend it but few actually use it themselves.

The...
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