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Forum: Solar Power 10-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
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, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
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 08-20-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,910
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...
Forum: Conservation 08-11-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By Wanna Beco
Sooooo... this month has been a true test of...

Sooooo... this month has been a true test of other mods I have been doing. Air sealing and using timers ETC. The results have been great. The Sense app lets me know when my kid leaves the bathroom...
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-11-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By launboy
Resource Use for Renewables

I hope this isnít considered political and is in the right spot. Iím not posting it to start a debate, more to hear your guys thoughts on the article. Itís a piece written by someone who to me seems...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By MN Renovator
With absolute perfect efficiency and the heat...

With absolute perfect efficiency and the heat only being in contact with the snow to melt it, it takes 288,000BTU of heat to melt a ton of frozen water(snow in this case). If you've ever shoveled a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-20-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,578
Posted By Elcam84
FYI the AC system in the average car is around 3...

FYI the AC system in the average car is around 3 tons. Some smaller some larger. For a van you will be on the larger end. So you would need 3+ tons of ice per hour to cool it...

So to keep...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-10-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By WyrTwister
The " blanket " around the compressor may also be...

The " blanket " around the compressor may also be for sound deadening ?

God bless
Wyr
Forum: Solar Power 07-05-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Piwoslaw
Piwoslaw's 2.7kW PV system

After years of thinking, reading, wanting, etc., we finally made the move!
Polish government created a financial incentive for PV systems, where homeowners can get up to 5000PLN (over 1100EUR) back...
Forum: Solar Power 07-03-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By CrankyDoug
Perhaps I am missing something. You have solar...

Perhaps I am missing something. You have solar panels facing in two directions, mounted to a single pole such that a 5mph wind will result in rotational oscillation from vortex shedding. I estimate...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-04-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,901
Posted By Mikesolar
For my test rig, I sized a flat plate heat...

For my test rig, I sized a flat plate heat exchanger to the output of the HP and I have a pump with a flow meter so I can get proper readings. I am using the indoor coils electronics but changing the...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-18-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,910
Posted By menaus2
Absorber fins and painting are done! I did my...

Absorber fins and painting are done! I did my best to make everything an equal length, but I'm sure each run will be off a bit.

Does anyone have an idea how much difference in flow there might be...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-11-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,910
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: Solar Heating 04-04-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,910
Posted By menaus2
Construction continues into the slow tedious...

Construction continues into the slow tedious phase of collector pipe and aluminum absorbers. For the back of the absorber I stapled up 3" wide strips of aluminum coilstock. Not sure on the thickness,...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-28-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,910
Posted By menaus2
Had nice weather yesterday before rain moved in,...

Had nice weather yesterday before rain moved in, so prioritized making sure the OSB was protected enough since it shouldn't get wet & I don't have plastic laying around. Sealed up all the seams with...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-26-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,910
Posted By menaus2
The world slows down, but construction continues!...

The world slows down, but construction continues! Framing has been completed. The shed wall isn't exactly plumb, but it's level. Good enough! I siliconed (black silicone) the wood to keep moisture...
Forum: Conservation 02-06-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,549
Posted By pinballlooking
Those farmers need to have the right to repair...

Those farmers need to have the right to repair their tractors.
Just like the did for cars a few years ago.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-26-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By where2
For others who may someday need this knowledge: ...

For others who may someday need this knowledge:

Using NiHaoMike's suggestion as a starting point, I was able to determine that JST connectors come in a variety of pin spacings: 1.0mm, 1.25mm,...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-25-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By NiHaoMike
I suggest asking EEVblog. It looks like a JST SH...

I suggest asking EEVblog. It looks like a JST SH but it's important to examine the connector carefully since I have seen variants with subtle differences specifically to prevent cross connections.
Forum: Conservation 01-25-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,549
Posted By jjackstone
It's hard for governments to give up oil and gas...

It's hard for governments to give up oil and gas because of the revenue streams they provide not just in terms of for the country itself, but also padding their own pocket books. I've read that the...
Forum: Tools 01-13-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,204
Posted By pinballlooking
Carburetors have gotten so cheap. I have been...

Carburetors have gotten so cheap. I have been just replacing them. I have bought over 6 in the last year.
The last couple I bought were cheaper than the rebuild kit.
Forum: Conservation 01-12-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,704
Posted By oil pan 4
Not really. Just get a mini split. A good mini...

Not really. Just get a mini split. A good mini split is 2 to 3 times more efficient than a window unit, not counting the window air leak the window unit causes.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-08-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By RB855
Very common issue here in the south. Mildew and...

Very common issue here in the south. Mildew and such grows in the coil and the heat cooks the stink out. Regular cleaning of the evaporator usually curbs it, but we use a product that's literally...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-30-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,433
Posted By JRMichler
Your guesses for sizes of heat pumps are about...

Your guesses for sizes of heat pumps are about right for a poorly insulated house with reasonable (less than 10%) window area.

A well insulated house would have at least R60 ceiling, R30 walls,...
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