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Forum: Other Improvements 06-07-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,657
Posted By Tango Charlie
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Forum: Conservation 10-03-09, 12:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Ah, you'd think so, wouldn't you? ;) ...

Ah, you'd think so, wouldn't you? ;)
Unfortunately, a simple check valve is not an approved backflow preventer. You'd get away with it in an unregulated area, but it wouldn't be the responsible...
Forum: Conservation 09-28-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Thanks, Daox. That's an interesting link. The...

Thanks, Daox. That's an interesting link.
The problem with roof washers is that they only work as designed in areas that get downpours in between periods of no rain. As the fella experienced, being...
Forum: Conservation 09-24-09, 06:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Sorry for the delay. No, there are no updates....

Sorry for the delay.
No, there are no updates. I was laid off in July, so no work has progressed on this project.
The downside is the cost of the solenoid valves and the backflow preventer. You...
Forum: Conservation 06-23-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Here's the latest concept I've been pursuing....

Here's the latest concept I've been pursuing. This week I'm trying to source the solenoid valves that will select city or rain water. The boss tells me that geothermal systems use electrically...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-23-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 227,126
Posted By Tango Charlie
D'oh! That's grounds for a lynching, mister! Ha...

D'oh! That's grounds for a lynching, mister! Ha ha!
Good to see the project progressing, anyway. :thumbup:
Forum: Other Improvements 06-22-09, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,545
Posted By Tango Charlie
Actually, the system I linked to does not use...

Actually, the system I linked to does not use antifreeze. It is a drain back system. Water is pumped through the collectors only when they are warm enough. Otherwise, the water drains back to the...
Forum: Other Improvements 06-18-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,545
Posted By Tango Charlie
Lisa I just finished reading through your...

Lisa
I just finished reading through your chronicles, and I have to echo Daox's "quite impressive!"!!!
I always thought 'going offgrid' would drive my hyper-sociable wife batty, but it sounds like...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-01-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 227,126
Posted By Tango Charlie
Good stuff, Daox! Sounds like a good excuse to...

Good stuff, Daox!
Sounds like a good excuse to take a break while mowing the yard. :)
Forum: Conservation 05-29-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
10 psi is all the lower I tried. It was getting...

10 psi is all the lower I tried. It was getting late in the day so I called it quits. It would be interesting to go lower. I'll try that next week. (I'm still on four day weeks, Fridays off)
Forum: Conservation 05-28-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
This week I finally got around to doing some...

This week I finally got around to doing some hands-on testing. I rigged our mock up to a garden hose and recorded some tank refill times at various pressures. The garden hose gave me around 46 psi...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-26-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 227,126
Posted By Tango Charlie
Boats use deep cycle batteries. Check with your...

Boats use deep cycle batteries. Check with your local friendly marina.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-11-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,236
Posted By Tango Charlie
I have a yard waste recycling facility a couple...

I have a yard waste recycling facility a couple miles from the house. I take my leaves there in the fall, but seem to always have a couple bags that miss the bus and don't make it. I empty those bags...
Forum: Conservation 05-06-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Lightbulb I wanted to post some rough schematics that I've...

I wanted to post some rough schematics that I've sketched up to show what I've been coming up with, but since this is a paying customer's project, I probably shouldn't. Non-disclosure statements and...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-05-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,440
Posted By Tango Charlie
Rain water is naturally soft. It's done a pretty...

Rain water is naturally soft. It's done a pretty good job so far.

I've never fully understood how a water softener works. Is the salt dissolved into the water that comes out of the tap? If so,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-05-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,845
Posted By Tango Charlie
You could try an owl decoy. Keep moving it around...

You could try an owl decoy. Keep moving it around from fencepost to fencepost so the critters don't get used to it sitting dumbly in the same spot all summer long. A good garden center should have...
Forum: Conservation 04-29-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
No big updates yet. The client liked my report...

No big updates yet.
The client liked my report and our mock-up, so work will continue.
Still researching plumbing codes and trying to wrap my head around backflow prevention valves.
Forum: Conservation 04-23-09, 07:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Ha ha! you kill me, wyatt! :p You've officially...

Ha ha! you kill me, wyatt! :p You've officially done more hands-on work than I have with this project! I'm still stuck in my cubicle researching plumbing codes, since we don't know what we don't...
Forum: Conservation 04-22-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Why would I get tired of your ideas? That's why I...

Why would I get tired of your ideas? That's why I posted here! :D :thumbup:

We could eliminate pump 1 and use a simple logic program to mix the two sources into the attic tank. Would need a level...
Forum: Conservation 04-22-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
What you've described, wyatt, is an auto-fill...

What you've described, wyatt, is an auto-fill device (http://www.harvesth2o.com/PR_RainAid.shtml). What I don't like about it, is that now you're introducing the nasty hard city/ground water into...
Forum: Conservation 04-16-09, 08:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Well, the goal is to meter in rainwater with the...

Well, the goal is to meter in rainwater with the city water going to the toilet, in varying proportions. During a drought, more city water will need to be used, to prevent exhausting the cistern, and...
Forum: Conservation 04-14-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Rainwater is naturally soft, but corrosive to...

Rainwater is naturally soft, but corrosive to metal plumbing. PVC and PEX are recommended.

What am I gonna make the valving out of? $tainless? Injection-molded plastic? Hmmm...
Forum: Conservation 04-09-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Yup, seems that "Everything old is new again". ...

Yup, seems that "Everything old is new again".

I've been surprised how widespread 'rainwater harvesting' is around the globe. It's even a required design element for new construction in Bermuda...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-08-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,287
Posted By Tango Charlie
Yes, a full fridge is more efficient. There's...

Yes, a full fridge is more efficient. There's more thermal inertia.

I'm not sure about the ice affecting efficiency. I think the 'frost-free' technology is to keep the freezer from becoming...
Forum: Conservation 04-08-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,381
Posted By Tango Charlie
Question Harvested rainwater for non potable use in the home

I am a technical writer/engineer at a small company that does contract engineering.
i.e.; people come to us with an idea and ask us to make it work.

Technical Services...
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