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Forum: Lighting 10-15-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 38,772
Posted By jlaw
I have been buying my LED lamps from Tmart:...

I have been buying my LED lamps from Tmart: Thousands of Products, Manufacturer Price, Free Shipping Worldwide (http://www.tmart.com). They have a huge selection and great information on lamp...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-11-13, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,731
Posted By jlaw
Upon intitial investigation of the system without...

Upon intitial investigation of the system without actually crunching numbers I determined that, at my current favorable power rate, that the pay back would be too long. During the winter months,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-10-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,927
Posted By jlaw
AC A while back I posted that I was interested...

AC
A while back I posted that I was interested in adding a water heat exchanger to my unit as I have a creek 100' away that never freezes. I had considered running tubing beneath the creek bed which...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-10-13, 05:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,927
Posted By jlaw
AC the information you request--9.0 HSPF.

AC the information you request--9.0 HSPF.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-09-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,927
Posted By jlaw
I am living in a 1650 sq' ranch home. I have a 3...

I am living in a 1650 sq' ranch home. I have a 3 ton 15 seer heat pump witha propane furnace as back up. I live in eastern NC. Winter temps average probably about 30f. Sometimes it gets to 20f at...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-09-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,359
Posted By jlaw
This thermostat has a timer feature built in that...

This thermostat has a timer feature built in that allows one to set a time before the Aux heat comes on. If the outside temp is below set point then the recovery timer starts when calling for heat....
Forum: Conservation 05-09-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,402
Posted By jlaw
I would think the logistics of mounting the sail...

I would think the logistics of mounting the sail and keeping it in place during winds and such would place a high cost on the assembly. I once , for 50 years, lived in north eastern Ohio and found...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-09-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,359
Posted By jlaw
I used a Honeywell VisionPro IAQ 7 day...

I used a Honeywell VisionPro IAQ 7 day programmable on my split system heat pump with propane backup. This T-stat solved numerous problems for me. I installed the outside temp sensor, get rid of the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-08-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,433,260
Posted By jlaw
As AChacker says I do live in that 62-67 degree...

As AChacker says I do live in that 62-67 degree area. I am about 1.5 west of the ocean. Sometimes we get 1 snowfall a year. The stream never ices even on the edges. I understand, mostly, the...
Forum: Conservation 01-08-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By jlaw
A water saving device that has worked well at my...

A water saving device that has worked well at my house on the toilets and has saved gallons of water.

I installed the device called a, ?We?ve got the handle on water savings?...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-08-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,809
Posted By jlaw
I am adding this just for more ideas if they fit...

I am adding this just for more ideas if they fit your situation. I live in eastern NC and the temp rarely gets down to 20f at night and most days goes back to 40f or above. In order to fix, so to...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-07-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,809
Posted By jlaw
In my area the sewer bill is tied to water usage...

In my area the sewer bill is tied to water usage as well. The wasted water of the 3/4" pipe will also reduce your sewer bill if that is the case for you. If you are using a water softener the reduced...
Forum: Lighting 01-07-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,246
Posted By jlaw
Junction Boxes

Yes, transformers in particular produce heat and can short circuit or start on fire. New electronic transformers are not as prone and the newest codes may have exemptions as such. Connection such a...
Forum: Lighting 01-07-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,246
Posted By jlaw
Junction boxes

Enclosed in wall means covered and inaccessible. A junction box with a screw cover can not be covered or enclosed as to be inaccessible by normal means. Covered with drywall. Anything that has a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-07-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,731
Posted By jlaw
Utilizing stream water for heat pump

I currently have a 15 seer heat pump on my home about 4 years old. I also have a small running stream about 125' from my heat pump.

I am kicking around the idea of adding a refrigerant to water...
Forum: Lighting 01-07-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,246
Posted By jlaw
Exclamation Caution

I believe it against any electrical code I have ever seen to enclose junction boxes, transformers and splices inside of a wall. Just something to think about.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-06-13, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,433,260
Posted By jlaw
Gentlemen: I am new to this site and have been...

Gentlemen:
I am new to this site and have been thinking on the idea of making my heat pump more efficient. I currently have a 4 year old heat pump that is rated at 15 seer. While I sit around in a...
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