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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-08-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,740
Posted By Xringer
Still working during the Apocalypse..

Still working, keeping our food storage rations from being spoiled by the humidity. (Can't go to the store, might catch COVID19).

I have the Santa Fe plugged into a smart socket that's turned on...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-30-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,435
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: Appliances & Gadgets 05-30-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,740
Posted By Xringer
It lives!

I guess a little tin can with a bit of propane for propellant can't stand up to R410a pressures.
Anyways, I sucked the air out of a hose (with a cut-off valve), connected it to the can adapter,...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-30-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,740
Posted By Xringer
It's been about a year, and it's getting damp in...

It's been about a year, and it's getting damp in the basement again.
The Santa Fe isn't working this year. I found some new info about this ProSeal.
It's not for R410a units anymore. I looked for...
Forum: Solar Power 04-26-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 52,307
Posted By Xringer
I wanted something to work if the grid failed to...

I wanted something to work if the grid failed to power sump pumps and a few devices.
Lead acid storage still works, but not sure how many watt hours is available.
To back-up that short term...
Forum: Solar Power 04-25-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 52,307
Posted By Xringer
Not really. One of my four 200w PV panels was...

Not really. One of my four 200w PV panels was killed by a falling limb and I used the remaining 600 watts to heat water, until my tank started leaking beyond repair.
Now, I'm using that 600 watts...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-29-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By Xringer
Social Distancing from 6 feet, out to 30 feet?

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763852
"Peak exhalation speeds can reach up to 33 to 100 feet per second (10-30 m/s), creating a cloud that can span approximately 23 to 27 feet...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-19-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Xringer
I've cleaned the filters twice since the start of...

I've cleaned the filters twice since the start of winter.
Right now, they still look pretty clean.

I'm about 99% sure they aren't holding any COVID19,
however I'm going to leave them alone...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-15-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Xringer
"Why would you think that you have SARS-CoV-2019...

"Why would you think that you have SARS-CoV-2019 in your home air filter?"
Because I've been sick for a week with a bad 'cold'? And I've not a cold in many years.

The Sensibo company sells a...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-15-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Xringer
With the COVID-19 virus spreading rapidly throughout the world,

Just got an info letter from support@sensibo.com with the following info..

Keep your filters clean - Dust and other particles can accumulate in your unitís filters. With the water that air...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-05-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 116,698
Posted By Xringer
I've got most of the parts and tools to install...

I've got most of the parts and tools to install the A7 on the HS Tarm.
It's got a 76 gallon water jacket that is currently using #2 heating oil to heat.
If I'm not to busy this summer, I'll take a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-02-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 116,698
Posted By Xringer
Mine is still waiting to be repaired

We lost the long copper tube heat exchanger, trying to feed it out of the leaking tank, when it broke.
So, I've been thinking about adding a small heat exchanger to the A7, with a connection to...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-29-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,175
Posted By Xringer
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B9WNBBT/...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B9WNBBT/ (https://amzn.to/2I6jCPt)
One of these cams would work. Add on an SD card.

I mounted mine on a board and ran an 120vac extension cord, so I could...
Forum: Conservation 02-15-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 261,637
Posted By Xringer
Been mild here north of Boston this winter. But...

Been mild here north of Boston this winter. But it hit 5F last night and just now got back above 10F.
So, I set-back the stats by 1 deg overnight and turned on the old oil-heat,
to let in run in...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-23-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Xringer
Old person posting while half asleep..?.

With a solar hot water system, you can only control the maximum temp.
The minimum temperature is controlled by the weather and the sun.
If you have heavy snow covering your panels or it's heavily...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-20-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Xringer
That could be a problem.....

That could be a problem.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legionella#Legionella_control

However, if the temperature is below freezing, your outdoor or attic Collector array can be frozen. That can...
Forum: Tools 12-16-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By Xringer
Solid State!

Yeah, it all solid state and that makes it very light to carry. I hear they have one just like it
for less money at HF, when it's on sale. I saw a comparison video youtube
but didn't watch it...
Forum: Solar Power 10-27-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 52,307
Posted By Xringer
You might not be able to re-configure your panels...

You might not be able to re-configure your panels and still have them work right with your current inverter.
Here in MA, it might be illegal to change anything on a PV installation.

Maybe your...
Forum: Solar Power 10-25-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 52,307
Posted By Xringer
It sounds like you have a standard system with...

It sounds like you have a standard system with one main GTI in a big box hanging on a wall somewhere. You should check the brand and model info. If it's a brand-name company that has a website, they...
Forum: Solar Power 10-25-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 52,307
Posted By Xringer
What kind of system are you using? Some systems...

What kind of system are you using? Some systems aren't easy to convert to off-grid.

I've seen some windpower dumping systems using hotwater tank heating elements. It makes more hot water when...
Forum: Tools 10-08-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By Xringer
I can't believe how light weight the light-duty...

I can't believe how light weight the light-duty welders are these days..
I think mine must weigh about 15 pounds. Now I have to do is learn to make good welds!...
Forum: Tools 10-07-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By Xringer
Maybe it a factory or shipyard, where they need...

Maybe it a factory or shipyard, where they need continuous-duty welders.?.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-18-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,755
Posted By Xringer
Me too. Got a generic Ryobi 18 Volt 6.0Ah for the...

Me too. Got a generic Ryobi 18 Volt 6.0Ah for the wacker and so far, my wife likes it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P2CTFP5
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-08-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,848
Posted By Xringer
The search terms might be too convoluted for...

The search terms might be too convoluted for Ebay..
This link Aliexpress is still okay.. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32956162411.html
Forum: Other Improvements 09-08-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By Xringer
If a home has good water pressure from a supply...

If a home has good water pressure from a supply that's not dependant on the grid,
you can get a water powered sump pump. I have one (1), but I have 4 sump holes.
(I have 4 because our basement...
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