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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-16-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,465
Posted By Fornax
I agree with many of the above comments. ...

I agree with many of the above comments.
Integrated graphics will do if you don't game a lot or only watch youtube. If you do need discrete graphics go for the mentioned 750(TI), 950 or the 1050....
Forum: The Billiards Room 09-20-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,801
Posted By Fornax
Main source of income is my steady job. One...

Main source of income is my steady job.

One year ago I read about a 'local' cryptocoin that looked promising to me and I invested some money into it (Refund on energy bill, yes extra insulation...
Forum: Conservation 07-04-17, 03:45 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
I watched all the videos and that was an hour of...

I watched all the videos and that was an hour of my life well spent!

You impress me with how thought through the design is with all the controlls of the various valves and airpathways and the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-25-17, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,429
Posted By Fornax
Hi Drake, I have no personal knowledge...

Hi Drake,

I have no personal knowledge about using fibers as reinforcement but you say yourself you have good experiences with it.



This statement though is not valid.
Glass by itself is...
Forum: Conservation 08-24-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
Hoi Tinco, Just a short reply for now, I'll ...

Hoi Tinco,

Just a short reply for now, I'll go in more detail later.



The fan you picked can do 180 m^3/h indeed, if it has to overcome no presuredifference at all. With a difference of...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,799
Posted By Fornax
There are several types of energy but the...

There are several types of energy but the quantity is always measurable in joules (J). 1 joule of electrical energy is exactly as good as 1 joule of chemical or potential or kenetic energy.

Also...
Forum: Conservation 01-13-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
I did post a few pictures in this msg...

I did post a few pictures in this msg http://ecorenovator.org/forum/35514-post433.html
Obviously there are several possible designs, depending on the amount of space you have and what fans you are...
Forum: Conservation 01-13-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
Hi Tinco, What disappeared? Recair or some...

Hi Tinco,

What disappeared? Recair or some pictures I posted?
In a message dating back 30-6-2013 I posted 2 links which are both still active. It looks like Recair is since aquired by another...
Forum: Conservation 03-19-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,333
Posted By Fornax
Just a thought: With future (current?)...

Just a thought:

With future (current?) upgrades to your home you will be airsealing and insulating it. You need ventilation for sure so we'll asume a ballanced HRV. Now -if- there is an...
Forum: Conservation 05-23-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 94,092
Posted By Fornax
Hi All, For my household in 2013: ...

Hi All,



For my household in 2013:
Total energy use: 15000kwh
Our electrical use: 4044kwh
Our natural gas use: 1186m^3 ( ~11000kwh)
Water: ~26m^3 (~10,000 gallons)
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-19-14, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,977
Posted By Fornax
Like Mike said you don't have to worry about your...

Like Mike said you don't have to worry about your plumbing in this case.
My tankless heater is connected to the rest of the wastewater via PVC-plumbing (no metal). You could throw a few pieces...
Forum: Conservation 02-08-14, 02:33 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
Indeed, it is the RS160 model with a heigth of...

Indeed, it is the RS160 model with a heigth of 300mm as seen on www.recair.nl (http://www.recair.nl).
Identical heatexchangers (300mm) are used in commercial HRV's that are rated up to 300m3/h. ...
Forum: Conservation 02-06-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
My crawlspace is outside the livingspace. The...

My crawlspace is outside the livingspace. The floor is made out of concrete with poured on concrete, finished with glued on PVC flooring. Aside of newly created holes it is completely sealed off,...
Forum: Conservation 02-06-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
Hi All, As I told Kostas above I did build a...

Hi All,

As I told Kostas above I did build a new HRV using a heatexchangercore I
ordered readymade. It's the exact one some commercial brands are using
in their commercial HRV's and the specs...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-03-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,967
Posted By Fornax
May I bring to mind that in your area winter is...

May I bring to mind that in your area winter is indicated by your calendar and perhaps a certain feeling of briskness.

If you want some snow you could contact my in-laws who live in Michigan. ...
Forum: Conservation 01-29-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
Actually I did order and receive one of those...

Actually I did order and receive one of those heatexchangers and I did build a new HRV. I have been using it since early october and it is much better than the one I initially build with the...
Forum: Conservation 06-30-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
...continued Hi All, I found a dutch...

...continued

Hi All,

I found a dutch company, Recair, that produces recuperators out of polystyrene.
Their heatexchangers are very efficient and of course they are counterflow. The internal...
Forum: Conservation 06-30-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
Hi All, A while back I discovered that the...

Hi All,

A while back I discovered that the HX-core in my HRV is not as efficient as I expected it to be and I found the cause. It comes down to the choice of material.

The plates are made of...
Forum: Conservation 04-30-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,352
Posted By Fornax
Mhh, true that. In most cases though it...

Mhh, true that.

In most cases though it takes slightly longer than one afternoon to grow a tree high enough to provide the shade needed so I can imagine people are looking for faster solutions ; )
Forum: Conservation 04-30-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
I aquired and installed 4 thermometers with good...

I aquired and installed 4 thermometers with good resolution so now I have somewhat reliable numbers on how my HRV performs.

The thermometers I got are discussed here...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-30-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,083
Posted By Fornax
/grin For the measurements on my HRV I am...

/grin

For the measurements on my HRV I am looking for resolution, plus 4 thermometers that agree with eachother, and I have 2 sets now.

I fully agree with you that 'digital' is by no means a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-28-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,083
Posted By Fornax
Cheap digital thermometers

Hi All,

Earlier this year I build an HRV but I had no good way to measure it's efficiency. To accurately measure that I need exact readings from 4 spots at the same time but I only had 2 simple...
Forum: Conservation 04-22-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,971
Posted By Fornax
V = I * R and P = V * I. For the grid there is...

V = I * R and P = V * I.
For the grid there is no difference between induction and resistive cooking.

The grid delivers joules per second, be it for induction cooking, halogen lighting, air...
Forum: Conservation 04-18-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
Heya Kostas, As for the fans, yes I have...

Heya Kostas,

As for the fans, yes I have some data. A few weeks back I connected them to my kill-a-watt so I can monitor their combined powerconsumption.

According to their specsheet in the...
Forum: Conservation 04-18-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 667,809
Posted By Fornax
Hi All, It's been a while since I posted but...

Hi All,

It's been a while since I posted but there are so many details that it would be a very long post.

So instead I'll start with a simple write-up summing up some of my experiences so far,...
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