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Forum: Solar Power 01-29-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,611
Posted By where2
That's an amorphous solar panel. Techniques used...

That's an amorphous solar panel. Techniques used are a bit different than a silicon wafer panel. My experience is with buss leads in a wafer which went well with a soldering gun.

Here's some...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-29-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 132,312
Posted By Sccoupe
Trenching is complete. It went much faster than...

Trenching is complete. It went much faster than expected. With all of the rain lately, the little Cub Cadet cut through the dirt like butter.
https://i.imgur.com/vUvpRgH.jpg
Fusing the U bends in a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-13-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 132,312
Posted By Sccoupe
So this evening, I was able to drop a 3/4",...

So this evening, I was able to drop a 3/4", 100psi hdpe ubend into one 90 foot hole.

Here is the fusing unit that showed up. The sockets are metric, but I was mainly interested in cheap easy heat....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-30-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 132,312
Posted By Sccoupe
Finally making progress in limestone.

___After years of reading and experimenting with a lot of different ways not to drill a hole in the ground, I am finally making some progress. So to help others in their quests for info, i'll post...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-16-17, 07:14 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 132,312
Posted By jeff5may
I'm noticing that there are two basic types of...

I'm noticing that there are two basic types of posts on here: posts from members that have been there and done that, and posts from members who have either interest and some knowledge or no idea of...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-12-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 55,123
Posted By MEMPHIS91
Here are the newest numbers. System been logging...

Here are the newest numbers. System been logging for 7198 hours, that is 2 hours shy of 300 days. In those 300 days the system has used 440 kwh of power.
So that is 1.5 kwh a day, at $.12 a kwh,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-20-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,294
Posted By jeff5may
The main difference between mini-splits and...

The main difference between mini-splits and standard-size split systems lies in the outdoor unit. All standard-sized systems have a liquid and gas line leaving the box. These two lines may or may not...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-17-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,779
Posted By creeky
I would go have a look at buildingscience.com. If...

I would go have a look at buildingscience.com. If I remember correctly they have a section on crawlspaces.

https://buildingscience.com/documents/information-sheets/crawlspace-insulation
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-09-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,413
Posted By jeff5may
Here come some answers: 1. Compressor...

Here come some answers:

1. Compressor discharge to top of water heater tank. Liquid (and oil) falls to bottom. Superheat is gobbled up quickly at the top, refrigerant condenses slowly and should...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-09-17, 03:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,294
Posted By Stoker
Inverter multi-split with a hydronic zone?

I recently completed my first install of a 2 zone Pioneer multi split in my suite. Painless install. No problems.

I was talking with a close friend this evening about it. He has a little...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-04-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By jeff5may
The rule of thumb is 400 CFM per Ton of capacity...

The rule of thumb is 400 CFM per Ton of capacity for "regular" systems and 500 CFM per Ton for "heat pump" or "high sensible heating" applications. The air handler of your system should have the...
Forum: Conservation 02-22-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,228
Posted By AC_Hacker
Earth Tubes Get a Winning Review...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7622&stc=1&d=1487807695


Earth Tubes sound like a great idea, and they are. But there have been a lot of stories about their...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-13-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,092
Posted By IdleMind
This little HP has been up and running for 2...

This little HP has been up and running for 2 months, I've just been lazy about posting how I finished it up. It's been a lot of trial and error. When I last posted I was trying to get a TXV to work...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-31-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,006
Posted By AC_Hacker
John Siegenthaler, the hero of high-mass heated...

John Siegenthaler, the hero of high-mass heated floor hydronics for the USA, has recently been giving quite a few seminars on the topic of quick-response low-mass hydronic heating systems.

Lots...
Forum: Solar Power 01-31-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,439
Posted By stevehull
Ron, The majority of inverters, that are...

Ron,

The majority of inverters, that are designed for grid connect, are 240 V. Other than that, so long as you don't over produce, you are spot on.

I really like the epphase microinverters and...
Forum: Solar Power 01-30-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,439
Posted By oil pan 4
You don't need a quick disconnect. The inverter...

You don't need a quick disconnect. The inverter shuts off with out the power grid input signal. It can't produce any power with out that input signal.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-25-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,535
Posted By Acuario
Putting it all together - how it works

If you haven't read my posting on the dew point monitor it would be advisable before reading this as it may make more sense...

Part 1 - the hardware

The schematics for all 3 parts of the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-16-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,540
Posted By pedro
The raspberry has a simple dweet.io to send the...

The raspberry has a simple dweet.io to send the data somewhere where I can look at when I need to but it isn't recorded.

https://pypi.python.org/pypi/dweepy/
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-16-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,535
Posted By Acuario
IOT heatpump controller

Sadly my old Roca heat pump compressor died.

Fortunately my local scrap man turned up for a pickup and had a mid-size Daiichi external unit in the back of his van. I persuaded him to part with it...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-24-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 52,109
Posted By MEMPHIS91
Sure thing man. I'll help every way I can. It's...

Sure thing man. I'll help every way I can. It's pretty straight forward. They really are great units. It can record a crazy amount of data.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-20-16, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,076
Posted By jeff5may
Go to the dollar tree and buy a couple things: a...

Go to the dollar tree and buy a couple things: a pump spray bottle full of your favorite flavor of awesome cleaner and a couple bottles of Spiderman bubble juice. Dump some awesome out of the pump...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-14-15, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,494
Posted By jeff5may
If a large enough recovery tank is connected, a...

If a large enough recovery tank is connected, a dehumidifier or air conditioner unit will pull down its low side below atmospheric pressure pretty quickly. A capillary tube doesn't care whether it is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-01-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,549
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
Ron342, I know that a guy in Ireland did...

Ron342, I know that a guy in Ireland did something close to that, he talked about it working for him on 1 of my threads, I don't recall his name.

I looked & found it:
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-26-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,846
Posted By AC_Hacker
I had to go to the Internet to find out what "SM"...

I had to go to the Internet to find out what "SM" was.

Are you recommending SM foam (AKA: "blue foam"), rather than white foam because of it's better R-value? I see that it is strongly...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-25-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,494
Posted By Semipro
DIY refrigerant recovery system

A follow-up on this post: http://ecorenovator.org/forum/38475-post4.html

A friend, a sort of alter ego, wanted to do the same thing as me. He needed to rearrange some of the mechanical systems...
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