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Forum: Solar Power 05-21-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,575
Posted By vwhead77
I should be clear that I'm only interested in...

I should be clear that I'm only interested in running all of my lighting, computer, WiFi, a couple of 115V outlets for use if needed, and 'emergency' use refrigerator or appliances. The only thing...
Forum: Solar Power 05-19-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,575
Posted By vwhead77
Good survey :) I am amassing my PV capabilities...

Good survey :) I am amassing my PV capabilities one panel at a time. I used to DIY 60W panels by buying the separate PVs and soldering for hours. That was 8 years ago and I figured making them myself...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-20-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,049
Posted By vwhead77
I would not recommend putting the lines inside a...

I would not recommend putting the lines inside a 2" pvc chase. I worked with a guy that had me do that (much to my consternation) on a 4 head system. It doesn't look as neat as you would think and I...
Forum: Other Improvements 04-07-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,788
Posted By vwhead77
Thumbs up DIY - Wireless Temperature Control

I'm a refrigeration mechanic specializing in commercial refrigeration for the past 35 yrs. I have a special problem that got my 'wheels' turning. There is an older beer cooler at a local pub that I...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-26-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,866
Posted By vwhead77
PVC HX Final Version

LOL - I really don't care - it was kind of a surprise and, to be honest, I was a bit flattered. Here is the final version after trying all kinds of seals and epoxies - I had it threaded and I used...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-24-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,866
Posted By vwhead77
Hey that's my PVC exchanger :) It didn't work for...

Hey that's my PVC exchanger :) It didn't work for high-temp/high-side compressor HP water heater BUT I'm glad I didn't throw it away - you gave me hope to use it in some way. I ended up building an...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-24-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,979
Posted By vwhead77
Yes, points taken and were considered in...

Yes, points taken and were considered in construction. I do have the supply line buried about 8" is all I had energy for [lol] but I did leave unions and 'clean-out' T's so I could drain the line for...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-23-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,979
Posted By vwhead77
It's Working!!

The results are in. 87 degree ambient. 72 degree pool water. 74 degrees at the coil. 82 degrees return water to pool. 76 degree room temperature. Hmmm. I just had a thought...I wonder if I can...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-05-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,465
Posted By vwhead77
I'm referring to the fact that without drying the...

I'm referring to the fact that without drying the air in the basement first, I raised the relative humidity in the living space most likely close to 100% which made it nearly impossible to sweat. So...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-05-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,979
Posted By vwhead77
A bit further into it

No- I'm simply redirecting some of the water on the outlet side of the pool filter. That pool water will flow through a coil with 12V fans blowing through the coil hopefully transferring cool air...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-01-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,465
Posted By vwhead77
The key here is drying the air first before you...

The key here is drying the air first before you send it to the living space. One year I had the bright idea to 'suck the nice cool air from the basement' to the rest of the house and about killed us...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-01-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,979
Posted By vwhead77
New Experiment Involving Pool Water

Next experiment up : heating your pool while cooling your house. Idea is to circulate the water from the pool filter through a [stainless steel] coil or [eventually] an array of coils located in...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-12-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
Yes those are in/out temps. I had to charge the...

Yes those are in/out temps. I had to charge the unit by amp draw since it over charged very quickly trying to go by temp/press for 209a. Very strange readings but I'm thinking it's because my...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-11-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
Yes, I am still using the original cap tube. I do...

Yes, I am still using the original cap tube. I do like the idea of using a TXV as per Jeff5may's suggestion. My ambient air temp is 62 degrees so the temp drop across the evap is minimal - I was more...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-10-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
Talking It's Working!!

Took the time to put it all together today. I am VERY pleased. I am getting 20 to 21 degrees increase over the new design. I charged the unit using amp draw mostly as my guide as my first attempt...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-14-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
:thumbup: We'll see what happens. I have to...

:thumbup: We'll see what happens. I have to modify my HW loop (again) to accomodate the longer pipe - plus the unions and ball-valves - can never underestimate the convienence of those components -...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-12-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
Yes, I was actually looking at your .pdf drawing...

Yes, I was actually looking at your .pdf drawing of this. Very interesting. I have since downgraded that A/C compressor to a 5000 BTU which did have 1/4" condensor tubing. I measured the coil and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-12-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
Final Model - after 2 prototypes

Liked the idea of coil inside the tube but found it frustrating to try to seal the PVC jacket. Went to copper X copper exchange with coil on the outside of the water jacket - this was close but did...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-03-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
excellent Idea! (s) As -is I'm getting 20 - 30...

excellent Idea! (s) As -is I'm getting 20 - 30 degrees rise in HW temp. Going to flip it over so the high side runs in top and out the bottom, solder copper to copper, insulate my pipes, and wire my...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-02-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
Tank is a Weil-McLain - indirect fired. Little...

Tank is a Weil-McLain - indirect fired. Little background; The house used to have radiant heat but it wasn't installed correctly -burned 100gal. fuel oil/mo. I installed our Wood Stove and dismantled...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
Actual Working Model

This latest model I've made is actually producing results with no leakage- 4.5 amps of power / 115V @ 20 degree delta-T. Just need to add the insulation to the pipes and I'll have a real Water...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
I was taught that one can never have too many...

I was taught that one can never have too many unions and ball valves. All of my components are interchangeable. I am gaining ground - yes, I'm trying to develop a simple design using readily...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-19-14, 12:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
OOhhhhh...I'm really jealous now .. man .....

OOhhhhh...I'm really jealous
now .. man .. thas so cool
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-18-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,092
Posted By vwhead77
I'm insulating the PVC 'jacket'- the HW is still...

I'm insulating the PVC 'jacket'- the HW is still in the 2" pipe with the discharge from the compressor on the outside - but I like the advice about restricting the flow with SS
Forum: Introductions 10-18-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,189
Posted By vwhead77
Well you're doing very well on the Kw usage -...

Well you're doing very well on the Kw usage - just think...when you move to AK again you probably won't need the A/C - chop off another 250kw lol. I was 'stationed' in AK in '78 to '80 and if it...
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