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Forum: Conservation 10-22-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,884
Posted By Patrick
Is your pipe still copper? If so, you might want...

Is your pipe still copper? If so, you might want to switch it to PVC as it has 100s of times the thermal resistance.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-16-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,553
Posted By Patrick
I wonder what kind of toxic fumes old tire...

I wonder what kind of toxic fumes old tire "bricks" give off.
Forum: Conservation 10-14-12, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,094
Posted By Patrick
As long as there is a substantial area for the...

As long as there is a substantial area for the heated air to flow up to the second floor (an open staircase or atrium, for example), I think heating the downstairs would be better.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-11-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 128,408
Posted By Patrick
Wow, that's an amazing difference. Do you think...

Wow, that's an amazing difference. Do you think the oil burner is that inefficient or the tank loses that much heat due to poor insulation, both of those or something else? It sounds almost too good...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-14-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 128,408
Posted By Patrick
Spendthrift! :-)

Spendthrift! :-)
Forum: Solar Power 08-12-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,808
Posted By Patrick
What if the ducts and/or air handler are located...

What if the ducts and/or air handler are located in the attic space?
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-16-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,295
Posted By Patrick
I suggest you check in over at windgen.org...

I suggest you check in over at windgen.org discussion - windgen.org discussion (http://www.vawts.net)
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-16-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,755
Posted By Patrick
Use pressure treated wood.

Use pressure treated wood.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-14-12, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,478
Posted By Patrick
I own a Bosch and like it a lot. It has a...

I own a Bosch and like it a lot. It has a built-in water heater, so if you live in an area that has hard water they recommend you install a water softener to keep the minerals from clogging the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-09-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 128,408
Posted By Patrick
The TPV will open and vent the hot water.

The TPV will open and vent the hot water.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-08-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 128,408
Posted By Patrick
P.S. You might want to make heat-trap loops in...

P.S. You might want to make heat-trap loops in the lines since you took out the heat-trap fittings.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-08-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 128,408
Posted By Patrick
They used to have the installation manual up on...

They used to have the installation manual up on their web page. IIRC it said to disconnect the regular heating elements. Maybe because they interfere with the temp sensor? I don't know.

WRT the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-08-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 128,408
Posted By Patrick
Xringer, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the...

Xringer, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the A7 directions say to disconnect the regular heating elements?

Does your boiler have sacrificial anodes to prevent corrosion?
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-20-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,608
Posted By Patrick
Maybe the Duke feels that way for a reason: ...

Maybe the Duke feels that way for a reason:

While they are opposed to onshore wind farms, the Royal family stands to earn millions of pounds from those placed offshore.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-18-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,101
Posted By Patrick
Microwaves work by exciting the molecules within...

Microwaves work by exciting the molecules within the food. To use it for heating, you will probably need some medium to absorb the radiation then transfer it to the air. If you have water coming in...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-16-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,157
Posted By Patrick
So no cement actually in the bricks?

So no cement actually in the bricks?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-16-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,907
Posted By Patrick
I would suggest that you leave a small bridge...

I would suggest that you leave a small bridge (maybe 1") of wood every foot or two to act as a beam web. This will greatly increase the strength of the studs without losing much in the way of R...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-16-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,157
Posted By Patrick
Do they use any cement to hold them together?

Do they use any cement to hold them together?
Forum: Conservation 11-15-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,238
Posted By Patrick
Graywater Heat Recovery (DHR) System: GFX...

Graywater Heat Recovery (DHR) System: GFX (http://gfxtechnology.com/)

http://gfxtechnology.com/faq.html
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-12-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,621
Posted By Patrick
I live in North Florida and we regularly get...

I live in North Florida and we regularly get "hard freezes" here, so I don't think running the pipes in the attic would be good in this area. Attic temps do not stay above 100 degrees F year round.
...
Forum: Wind Power 01-28-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,563
Posted By Patrick
Prop with Twist Part 2

Attached are more pics.
Forum: Wind Power 01-28-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,563
Posted By Patrick
Prop with Twist

After Nibs latest post I decided to make a prop with twist. I used a bandsaw instead of the table saw for this one. If you want to duplicate it you will also need a rasp (rotary rasp optional), a...
Forum: Conservation 01-03-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,316
Posted By Patrick
So you don't heat the bathroom?

So you don't heat the bathroom?
Forum: Wind Power 01-03-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,563
Posted By Patrick
Prototype 3' 4-blade downwind prop for the 5W for...

Prototype 3' 4-blade downwind prop for the 5W for $25 challenge. I have about $15 in materials in this one, mostly in the metal parts (bearings and bolts). Now I just need a 12V, 5W generator for...
Forum: Wind Power 12-31-10, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,563
Posted By Patrick
Here's the shortened, streamlined prop on the new...

Here's the shortened, streamlined prop on the new "P-47" pivot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qXSQ1nky8c
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