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Forum: Solar Heating 01-30-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,353
Posted By jeff5may
Better hurry up before the dollar implodes. Your...

Better hurry up before the dollar implodes. Your retirement account might need another zero on it before you can retire. Mr president is already on with the rhetoric: more stimulus, more spending,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-18-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,564
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so I decided to post in this thread as not to...

Ok so I decided to post in this thread as not to pollute the other, newer version thread.

I've recently been tinkering with more phase change monsters and have decided to have another go at the...
Forum: Tools 01-15-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,840
Posted By pinballlooking
I bought a 45 year old compressor yesterday on Market place.

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=9137&stc=1&d=1610735114

The pump is two stage rated at 8.8 CFM. Kellogg 321TX
He said it worked 5 years ago time will tell. The wiring...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-11-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,360
Posted By Acuario
It's been a while since I updated this post but...

It's been a while since I updated this post but development certainly hasn't stopped...

I've made significant changes to the heatpump controller by adding in predictive weather heating/cooling...
Forum: Tools 07-08-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,954
Posted By pinballlooking
I ordered a 4x4 CNC plasma table

I did a fair amount of research looking at build /buy a CNC table. I was close to making one but in the end buying just made more since.
I would have had more money in building one.
I have a lot...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 50,976
Posted By randen
Fellow eco-renovators. Thought I would...

Fellow eco-renovators.

Thought I would issue a milestone. The DIY shop heatpump has now been operating since October 29 2014 without any problems what so ever!!! That’s 5 yrs trouble free. In...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-20-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,155
Posted By pinballlooking
I took out the natural gas heater and AC coil. I...

I took out the natural gas heater and AC coil. I had to take down a hard supply line to get it all out. I used PVC pipe and rolled it out of the crawl space by myself. that worked well.
That is how...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-09-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,155
Posted By pinballlooking
I took pictures of the inside the Geothermal...

I took pictures of the inside the Geothermal unit.
Hopefully someone is interested in seeing the inside of this unit.

I did what your guys would have done I took it apart to make sure everything...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-06-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,155
Posted By pinballlooking
I have all my loops run. I have about 200 foot...

I have all my loops run. I have about 200 foot covered back up 2’ – 3’. The mini Ex went home today.
It ended up being 1K for all the digging.
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-04-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,155
Posted By pinballlooking
I picked my geothermal unit and 2,400 HDPE pipe....

I picked my geothermal unit and 2,400 HDPE pipe. There was some minor damage but not bad at all.
They came back today and dug all but 75 of the trench one more after noon and they will be done.
I...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-02-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,155
Posted By pinballlooking
We had to deal with a lot of rain on Saturday and...

We had to deal with a lot of rain on Saturday and Sunday a couple morning showers. But after lunch we were able to dig. One 270' trench 3' wide 6' foot deep is done. He has a 13 ton mini Ex it is the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-28-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,155
Posted By pinballlooking
I talked to a local Geo installer today super...

I talked to a local Geo installer today super nice guy. He is going to quote just connecting my new Geo system to the ductwork.
Uninstalling the old system.

He was so helpful and would share...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-25-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,285
Posted By Daox
Brultech GreenEye electric (110 &240V) monitoring systems

I just got an email from Home Power that contained a reference to this company and what they make. They make whole house electric monitoring hardware. It looks pretty nice, a little pricey, but...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-26-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,596
Posted By geoheatnz
Ok guys , ive got this system running as best as...

Ok guys , ive got this system running as best as it can.
I had a desuperheater before the condenser , i was heating a 300 litre cylinder over night to 65c but the underfloor was not getting up to...
Forum: Tools 04-02-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,755
Posted By pinballlooking
My backhoe attachment.

At some point after my wife’s horses are gone (they are getting pretty old.) I will probably put in geothermal HVAC. I would like to be able to dig most of it.
I have been watching for a backhoe...
Forum: Solar Power 02-26-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,720
Posted By arnesr
Some pics of my install: ...

Some pics of my install:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/40489146711_7b1f62bc29_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24FTsGp)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/40489100591_02abf268f3_z.jpg...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-06-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,254
Posted By Sccoupe
I guess it just took a little motivation. Didnt...

I guess it just took a little motivation. Didnt take as long as I thought it would. Trenches are done. Need to clean up, leak test the pipes, drop them in the holes, fill with limestone dust, notch...
Forum: Solar Power 08-31-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,240
Posted By oil pan 4
Eaton all-pro solar motion detector lights

I bought one of these lights for around $70.
Wanted motion lights that will still work when the power goes out, I could easily run power to regular 120v powered motion lights.
I put one in my back...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-04-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 44,320
Posted By bennelson
Still a few more things to do on the garage. ...

Still a few more things to do on the garage.

The main ones are:
1. A retaining wall on the west side of the building. I need to bring the ground up by about 2 feet to not only help with the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-12-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,030
Posted By jeff5may
I found a good blog article about a system just...

I found a good blog article about a system just like you are considering:

https://elkement.blog/2016/01/07/how-does-it-work-the-heat-pump-system-that-is/

Totally custom and self-built by a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-12-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 55,180
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: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 12-10-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,199
Posted By Xringer
Robinair RG3 Refrigerant Recovery Machine

Is now less than $300 on Amazon.. I put this on my list a few months ago and
(Price dropped 21% (was $379.43 when added to List)

On Ebay and elsewhere, it's around $400....

Oh yeah, you will...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-15-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 32,151
Posted By MEMPHIS91
So I got the 53 LRA R22 10,000 BTU compress on. ...

So I got the 53 LRA R22 10,000 BTU compress on.
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6516&stc=1&d=1452908896

Went ahead a made a larger condenser for the fish tank. I added...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-02-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 32,151
Posted By jeff5may
I edited my last post to reflect the order your...

I edited my last post to reflect the order your pics were posted. It further illustrates the skill level you are using in dialing in your parameters. So the middle is now the last, so to speak.

I...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-30-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 32,151
Posted By MEMPHIS91
HAHA WOW, sorry jeff after looking at it again I...

HAHA WOW, sorry jeff after looking at it again I see what you mean. Thanks for having the faith in me to know I didn't do something that crazy. lol Here is a better picture for you....
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