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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-29-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By Acuario
Improving cooling efficiency?

I was thinking the other day, in the summer I'm obviously running my heatpump in cooling mode. The compressor is still just doing it's job and compressing gas so generating a lot of heat that then...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-27-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,038
Posted By Acuario
For water or for electric?

For water or for electric?
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-24-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Acuario
Here are a few photos of the plants that are...

Here are a few photos of the plants that are growing on 23rd March. The runner beans are just starting to flower and everything else is growing like crazy. I've started planting some out in the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-14-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Acuario
As we are on lockdown by the government for the...

As we are on lockdown by the government for the Coronavirus I'm taking advantage to work on the greenhouse.

Here is the ventilation fan (ex evaporator fan from a mini-split) installed and with the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-11-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Acuario
Here is the (almost) finished greenhouse. I...

Here is the (almost) finished greenhouse.
I still need to add some of the automation but it is now operational.

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8867&stc=1&d=1583987058...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-29-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Acuario
Here is a photo of the plants on 29th February in...

Here is a photo of the plants on 29th February in the existing polytunnel

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8852&stc=1&d=1583040156

..and the new greenhouse taking...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-29-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Acuario
Here's an update on the greenhouse and future...

Here's an update on the greenhouse and future plans..

So far no very strong winds so the poly tunnel is still standing although it is starting to deteriorate. Everything inside is growing like...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-15-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,211
Posted By Acuario
Ok, thanks, that makes sense. The machine was one...

Ok, thanks, that makes sense. The machine was one with conducts and the control panel does have an 'Energy save' button so I guess that's what it was for.

It doesn't sound like I need to implement...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-11-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,211
Posted By Acuario
Question Two speed fan

I have a question..
The majority of machines I have hacked to convert to heat pumps have had single speed condenser fans. I have just 'inherited' two Fuji 7kW machines that have 2 speed fans.

My...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-11-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,463
Posted By Acuario
I had to fix a tv for one of my neighbors....

I had to fix a tv for one of my neighbors. Exactly the same model. It seems this model is particularly prone to led failure of this type.
I also recently fixed a Philips tv, about 5 years old, an...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-05-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Acuario
Here is a screenshot of the performance during 24...

Here is a screenshot of the performance during 24 hours, it lets me monitor both the solar batteries and temperature variations in the greenhouse.

It's amazing that in February, typically the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-05-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Acuario
You should give it a go, it makes so many...

You should give it a go, it makes so many projects viable such as solar heating, heat pump control, monitoring and so on..

In the greenhouse at the moment I have sweet peppers, tomatoes, lettuce,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-04-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By Acuario
All year greenhouse V2.0

After the V1.0 disaster here we go again..
I was given a polytunnel a couple of years ago, brand new unused. I'm going to try with this for now however a local glazing company have just offered me...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-03-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,038
Posted By Acuario
It's been a few years since I posted anything...

It's been a few years since I posted anything about the greenhouse so here's an update.

In the part of Spain where I live we sometimes have very strong winds. When I bought the greenhouse I asked...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-11-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By Acuario
Check out the dewpoint monitor I made...

Check out the dewpoint monitor I made https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=5023 this uses UDP to communicate rather than MQTT so no need for a MQTT broker. I also use the same method using...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-12-18, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By Acuario
Without the electronics from an indoor unit you...

Without the electronics from an indoor unit you will have to build your own controller for the outdoor unit as the chances of breaking the communications protocol with only one end is pretty...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-10-18, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By Acuario
I haven't tried this but here are my thoughts on...

I haven't tried this but here are my thoughts on the project.

From what I have seen there are 2 types of multisplit. The older type (pre inverter) had individual compressors for each circuit and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-10-18, 03:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,648
Posted By Acuario
Hi, sounds like you are making good progress. I'm...

Hi, sounds like you are making good progress. I'm interested to hear how you progress with the controller. I previously hacked an inverter but in a different way to you. One thing I'm interested in...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-11-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,564
Posted By Acuario
IOT heat pump controller - thermostat

Well my heat pump controller is functioning really well these days, a lovely warm house and although the defrost is still using a fairly basic algorithm it is working. The critical temperature in my...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,741
Posted By Acuario
Thanks for the pointer. On ebay the basic version...

Thanks for the pointer. On ebay the basic version is 1.59 with free shipping - so cheap I've bought one just to see what it's like.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-17, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,741
Posted By Acuario
..the tests continue now it's winter.. So...

..the tests continue now it's winter..

So far sadly not too good. The tests I did initially were using plastic bags to restrict the airflow and then I was getting good results. Now I've had a few...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-17, 02:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,245
Posted By Acuario
IOT heat pump controller - updated

I'm going to start a new thread for this rather than continuing the old thread so they don't get mixed up. The old thread is still relevant as this is really an evolution of the project and I suggest...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-17, 01:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 38,173
Posted By Acuario
Yes you are correct, everyone has their own...

Yes you are correct, everyone has their own goals. The problem with the inverter is that the control system is so complex that the effort/reward for the 'community' is too high and I don't think it...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-17, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,347
Posted By Acuario
Neither. One Brit who escaped the cold and one...

Neither. One Brit who escaped the cold and one American.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-13-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 38,173
Posted By Acuario
After much deliberation I have decided to abandon...

After much deliberation I have decided to abandon my efforts to build a controller for an inverter machine.

I achieved my initial goal which was to decode the protocol of a Daikin machine and...
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