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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-22-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,041
Posted By IamIan
For energy efficiency computing .. For several...

For energy efficiency computing .. For several years I've had good luck with the Lenovo Ideapad 100 series.
Forum: Other Improvements 02-09-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
:( Please refrain from making Ad hominem...

:(
Please refrain from making Ad hominem personal attacks toward me , like that.

You do not actually know my life .. what I do , how I spend my time .. what I've done .. etc .. and even if you...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-08-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
I remain skeptical that they do so. That...

I remain skeptical that they do so.


That is a different topic.

Similar to .. the time a ICE is not running is a different topic , than the efficiency it runs at while it is running .. 20%...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-06-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
Arranging the 55Gallon Drums. I am a bit...

Arranging the 55Gallon Drums.

I am a bit torn between two approaches .. But usually leaning toward Option2.

Option #1> Space Condensed.
Think/image one big block , with everything all...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
Doesn't matter , because LPG is not part of this...

Doesn't matter , because LPG is not part of this system.


Feel free to use any units you personally prefer .. calories , kwh , joules , BTUs , ERGs , etc .. etc .. any of them can easily be...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-01-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
For electrical storage .. mainly to run the HVAC...

For electrical storage .. mainly to run the HVAC system:

Low self Discharge
Low calendar aging
High cycle life
High cycle efficiency
Ideally used or older cells (reduce / reuse/ recycle)
It's...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-31-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
HVAC is by far my largest annual energy use. ...

HVAC is by far my largest annual energy use.

I first tried an old used evacuated tube solar thermal collector .. SEIDO1-16AS .. 2142mm x 1940mm x 187mm
pics attached

I had liquid sealing...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-31-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
My annual electric consumption has been around...

My annual electric consumption has been around ~7Mwh .. of which about ~3Mwh is non-HVAC.

I bought 10 used Sunpower 250w solar panels for $891 delivered ~$0.356/watt .. all 10 panels seem to be...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-31-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
Thermal Storage One of the ironies (to me)...

Thermal Storage

One of the ironies (to me) .. is that I spend energy in the summer to get rid of heat .. and I spend more energy in the winter to get heat .. If only I could only spend the energy...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-31-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
When the house is closed up for a long time the...

When the house is closed up for a long time the inside air gets 'stale' .. link after months in the winter.

But just opening a window to get 'fresh air' might work .. it also let out allot of...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-31-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
The DIY heat pump approach I've been...

The DIY heat pump approach I've been experimenting with is converting a used mass produced window air conditioning air to air style heat pump unit.

The mass produced effect means they are...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-31-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
1st experiments were just off the shelf compost...

1st experiments were just off the shelf compost tumbler style composting.
Didn't work well for me.

- - - - - -

Smallest Compost heater experiment was small
~4 Gallons in a old ~5 Gallon...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-31-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
Compost pile heating. A fairly good book is...

Compost pile heating.

A fairly good book is "The Compost Powered Water Heater" .. not perfect , but a good place to start.

There is roughly the same wh of energy weather the material is burned...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-31-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,109
Posted By IamIan
Ian's Thermal System

I am a turtle (slow progress) .. because I'm a tinkerer who gets more out of the tinkering itself than the functional finished product .. and because I have soo many tikering projects to compete for...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-31-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,588
Posted By IamIan
Conventional resistance electric hot water heater...

Conventional resistance electric hot water heater .. or .. heat pump hot water heater ?

Both use electricity .. can be powered by the solar / batteries.

But the heat pump option have 3 benefits...
Forum: Biofuels 10-18-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 25,194
Posted By IamIan
FYI Basic videos of my first 3 experimental...

FYI
Basic videos of my first 3 experimental steps.

Eventually , the goal would be to work up to a supplemental home heat source. Ideally fueled by free to me waste products I already get. Mostly...
Forum: Conservation 03-27-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 711,882
Posted By IamIan
yes I would bet on 3 main reasons. ...

yes



I would bet on 3 main reasons.

#1> Follow the leader.
Most people do what they see other people do .. so it becomes a self full-filling loop .. people don't do it because they don't...
Forum: Conservation 02-12-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 711,882
Posted By IamIan
FYI Video of my prototype. Design and...

FYI
Video of my prototype.

Design and build
https---://youtu.be/_kJB9LPhZDs

Performance test results
https---://youtu.be/fCgf1lCK4qQ

I was blocked from directly posting links .. remove...
Forum: Solar Power 06-08-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 54,095
Posted By IamIan
Simple to make .. or .. Simple to use ? At some...

Simple to make .. or .. Simple to use ?
At some point one of those must be chosen as more important than the other.

I assumed simple to make .. That's why I suggested the two most simple options...
Forum: Solar Power 06-08-16, 04:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 54,095
Posted By IamIan
If a cell leveling system fails .. yes it can...

If a cell leveling system fails .. yes it can cause the very problem it is supposed to prevent .. Just a question of Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) .. OEMs like Tesla, GM , etc... all have a high...
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