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Forum: Conservation 11-12-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,782
Posted By Daox
Installing a Single Room Energy Recovery Vent (ERV)

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4768&stc=1&d=1415818772

I was poking around on builditsolar.com (http://builditsolar.com), and found this nice little article.
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Forum: Lighting 02-19-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,448
Posted By mejunkhound
PSE with heavily subsidizing Next time you...

PSE with heavily subsidizing

Next time you are in SeaTac or in PSE area, and have the time, pickup some $3 each PSE 'instant rebate' 6.5W LED bulbs. You may need to have your bud get them, as...
Forum: Conservation 02-06-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 669,187
Posted By Fornax
Hi All, As I told Kostas above I did build a...

Hi All,

As I told Kostas above I did build a new HRV using a heatexchangercore I
ordered readymade. It's the exact one some commercial brands are using
in their commercial HRV's and the specs...
Forum: Conservation 01-12-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,318
Posted By Ryland
That is why I drill a small hole, you can stick a...

That is why I drill a small hole, you can stick a wire in to see if there is insulation and you can fill the void you find with expanding foam, drilling a drinking straw size hole every foot or so...
Forum: Conservation 10-25-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,308
Posted By Daox
NRCAN Keeping the Heat in (book / guide on efficient homes & renovation)

I came across this today. Its a very comprehensive guide on general home heating and cooling efficiency put together by NRCAN (Natural Resources Canada). Its basically a get started quick guide for...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-31-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,592
Posted By Piwoslaw
Quest, how about getting a dual flush for the...

Quest, how about getting a dual flush for the downstairs? Since most flushes are non-solids, then no need wasting 6L when 3-4L will do the job just as well.
Forum: Lighting 03-25-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,424
Posted By Xringer
The other sensor I'm testing is from Amazon....

The other sensor I'm testing is from Amazon. SensorPlug - Motion Activated Electrical Outlet - Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000A3CIUW)

I have it controlling the single tube...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-31-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,408
Posted By Exeric
Here is a handy guide to air sealing an attic. It...

Here is a handy guide to air sealing an attic. It is very thorough.

http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/guides-and-manuals/gm-attic-air-sealing-guide

If you follow that guide one shouldn't...
Forum: Conservation 01-08-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 53,993
Posted By AC_Hacker
Does bubble-wrap work for insulating windows?

Does bubble-wrap work for insulating windows?

For $15, I bought a roll of 24" wide roll of bubble wrap, enough for three or four windows (I only wanted to do the lower windows).
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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-01-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,879
Posted By MN Renovator
MN Renovator 2012 Hypothetical new house

I'm living in a house I bought in the middle of 2010. I like the house and I've air sealed it pretty well and have a few more gaps that I know about that I'm taking care of this month. I got to...
Forum: Other Improvements 12-02-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,762
Posted By strider3700
New smart meter installed today

So today the electric company finally got around to my house and installed a new smart meter.

Sometime this spring I should be able to get readings on the web as to how much power I've used and...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-13-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,543
Posted By Daox
Woo, cool project! Congrats on being an arduino...

Woo, cool project! Congrats on being an arduino owner. They're SUCH nifty devices.

It does sound like your thermostat is a bit limited compared to the ones I've seen. The ones I've seen/used...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-13-11, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,543
Posted By Piwoslaw
Arduino based thermostat

As of today I am the proud owner of an Arduino Duemilanove:D Woohoo!

One of the things I'd like to do with it is to replace our thermostat. Not that the one we have is bad (it's saved us a LOT on...
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