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Forum: Tools Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By pinballlooking
I have the compressor apart. It does not look...

I have the compressor apart. It does not look that bad. The cylinders look great.
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=9142&stc=1&d=1610930144...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-06-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By solarhotairpanels
What you described above is exactly how mine is...

What you described above is exactly how mine is setup.
My collectors drop hot water down thru a coil inside my insulated preheat tank then back up to the collectors.

The water surrounding the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By Zwerius
How our energy system performed over 2020

I thought you might like this:


https://i.postimg.cc/PxWWmj8s/sankeymatic-2300x1200-2020-English.png



For all details, you can take a look at my website.
It's in Dutch, but Google...
Forum: Conservation 01-02-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By Piwoslaw
Piwoslaw's rain water system (underground tank)

Since April '20 we finally have a new rainwater system, much more permanent than the plastic barrels (https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1009) we've had for the last decade:)

We had a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,783
Posted By skyking
top of the triangle tube tank and much plumbing....

top of the triangle tube tank and much plumbing. Hot water from that tank is then fed to the 52 gallon hot water tank further into the house. One mistake:
There should be a second copper run to the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,783
Posted By skyking
here is the ground loop end of things, the...

here is the ground loop end of things, the circulation pumps into the heat pump.
That was from that crawlspace I dug at the end of the geo installation.
https://i.postimg.cc/Pqx6pmKq/geo3.jpg
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Forum: Solar Power 10-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By mk1st
Finally up and running

I rebuilt my old crappy garage and reoriented the new one for full southern exposure. Took a while to get everything up and running because I was doing everything myself (except the final wiring...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-26-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By MN Renovator
I agree that you don't need a pile of attic...

I agree that you don't need a pile of attic venting, but you need some to allow the incidental moisture in winter to flow out. Moisture flows readily and usually it doesn't take much ventilation to...
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-24-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By AC_Hacker
A Very Strong Parallel

I see a very strong parallel between this discussion, and many other discussions on EcoRenovator, regarding say, the building of a home, and what is the cheapest heat, etc., etc.

Many people begin...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-20-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,636
Posted By menaus2
So its been about 3 months since my last update,...

So its been about 3 months since my last update, and overall the collector has worked great over the summer and have made some refinements also.

1. The reflectors have really helped out with the...
Forum: Conservation 08-11-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,836
Posted By Wanna Beco
Sooooo... this month has been a true test of...

Sooooo... this month has been a true test of other mods I have been doing. Air sealing and using timers ETC. The results have been great. The Sense app lets me know when my kid leaves the bathroom...
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-11-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By launboy
Resource Use for Renewables

I hope this isnít considered political and is in the right spot. Iím not posting it to start a debate, more to hear your guys thoughts on the article. Itís a piece written by someone who to me seems...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,188
Posted By MN Renovator
With absolute perfect efficiency and the heat...

With absolute perfect efficiency and the heat only being in contact with the snow to melt it, it takes 288,000BTU of heat to melt a ton of frozen water(snow in this case). If you've ever shoveled a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-20-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,140
Posted By Elcam84
FYI the AC system in the average car is around 3...

FYI the AC system in the average car is around 3 tons. Some smaller some larger. For a van you will be on the larger end. So you would need 3+ tons of ice per hour to cool it...

So to keep...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-10-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,021
Posted By WyrTwister
The " blanket " around the compressor may also be...

The " blanket " around the compressor may also be for sound deadening ?

God bless
Wyr
Forum: Solar Power 07-05-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Piwoslaw
Piwoslaw's 2.7kW PV system

After years of thinking, reading, wanting, etc., we finally made the move!
Polish government created a financial incentive for PV systems, where homeowners can get up to 5000PLN (over 1100EUR) back...
Forum: Solar Power 07-03-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By CrankyDoug
Perhaps I am missing something. You have solar...

Perhaps I am missing something. You have solar panels facing in two directions, mounted to a single pole such that a 5mph wind will result in rotational oscillation from vortex shedding. I estimate...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-04-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,191
Posted By Mikesolar
For my test rig, I sized a flat plate heat...

For my test rig, I sized a flat plate heat exchanger to the output of the HP and I have a pump with a flow meter so I can get proper readings. I am using the indoor coils electronics but changing the...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-18-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,636
Posted By menaus2
Absorber fins and painting are done! I did my...

Absorber fins and painting are done! I did my best to make everything an equal length, but I'm sure each run will be off a bit.

Does anyone have an idea how much difference in flow there might be...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-11-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,636
Posted By menaus2
Absorber fin installation continues! A little...

Absorber fin installation continues! A little over halfway done. I've spray painted completed sections to get an idea what it'll look like finished (as well as a motivation boost!) Straightening out...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-04-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,636
Posted By menaus2
Construction continues into the slow tedious...

Construction continues into the slow tedious phase of collector pipe and aluminum absorbers. For the back of the absorber I stapled up 3" wide strips of aluminum coilstock. Not sure on the thickness,...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-28-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,636
Posted By menaus2
Had nice weather yesterday before rain moved in,...

Had nice weather yesterday before rain moved in, so prioritized making sure the OSB was protected enough since it shouldn't get wet & I don't have plastic laying around. Sealed up all the seams with...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-26-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,636
Posted By menaus2
The world slows down, but construction continues!...

The world slows down, but construction continues! Framing has been completed. The shed wall isn't exactly plumb, but it's level. Good enough! I siliconed (black silicone) the wood to keep moisture...
Forum: Conservation 02-06-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,061
Posted By pinballlooking
Those farmers need to have the right to repair...

Those farmers need to have the right to repair their tractors.
Just like the did for cars a few years ago.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-26-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,576
Posted By where2
For others who may someday need this knowledge: ...

For others who may someday need this knowledge:

Using NiHaoMike's suggestion as a starting point, I was able to determine that JST connectors come in a variety of pin spacings: 1.0mm, 1.25mm,...
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