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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
Yeah, I used the existing PEX stuff to replace...

Yeah, I used the existing PEX stuff to replace the manifold.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-14-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
Waiting for the crazy guy

The tank is out on the sidewalk, waiting to be adopted.
The hot water manifold has been replaced by 1' of 3/4" Pex.

There's this weird guy who picks up anything that has any metal in it.
I'm...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
That might be better than using oil. I just did...

That might be better than using oil. I just did the math. Oil stinks!

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?p=60962#post60962
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,629
Posted By Xringer
Still not leaking any R410a.. Yet..

It's been working okay without detectable leakage. Output air is 20F to 25F warmer than input air.
Set the power metering rate for 29 cents per KWh and it's showing $8 per month.
Even with all...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
We don't need a lot of hot water, so running on...

We don't need a lot of hot water, so running on oil for a while is the plan.
If oil get's too costly, I'll use that a reason to move to Texas.. LOL!
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
I learned about using cotton string around sink...

I learned about using cotton string around sink drain couplings a few years ago.
The Ace Hardware guy told me the old plumbers trick of over-wrapping the threads in string,
and the water would...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
Not good..

Well, it looks like the A7 heat pump HX copper isn't coming out of the tank..
It stuck at about 2 feet.. A very difficult two feet. I guess I can seal (pinch) off the lines and cut them..
...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-12-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
It's a DIY heat pump + solar PV hot water heater....

It's a DIY heat pump + solar PV hot water heater. (See pic above).
I was thinking about getting it out in the yard and ripping off the top cover and the foam insulation.
I could pressurize the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-10-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,285
Posted By Xringer
New link: ...

New link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32956162411.html

They are making some interesting pcbs these days.. Inverter support!

Universal DC Inverter control system for split air conditioner...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-10-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
Yeah

Me too. I had high hopes for the epoxy.

When I get the tank out of the basement,
I've decided to strip off the plumbing hardware and the heating elements,
if they don't look too bad. But the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-10-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
I was not able to repair the leak. No luck with...

I was not able to repair the leak. No luck with with the J-B Weld.
I've got too much Grandfather stuff going on this summer, I've decided to ditch the tank.
That means removing the A7 copper tube...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-04-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,629
Posted By Xringer
2 years, 10 months, 20 days later..

Like sands through the hour glass, so are the days of our lives..
Where does the time (and the R410a) go?

I turned on the old Santa Fe and it was still working. And, it was also still leaking...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-27-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
I'm taking out the anode again this week. I've...

I'm taking out the anode again this week. I've ordered a "Cap, 3/4" NPT Female" and plan to install one of the 3/4" NPT iron nipples that I removed when installing the A7. I'll install with the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-26-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
It's not a simple job to change out this one....

It's not a simple job to change out this one. There's an A7 heat pump on top.

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2286

If I can't stop the leak (cracked tank etc), I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-21-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By Xringer
Help! Leaky Hot Water Tank problem!

My Electric hot water heater / PVsolar+heat pump Storage tank is leaking.
It seemed to be leaking around the Anode port.
I pulled out what was left of the Anode and ordered a replacement. ...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-16-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Xringer
My first solar assisted system was a storage tank...

My first solar assisted system was a storage tank that fed into the cold-water input of my oil-burner (that supplies our hot water).
The system used an antifreeze/glycol loop from roof panels...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-10-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 94,969
Posted By Xringer
I might find out tomorrow. If the tank is NG,...

I might find out tomorrow. If the tank is NG, I'll need to figure out how to uninstall it.
The drain valve is (soft?) plastic and requires an empty tank to replace.
I'm going to try flushing it out...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-10-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 94,969
Posted By Xringer
6 years, 9 months later..

The flood alarm went off this afternoon..
The tank top cover was wet. About 12oz in the catch pan set off the alarm..

I turned on the tank bypass (and the oil burner) and now I'm drying up the...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-28-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By Xringer
The Fairchild_F8 Or How I Learned to Code..

https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Fairchild_F8

Back around 1975, there was an place in Cambridge MA where me and some of my Ham radio buddies would buy power supplies parts. We had a source for old...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-24-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,308
Posted By Xringer
We had a tree rat that came down the chimney to...

We had a tree rat that came down the chimney to nest on the fireplace damper.
No big deal, until he started hunting for insects under the roofing shingles.
I chased him out and blocked up the top...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-23-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Xringer
It kept the main house warm the whole time. I...

It kept the main house warm the whole time.
I did notice it doing a few defrost cycles, but it worked normally.

At one point I turned the Sanyo back on for a quick test at 5F..
It was making...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-22-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Xringer
When it got back up to 10F this morning, I turned...

When it got back up to 10F this morning, I turned the old Sanyo back on!
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-20-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Xringer
Gree will be tested. 34 hours under 9F in the forecast

It starts at midnight tonight. I'm astounded by this forecast.
Our current snow (snow ice pellet mix) is going to become rock-like for days!
...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-01-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Xringer
A nerd that I used to work with had a car AC that...

A nerd that I used to work with had a car AC that wasn't cool enough, and asked me for advice. Told him how to add refrigerant to the system, and told him to keep running the AC while he was doing...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-31-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Xringer
Refrigerator explodes

https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/refrigerator-explodes-inside-family-home-in-west-palm-beach


Are they using R290 (or similar) in home refrigerators now?
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