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Forum: Solar Heating 12-28-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,915
Posted By solarhotairpanels
HOLY CRAP!!!!! I've come to the conclusion that...

HOLY CRAP!!!!!
I've come to the conclusion that you have WAYYYYYYYYYYY to many ecacuated tube collectors hooked up there! The whole entire system is going to BLOW at any minute.

Best thing to do...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Well thank you for that comment.. They are...

Well thank you for that comment..

They are light as a feather to carry because of the galvanized metal stud framing...

I saw a post somewhere where a guy piled a whole bunch of big stones in a...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Ok, I see what you mean. Yes just pumping hot...

Ok, I see what you mean.
Yes just pumping hot air into your basement is a plus even if that's all you do.
Hot air rises.. up thru the floors etc.

Well keep everyone posted on your progress and...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Yes if you check out how my collectors are tilted...

Yes if you check out how my collectors are tilted with the pitch of the roof in the PDF file you can see that there can't be any issues whatsover with them draining properly. I made sure all 3/4...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,453
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thumbs up skyking solar hot air collectors

Sounds like you'll have a beautiful house when done.

Good luck with that project... post a bunch of pictures when you get rolling.
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,974
Posted By solarhotairpanels
My only addition to this thread is beware of...

My only addition to this thread is beware of stagnation temps using PEX. I would stick with black automotive type radiator hose with stainless clamps or solder copper to join collectors. Just my 2...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thumbs up I'm back for questions pertaining to my 2 systems

Many moons ago I built 2 systems..
Hot air collectors and a Drainback hot water collector system tied into domestic hot water and space heating utilizing a used runtal radiator.

If anyone is...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,453
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Both hot air collectors are operating perfectly...

Both hot air collectors are operating perfectly for many years now..
I will be changing the poly to new poly soon. It gets faded over time.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By Acuario
Setting temperature via weather feed

I may have posted about this before but anyway this is an update and it's now working...

It is now cool at night so time to run the heatpump which is connected to the under floor heating in my...
Forum: Conservation 07-20-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By Elcam84
Or just get a 220v contactor that has 220v...

Or just get a 220v contactor that has 220v primary coils and a 220v sonoff. Then no need for another outlet. Just use the hotside of the waterheater feed.


What I find curious...
Forum: Conservation 07-19-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By NiHaoMike
You use the contactor (a very heavy duty relay)...

You use the contactor (a very heavy duty relay) to switch the water heater, then you use a smart plug to switch the contactor. Not having an outlet nearby makes things slightly more complex, really...
Forum: Conservation 07-13-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By NiHaoMike
Just get a contactor with a 120V coil and control...

Just get a contactor with a 120V coil and control it with a smart plug.
Forum: Solar Heating 06-13-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,974
Posted By roger1959s
A few years back i fixed a leaking "T" top on my...

A few years back i fixed a leaking "T" top on my wife's Trans Am by putting a thin layer of black RTV on the "T" top gasket and Vaseline on the "T" top glass and latching the tops back in place. The...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-11-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,221
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: Solar Heating 03-02-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,233
Posted By menaus2
Heat exchanger coils are wound in the tank. It...

Heat exchanger coils are wound in the tank. It wasn't easy hanging over into the tank for a few hours, but it got easier as I worked my way higher in the tank. I had a 24" diameter by 30"H space to...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-29-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,221
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: 13
Views: 4,221
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: Solar Heating 02-15-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,233
Posted By menaus2
menaus2's 240sqft Hydronic Thermal collector

Hi All! It's been a while since I've documented a major project on the forum, so I'll be starting from the planning process going forward.

Last year I installed a 36sqft drainback collector with a...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-27-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,453
Posted By solarhotairpanels
My hot air collectors and solar hot water...

My hot air collectors and solar hot water drainback system have been up and running for 7 years now... no problems. No repairs had to be made.

All aheady FULL!
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-14-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,635
Posted By jeff5may
^^This is why you always want to tightly cap all...

^^This is why you always want to tightly cap all service ports with a cap that has a good o-ring in it. If the schrader valve ever decides to leak, there is a redundant seal in the cap.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-10-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,635
Posted By jeff5may
Some tips on purging and evacuating pretty much...

Some tips on purging and evacuating pretty much any type of split system:

1: Most important: do not disconnect any service hoses while they are under vacuum! Atmospheric air will leak in,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-05-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,856
Posted By pinballlooking
I am not sure what BTU system you are looking for...

I am not sure what BTU system you are looking for but I have three of these.
GREE Terra 9,000 BTU Ductless Mini Split AC FREE 25' Line Set...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-22-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,346
Posted By AC_Hacker
No one appreciates an invisible miracle any more....

No one appreciates an invisible miracle any more.

-AC
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-22-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,346
Posted By Minimac
That is what I have been using for years every...

That is what I have been using for years every time I have to run copper water or heating lines through joists or studs. Still waiting for my thanks :)
Forum: Solar Heating 11-11-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,079
Posted By AC_Hacker
The Solar Study I was Referring To...

Hey skyking,

I was able to locate the study that I was referring to previously...


http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=3628&stc=1&d=1384215358


HERE IT IS!...
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