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Forum: Tools 09-16-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By oil pan 4
Use both. I found that Flux core likes as much...

Use both.
I found that Flux core likes as much capacitance as you can throw at it.
Welders use the default 50k to 60k uf capacitor as a good trade off between solid wire and Flux core performance....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-12-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By oil pan 4
My local appliance repair guy says he loves...

My local appliance repair guy says he loves heatpump dryers.
He gets lots of service calls and 99% of them are lint build up. Easy $100.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By oil pan 4
Gas water heater maintenance

Doing preventive maintenance on the hot water heater is about as exciting watching paint dry, but with a replacement cost of $500+ plus installation if you can't install it your self it's time well...
Forum: Solar Power 12-09-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By oil pan 4
It won't last very long. It's a starting gel...

It won't last very long.
It's a starting gel battery. Just about the worst battery you could pick.
If the charge controller ever tried to run an equalization cycle the battery would be toast.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-22-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By oil pan 4
Figure out what voltage and power it uses and get...

Figure out what voltage and power it uses and get a ballast transformer.
That'swhat I did.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-17-18, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By oil pan 4
Some pics. ...

Some pics.

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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-09-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By oil pan 4
I'm never going to install a central A/C. No...

I'm never going to install a central A/C.
No central A/C is efficient as one that's turned off.
The big advantage is rooms where the split is off don't get heated or cooled.
Sure you can block off...
Forum: Solar Power 07-26-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By oil pan 4
I have an associates in applied science for wind...

I have an associates in applied science for wind and solar power generation.
I would destroy these salesman.

The consultant thing is brilliant.
Forum: Solar Power 07-26-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By oil pan 4
12.7kw for $60,000? What a freaking rip off. ...

12.7kw for $60,000?
What a freaking rip off.
For $60,000 I would be completely off grid, have the ground work layed for the next upgrade (over sized wiring), and have enough left over to buy...
Forum: Solar Power 07-08-18, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By oil pan 4
I think the price has come down to around $3 to...

I think the price has come down to around $3 to $4 per watt of generating capacity installed by a professional installers.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-22-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,876
Posted By oil pan 4
evaporative cooling for A/C condenser test with garden hose study

The scope is to determine if evaporative cooling can boost home A/C efficiency.
Instruments used:
Flir i7 thermal imager
Fluke325 amp clamp

Control over Observations:
Gave the A/C unit a 10...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-19-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By oil pan 4
That makes more sense. You may be able to...

That makes more sense.

You may be able to pick up a used craftsman mower with a Kohler engine (the more desirable combination) for around $1200 or less.
You can get a $3,000 mower but it'sjust...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-21-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By oil pan 4
This is how it's disposed of. This is milk...

This is how it's disposed of.
This is milk processing byproduct not CFCs or nerve gas.
How and what exactly be would polluting the atmosphere?
Forum: Conservation 01-02-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,777
Posted By oil pan 4
Yes I bought 10 of them. These are hybrid...

Yes I bought 10 of them.
These are hybrid tubes. Hybrid tubes can run off ballast or 120 to 277v power.
I found that the led T8 tubes use 26% more power when running on ballast power, compared to a...
Forum: Lighting 12-30-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,164
Posted By oil pan 4
I pulled down my 6 tube light fixture and ripped...

I pulled down my 6 tube light fixture and ripped out the ballasts and rewired it for option 2, powering the tubes directly off 120v power.
If I can rewire something to make it 26% more efficient I'm...
Forum: Conservation 11-25-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By oil pan 4
It's not as bad as I thought. The place has a...

It's not as bad as I thought. The place has a heat pump, not just electric resistance heat like I was originally told.

The previous owner left behind a lot of 3/4 inch pex so I have that to do geo...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-16-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By oil pan 4
Make extra money by dumping industrial waste on you land

Where I work they produce a fatty watery by product called slops that can't go into the waste water ponds.
The factory produces 300,000lb of this gunk per week normally. They have to pay almost...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-12-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,119
Posted By oil pan 4
Who am I allegedly affiliated with? I'm...

Who am I allegedly affiliated with?
I'm confused.
First I was talking about gating a GE, then an A.O. smith finally I ended up getting a used obsolete heat pump water heater made by a company that...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-11-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By oil pan 4
What ever you use it has to be to your local...

What ever you use it has to be to your local code.
For example in new Mexico you can not use copper or aluminum line.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-24-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,290
Posted By oil pan 4
The problem with these units when heating or...

The problem with these units when heating or cooling is the air they draw into the house to move heat.
They work alright cooling since they are drawing in air that is maybe 10 to 30F degrees warmer...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-23-17, 06:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,119
Posted By oil pan 4
I have my first heat pump water heater unit up...

I have my first heat pump water heater unit up and running.
It's just hot wired to run on a switch and water being fed by supplied by a 5 gallon container at the moment.
The compressor is very...
Forum: Tools 09-11-17, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,304
Posted By oil pan 4
Use old engine valve springs for your break...

Use old engine valve springs for your break release.
Forum: Conservation 08-31-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By oil pan 4
The oil doesn't collect a whole lot of heat. ...

The oil doesn't collect a whole lot of heat.
Most of the heat exits the cylinder head and with the discharged air.
So if you had a liquid cooled compressor wirh after cooler heat exchanger you...
Forum: Solar Power 08-31-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By oil pan 4
Eaton all-pro solar motion detector lights

I bought one of these lights for around $70.
Wanted motion lights that will still work when the power goes out, I could easily run power to regular 120v powered motion lights.
I put one in my back...
Forum: Tools 08-30-17, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,178
Posted By oil pan 4
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