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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-30-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,485
Posted By Vlad
Having 4 compressors in DIY setup is a recipe for...

Having 4 compressors in DIY setup is a recipe for disaster. Too many things to consider, to much plumbing.... solenoid valves, controls, etc.

How about having 4 small compressors 4 small...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-11-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,296
Posted By Vlad
We are in Windsor itself, not in downtown area...

We are in Windsor itself, not in downtown area (who would in his mind live there :) ). We have 2 small kids and another one in couple of weeks, so we need schools, playgrounds, etc. Later we will...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-11-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,296
Posted By Vlad
Everything was fine. It is just Vancouver area...

Everything was fine. It is just Vancouver area real estate craziness. One day one of the developers wanted to build multifamily home.

Since we were right in town core area they offered us very...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-10-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,296
Posted By Vlad
You won't believe, but the house you came to see...

You won't believe, but the house you came to see does't exist anymore.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-09-17, 08:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,296
Posted By Vlad
Lots of projects... schoolbus conversion into RV,...

Lots of projects... schoolbus conversion into RV, house renos, etc
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-09-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,296
Posted By Vlad
Sorry for ignoring this thread. Too many...

Sorry for ignoring this thread. Too many things... Propane conversion is easy and not expensive way to have cleaner air...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-14-14, 02:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,296
Posted By Vlad
You can buy copper tubing in many places. Ones I...

You can buy copper tubing in many places. Ones I found in HD is called refrigeration tubing but it was a paper thin junk.

Refrigeration tubing is called ACR tubing and measured by OD and not an...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-13-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,296
Posted By Vlad
Just make it clear. You can't feed liquid propane...

Just make it clear. You can't feed liquid propane to first stage regulator. Propane will start evaporating there and FREEZZZZZ. This is why you add coil.

If you look at my diagram closely you...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-13-14, 01:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,296
Posted By Vlad
This propane feed adapters work just great. ...

This propane feed adapters work just great.

http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t561/vladi_levi/20140512_231951_zps4e9641b4.jpg~original...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-12-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,296
Posted By Vlad
Here is My loader propane system

Sorry for delay... life....

Here are some pictures of my loader conversion. I will add links to amazon drive they are full resolution pics.

All components and critical points are numbered the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-12-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,831
Posted By Vlad
To make it work like thermosiphone it has to be...

To make it work like thermosiphone it has to be vertical and vertical part as high as possible. You can have 2 or 3 parallel sections (depends on capacity) but sections must be bertical. I wouldn't...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-28-14, 01:50 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 273,210
Posted By Vlad
My walls are R22 Roxul insulation and roof is...

My walls are R22 Roxul insulation and roof is R40. As I said before my crawl space has no insulation and first floor is exposed to this cool place.



Here are some gas info coldest Feb 2013 11...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-27-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 273,210
Posted By Vlad
The design I used is very simple and cheap and...

The design I used is very simple and cheap and you can buy most components right at your closest lumber yard.

I see people are trying too hard to make tube part more efficient by using some...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-27-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 273,210
Posted By Vlad
Here are more details: 1. Heat source is...

Here are more details:

1. Heat source is DHWT regular power vented 65% efficient 24000BTU net

2. Floor coverings 20-25% tiles rest hardwood no carpet

3. Max water temperature at manifold...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-27-14, 01:24 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 273,210
Posted By Vlad
Just a quick follow up after years of using my floors....

Here is an original post:
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/renovations-new-construction/728-diy-hydronic-floor-heating-21.html

After a few years of using my floors I can say only one thing...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-19-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,660,373
Posted By Vlad
AC here is my reply for you and others....: ...

AC here is my reply for you and others....:

Sorry about ignorance... Got super busy and have no time for my project. I used city water (I know bad bad boy.....) for cooling my HP in summer time....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-23-13, 01:18 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 130,417
Posted By Vlad
DavesPlanet, I just looked at your plans........ ...

DavesPlanet, I just looked at your plans........

The swivel MUST be bigger, Holes MUST be bigger. You will have no flow especially if you have plans to drill 150'. You need water flow to lift...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-22-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 130,417
Posted By Vlad
I would use gas or propane converted engine. With...

I would use gas or propane converted engine. With electric motor 220V 5 HP you have a good chance to end up 6' down. You will need a ton of protection equipment for this motor. Especially if you...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-12-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,831
Posted By Vlad
Some heat exchanger designs

Now we can compare 2 projects. One is professionally manufactured HWT with Heat Pump:

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/geothermal-heat-pumps/2286-a7-airtap-install-ashp-hot-water-heater.html

The...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-09-12, 02:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,831
Posted By Vlad
Very cool project. Just like AC made Heat pump...

Very cool project. Just like AC made Heat pump from junk......

Just few things to add:

1 You can distill propane like I did. It is very easy just like making vodka. Old Russian tradition.
...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-01-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,426
Posted By Vlad
With pex price it is more efficient to have...

With pex price it is more efficient to have manifold somewhere close to HWT and 1/2 pex from manifold directly to facet. The problem is when your plumbing is already there.... 5 gal water heater...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-01-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,426
Posted By Vlad
I was thinking about the same setup. Small...

I was thinking about the same setup. Small electric WH can fit under sink. I don't think you should downsize your main WH unless you feel like it is already too big for your needs. Also you should...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-25-12, 02:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,493
Posted By Vlad
I do agree with you. This is probably the most...

I do agree with you. This is probably the most sophisticated way to determine your heat demand. My heat loss calculations were done by "professionals" and they gave me 50000+ BTU number. My HWT which...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-25-12, 02:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,493
Posted By Vlad
Web control of your heating or cooling system is...

Web control of your heating or cooling system is super cool but most people have no idea how to set it up. Professional DDC systems are super expensive making them useless for DIYers. But we can...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-24-12, 02:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 23,493
Posted By Vlad
I think you put to much brain power to determine...

I think you put to much brain power to determine your heat demand. It doesn't really matter. If you have right controls you will only use just enough heat. Rest of heat will just be stored.

It is...
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