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Forum: Solar Power 03-22-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,727
Posted By ldjessee
I saw this video a few days ago, which basically...

I saw this video a few days ago, which basically agrees with what is said by others. Not really worth it.

YouTube video on using mirrors with solar PV panels....
Forum: Solar Power 04-14-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,258
Posted By ldjessee
How is it going?

Hello,

I am curious if your sign is working well and staying lit as long as you had hoped (5 hours)?

Thanks,
Forum: Solar Heating 07-22-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,932
Posted By ldjessee
Hello, I am to understand that if PV panels...

Hello,

I am to understand that if PV panels get to warm, they are less efficient.

How about using water (or glycol) to cool the PV panels (on the backside, kind of like how electronics are...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-15-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,934
Posted By ldjessee
Hello, Ah, I have a dehumidifier that is one...

Hello,

Ah, I have a dehumidifier that is one wheels, if it is too high, I just roll it in front of the fan (or just put it in a closed room) and it lowers the humidity enough...

But I live in a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-14-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,934
Posted By ldjessee
You must be drying alot of things, as I just use...

You must be drying alot of things, as I just use the Alton Brown method (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLCmxKs4oXU): box fan and furnace filters.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-11-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,880
Posted By ldjessee
Hello, In my dream home (I keep working on...

Hello,

In my dream home (I keep working on it in my head, because without goals, which way do you go?), I was thinking of having both a few loops going deep (at the same time drilling well,...
Forum: Tools 10-13-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 35,107
Posted By ldjessee
I have a question Xringer, did you have a...

I have a question Xringer, did you have a particular reason you mounted it to a sheet of metal? Didnt know if you trying to shield it or some other reason other than you had a piece of sheetmetal and...
Forum: Tools 10-12-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 35,107
Posted By ldjessee
Thanks for posting this picture!

Thanks for posting this picture!
Forum: Conservation 08-24-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,026
Posted By ldjessee
Yes, we have two TVs we watch. A Tube upstairs...

Yes, we have two TVs we watch. A Tube upstairs and a HD set downstairs, with surround sound.

I think the tube and the surround sound amp are the two that will be consuming the most power.

Maybe...
Forum: Conservation 08-24-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,026
Posted By ldjessee
I have my Kill-a-watt...now what?

Hello,

I got a Kill-A-Watt for my birthday and I am trying to figure out where to use it first. Any suggestions?
Forum: Lighting 07-28-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,839
Posted By ldjessee
My understanding is that all of them have...

My understanding is that all of them have different spots where they are most efficient.

And what was a 'prototype' white LED back in 2006 is pretty standard now. So, LED would be up over a 100...
Forum: Introductions 07-22-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,535
Posted By ldjessee
Sent information to the roofing company, still...

Sent information to the roofing company, still have not heard back from them. Found out the roof is leaking so this has become a priority.
Forum: Introductions 07-19-09, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,535
Posted By ldjessee
Got a solar survey the other day, but getting new...

Got a solar survey the other day, but getting new roof (or atleast resurfaced) will have to happen first.
Forum: Solar Heating 07-04-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,762
Posted By ldjessee
The high temps (and to keep it from freezing as...

The high temps (and to keep it from freezing as easily) was why they used the new antifreeze/coolant (propylene glycol). Infact, I would have assumed that this substance is what is used down into...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-03-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,762
Posted By ldjessee
Thanks. Hmmm...I would think in colder...

Thanks.

Hmmm...I would think in colder climes (or atleast those of us with below freezing winters) that the extra insulation of the vacuum would make a bigger difference.

Of course, I am not...
Forum: Conservation 07-02-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,954
Posted By ldjessee
Thanks for your comments. I looked at your...

Thanks for your comments. I looked at your website, thanks!
Forum: Solar Heating 07-02-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,762
Posted By ldjessee
I always assumed that the evacuated glass tube...

I always assumed that the evacuated glass tube collectors were mirrored on the inside on the 'bottom' so that it would be more efficient.

I also thought by rotating the tube, you could 'tune' the...
Forum: Tools 07-02-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 35,107
Posted By ldjessee
Yes, going to shielded wire with the shield...

Yes, going to shielded wire with the shield grounded to a separate ground would help, but have you thought of just looping the wire around a magnet a few times, one at each end?

Yes, I guess you...
Forum: Conservation 07-02-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,610
Posted By ldjessee
Maybe some kind of metal heat reflector? ...

Maybe some kind of metal heat reflector?

Wonder what the wife would approve of...
Forum: Conservation 07-02-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,954
Posted By ldjessee
I am worried that our roof will need to be...

I am worried that our roof will need to be replaced soon (original roof from the late 60's that had some leaking in the 90's that was fixed). It is asphalt shingles.

I have heard (not researched,...
Forum: Conservation 07-02-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,610
Posted By ldjessee
Has anyone done this to a gas hot water heater? I...

Has anyone done this to a gas hot water heater? I am thinking about this, but am just worried that since the top is not insulated, how much better can it be?

Thanks,

LDJ
Forum: Tools 07-02-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 35,107
Posted By ldjessee
That is really neat. Did you account for how...

That is really neat.

Did you account for how long the wire is? I would want the thermistors all over the house and would worry about the variable resistance of long wire runs. Oh, and those runs...
Forum: Introductions 06-29-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,535
Posted By ldjessee
Thanks! If I go with the electronic...

Thanks!

If I go with the electronic ballasts, doesn't that mean I can put dimmers and such on them? Or is that something else?
If I can get more information on the fixtures I have, I will post...
Forum: Conservation 06-29-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 34,506
Posted By ldjessee
Sorry, am in mid to southern Indiana, so we have...

Sorry, am in mid to southern Indiana, so we have been in the 90's already.
Forum: Conservation 06-29-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 34,506
Posted By ldjessee
I believe we have the programmable set for 78...

I believe we have the programmable set for 78 during nights and daytime hours we would not normally be home and 76 for when we are there.

Even so, we almost always go down to the finished basement...
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