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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-14-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,794
Posted By Weather Spotter
You could use something like this for the heat...

You could use something like this for the heat pump:
https://www.hotspotenergy.com/DC-air-conditioner/
they also have a solar direct model.
Forum: Solar Power 12-21-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,009
Posted By Weather Spotter
With my xw+ 5546, I just installed it in between...

With my xw+ 5546, I just installed it in between my meter and my main load panel in my house and Iím using it as a whole house transfer switch. Then all of my loads are on the load side of the...
Forum: Solar Power 12-20-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,481
Posted By Weather Spotter
I have not used the sol-arks yet, last year at...

I have not used the sol-arks yet, last year at this time when I installed my system they did not support ac coupling. Mid January they did and I kicked myself :(. I wonder if the issue of lithium...
Forum: Solar Power 12-20-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,333
Posted By Weather Spotter
If you want to do this correctly and use the Golf...

If you want to do this correctly and use the Golf cart battery’s for load shifting and battery back up you would need a hybrid battery inverter. it can be set to turn on a smart load (sol-ark has a...
Forum: Solar Power 12-20-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,481
Posted By Weather Spotter
Might be time to jump on here and make a thread...

Might be time to jump on here and make a thread about my solar with battery back up.... but to answer the battery question asked above: I like simple phi lithium iron phosphate battery’s. Three of...
Forum: Solar Power 07-24-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,630
Posted By Weather Spotter
Talking Us solar

In May I added a 3.5KW grid tie system to my house. I looked up how to do it myself and installed it all for $1.6 per W before the tax credit :) I figure a 5.6 year Payback given MI still has full...
Forum: Conservation 11-09-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 270,577
Posted By Weather Spotter
you do need to update it..... any progress on the...

you do need to update it..... any progress on the site being able to help log energy usage? should just be a fuel log modified a bit.....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-09-13, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
It would be fun to try building my own outdoor...

It would be fun to try building my own outdoor boiler ...... I would need a wood supply and the cost to retrofit my forced air system might be a bit too high, but it would be a fun project.........
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-09-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
I wanted a house with a wood stove. But this...

I wanted a house with a wood stove. But this house does not fit that bill can't have one due to the insurance company. there's not a really good spot to put one anyway :(

I have a chain saw, maul,...
Forum: Conservation 11-09-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 270,577
Posted By Weather Spotter
I have tried 62F for the last month and its a bit...

I have tried 62F for the last month and its a bit cold so I put it up to 64F. With my block house if do temp swings I loose the thermal mass effect :(


Got my first heating bill this week and...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-09-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
No I did not get an official audit done..... but...

No I did not get an official audit done..... but a mechanical contractor friend and I went through the house looking for issues.. I knew most of them already, old windows, leaky doors.

but I...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-01-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
Time for another update: Plumbing is all...

Time for another update:

Plumbing is all new. New drains from the septic tank connection to every fixture, new Pex manifolds and runs to each fixture :)

All the Electric is done (except for one...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-02-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
time for a bit of an update..... Closed on...

time for a bit of an update.....

Closed on the house two weeks ago and the projects are coming fast.

I am updating the bathroom and kitchen and finding great deals on CL for cabinets and things...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-18-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
here are some pics: ...

here are some pics:

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz279/miweatherspotter/house%20pics/file-3.jpg (http://s835.photobucket.com/user/miweatherspotter/media/house%20pics/file-3.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-18-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
any good education on cellulose insulation? and...

any good education on cellulose insulation? and how thick I would want to put it?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-17-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
I can get some pics and a sketch of the floor...

I can get some pics and a sketch of the floor plan up shortly, I have not closed so my access is limited.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-15-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
true. I was more mentioning it then planning on...

true. I was more mentioning it then planning on changing it. I may at some point want to add AC or an outdoor wood burner. but I agree that fixing the losses first is best.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-15-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
other ideas pending cost and payback: solar...

other ideas pending cost and payback:
solar water heater?
Solar heat?

others?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-15-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,991
Posted By Weather Spotter
buying an 1983 fix it up house

Time to start a new thread...

I am buying a signal owner 1953, 950 SF single story hip roof house as soon as the paperwork gets done (several weeks).

Issues with the home:
A. 7 of 11 windows...
Forum: Conservation 04-15-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,408
Posted By Weather Spotter
pictures would be great!

pictures would be great!
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-31-13, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,350
Posted By Weather Spotter
how good is r19 insulation for ceilings? I found...

how good is r19 insulation for ceilings? I found a house I am interested in and it block built, is that a good thing?
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-23-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,350
Posted By Weather Spotter
thanks for the additional info.

thanks for the additional info.
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-23-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,350
Posted By Weather Spotter
the issue with this is sick building syndrome....

the issue with this is sick building syndrome. you need air changes to keep things healthy. but you can do it with a heat exchanger to minimize cost.....
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-11-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,350
Posted By Weather Spotter
looking for my first home

I just started looking for my first home. From those who have done this before, what should I be watching out for?

any issues with manufactured vs stick build?
Forum: Conservation 01-05-13, 05:18 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 270,577
Posted By Weather Spotter
Our house gets up to about 78 at night (80 in the...

Our house gets up to about 78 at night (80 in the loft) and drops to around 68-72 by morning depending on how cold it gets outside and how late the last logs are tossed on the fire.
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