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Forum: Introductions 09-22-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By jeff5may
Welcome to the forums, kevin.

Welcome to the forums, kevin.
Forum: Solar Heating 09-21-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By jeff5may
Drain back is not generally recommended with...

Drain back is not generally recommended with evacuated tube collectors. Mainly two reasons:
First, stagnation temperature can literally melt down gasket and sealing materials. When the sun shines...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-08-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so from your response, you are planning to...

Ok so from your response, you are planning to build bionic and above code requirements. Diy and separate (free/cheap) licensed inspector. Great. Now pick your price point and power sources.

Cheap...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-08-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By jeff5may
My guess is Bob diy'd a solution 3 years ago.

My guess is Bob diy'd a solution 3 years ago.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-08-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By jeff5may
More threads makes it more difficult for us to...

More threads makes it more difficult for us to keep your project in perspective. Alas, here you go:

The top left white boxes look to be setpoint knobs for two zones. Directly under them is the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-07-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By jeff5may
Your question is so open ended that nobody wants...

Your question is so open ended that nobody wants to take a stab. However, I'm a glutton for punishment, so here we go.

First things first: economical versus reliable versus diy. A 500 square foot...
Forum: The Billiards Room 09-05-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By jeff5may
I fully agree with ac hacker on the "modern"...

I fully agree with ac hacker on the "modern" approach being usually worse than the "historical" approach. The green new dealers would have us throw out our working system and build a whole new...
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-20-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By jeff5may
Ok, so any electric power grid is going to need...

Ok, so any electric power grid is going to need to employ a portfolio of sources. Not only due to economic factors, but for security and reliability. The "renewable" sources should be a part of that...
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-20-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By jeff5may
You can't ask a question about renewable energy...

You can't ask a question about renewable energy without polarized political opinions being part of the answer. The fanatics will argue to the end of time to expand their power source of choice to 100...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-16-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By jeff5may
Yes, the spot with the black circle is a good...

Yes, the spot with the black circle is a good place to attach one wire of the fuse holder. Just apply the heat to the terminal until it melts, it probably has unleaded solder in the board. The...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-31-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds like you will be pumping a lot of hot oil....

Sounds like you will be pumping a lot of hot oil. Make sure to insulate it well, as oil has less than half of the heat capacity of water. A hot pipe doesn't care what's inside, it lets the heat out...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-31-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By jeff5may
^What Mike said^ "Only 180 pounds" is a lot...

^What Mike said^

"Only 180 pounds" is a lot of baggage. It's like an extra passenger. Per hour. Also consider that ice cubes stack up to about 1/3 water, 2/3 air. I dare you to go to a hotel and...
Forum: Conservation 07-31-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By jeff5may
Oh no, we're talking about refrigerators with...

Oh no, we're talking about refrigerators with compartment cams (so you can check at the grocery store if you have any cold beer left), with the ability to assemble shopping lists for you...
Forum: Conservation 07-30-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By jeff5may
The usual suspects have appliances that Bluetooth...

The usual suspects have appliances that Bluetooth with your phone and WiFi with Alexa and Siri and etc. Samsung, LG, ge, Whirlpool, etc. The functionality falls under the same category as smart home...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-30-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so if you have a 20 seer, electronic expansion...

Ok so if you have a 20 seer, electronic expansion valve metered, temperature following fan control, prone to expensive eventual control board failure, super bowl ring having air conditioner, water...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-30-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By jeff5may
This debate about ice storage versus battery...

This debate about ice storage versus battery range is getting ridiculous! The number one challenge for current BEV solutions is range. More range=better is the rule. Anything that adds mass adds drag...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-30-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By jeff5may
It's a balance point relationship. How much...

It's a balance point relationship. How much heating budget do you want to shell out for the level of melting capacity? Just like design temperature of home insulation and balance point of air source...
Forum: Conservation 07-30-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,105
Posted By jeff5may
https://electrek.co/2020/07/30/tesla-gigafactory-t...

https://electrek.co/2020/07/30/tesla-gigafactory-texas-crazy-potential-size-comparison/

Mr. Musk is talking about roadrunner batteries, 4 main model assembly lines, plus the next cybertruck...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-23-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By jeff5may
Welcome to the right to repair movement. The...

Welcome to the right to repair movement. The service manual looks to be better than average as to troubleshooting walkthrough and deciphering where to look. Good luck finding a board view or a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-23-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By jeff5may
For what it's worth, I have a gaggle of teensy...

For what it's worth, I have a gaggle of teensy soldering stuff for electronics. My go to is the Weller. All the super pro somewhat expert peanuts have their gadgets of the day, but guess what? Weller...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-17-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By jeff5may
Nokiasixteth, Hey! How did the board repair...

Nokiasixteth,

Hey! How did the board repair go?

To answer your question, a 1 ton unit isn't that powerful. No matter what kind of improvement you try, you're not going to save much money....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-16-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By jeff5may
Here's a link to your service manual: ...

Here's a link to your service manual:
...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-14-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By jeff5may
Model numbers and manufacturer info would be...

Model numbers and manufacturer info would be great to start off with...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-11-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds eerily like my dad. Fingers crossed it...

Sounds eerily like my dad. Fingers crossed it isn't. Here's a typical call on any given day:

"Hey Jeff, can you come take a look at this yesterday? The dad blame ____ quit." Ok dad, no problemo....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-07-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds like you are on the right track already. A...

Sounds like you are on the right track already. A ton of a/c is literally enough for a Winnebago. In a Jeep, I'd probably go with half a ton of capacity, and get something energy star. They run part...
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