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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-12-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,829
Posted By Conradpdx
I looked into it last spring when we got our air...

I looked into it last spring when we got our air to air pump. When I asked for a quote the salesman laughed. He then let me know that he has only priced one out for residential once and since it...
Forum: Solar Power 10-12-08, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,888
Posted By Conradpdx
Forget the batteries and just plug the inverter...

Forget the batteries and just plug the inverter straight into a wall outlet.

In some areas you can get a net meter which will change your billing with your power company. However, you won't get...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-11-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,777
Posted By Conradpdx
Cover it for some shade and get some mushroom...

Cover it for some shade and get some mushroom plugs going. I'm sure there's a delicious mushroom that could grow in that sucker.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-11-08, 09:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,723
Posted By Conradpdx
Sand filters are often used to decontaminate the...

Sand filters are often used to decontaminate the water from rain water collection. Basically its a layer of gravel and a lot of sand. Bacteria and micro-organisms live in the sand that eat all the...
Forum: Conservation 10-11-08, 08:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 27,714
Posted By Conradpdx
I've always used the handle end of a toothbrush...

I've always used the handle end of a toothbrush or small nylon brush, great for cleaning cracks and crevasses before adding your caulk.
Forum: Conservation 10-10-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,362
Posted By Conradpdx
There is a difference between vapor barrier and...

There is a difference between vapor barrier and house wrap. House wrap like Travek isn't a moisture barrier. It's designed to keep air out, but not moisture. And in an attic you want a vapor...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-10-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,835
Posted By Conradpdx
oh and I didn't read the whole Pex write up, but...

oh and I didn't read the whole Pex write up, but last time I used Pex I had to rent a specialized crimping tool for $20.00, because to buy it would have been expensive (it was 2 years ago but I want...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-10-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,835
Posted By Conradpdx
Yeah, but if you look on at one of the links the...

Yeah, but if you look on at one of the links the same guys builds the same one with copper pipe for $190.00. So for $60 dollars more you get.

1. 15% more heating capability.
2. a lot less fuss...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-10-08, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,835
Posted By Conradpdx
Pex is not designed for outdoor use. It...

Pex is not designed for outdoor use. It shouldn't be exposed to sunlight for significant amounts of time. It's simply not designed for it, it will degrade as most plastics do from exposure from...
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