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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-11-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Geo NR Gee
We have only ran a few loads that are mostly...

We have only ran a few loads that are mostly towels because there is still nice sunny weather and we can hang dry our clothes for now. It shows like 88 minutes when you start it up, but never has it...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-20-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Bought a used Heat Pump Dryer for cheap and here's why.

This model is a Whirlpool Model number WED7990FW and is labeled a Hybrid series. It retailed new for about $1500....
Forum: Solar Heating 02-21-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Today it is sunny and a good day to be outside. ...

Today it is sunny and a good day to be outside. I added a small solar electric pump and a small solar panel to power it. The pump delivered the water from the 30 gallon (10 gallons at first) water...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-19-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Thanks Randen. I'm still toying with the idea of...

Thanks Randen. I'm still toying with the idea of incorporating the tank or tanks. They are rather large. The Drakes Landing (https://www.dlsc.ca/)community idea with these tanks included seems like...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-21-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Geo NR Gee
At one point I was told these were 375 gallons...

At one point I was told these were 375 gallons each, but the manufacturer says they are only 240 gallons. Here is the spec sheet they just emailed....
Forum: Solar Heating 01-21-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Thank you Randen, 782 Kbtu of usable heat. How...

Thank you Randen, 782 Kbtu of usable heat. How did you get to those numbers? Is that per 375 gallon tank or total of them?

I own a 1750 Sq. Ft. house. Lets say we want to heat that space with...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-21-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Calculating liquid heat storage

I have two 375 gallon insulated steel storage tanks. They were used for storing hot water generated from 180 evacuated solar tubes. I am trying to figure out if I should keep them and use them with...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-26-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Thanks Randen and Mike. I spoke with Kelly at...

Thanks Randen and Mike. I spoke with Kelly at Viessmann a few minutes ago and they are only selling the replacement tubes for existing systems and no longer sell the equipment. He said they are...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-26-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Even after a few weeks, I lost three more. The...

Even after a few weeks, I lost three more. The vacuum was still present in the tubes since the getter ring was present, but after they broke, the getter ring blew. So far this week, non have broke....
Forum: Solar Heating 12-05-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Geo NR Gee
They seem to be pretty stout if you bang them up...

They seem to be pretty stout if you bang them up against anything, which I have done a lot. The glass is pretty thin at the bottoms where the rubber plug is. Yesterday I lost two more and today they...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-04-18, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Geo NR Gee
The bottom of several evacuated tubes are...

The bottom of several evacuated tubes are cracking and popping out. I lost a total of 6 today while they were seated in the collector manifold and rack. Any ideas?

One of the times one broke, I...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-26-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Geo NR Gee
The racking and frames were installed today. The...

The racking and frames were installed today. The evacuated tubes will be installed in the next few days. We will test the drainback after all manifolds are connected. Hopefully the drainback slope...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-24-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Geo NR Gee
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?atta...

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8417&stc=1&d=1543088368

This is the cutaway of the Thermomax HP200 manifold
Forum: Solar Heating 11-24-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Prompt guidance requested in a new Drainback system

Thank you for opening this post. Short version is I have a lot of evacuated tubes sitting on the side of my house collecting dust. I am getting help today to install the racking for the tubes and...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-24-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Is it because of dirty power? Back in 1983 or...

Is it because of dirty power? Back in 1983 or so, I would always go through light bulbs. Someone told me that I had dirty power. I just looked it up....

“Dirty power” is an abnormality in the...
Forum: Solar Power 08-11-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Geo NR Gee
I bet it would. There were thoughts of powering...

I bet it would. There were thoughts of powering a 1970 Buick Skylark that I have sitting around. Seems like the original battery pack would fit between the frame and the rest of the drivetrain...
Forum: Solar Power 08-10-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Geo NR Gee
One issue might be with the evacuated tubes...

One issue might be with the evacuated tubes themselves. I recall that they have a temperature limitation safety device that limits the temperature to 194*F or 90*C (residential) and 135*C or 275*...
Forum: Solar Power 08-10-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Evacuated Solar tube, steam, turbine, Nissan Leaf drivetrain, electricity?

Another hair brained idea? I heard that phrase in my youth and wondered what it meant. Don't know if it was ever directed at me or something my dad would say about someone else's ideas.

In my...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-29-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By Geo NR Gee
I went ahead and installed the device from the...

I went ahead and installed the device from the electric company. What I have observed is the following:

The first couple of weeks at around 4 to 5pm the water heater heat pump comes on and builds...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-22-17, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Some more details of the program...... The...

Some more details of the program......

The device you receive will allow PSE to network with your smart water heater, and test its ability to work with demand response (DR). DR
is a process in...
Forum: Conservation 11-17-17, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By Geo NR Gee
I can attest to your comments on the sound...

I can attest to your comments on the sound absorbing qualities when I experienced it first hand at your house. It was amazing that you couldn't hear the traffic driving by or the kids playing...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-17-17, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Thanks for the comments....Would I get a second...

Thanks for the comments....Would I get a second router, or connect their equipment up to the guest account on my original router?
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-13-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By Geo NR Gee
Electric Company wants to hook up to my water heater

I just installed a new A.O. Smith heat pump water heater last week. Got the $800 rebate, so it came to about $250 out of my pocket. Then I received a letter saying they will give me $150 to hook up...
Forum: Solar Power 11-12-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By Geo NR Gee
What does something like this cost to build and...

What does something like this cost to build and what are some expected returns on investment? A friend's boss just spent a bunch of money for dozens of machines for mining and said the electricity...
Forum: Solar Heating 09-06-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,588
Posted By Geo NR Gee
The units that I have are Thermomax HP200. I am...

The units that I have are Thermomax HP200. I am not sure, but I read (here http://www.tejheating.co.uk/files/1414/2788/3934/HP200.pdf ) that they have two different options for a temperature limit....
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