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Forum: Forum News & Feedback 05-26-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,690
Posted By TimJFowler
Cool product that looks well thought-out. Good...

Cool product that looks well thought-out. Good Luck!

Tim
Forum: Solar Heating 08-01-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,701
Posted By TimJFowler
Anyone have experience with Heliatos Solar and...

Anyone have experience with Heliatos Solar and their Solar Hot Water kits?

The GH Kits are advertised as freeze rated to -17F, which should be plenty of range for our climate. I like the overall...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-01-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,701
Posted By TimJFowler
Our attic is well ventilated so it is warm in the...

Our attic is well ventilated so it is warm in the summer, but much less so in the winter. Plus there is the condensation issue.
Forum: Solar Heating 08-01-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,701
Posted By TimJFowler
NM is a grid-tie state. I am considering...

NM is a grid-tie state.

I am considering Solar PV. Of course, we have a few issues there as well. Our roof ridgeline (simple pitched roof) runs North-South, so any solar panels would require racks...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-31-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,701
Posted By TimJFowler
This seems to be the heart of the matter. While...

This seems to be the heart of the matter. While the operating costs for solar thermal approach zero, the upfront costs are comparatively huge. I would like to use solar energy for hot water but it is...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-31-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,701
Posted By TimJFowler
Currently our electricity generation is 62% coal...

Currently our electricity generation is 62% coal and only 6% renewable. That will change, but the electric utility is dragging their feet.


The particular nat. gas water heater I'm looking at has...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-31-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,701
Posted By TimJFowler
I added the model #'s which should help. The...

I added the model #'s which should help. The links work fine on my end.
Forum: Solar Heating 07-31-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,701
Posted By TimJFowler
Nat. Gas vs. Solar Thermal Water Heater

Hello all,

I am searching for a replacement for our 40 gallon tank Natural Gas water heater. The current water heater was a cheap replacement ~12 years ago (~.50 energy factor) so almost anything...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-04-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,740
Posted By TimJFowler
I'll take the Canadian cold only if I can get...

I'll take the Canadian cold only if I can get single-payer healthcare too!

Tim
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-03-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,740
Posted By TimJFowler
It can be a surprise to some folks, but Santa Fe...

It can be a surprise to some folks, but Santa Fe is at 7000 feet (2100+ meters) elevation in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We actually get winter here. :D


The logistics of shipping snow...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-03-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,740
Posted By TimJFowler
Wink In rebuttal...

I Love Winter. Please send more snow!

That's MY story, and I'm sticking to it :thumbup:

Tim
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-18-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,337
Posted By TimJFowler
^^^This!^^^ Passive solar design requires...

^^^This!^^^

Passive solar design requires solar gain in the winter and shading in the summer. I did a quick search for "calculate roof overhang passive solar" and here is a link that looks...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-03-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,467
Posted By TimJFowler
We have a metal ~"pro-panel" roof...

We have a metal ~"pro-panel" roof http://ecorenovator.org/forum/renovations-new-construction/277-cool-roof-pro-panel-vs-asphalt-shingle.html and have been VERY happy with it. We paid a pro to install...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-17-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,991
Posted By TimJFowler
Check out the Energy Star list of qualified...

Check out the Energy Star list of qualified refrigerators - Refrigerators : ENERGY STAR (http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=RF)

If you download...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-17-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,092
Posted By TimJFowler
Please post some pictures and a floor plan and...

Please post some pictures and a floor plan and we'll get busy spending your money and giving you work to do.

;)

Congrats on the new (to you) house!

Tim
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-08-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,760
Posted By TimJFowler
Lightbulb I want to provide some clarification on my...

I want to provide some clarification on my measured 5% decrease in Natural Gas usage.

I compared natural gas use for the same billing period (Jan / Feb.) bill for the year before and after I...
Forum: Lighting 01-25-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,913
Posted By TimJFowler
Lightbulb Recycle an old fluorescent tube fixture

Here's another idea for enclosing the LED transformer and providing a heatsink for the LED's.

Recycle an old Fluorescent tube fixture, the long white steel box kind. Go to you local Habitat For...
Forum: Conservation 11-12-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By TimJFowler
Thumbs up Flushed With Pride - Thanks Daox!

I was the first (if not only) person interested in a free dual-flush toilet conversion kit...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-06-12, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,632
Posted By TimJFowler
So, has anyone tried insulating a crock-pot in a...

So, has anyone tried insulating a crock-pot in a more permanent and less handle melting way?

We have a similar stainless steel bodied crock-pot and I've definitely noticed that it gets quite hot...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 09-03-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By TimJFowler
Done and Thanks!

Done and Thanks!
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 08-30-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By TimJFowler
If you haven't had a taker yet ... Yes, I would...

If you haven't had a taker yet ... Yes, I would like the dual-flush kit please. :)

Thanks,
Tim F
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-20-12, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,669
Posted By TimJFowler
We have R-50 of cellulose in the attic - so we...

We have R-50 of cellulose in the attic - so we get very little sound when it rains. If the windows are closed, I have to look outside to be sure that is raining for anything short of a downpour.

...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-09-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,669
Posted By TimJFowler
We ended up using a very similar product when we...

We ended up using a very similar product when we had our roof installed (we chose a different color though (http://ecodaddyo.com/cool-roof-pro-panel-vs-asphalt-shingle)).

Color tends to be a very...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-27-12, 12:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,051
Posted By TimJFowler
If you insulate the cellar walls and above grade...

If you insulate the cellar walls and above grade walls of the structure (or use an self-insulating material) but leave the cellar floor in direct contact with the subsoil - would you even need the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-27-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,051
Posted By TimJFowler
Re: Radon. This is definitely a concern,...

Re: Radon. This is definitely a concern, depending on where in New Mexico you live and your local geology.

From Wikipedia - 'Radon is produced by the radioactive decay of radium-226, which is...
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