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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-06-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By mechanic
That does look pretty interesting, and they even...

That does look pretty interesting, and they even have instructions on how to integrate with Ecobee. Unfortunately with a new business and three young kids my DIY time is almost non-existent these...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-10-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By mechanic
Data logging wifi thermostat

I installed an Ecobee thermostat in 2014 and was very happy with it. It was easy to program, gave nice detailed runtime reports and compared multiple years, could control off my phone when out of...
Forum: Solar Power 11-07-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By mechanic
Thought I'd put an update on here, the pump setup...

Thought I'd put an update on here, the pump setup is still working great (Well actually it's a second pump as I broke the first one trying to pull the hose off to winterize it), but the setup overall...
Forum: Conservation 06-21-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,431
Posted By mechanic
Is that the 1100?

Is that the 1100?
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-10-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,562
Posted By mechanic
The old ecobee smart, not the smart si, this one ...

The old ecobee smart, not the smart si, this one

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachments/appliances-gadgets/6206d1447166839-what-kind-thermostat-do-you-use-image-jpg
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-09-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,562
Posted By mechanic
Ecobee, works great. Very customizable with the...

Ecobee, works great. Very customizable with the ability to add in sensors and run smart plugs. Logs temps and run times and creates detailed reports. Only things I dislike is the crappy touchscreen...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-05-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By mechanic
I checked it again today, pump was hot and there...

I checked it again today, pump was hot and there is power too it just like in cooling mode except the lines are hot as well. I tried to amp check it but my meter isn't precise enough (pump is only...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-03-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By mechanic
Here is my runtime graph ...

Here is my runtime graph
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/t_thall/image.jpg1_zps0jwhlrsf.jpg
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-03-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By mechanic
Well it's been heating season for awhile now,...

Well it's been heating season for awhile now, everything is the same, except my water is warm... Could my run times in cooling season just be way too short?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-26-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,613
Posted By mechanic
Only issue I ran into was its not hot enough to...

Only issue I ran into was its not hot enough to bring meat to a safe temp
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-21-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By mechanic
Thank you! Good to have a book recommendation,...

Thank you! Good to have a book recommendation, there are lots out there but hard to know which one to get...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-20-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By mechanic
Some questions for the arduino people...

I am thinking about getting into arduino, it looks very interesting to tinker with as well as save some money over off the shelf products. I also like the idea of being able to tailor it to my uses....
Forum: Biofuels 10-20-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,246
Posted By mechanic
Nice, so your heating a shop with it? Are you...

Nice, so your heating a shop with it? Are you using the air pressure to siphon up the oil? Pre-heat on the oil? My work has an ample supply of wmo and a huge gas bill as the doors are constantly...
Forum: Conservation 10-15-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By mechanic
Ya it's kind of annoying but we live on a farm so...

Ya it's kind of annoying but we live on a farm so that's how they do it. Anyone in cities/towns get regular readings. I could probably phone them in if I wanted I suppose... They did a trial with...
Forum: Conservation 10-14-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By mechanic
Gotta love getting a bill like this!

We only get read once a year and then they estimate my monthly billing for the rest. First year ended around $325 a month then I started getting looking into my usage and trying to get it lower. The...
Forum: Solar Power 10-07-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By mechanic
Great! I ordered some $7 12v timers from China...

Great! I ordered some $7 12v timers from China when I started the project and they finally just showed up now but it's time to blow the lines out as its starting to freeze some nights so I'll try...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-24-15, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,613
Posted By mechanic
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/t_thall/Mo...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/t_thall/Mobile%20Uploads/7F198989-B38B-4EAA-B5A6-803AFB139716_zpsz5djoeki.jpg
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-24-15, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,613
Posted By mechanic
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/t_thall/Mo...

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/t_thall/Mobile%20Uploads/7D9B746A-5D5A-4D5C-A63C-85BBDB3A8111_zpsdrskeqyw.jpg
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-24-15, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,613
Posted By mechanic
So I added some piercing valves and topped up the...

So I added some piercing valves and topped up the refridgerant a bit. The compressor runs slightly cooler, enough to keep it from kicking out, and the evaporator gets way colder. With the fan and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-19-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By mechanic
Well the pump is being activated, only way to be...

Well the pump is being activated, only way to be sure it is pumping is to unhook the lines I guess though... It feels the same plugged in or not but the compressor shakes everything so hard you'd...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-19-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By mechanic
Cooling mode hasn't been running much lately but...

Cooling mode hasn't been running much lately but we've finally had some hot weather and I did some checking so:
-the compressor discharge is almost too hot to touch
-if there is a temp difference...
Forum: Lighting 09-02-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,243
Posted By mechanic
Ground source heat pump, temperature stays nice...

Ground source heat pump, temperature stays nice and even throughout the home
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-30-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By mechanic
Mine is a water to air, there are no in floor...

Mine is a water to air, there are no in floor loops... When in cooling mode you cannot tell a difference in hot water line temp from air temp...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-30-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By mechanic
I went through all the settings when I installed...

I went through all the settings when I installed my ecobee thermostat, I looked at everything to do with the desuperheat and it was set how the manual says it should be
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-29-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,788
Posted By mechanic
Well that's how it thought they were supposed to...

Well that's how it thought they were supposed to work, use the waste heat when in cooling mode.... Mine does nothing in cooling mode though, only works in heating mode. It's a climate master...
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