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Forum: Conservation 03-17-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,712
Posted By workaholic
AC Hacker said: It turns out that Legionella...

AC Hacker said: It turns out that Legionella pneumophila can thrive in standing water, with temperatures between 25C and 45C (77F and 113F).


That's good to know. I do have chlorinated...
Forum: Tools 03-17-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,477
Posted By workaholic
I don't know what you plan to do with this welder...

I don't know what you plan to do with this welder but a 1/8" 7018, or 5/32 6011 rod will probably run comfortably at 110 amps or less. Your arc voltage will probably vary between 20 and 30 volts. 30...
Forum: Conservation 03-17-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,712
Posted By workaholic
Assuming you already have low flow shower heads...

Assuming you already have low flow shower heads there won't be very many gallons of water per shower, therefore not many btus of heat transferred. On my showers I adjusted the anti scald metering...
Forum: Lighting 01-14-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,897
Posted By workaholic
I put 4 cfl bulbs in my daughter's ceiling fan...

I put 4 cfl bulbs in my daughter's ceiling fan and they flickered like crazy. I replaced 1 of the cfl's with an incandescent and it now works fine.You might try replacing one of the led's with an...
Forum: Conservation 01-14-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,127
Posted By workaholic
The advantage of the more expensive product would...

The advantage of the more expensive product would be in the toughness. Trying to stretch and staple the thin, food grade foil on the underside of rafters without tearing would be enough to try the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-14-13, 01:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,988
Posted By workaholic
So far they are not. And that sounds like a good...

So far they are not. And that sounds like a good idea. Thanks
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-14-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,988
Posted By workaholic
(What have you done for hot water in the past 3...

(What have you done for hot water in the past 3 weeks?)

The GE unit has a conventional electric backup. So i've been burning watts for the last 3 weeks.
As a side note when the refrigerant...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-14-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,988
Posted By workaholic
Maybe slightly off topic. I bought the GE heat...

Maybe slightly off topic. I bought the GE heat pump water heater form Lowes in the summer of 2012. A month ago it quit. We called the 800 number for repairs and after three weeks Lowes called us back...
Forum: Conservation 03-12-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,944
Posted By workaholic
My 20 year old propane water heater gave out last...

My 20 year old propane water heater gave out last summer and I went shopping for water heaters. The propane models were predicting 513$/ year energy costs while conventional electrics were I think...
Forum: Conservation 01-22-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,242
Posted By workaholic
I would get a low priced thermostat, mount it...

I would get a low priced thermostat, mount it somewhere near the wood burner, and wire the A/C function of the thermostat in parallel to the fan switch.(you can probably do this at the furnace). When...
Forum: Conservation 01-17-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,092
Posted By workaholic
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2869&stc=1&d=1358458317
i don't think the picture showed up the first time so here it is again
Forum: Conservation 01-17-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,092
Posted By workaholic
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2867&stc=1&d=1358438683
here is the latest version of my project

My son and I went over last night and added 2x2's to the walls to make...
Forum: Conservation 01-10-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,092
Posted By workaholic
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2829&stc=1&d=1357838156

hope this worked.
Forum: Conservation 01-10-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,092
Posted By workaholic
Here is a drawing of what I am doing. The...

Here is a drawing of what I am doing.
The corrugated steel guy recommended I use a vapor barrier behind the steel. After reading AC Hacker's input about thermal gradient I think it would be better...
Forum: Conservation 01-08-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,092
Posted By workaholic
that looks like it might be pretty much...

that looks like it might be pretty much proportional. A 1/7 reduction of depth results in a 2/15 reduction in R value. If you assume there was some rounding in the data that you found it may be...
Forum: Conservation 01-08-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,092
Posted By workaholic
24' x 36' outside measurements of concrete...

24' x 36' outside measurements of concrete blocks. yes, 90% is an older gas furnace that is working fine. combustion/exhaust is 2" pvc inside 3" pvc. The threads on dryer vent heat exchangers has...
Forum: Conservation 01-08-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,092
Posted By workaholic
Sorry I have been away for a while. You guys have...

Sorry I have been away for a while. You guys have been great to answer in so much detail, but I didn't give enough detail when I originally posted my question. It's a long story so here goes:

My...
Forum: Conservation 01-07-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,092
Posted By workaholic
8" insulation in a 6" wall

well i've been a member of this forum for quite a while and have never posted because I quite frankly have had nothing intelligent to contribute. To continue with that theme I have decided to ask a...
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