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Forum: Conservation 09-02-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,052
Posted By ecomodded
Insulated toilet tank cuts tank area in half

First a couple of small points that matter.

Normally 1.6 gal toilets have space left in the tank to adjust the tank height 2-3 more liters then their rated at , as a fail safe for those heavy...
Forum: Conservation 08-05-11, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,570
Posted By Piwoslaw
This is exactly what I did yesterday, but didn't...

This is exactly what I did yesterday, but didn't get a chance to post pictures.

This is the original set-up. As I noticed a few posts back, my fridge's coils were already slightly sloped...
Forum: Conservation 08-04-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,570
Posted By strider3700
at my old house I had an older fridge (early...

at my old house I had an older fridge (early 90's) that had exposed coils on the back. It seemed to run a lot and I noticed it at night when the rest of the house was quiet. Since I had no money ...
Forum: Other Improvements 07-25-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 31,099
Posted By Ryland
Path of least resistance! I left the filter in...

Path of least resistance! I left the filter in the furnace but took the side off the furnace and duck taped a new filter to the side of the furnace to filter the incoming air, so it doesn't pull 100%...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-30-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,376
Posted By AC_Hacker
You can use the bigger one (if it has a KU-Band...

You can use the bigger one (if it has a KU-Band LNB) to get free programming (not hacked or stolen service).

You need the dish and a Free To Air Ku-Band reciever, which can be gotten pretty cheap...
Forum: Conservation 12-30-10, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,974
Posted By osolemio
During my renovation, I have installed both IR...

During my renovation, I have installed both IR sensor controlled taps, and pedal controlled.

The first project was the main bathroom. Since I use wastewater heat recovery, we now have three water...
Forum: Conservation 12-24-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,773
Posted By RobertSmalls
I applied bubble wrap to one window, using...

I applied bubble wrap to one window, using condensation already on the window to adhere it. It's really easy to apply.

I applied 1/4" bubble wrap to the storm window, then measured the...
Forum: Conservation 12-22-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,773
Posted By TimJFowler
Redneck, I absolutely believe that the bubblewrap...

Redneck, I absolutely believe that the bubblewrap works to insulate windows per BuildItSolar.com. But I think you need to use the IR Thermometer on the outside of the window and wall.

Because heat...
Forum: Biofuels 11-29-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 88,286
Posted By Xringer
Back in the late 70s, I saw an basement...

Back in the late 70s, I saw an basement wood-stove installation that had a double-walled SS chimney.
Right above the stove, there were air holes punched in the outside wall.
Up about 5 feet, there...
Forum: Biofuels 11-28-10, 03:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 88,286
Posted By Ryland
The other idea for pulling more heat out of your...

The other idea for pulling more heat out of your stove is to get a larger chunk of ducts work that fits around the chimney and have a thermostat and a fan that blows air around it as it gets hot,...
Forum: Wind Power 11-04-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,411
Posted By Daox
DC Wind Turbine Motors on eBay BEWARE

This is good info to know if you're planning on putting together a wind turbine. As usual, you gotta know what you are looking for. :)



DC Wind Turbine Motors on eBay BEWARE...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-03-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 156,212
Posted By GaryGary
Hi, This one requires a "small" modification to...

Hi,
This one requires a "small" modification to your attic roof, but it appears to work well:

IWillTry.org Build a Solar Attic (http://www.iwilltry.org/b/projects/solar-attic/)


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Forum: Conservation 02-17-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,886
Posted By bennelson
Save $162 per year for 5 mins. of work, REALLY

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2562&stc=1&d=1350258733

Wow, I just crunched the numbers, and realized that I am now saving $162 per year, for about 5 minutes of work.
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