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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps Yesterday, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds eerily like my dad. Fingers crossed it...

Sounds eerily like my dad. Fingers crossed it isn't. Here's a typical call on any given day:

"Hey Jeff, can you come take a look at this yesterday? The dad blame ____ quit." Ok dad, no problemo....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-07-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds like you are on the right track already. A...

Sounds like you are on the right track already. A ton of a/c is literally enough for a Winnebago. In a Jeep, I'd probably go with half a ton of capacity, and get something energy star. They run part...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-06-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By jeff5may
i'm sure you could hunt and hunt, and eventually...

i'm sure you could hunt and hunt, and eventually find a fan blade to fit the shaft (hint: range hood, space heater, or bathroom exhaust vent), but why? The whole assembly looks like a ching chong...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-30-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By jeff5may
Yes, ventilation will help carry away waste heat....

Yes, ventilation will help carry away waste heat. Not a huge amount, but yes it will be helpful.

The most effective thing you can do to increase cooling is to mist the outdoor unit heat exchanger....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-24-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By jeff5may
If you didn't submit registration paperwork, your...

If you didn't submit registration paperwork, your warranty is moot. It had to have been given a thumbs up by a licensed HVAC tech and submitted within 90 days. The approving tech is supposed to put a...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 06-24-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By jeff5may
https://sunelec.com/shop/solar-panels/used-70-watt...

https://sunelec.com/shop/solar-panels/used-70-watt-thin-film-modules/

And here's the panel specs:

https://www.enfsolar.com/pv/panel-datasheet/Thin-film/1018
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 06-20-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By jeff5may
First solar series 2 panels for 10 per watt

Has anyone seen, heard or used these? Sun electronics has these thin film, 70 watt rated panels for 7 bucks each! Obviously they're smaller than the 300+ watt panels, about 2 ft x 4 ft. Efficiency is...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-13-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so there are a few ways you can go about...

Ok so there are a few ways you can go about refurbishing the panels. Your ultimate decision will be determined by the purpose and ease of maintenance of the system.

Choice number one: never...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-08-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By jeff5may
Looks like that heat exchanger is a desuperheater...

Looks like that heat exchanger is a desuperheater or a radiant floor / driveway melting size. Conservative rating is a half ton of water cooling as an evaporator, about 3/4 ton of heating as a water...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-07-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,179
Posted By jeff5may
Not trying to resurrect a zombie thread here, but...

Not trying to resurrect a zombie thread here, but I happened upon a YouTuber who has built his own desiccant air conditioner. If this link dies, search for Tech ingredients solar air conditioner.
...
Forum: Solar Power 06-02-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By jeff5may
My guess is that the holes and such are where the...

My guess is that the holes and such are where the sections attach. Slots and tabs would be an easy solution.

Here's an instructible where the author made one out of plywood and aluminized tape....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-30-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,732
Posted By jeff5may
Uhmmm, who did dat? Obviously somebody injured...

Uhmmm, who did dat? Obviously somebody injured themselves, so now nobody can have nice things...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-25-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 26,010
Posted By jeff5may
The material you use for heat transfer makes a...

The material you use for heat transfer makes a massive difference. Copper pipe is the king when you consider raw heat transfer and time lag versus dollars . Pex is about 6 times worse per surface...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-23-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By jeff5may
More information is needed to be of assistance....

More information is needed to be of assistance. What make and model is the system and components? Did you see anything burnt or discolored or strange on the control boards?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-20-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By jeff5may
Here's the web page for your unit: ...

Here's the web page for your unit:

http://airconint.com/wiki/index.php?title=Blue_Series_3

It looks like the power feed for the outdoor fan motor got burnt. I would definitely check the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-16-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By jeff5may
so here's a generic diagram of a heat pump: ...

so here's a generic diagram of a heat pump:
https://www.everysolarthing.com/static/media/uploads/blog/solar/heat_pumps/air_source/air-to-air-heat-pump.jpg

The cooling coil is the evaporator. It's...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-16-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By jeff5may
There are a few obstacles and hurdles to overcome...

There are a few obstacles and hurdles to overcome with automotive systems. Cooling mode has been practicing for 50 plus years in cars, so it is the easy part. The challenges come with heating mode. ...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-14-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,269
Posted By jeff5may
If the tank is still the same, it's 100 gallons....

If the tank is still the same, it's 100 gallons. Minus the heat exchanger circuit volumes.
Forum: Other Improvements 05-09-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By jeff5may
Just got a PM for more information on the...

Just got a PM for more information on the subject, so here's my tidbit for the curious:

The older washers had a stator with 42 poles in them. Factory wired as 3 phase star, 14 poles per phase. Max...
Forum: Other Improvements 04-26-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By jeff5may
Yay, it's a Whirlpool Cabrio / Maytag bravos HE...

Yay, it's a Whirlpool Cabrio / Maytag bravos HE top loader in the USA. I service and trade washers and dryers in my spare time, and I love those units. A major cause of failure with those things is...
Forum: Solar Power 04-05-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By jeff5may
Welcome to the forums! Sounds as if you have your...

Welcome to the forums! Sounds as if you have your work cut out for yourself. The best we can hope for in my area is net metering. The local power company offers no other options.
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-18-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By jeff5may
I have been trying to find something useful about...

I have been trying to find something useful about the actual strain that has been the cause of the current panic. The main idea is that nobody really knows absolutely surely anything thoroughly...
Forum: Conservation 03-09-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By jeff5may
There are a few ways to get the answers you seek,...

There are a few ways to get the answers you seek, but simply heating up the space and trying to extrapolate information from the results isn't going to be very accurate. There are a lot of variables...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-07-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By jeff5may
Ok I get where you are going now. I tend to think...

Ok I get where you are going now. I tend to think outside of the box though. There is a definite advantage to your idea in certain areas and circumstances. Don't know about your heat load or local...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-07-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By jeff5may
I still don't understand what you are trying to...

I still don't understand what you are trying to do here. Are you trying to directly heat indoor air with your machine? Or are you building some sort of cascaded device, using the water tank as an...
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