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Forum: Conservation 02-01-13, 01:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,463
Posted By diyEthic
Free solar energy or no, water is far more...

Free solar energy or no, water is far more efficient as a thermal mass material. Water - Thermal Properties (http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/water-thermal-properties-d_162.html)
Forum: Lighting 07-02-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,992
Posted By diyEthic
That example would not be very bright - 80 lumens...

That example would not be very bright - 80 lumens is about the brightness of a 10 or 15 watt halogen. The other thing to watch for is color temperature. the one you linked, for example, would have a...
Forum: Lighting 07-02-12, 12:55 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,992
Posted By diyEthic
What brand and wattage are you looking at on...

What brand and wattage are you looking at on Ebay? and what level of brightness do you need? Do you need dimmable?
Forum: Solar Heating 07-01-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,524
Posted By diyEthic
I don't always trust mainstream architects and...

I don't always trust mainstream architects and engineers either, but in this scenario the hot gases exiting the top of the water heater rise passively by convection. You don't want exhaust gases...
Forum: Introductions 06-30-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,789
Posted By diyEthic
Welcome, Rob! I've been researching inverters and...

Welcome, Rob! I've been researching inverters and I like the Outback grid-intertied models for their ability to function off grid during grid failure. I haven't heard of any other grid-tied inverter...
Forum: Introductions 06-18-12, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By diyEthic
Thanks, Piwoslaw I've sealed up all the...

Thanks, Piwoslaw

I've sealed up all the holes in my ceiling but I need to fix some small leaks in the AC handler and ductwork which all starts in the attic. I think I need to box in the air...
Forum: Lighting 06-18-12, 12:58 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,992
Posted By diyEthic
I'm testing low wattage LEDs for my driveway and...

I'm testing low wattage LEDs for my driveway and outdoor landscape since they're the bulbs that are on for the most hours of the day. They're on a "on at dusk, off at dawn" circuit and have been...
Forum: Introductions 06-17-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By diyEthic
Greetings from Northern Indiana!

I'm here mostly because I'm interested in learning new creative ways of reducing my NIPSCo bill (electric / natural gas utility) while making my home perform like I want. I'm pretty excited I just...
Forum: Lighting 06-17-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,992
Posted By diyEthic
LED ROI Payback Calculator - Patmullins.com

LED ROI Payback Calculator - Patmullins.com
Forum: Conservation 06-16-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 665,911
Posted By diyEthic
@ Drake: I like the long tube-in-tube...

@ Drake:
I like the long tube-in-tube contraflow idea, I've thought of doing something similar. How do you plan to suspend the 4" intake tube inside the 6" exhaust?
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