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Forum: Conservation 07-20-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,886
Posted By benpope
MMT, Thanks for the advice about measuring...

MMT,
Thanks for the advice about measuring electricity. Since that is what I want to reduce, that is what I should measure. I don't have a loop ammeter, but I do have a house KW meter. It will...
Forum: Conservation 07-12-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,886
Posted By benpope
Thanks, gentlemen. I got some pictures together...

Thanks, gentlemen. I got some pictures together that you can look at here (https://plus.google.com/photos/112965711974935529231/albums/5764307724644978305). Water comes in from the left, goes through...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-12-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,806
Posted By benpope
Hi Helen, You are on the right track to...

Hi Helen,

You are on the right track to insulate and weatherize first. This is where you will see the greatest benefit and get the most out of a more efficient HVAC system.

Most mini split...
Forum: Biofuels 03-05-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 72,511
Posted By benpope
I found a PDF that has a wealth of information on...

I found a PDF that has a wealth of information on stove design:
Designing Improved Wood Burning Heating Stoves (www.aprovecho.org/lab/pubs/rl/stove-design/doc/18/raw)

There are two that look like...
Forum: Biofuels 09-22-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 26,451
Posted By benpope
This is cool - a mini rocket stove...

This is cool - a mini rocket stove (http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/10293_0/green-building/mini-rocket-stovemass-space-heater) made from soup cans, concrete, and perlite. He designed it to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-31-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,731
Posted By benpope
LG Mini-Split Service Manuals

I happened to run across an LG manual goldmine. Install, Specs, and Service Manuals on many LG products - from mini-splits to cell phones. For you GSHP guys, there are even dehumidifier service...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-02-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 24,450
Posted By benpope
This guy has a few good ideas...

This guy has a few good ideas (http://www.dicks-website.eu/modem/enindex.html):
You could shut off the wireless transmitter (if it has one and you don't use it all of the time).

He also reduces...
Forum: Conservation 01-31-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,908
Posted By benpope
Modern aquastats have two temperature settings--a...

Modern aquastats have two temperature settings--a high and a low--which lets the boiler reach its maximum temperature and then coast down to the low setting, thus preventing rapid cycling. I have an...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-21-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,996
Posted By benpope
Also, you could weave the poles together into a...

Also, you could weave the poles together into a wattle (http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/2007-04-01/Make-Simple-Garden-Fences.aspx). This short article...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 12-22-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,021
Posted By benpope
HydroRight Drop-in Dual Flush Converter $15.30 + Shipping

We had a thread about this a while back - the dual flush conversion. If you guys are interested, Amazon has them cheap right now...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-08-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,609
Posted By benpope
Who says you have to mow it? Wildflower meadows...

Who says you have to mow it?
Wildflower meadows (http://www.emmitsburg.net/gardens/articles/adams/2003/wildflower_meadows.htm)
Other lawn alternatives...
Forum: Introductions 09-27-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,649
Posted By benpope
I have a similar house, but half the size. When I...

I have a similar house, but half the size. When I moved in, there wasn't a stitch of insulation in the attic. There were gaping holes where the ceiling dropped down and plumbing went through the...
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