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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-06-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
Posted By gasstingy
Maytag split system

You commented on reliability, so I thought I'd throw this out there.

In early July 2013, after getting a home energy audit, I was told to add 5" of insulation in my attic and I would be good to...
Forum: Solar Power 11-12-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 168,795
Posted By gasstingy
Sept results

Our September's since our 6.81 kW array went live,
Sep 13: 943
Sep 14: 889
Sep 15: 823
Sep 16: 910
Sep 17: 812
Sep 18: 766

Our total since 12/17/12: 57757 kWh as of 11/11/18. By my...
Forum: Conservation 06-13-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,240
Posted By gasstingy
I'd start with an Home Energy Audit. It helped...

I'd start with an Home Energy Audit. It helped me decide on the best size HVAC to install, which was smaller than the "rule-of-thumb" values every contractor came in with. {The savings on the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,633
Posted By gasstingy
After I finished the build of our second solar...

After I finished the build of our second solar array and getting the two of them grid-tied, I had an energy audit done on our home in the Spring of 2013 {I can't seem to pull it up now, but that's...
Forum: Conservation 08-11-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,568
Posted By gasstingy
I won't really address the last paragraph /...

I won't really address the last paragraph / question you proposed, but did want to make a comment or two. My wife and I live on 4.5+/- acres of land that was her inheritance, outside the city limits...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-30-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,633
Posted By gasstingy
If you go with the fan idea, be sure the air...

If you go with the fan idea, be sure the air intake is on the side of the garage that is shaded in the afternoon.
Forum: Other Improvements 01-13-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,021
Posted By gasstingy
Gasoila (http://amzn.to/2jgJGfI) is used in the...

Gasoila (http://amzn.to/2jgJGfI) is used in the gas station business for installing underground tank fittings and more. You could likely find a petroleum equipment supplier (relatively) locally that...
Forum: Solar Power 12-20-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 168,795
Posted By gasstingy
The end of the solar day on 12/16/16 made exactly...

The end of the solar day on 12/16/16 made exactly four years of being part of the TVA Generations Partners program. I keep pretty good records and maintain a spreadsheet to tell me how I'm doing for...
Forum: Solar Power 10-06-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 168,795
Posted By gasstingy
The last Hurricane I ran from was Andrew. It...

The last Hurricane I ran from was Andrew. It afforded an immediate PCS move from Homestead AFB, FL to Moody AFB, GA a lifetime ago.

Keep your head down, will pray for you & yours.
Forum: Product Reviews 07-12-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,389
Posted By gasstingy
To follow up on my original post, I did put the 5...

To follow up on my original post, I did put the 5 LED 60w(e) in place of the 75w(e) CFL's in the ceiling fan in the LR and I was more than pleased with the results. OTOH, the wife wasn't satisfied...
Forum: Solar Power 07-01-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 168,795
Posted By gasstingy
Congrats Creeky on having the battery storage...

Congrats Creeky on having the battery storage setup in action!
Forum: Conservation 05-19-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,201
Posted By gasstingy
Thank you for this post creeky! I'm printing a...

Thank you for this post creeky! I'm printing a copy of it so I can read up on the topics you've listed. I've heard of a few of them and glossed them right over because I am not ready to sever my...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-08-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,633
Posted By gasstingy
I would say that a home energy audit is the most...

I would say that a home energy audit is the most important thing you could do, even if you have to pay out of pocket for it. FWIW, I spent $600.00 to have an audit and because of that, I added a bit...
Forum: Conservation 01-21-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,987
Posted By gasstingy
I'd like to take a crack at this one, since I own...

I'd like to take a crack at this one, since I own a 2010 Prius and commute 39.6 round trip miles daily and my brother in law {Alan} owns a 2012 Volt and commutes ~ 64 round trip miles daily.

By...
Forum: Solar Power 08-13-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 168,795
Posted By gasstingy
For the July billing period, 6/20 - 7/19, I...

For the July billing period, 6/20 - 7/19, I generated 902 kWh and I used 434 kWh. I must ad the caveat that I technically did not use any solar energy.

Since TVA is buying all my RE at a premium,...
Forum: Solar Power 07-01-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 168,795
Posted By gasstingy
From my perspective, as long as the cost of...

From my perspective, as long as the cost of racking and installation labor doesn't push the cost of poly over the cost of mono {and you already said space was not an issue}, there's no remaining...
Forum: Solar Power 05-14-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,194
Posted By gasstingy
MN Renovator: I wanted to roof mount at first,...

MN Renovator: I wanted to roof mount at first, but the wife stood firm. I'm glad she did. With the ground mount, on the few snow days we've had, I have a fiberglass 16' extension pole made for...
Forum: Solar Power 05-14-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,194
Posted By gasstingy
I need to add some explanations why we built it...

I need to add some explanations why we built it the way we did. In most cases, this heavy structure isn't really needed. Matter of fact, one of the solar arrays in my area that was installed after...
Forum: Solar Power 05-14-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,194
Posted By gasstingy
After the four columns were installed, I took...

After the four columns were installed, I took over on the assembly. I added the DPW pipe column top pieces, the 43' cross beam {3 sections}, the bracketry for the rails the solar panels mount on,...
Forum: Solar Power 05-13-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,194
Posted By gasstingy
I started this array after the local utility told...

I started this array after the local utility told me they would NOT allow me to tie onto the grid. We had a bit of false hope in August of 2009 and I celebrated by buying two more Sharp 175ís at...
Forum: Solar Power 05-13-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,194
Posted By gasstingy
My Solar Arrays

Several years back, I went on the National Solar Tour. I decided then that I had to have a solar array so I could have some control over my utility bills as I get nearer to retirement. So, this is...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-12-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,310
Posted By gasstingy
It has nothing to do with "need" as we wired the...

It has nothing to do with "need" as we wired the garage for an electric GDO when first roughed in the wiring.

It has everything to do with want. I do not want to give the local electric...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-26-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,670
Posted By gasstingy
The little array is 1050 rated watts with Enphase...

The little array is 1050 rated watts with Enphase inverters, the big array is 8 columns of three, so 5760 rated watts with a Sunny Boy 5000 string inverter. The Sunny Boy will not put out more than...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-10-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,797
Posted By gasstingy
I'd go to Build it Solar for this type setup and...

I'd go to Build it Solar for this type setup and look at what is posted there to get started. There is a design there I plan to mimic when I get my {nearly} never-ending garage/workshop project...
Forum: Lighting 11-20-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,901
Posted By gasstingy
I'm certain when the time and funds come along,...

I'm certain when the time and funds come along, you will be amazed at the increased available light when you put sheetrock on the ceiling and paint it white. It might even encourage you to insulate...
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