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Forum: Conservation 01-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,241
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so if you're going to get an energy audit, do...

Ok so if you're going to get an energy audit, do it before you start improving the place. Gather some past utility bill data and get a baseline "before" survey completed. That way you can quantify...
Forum: Conservation 01-02-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By NiHaoMike
Find a used UPS that takes a single 12V battery...

Find a used UPS that takes a single 12V battery and just connect it.
Upgrade your UPS! (with some car batteries...) (http://dansdata.com/upsupgrade.htm)
Forum: Other Improvements 08-29-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,115
Posted By jeff5may
Ok here's why your DC connect idea is not such a...

Ok here's why your DC connect idea is not such a great idea:

1. DC power equals big wires. Low voltage high current. Which induces loss at the square of the current per unit length. High voltage...
Forum: Solar Power 07-12-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,316
Posted By bennelson
Simple Solar Instrumentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXfobPnCsX4

https://300mpg.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_9177-640x360.jpg

Last summer, I built a 6.24kW solar array on my garage. It uses Enphase...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-07-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,031
Posted By pinballlooking
I have three Gree Terra series we use them every...

I have three Gree Terra series we use them every day and they have performed well. They are very quite and with AC use very little power.
Terra Series - Ductless Wall Mount Heating and Cooling |...
Forum: Other Improvements 03-25-18, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,846
Posted By NiHaoMike
I have put together a 12.8V, 82Ah LiFePO4 pack...

I have put together a 12.8V, 82Ah LiFePO4 pack (4S15P 32650s) as a drop in replacement for a common 12V lead acid and am currently working on a 16.4V, 65Ah LiMn (2x Nissan Leaf modules) smart battery...
Forum: Solar Power 03-20-18, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By MN Renovator
The federal tax incentives as well as my local...

The federal tax incentives as well as my local utility production based incentives(an additional 8 cents per kwh for 10 years) required that I installed new panels.

How much cheaper would you...
Forum: Solar Power 02-26-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,997
Posted By arnesr
Some pics of my install: ...

Some pics of my install:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/40489146711_7b1f62bc29_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24FTsGp)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/40489100591_02abf268f3_z.jpg...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-10-18, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,942
Posted By Acuario
I haven't tried this but here are my thoughts on...

I haven't tried this but here are my thoughts on the project.

From what I have seen there are 2 types of multisplit. The older type (pre inverter) had individual compressors for each circuit and...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-09-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,930
Posted By bennelson
Passive Solar Garage Door

Hi Folks!

I recently built a Passive Solar Garage Door!

Not a new or original idea, but still a good one. I loosely based mine on the one Gary Reysa wrote about in Home Power #117 (Link HERE...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-31-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,638
Posted By jeff5may
Nice rig. It's looking to me that you have proof...

Nice rig. It's looking to me that you have proof of concept. Hopefully the experiment convinced you to continue refining the beast.

The calculations you have done do far don't really lead to...
Forum: Solar Power 01-26-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,289
Posted By where2
Adding insulation, air sealing, other forms of...

Adding insulation, air sealing, other forms of lowering air infiltration and energy loss are always better investments than a PV array. Finding all the vampire loads in your house is cheaper than...
Forum: Conservation 01-16-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,170
Posted By AC_Hacker
Have you checked out the used EV market? ...

Have you checked out the used EV market?

About 4 years ago, Geo_NR_Gee bought a used Nissan Leaf for $7k and he drives it all the time,

I bought a two year old previously leased Nissan Leaf,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,372
Posted By Ron342
There is a common stand alone wall console type...

There is a common stand alone wall console type of water supply heat pump (think hospital rooms and halls and hotels) that use mid temp boiler water of 50 to 80f in winter and chiller water in summer...
Forum: Lighting 12-31-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,706
Posted By jeff5may
I have been using the LED strip light tape for...

I have been using the LED strip light tape for the same type of applications. I did the stairwell to the basement this holiday season. The tape was stuck to the bottom of the handrail. Looks...
Forum: Lighting 12-30-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,706
Posted By pinballlooking
They are still 7.98 here bummer

They are still 7.98 here bummer
Forum: Solar Power 12-29-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 42,856
Posted By creeky
Well. I got an email earlier this week from one...

Well. I got an email earlier this week from one of my fellow chevy volt experimenters. Not sure what happened but he had his cells go wildly out of whack.

After some months of no real voltage...
Forum: Conservation 12-12-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 951
Posted By pinballlooking
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Chevy Volt competition

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first drive (http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1114263_2018-honda-clarity-plug-in-hybrid-first-drive) (on Sale now)
Honda puts out Honda Clarity in three versions...
Forum: Other Improvements 11-20-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By bennelson
My Dad put a natural gas furnace out in his shop,...

My Dad put a natural gas furnace out in his shop, which is attached off the back of the garage. The dog's kennel is also off the back of that building, and there's a small dog door for the animal to...
Forum: Solar Power 10-12-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 42,856
Posted By creeky
Jimmy, I have a solar business. bobolinksolar dot...

Jimmy, I have a solar business. bobolinksolar dot com
you can contact me there. thanks

btw. for all who are following. the units are proving slow but steady. which is what I had hoped for. The...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-09-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By pinballlooking
I did it to my greenhouse. ...

I did it to my greenhouse.
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/lawn-garden/4334-aquaponics-system-passive-solar-greenhouse-build-77.html
You will need a couple Risers.

Chamfering tool...
Forum: Product Reviews 10-07-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,744
Posted By Robaroni
5k mile update

Well the Bolt is still running flawlessly without one hitch. charging from our PV I figure we saved about $500 over a gas vehicle that gets 25 mpg.

Range anxiety? None, we just went to an EV event...
Forum: The Billiards Room 09-18-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 877
Posted By pinballlooking
Hurricane Irma

My parents, sister and brother all live by Fort Myers FL.

My parents live waterfront they went to my sister’s house. They all are ok but my parents lost the roof off there sunroom. My sister lost...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-10-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,169
Posted By jeff5may
That's exactly why I asked the question. For a...

That's exactly why I asked the question. For a 5000 BTU batch tank, the heat transfer and mass flow rates are small enough that a single "Slinky" tube condenser doesn't have to be huge to be...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-04-17, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,785
Posted By jeff5may
You can argue physics or theory all day long...

You can argue physics or theory all day long about what why how, doesn't hurt my feelings a bit. I done done it already. Due to the low mass flow of recirculating solution, sensible heat transfer...
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