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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-08-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By jeff5may
My guess is Bob diy'd a solution 3 years ago.

My guess is Bob diy'd a solution 3 years ago.
Forum: Conservation 07-31-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By jeff5may
Oh no, we're talking about refrigerators with...

Oh no, we're talking about refrigerators with compartment cams (so you can check at the grocery store if you have any cold beer left), with the ability to assemble shopping lists for you...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-23-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By jeff5may
For what it's worth, I have a gaggle of teensy...

For what it's worth, I have a gaggle of teensy soldering stuff for electronics. My go to is the Weller. All the super pro somewhat expert peanuts have their gadgets of the day, but guess what? Weller...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-30-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
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: 17
Views: 1,971
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: 903
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: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-07-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,788
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 Heating 05-25-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 28,387
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 05-20-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
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: Other Improvements 05-09-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
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: 998
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: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-08-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,821
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so the dirt cheap twisty knob window units are...

Ok so the dirt cheap twisty knob window units are all over the place because they don't work too well. Nearly all of them have the lowest efficiency ratings ever. For your goals they don't have...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-18-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so the refrigerant temperature and pressure...

Ok so the refrigerant temperature and pressure will follow the heat exchanger temperatures. Obviously you don't have enough indoor heat exchanger or heat store or both. Adding more charge to try to...
Forum: Conservation 09-22-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,170
Posted By jeff5may
Just had another communication meeting with the...

Just had another communication meeting with the product development guys at Ford. They're really going to bring it, starting next year. The team is in the " anticipation building" phase now: not...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-08-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,961
Posted By jeff5may
I had the next generation of Whirlpool duet...

I had the next generation of Whirlpool duet hybridcare dryer from the OP. They really are worth it. Drying time depends on the load and mode. As well as the normal dryer settings, the one I had had...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-26-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,951
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so it's the blue heat exchanger that's...

Ok so it's the blue heat exchanger that's leaking? The unit looks like a modified minisplit outdoor unit. Highly hackable. The unit already has access valves, and from what I can tell, the...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-21-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so if you are going with a dedicated electric...

Ok so if you are going with a dedicated electric pump, use a battery backup DC pump. Why? It's a dedicated system. Low chance of failure, occasional use assures a long life. Also, a DC pump wired to...
Forum: Conservation 08-15-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,170
Posted By jeff5may
How about that? Ford is very near the release...

How about that? Ford is very near the release version of the battery electric truck. We just had a meeting this week where our tech liaison showed up and started off with this video:
...
Forum: Conservation 08-12-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,170
Posted By jeff5may
Well guys, I hate to kill your skepticism, but...

Well guys, I hate to kill your skepticism, but Ford, rivian, and Tesla are going to be having a 3 way tug of war on battery electric trucks. The corporation I work for just got budget approval for a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,976
Posted By jeff5may
Well now... Main question is how much water...

Well now... Main question is how much water heater do you want? If you eventually buy another water heater, get one that has a warranty that will outlive you. Sounds like you originally found a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-27-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,976
Posted By jeff5may
On those impossible threaded fittings, I use both...

On those impossible threaded fittings, I use both Teflon tape and pipe dope. Chase the threads to make sure they are clean and the right shape slash taper. Wrap the male fitting clockwise and then...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-09-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 107,659
Posted By jeff5may
Your thermostat looks like the type I had in the...

Your thermostat looks like the type I had in the greenhouse in the past. They're super reliable, but not so precise. Mine used to drift around 5 degrees total, depending on it's mood. It outlasted...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-01-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 107,659
Posted By jeff5may
For these kinds of projects, I have found the...

For these kinds of projects, I have found the perfect blower motor fan thingy. They're available everyday everywhere for next to nothing. Drum roll please...

Look on your local yard sale...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-11-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,825
Posted By jeff5may
There seems to be a misconception about relative...

There seems to be a misconception about relative humidity here. Your 35 degree saturated outdoor air contains less than 30% relative humidity at 68 degrees. It's all about dew point.
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...
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