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Forum: Solar Power 06-18-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,893
Posted By pletby
I'm glad I subscribed to this thread! Looks...

I'm glad I subscribed to this thread! Looks awesome Randen. I like that you designed this to be so much more than merely functional. It serves multiple purposes and looks good too!
Forum: Introductions 02-21-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,894
Posted By pletby
Quick question Stevehull: I like that method of...

Quick question Stevehull: I like that method of finding the maximum BTU load of your heating system but I have a curveball. What if I have a newer natural gas furnace with throttling gas valves? ...
Forum: Introductions 02-17-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,894
Posted By pletby
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your...

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new home! I'm sure the regulars here will chime in with what projects you might consider doing first.
Forum: Solar Heating 02-17-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
Yeah I sort of jumped the gun on this one. Back...

Yeah I sort of jumped the gun on this one. Back burner for now. I might end up building a new unit in place. Sorry guys. To be continued.
Forum: Solar Heating 02-16-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
Ok guys, tomorrow Dad and I are going to...

Ok guys, tomorrow Dad and I are going to investigate what it will take to mount this panel on the south wall of the house. It will be mounted vertically as originally designed. No more of the 12...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-16-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,115
Posted By pletby
Application sent, I noticed one station in south...

Application sent, I noticed one station in south Winnipeg already, just started up 2 days ago. That station reads warmer than reported by nearby Environment Canada stations. Might be poor...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-14-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,425
Posted By pletby
Yes we are getting unseasonably warm here. I...

Yes we are getting unseasonably warm here. I don't like it when the snow gets soft. Makes it stick to everything. Better cold and dry or just get on with the melt and have it over. I feel more...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-14-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,425
Posted By pletby
:thumbup: Sounds like a nice day to me. Enjoy! ...

:thumbup: Sounds like a nice day to me. Enjoy!

Glad it's warming up for you shortly.
Forum: Solar Heating 02-12-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,580
Posted By pletby
Hi Randen, how did this project turn out?

Hi Randen, how did this project turn out?
Forum: Conservation 02-11-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,735
Posted By pletby
Part 2

Ok, I've been at this a few days now (maybe 4 hours total) and have wrapped up the basement windows. The window with the solar panel duct penetrations was the most difficult but with measure twice...
Forum: Conservation 02-09-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,735
Posted By pletby
Foil Faced EPS Basement Window Insulation

Hey Gang! I decided to insulate my basement windows as they really were a glaring point of heat loss. I had at first wanted to use bubble wrap, but decided since I didn't have any on hand to go...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-07-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
Okay, I've finally got my act together and am...

Okay, I've finally got my act together and am posting the pictures I have from the construction of the actual panel.

The photos start well after I started construction of the box, unfortunately I...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-04-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
Hi gt390 thanks for taking an interest in my...

Hi gt390 thanks for taking an interest in my project. I chose PVC drain pipe simply because that's what the fellow whose project I copied used. I haven't noticed any strange smells after the first...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-04-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
MEMPHIS91 I'm glad I inspired you to complete...

MEMPHIS91 I'm glad I inspired you to complete your project. Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labour!

I'll be posting those pictures I mentioned soon. I've had computer issues...

New to me...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-29-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
Found em!

Hey Gang I found the pictures of my panel as I was building it, so in the next few days I'll post them as time becomes available.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-27-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
Very nice read. Thank you!

Very nice read. Thank you!
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-26-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,567
Posted By pletby
I have a Toro corded snowblower and it works...

I have a Toro corded snowblower and it works great for me. We don't get many wet snowfalls here so that helps. Technique makes a difference for sure. It sure would be nice to have a battery operated...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-26-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
I believe it was a 120 on 90 off switch. I would...

I believe it was a 120 on 90 off switch. I would go to a lower temperature range next time as some very cold days there is usuable heat but the switch cycles off too early. Maybe a 80 110 switch.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-19-16, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,558
Posted By pletby
That's pretty slick.

That's pretty slick.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-18-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
Here's another picture of the panel in the...

Here's another picture of the panel in the Summer. It can disappear if you want it to:
...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-18-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
I have been digging through the archives and have...

I have been digging through the archives and have found that all of the pictures of the panel construction have been lost in a recent computer upgrade. I do have photos of the install however. ...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-16-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,501
Posted By pletby
randen Thank you for the correction. I...

randen

Thank you for the correction. I spend alot of time working on my car so I might have gotten the 2 year life of Propylene Glycol from automobiles.

I was thinking about SDMCF's post on...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-15-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By pletby
Bug screen solar hot air collector

Hey gang I thought I would do a build thread on my solar hot air project. It started out as a proof of concept for me (Gary Resa and others made it work long before me but I didn't believe it would...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-15-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,501
Posted By pletby
I'm no expert, I'm still learning but I think the...

I'm no expert, I'm still learning but I think the general rule is every 2 years coolant should be replaced as it begins to break down producing lipids and acids that can be hard on your plumbing in...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-13-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By pletby
Not very long. Next month the House Maintenance...

Not very long. Next month the House Maintenance envelope should have enough money in it to purchase one of those kits.
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