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Forum: Conservation 06-07-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,241
Posted By ecomodded
As your using baseboard heat right now your best...

As your using baseboard heat right now your best bang for buck is to install a cold weather ASHP with your house winter heating in mind.
My guesstimate is your winter heating bill will be around 50%...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-15-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,478
Posted By ecomodded
The overall heat transfer coefficient of the...

The overall heat transfer coefficient of the system takes a hit with a scale build up The pdf I linked to earlier has a list of papers / books to back up the info.

Scale sucks more heat out faster...
Forum: Lighting 03-15-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,385
Posted By ecomodded
Try Gardening forums. T5's are good for about 6...

Try Gardening forums. T5's are good for about 6 inches of half decent penetration the light power drops off fast with them. Great for starting seedlings for the greenhouse and supplemental lighting...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-15-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,478
Posted By ecomodded
My kettle has made zero deposits in the last 10...

My kettle has made zero deposits in the last 10 years if I would of checked the elements on the last water heater Im pretty sure they would of been clean. If anyone here has a kettle that has scale...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-14-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,478
Posted By ecomodded
water heater scale pdf

I had a look to see what info was out there on scales energy costs and found this pdf file ...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-12-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,193
Posted By ecomodded
For a single hose ac add two hoses for a dual add...

For a single hose ac add two hoses for a dual add a 2nd hose

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/members/ecomodded/albums/assorted+eco/337-dual-6-inch-intake.jpg

Mount the unit so the exhaust is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-01-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,193
Posted By ecomodded
Success First a Tip , If you try this...

Success

First a Tip , If you try this yourself , pick a portable ac with heater as its defrost is tweaked to deal with frequent ice ups quickly and efficiently. Defrost last about 5 minutes and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-08-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,193
Posted By ecomodded
The cold snap has finished and the heater...

The cold snap has finished and the heater actually worked right threw it.

The kill-a-watt meter now reads 763 on hours with 431 Kwh consumed
It consumed 50 kwh over a 50% run time using its 1000w...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,193
Posted By ecomodded
The short cycling has been warm cycles each cycle...

The short cycling has been warm cycles each cycle gets that pre warmed compressor and condenser heat.
What bothers me is those last 4 or 5 degrees come on slower closer to the end of a 10 / 15...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-29-17, 11:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,193
Posted By ecomodded
To start with here is next weeks weather ...

To start with here is next weeks weather

https://screenshots.firefoxusercontent.com/images/06e11233-4ae4-4f52-84d4-0bdbc5f03a86.png

This is what the AC is dealing with atm

This is the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-29-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,193
Posted By ecomodded
Im using the AC in dual hose mode now and its...

Im using the AC in dual hose mode now and its been running with night temps between 3 and 8c regularly. Its been on the kill watt meter for 505 hours , its working out to run 50% of the time 50% off...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-28-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,193
Posted By ecomodded
To improve the performance finally added a duct...

To improve the performance finally added a duct from the ac to the 200cfm fan and straightened out the duct run.
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-01-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,193
Posted By ecomodded
I double checked using a box fan in the top of...

I double checked using a box fan in the top of the doorway and even with it going the upper floor does not heat after a few hours while the basement room broils at 39*c

Moved the unit outside to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-25-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,193
Posted By ecomodded
At 7 minutes starts at COP ...

At 7 minutes starts at COP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJnHeNpNU1E

This may help


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irD6Sj0KRrk
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-19-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,973
Posted By ecomodded
BuffaloBill I like your work Im planing my first...

BuffaloBill I like your work Im planing my first build for next year using ICF's.

have you considered using rigid insulation on the outside of the basement ? it would be first on my list so...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-18-17, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,568
Posted By ecomodded
Wood floors have a bit of bounce making them nice...

Wood floors have a bit of bounce making them nice to walk on.

Back on track with the ICF house

Im thinking of putting the plumbing electrical and ventilation all under a wood floor on a 2.5' ...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-17-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,568
Posted By ecomodded
Thanks oil pan 4 , havent done the math on that...

Thanks oil pan 4 , havent done the math on that or pricing the pour.
Still getting a grip on the process and thinking on plans. It will be a small rancher.
Im going to price out a 1100 sq ft ...
Forum: Product Reviews 07-06-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,630
Posted By ecomodded
I did a firmware update on the Samsung tv today...

I did a firmware update on the Samsung tv today and its picture quality improved ( imo) with better blacks and a overall crisper look.

it was easy enough to do oddly it changed the power profile...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-26-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,469
Posted By ecomodded
There's a populated island near my area called...

There's a populated island near my area called Lasqueti island that is without conventional electricity. Everyone uses Sun or Wind and Water as a micro power plant.


And everyone uses a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-21-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,469
Posted By ecomodded
JimiQ I like your thinking , my fridge has been...

JimiQ I like your thinking , my fridge has been insulated since 2012 , 4 years of savings and going strong.

With this 2007 Kenmore fridge the daily kWh average is .938 kWh a day , savings can...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-18-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 156,881
Posted By ecomodded
!2v pumps are a lot more efficient then 115v...

!2v pumps are a lot more efficient then 115v pumps.

have a look for Commercial 12-24v DC pumps and compare the output to the watts , you will notice that the 12 / 24v DC pumps give at least a 50%...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-11-15, 03:34 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 277,315
Posted By ecomodded
For me in frozen Canada this weeks forecast is a...

For me in frozen Canada this weeks forecast is a high of 52*F with a night time low of 37*F

We have not had ice on the road since early December , I am loving it as I walk the Dog about 5km a day....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-03-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,614
Posted By ecomodded
Sweet , doing it yourself is going to save...

Sweet , doing it yourself is going to save thousands of dollars which will be a immediate payback.

The project is going to be nice for your heating bill as well as increase the resale value or at...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-25-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,970
Posted By ecomodded
If a person had a well or pond they could easily...

If a person had a well or pond they could easily make a pump driven air conditioner , using ceiling mount radiant cooling. Which might be cheaper then powering a table fan.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-23-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,022
Posted By ecomodded
Your right Jeff , my last comment I had here was...

Your right Jeff , my last comment I had here was not meant for your post..

Its hard to win when the judges make rules that cannot be met.

since the universe is predicted to end some day...
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