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Forum: Solar Heating 10-10-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,501
Posted By randen
Eco-Renovators It is the 10th of Oct....

Eco-Renovators

It is the 10th of Oct. (Thanksgiving in Canada) and this morning we arose to frost on the ground so an O/S temp of near 0 Deg.C. The indoor temp was 19 Deg.C. Starting to feel fresh...
Forum: Conservation 08-10-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,599
Posted By randen
Chevy Volt battery upgrade for S-10 EV

I realize an automobile is not anything related to home energy conservation but an electric vehicle can certainly help the bottom line when it comes to expenses. It can be looked at as low hanging...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-24-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 239,441
Posted By Daox
Its been a while since an update here! The...

Its been a while since an update here! The ecorider is still going strong, but I have replaced a battery or two since the last update.

Today was the first day I mowed the field this year. The...
Forum: Introductions 02-21-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,894
Posted By stevehull
Many of those furnaces have a dip switch on the...

Many of those furnaces have a dip switch on the control board that disables the variable gas valve. It then operates in just the off or on mode.

For a +/- approximation, you can look at the plate...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-15-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,115
Posted By celblazer
Smile Got my Free Bloomsky weather station

So if you don't know what it is, it has a sky pointed camera, temp, humidity, rain sensor, baro, UV index and a solar panel to keep it charged. It updates the picture every 5 minutes and puts...
Forum: Conservation 02-10-16, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,735
Posted By jeff5may
Stick a miniblind in that bogus window. Make it...

Stick a miniblind in that bogus window. Make it so you can see through the blind with the louver angle, it helps stop convection currents. Paint the outside of your insulation panel to taste with...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By Piwoslaw
Thank you for the great write up and...

Thank you for the great write up and pics:thumbup:


Use 2x 45 instead of 1x 90.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-27-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,150
Posted By MEMPHIS91
Awesome Link! The Zen of Passive Solar Heating...

Awesome Link!
The Zen of Passive Solar Heating Panel Design (http://www.iedu.com/Solar/Panels/)
Forum: Conservation 01-17-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,972
Posted By Piwoslaw
Now the outside, looking at the western corner....

Now the outside, looking at the western corner. Losing heat through the windows and even more through the garage door. The latter is a no brainer, as the door and its frame are deteriorating and they...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-10-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,501
Posted By randen
Maintaining solar space heating in Canada

Happy new year.

It is now 6 yrs since we had installed the solar hot water system. It has performed well for all those years. We had the odd hiccup but nothing bad. A hose-clamp needed tightening,...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-11-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,282
Posted By Daox
Solar hot air collector design - pop can vs metal screen

This is a great comparison done by Gary over at builditsolar. He built two smaller solar collectors, one made with pop cans as the collector material, and the other one was made with metal screen. ...
Forum: Conservation 05-06-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,659
Posted By AC_Hacker
I was hoping that this thread would encourage...

I was hoping that this thread would encourage other EcoRenovators to post the real results of their own efforts... which was good and useful when it happened in the beginning. I was also hoping that...
Forum: Conservation 01-24-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 77,220
Posted By mejunkhound
Simplest is best, esp in colder climate where you...

Simplest is best, esp in colder climate where you can use the added indoor humidity.

I simply route the dryer vents (have 2 dryers) to a box with a furnace filter, dump the heat right back into...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-14-13, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 46,076
Posted By AC_Hacker
How do heat pumps work? To explain how heat...

How do heat pumps work?

To explain how heat pumps work, we need to understand a process that is basic in all of nature, but isn't fully understood by most people. That process is called "Change of...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-13-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 46,076
Posted By Daox
Heat Pumps for dummies (beginners guide)

This site has accumulated a pretty huge wealth of heat pump information. However, there are many who are completely baffled by how these magical machines work at over 100% efficiency. Now throw in...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-25-12, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,501
Posted By randen
Solar space heating in Canada

I had recieved some requests from some fellow eco-renovators for some more details of our solar install with some pictures. If it may help any others who are thinking of solar space heating we have...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-05-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,919
Posted By Xringer
Just had to add this link.. Low Profile...

Just had to add this link..

Low Profile Solar Hot Air Project 1 (http://www.n3fjp.com/solar/solarhotair.htm)
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