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Forum: Conservation 07-08-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By Wanna Beco
Does it make SENSE, to monitor your homes energy.

I did it! I finally purchased a Sense energy monitor. Some of you know I just installed a new AC unit. I also had that home efficiency audit. The audit is sponsored by the power company, and it is 99...
Forum: Solar Power 07-03-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By CrankyDoug
Perhaps I am missing something. You have solar...

Perhaps I am missing something. You have solar panels facing in two directions, mounted to a single pole such that a 5mph wind will result in rotational oscillation from vortex shedding. I estimate...
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: Appliances & Gadgets 10-09-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,021
Posted By Daox
I also posted this on EcoModder. Someone...

I also posted this on EcoModder. Someone mentioned that larger cells are easier to work with. So, I posted what I found as far as making smaller cells such as teh 18650 into larger packs.

There...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-22-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,348
Posted By oil pan 4
evaporative cooling for A/C condenser test with garden hose study

The scope is to determine if evaporative cooling can boost home A/C efficiency.
Instruments used:
Flir i7 thermal imager
Fluke325 amp clamp

Control over Observations:
Gave the A/C unit a 10...
Forum: The Billiards Room 04-16-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,014
Posted By creeky
Ready for the Silent Spring?

As the son of a biologist and a determined nature lover I have been watching the plight of the bees with some concern. Now it looks like the bees are the least of our problem.

You see, coinciding...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By randen
Solar augmented mini split

Impressive build. Have a peek:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dmckigvz7Hg


Randen
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,725
Posted By Sccoupe
Have you given any thought to using a color...

Have you given any thought to using a color sensor like the one below? Detect white, defrost until non-white. I dont know if sensors in the price range below will work or not. Worth a try maybe.
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-26-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,641
Posted By Sccoupe
The pipes for stage one are now safely burried...

The pipes for stage one are now safely burried for the winter and also antifreeze added. Below are the poly pipes going into a small crawl space. They come in though 4" pvc, the light stuff, not...
Forum: Conservation 06-29-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 616,628
Posted By kostas
Hi guys, what goes around comes around, so here I...

Hi guys, what goes around comes around, so here I am with the latest news: I finally finished my diy HRV system!To be honest I completed and installed it last February but only now I managed to make...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 616,628
Posted By kose2ik
goo.gl/photos/q9qbB3eYCddpJHAR7...

goo.gl/photos/q9qbB3eYCddpJHAR7 (http://goo.gl/photos/q9qbB3eYCddpJHAR7)
(Estonia lng.) ehitusfoorum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=57499 (http://ehitusfoorum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=57499)
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-15-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,151
Posted By jjackstone
Gas oven electricity use.

Maybe many of you are already aware of this, but I couldn't find a thread talking about it.

Like most of you, I keep a fairly close eye on my electricity usage. I had always assumed that using a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-13-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,266
Posted By marx290
Building a 100 Year Refrigerator

Haven't been on the forum in some time; I have been busy. Began a project in June to construct a modular, long lasting refrigerator. It has gone through many iterations, and there are many more to...
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: Conservation 01-01-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,514
Posted By Semipro
A good related post on another site I frequent. ...

A good related post on another site I frequent.
Thermal Imaging to Help be Green | Hearth.com Forums Home (http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/thermal-imaging-to-help-be-green.149934/)
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-11-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,636
Posted By Daox
Convert a Vintage Thermostat into a Modern Energy Saver

This is pretty cool if you like to tinker. You could easily expand an old thermostat's capabilities with a bit of code and some modern electronics. You could make it wifi, etc.

Convert a Vintage...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-24-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,740
Posted By MEMPHIS91
Buck Stove Mods

So I have a Buck stove 28000. Last year was my first year to use only the stove and it worked well, just not as I has planned.
The normal problems with a wood fireplace is the crazy amount of air...
Forum: Conservation 08-31-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,642
Posted By AC_Hacker
Main Source of Heat Loss...

oil pan 4,

I think I found the major source of your heat loss.

It is this strangely shaped object in the photo below:
...
Forum: Conservation 08-21-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,642
Posted By oil pan 4
FLIR i7

New favorite toy.

One is not like all the others.
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5757&stc=1&d=1440213895...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-29-15, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,447
Posted By marx290
Embedding Thermoucouples Into Refrigeration Lines

I thought I would offer my experience making thermocouple sensors which are sealed directly inside of refrigeration lines. I did this so I could get more accurate or responsive readings, when I'm...
Forum: Conservation 05-15-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 616,628
Posted By kostas
<<<continued from previous post<<< To the...

<<<continued from previous post<<<

To the bedrooms PAL ductwork:

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5317&d=1431701603

The beast is on!
...
Forum: Conservation 05-15-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 616,628
Posted By kostas
My DIY HRV system completed

Hi people, it's been a while since my last post, after many months of hard work I finished what I call the first version of my complete DIY HRV home system. As I previously said I wanted full-house...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-11-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,797
Posted By GaryGary
A little more. This email response from Mike at...

A little more.
This email response from Mike at IBC North America (http://www.ibcna.com/)

"150 F is the max
people put up to 180, but we don't recommend it."

The question to him was: What is...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-10-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,797
Posted By GaryGary
Hi, I asked one of the makers of rotomolded...

Hi,
I asked one of the makers of rotomolded polyethylene tanks what temperatures the tanks could withstand -- the answer was:

"Our tanks are rated to spike at 140 and run a constant temp of 120....
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