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Forum: Conservation 01-02-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,040
Posted By opiesche
Radiant barrier foil

A few months ago, I finally took the step to install some radiant barrier in my attic. Here in NorCal, summers go well above 95 degrees outside for a period of 2 months or so, with the sun beating...
Forum: Lighting 12-22-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,105
Posted By opiesche
DIY 3D printed recessed LED fixtures

[EDIT] sorry, some of the pictures are upside down.

So, the original 1980s light fixtures in our upstairs hallway have always bothered me a bit. They just look... well, so 1980s. Since I've built...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-14-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,204
Posted By opiesche
Yeah, getting to that temperature was pretty much...

Yeah, getting to that temperature was pretty much a matter of trying what felt comfortable and gave the desired heat output. Once crawlspace insulation is finished, I'll probably end up lowering the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-03-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,471
Posted By opiesche
Very good question. I'd mostly do small things we...

Very good question. I'd mostly do small things we learnt during the process from the beginning to make the job easier. If I wanted to summarize,

-cutting the OSB substrate at an angle at the...
Forum: Lighting 01-01-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,112
Posted By opiesche
I just measured the resistor as well, and it...

I just measured the resistor as well, and it actually shows at 1.2 Ohm, which brings us to

I = 0.08/1.2

So around 66mA for one module, or 0.66W at 10V.
Forum: Lighting 12-31-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,112
Posted By opiesche
OK, so here's the step-by-step description of my...

OK, so here's the step-by-step description of my process - YMMV, of course, and there's plenty of room to change and improve :)

Building these fixtures is relatively easy, and the materials come...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-25-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,471
Posted By opiesche
Custom hydronic heating controller

Hi all,

I've recently installed DIY hydronic floor heating in the ground level of my house (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/renovations-new-construction/2340-diy-hydronic-heating-installation.html),...
Forum: Lighting 07-31-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 45,606
Posted By opiesche
I've used strings of 10 LED modules with 4 LEDs...

I've used strings of 10 LED modules with 4 LEDs each (about 1.1W per module or so) for ceiling lights in my office. Mounted them on a painted 1/8" piece of plywood with a piece of acrylic (coated...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-31-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,994
Posted By opiesche
Smile DIY hydronic heating installation

Hi all,

I've used this and other sites to get a lot of information before attempting my hydronic radiant (in-floor) installation, so I figured I'd give some back by making some information about...
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