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Forum: Solar Power 08-05-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 168,815
Posted By pinballlooking
I love that clock project so much. I have a 3D...

I love that clock project so much.
I have a 3D printer and CNC plasma is not really that different.
Except I have to use my tractor to load the steel on to the table.
Forum: Product Reviews 05-17-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,745
Posted By Wanna Beco
I am glad to hear a positive story. I used to...

I am glad to hear a positive story. I used to work at cruise as a self driving test driver. They used the Chevy volt. When you are training they have you work emergency stop techniques.The bolt...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-16-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,200
Posted By pinballlooking
What size do you need? You can do it. ...

What size do you need?

You can do it.

They come fully charged. You just need to pressure test them and vacuum them down.
Here is how I did mine. I had never done any of this before ...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-15-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,200
Posted By jeff5may
The manufacturers in general design different...

The manufacturers in general design different unit for different regions or climates. If you are searching for a model that has a distinct energy advantage in the winter season, you have your work...
Forum: Solar Power 06-30-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 168,815
Posted By pinballlooking
Nice numbers! 600+ that is just awesome ...

Nice numbers!
600+ that is just awesome
:thumbup:
Forum: Wind Power 06-02-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,300
Posted By NeilBlanchard
The wind cools the panels, and that raises their...

The wind cools the panels, and that raises their efficiency.
Forum: Conservation 05-20-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,204
Posted By earloflondon
Location...location.....location...

Hey all, have been reading this thread all week with great interest but just now actually have a few free minutes to jump in! There are of course MANY considerations when thinking about going...
Forum: Other Improvements 03-09-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,738
Posted By jeff5may
I have found in past experiments that sucking the...

I have found in past experiments that sucking the unwanted air from where it doesn't belong yields better overall comfort. In a setup like Jake is testing, this means drawing cold air in at the...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-11-16, 12:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,738
Posted By SDMCF
MEMPHIS91, That looks really good, and a whole...

MEMPHIS91, That looks really good, and a whole lot better than the temporary lash-up I used for my test. I look forward to your longer term impressions.

Would a thermal shot from further away,...
Forum: Solar Power 10-12-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 168,815
Posted By pinballlooking
If you buy used the prices are decreased by this...

If you buy used the prices are decreased by this amount with extra depreciation.
If you lease the leasing company gets this money and they discount your payment to reflect it.
That all being said I...
Forum: Solar Power 10-02-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 168,815
Posted By pinballlooking
Rob It is strange they are doing a limited...

Rob

It is strange they are doing a limited release on the 2016

"Chevrolet has a shortened model year for the 2016 Chevy Volt," said GM in a statement. "As a result, we have limited distribution...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-05-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,835
Posted By AC_Hacker
Burning Down The House...

I had a dear friend, now deceased, who had been hit very hard by the vicissitudes of life, and although he remained a good and dear friend, his ability to think 'long term' and in regards to his...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-15-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 43,048
Posted By stevehull
How about a compromise (copper pipe vs plastic)? ...

How about a compromise (copper pipe vs plastic)? Use plastic for the runs out to and from the pond. Then only use the amount of copper at the bottom of the pond for the true exchange loop.

Seems...
Forum: Solar Power 05-14-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,194
Posted By gasstingy
I need to add some explanations why we built it...

I need to add some explanations why we built it the way we did. In most cases, this heavy structure isn't really needed. Matter of fact, one of the solar arrays in my area that was installed after...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-18-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 156,883
Posted By pinballlooking
I have been considering building this passive...

I have been considering building this passive solar greenhouse. It is 12' X 24' It is 12’ wide and two rows of grow beds and the 55 gal barrels would leave about a 2 foot walk way. I would like a...
Forum: Lighting 02-07-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,170
Posted By Elcam84
Yeah they are pricey at around 1k per fixture but...

Yeah they are pricey at around 1k per fixture but the payback isn't bad at under 200 watts vs 1000 watts. The led wall packs are in stock everywhere and they payback in 3 years but few will buy them....
Forum: Solar Power 12-20-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,361
Posted By NiHaoMike
Set the water heater to 140F and then set the...

Set the water heater to 140F and then set the timer to only turn on at night. Then use a recirculating pump and fan coil to extract the heat during the day.

For storing cold, find a used A/C...
Forum: Conservation 12-20-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,862
Posted By bennelson
Lots of good thoughts in this thread. Let me add...

Lots of good thoughts in this thread. Let me add my two cents.

What I'm hearing so far in this thread is that there's lots of people who would like to be prepared in an emergency situation of no...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-21-13, 02:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,964
Posted By jeff5may
If ultimate low temperature performance is what...

If ultimate low temperature performance is what you're after, using an air-source mini-split, two lines come to mind:
1. Fujitsu Halcyon (http://www.fujitsugeneral.com/wallmountedRLS2H.htm)
2....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-13-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,964
Posted By jeff5may
If you are considering a heat pump solution, I...

If you are considering a heat pump solution, I would suggest doing a decent amount of research before installing a system. The performance is all over the place, depending mainly on the technology...
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