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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-03-09, 04:49 PM
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Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
No, afraid not. I've been keeping up with the...

No, afraid not. I've been keeping up with the project via the update emails, but school's been keeping me busy.



It did, but through a longer time on the iron, not a higher temperature. We may...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-03-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Looking awesome! Since you're running...

Looking awesome!



Since you're running your loops in series you wouldn't need more than a send and a return temperature which you could read at the inside unit. If your loops were in parallel...
Forum: Conservation 07-29-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 46,847
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Are you still on the same tank, or how long did...

Are you still on the same tank, or how long did it go before you had to have it pumped?

Good to see an update, I'd been wondering how things were going.:thumbup:
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-22-09, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Guess I haven't lived in Texas long enough...

So thats where all that noise was coming from that kept me up last night!

You're quite right, I should have known better! I'm sure you've seen (or heard of) the bumper sticker "I wasn't born in...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-18-09, 08:09 PM
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Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Working now and looking good, Thanks! :thumbup: ...

Working now and looking good, Thanks! :thumbup:

You're very blessed to be in a rock-free area; Hardly anybody has basements around here (DFW TX) because the rock layer is so close to the surface....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-15-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Sweet, Looking good! When you backfilled were...

Sweet, Looking good! When you backfilled were you able to pack the dirt in any? Hopefully if you water the hole every so often it'll settle around the pipes tightly (besides, thats what you do when...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-03-09, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
I'm a father? This is the happiest moment of my...

I'm a father? This is the happiest moment of my life! I have a bouncing, baby.....heater?!? :confused:


Looking good! I haven't forgotten the class mp3's, but I've been out of town for the past...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-10-09, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
I wonder what would be the most efficient way of...

I wonder what would be the most efficient way of raising your loop temp if it threatens to freeze. The choices I could think of were: use the units defrost cycle, shutting off the ground source and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-09-09, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
It depends on what it's measuring the temperature...

It depends on what it's measuring the temperature of once it's converted. If it's necessary to keep that temp sensor, it should be measuring water temp since air temp is removed from the equation. ...
Forum: The Billiards Room 06-07-09, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
I'm also a fan of Shure. I have a pair of Shure...

I'm also a fan of Shure. I have a pair of Shure E3's? I used as monitors while drumming: Cuts ambient noise about as good as foam earplugs. I used the smallest plastic-ish inserts. I was glad a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-06-09, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Their grout appears to be using cement as the...

Their grout appears to be using cement as the main binder. Ours was just water, sand, and bentonite. (gotta be the sodium bentonite that expands to 10 times or so the volume in water) We used 5 to 1...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-04-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 214,825
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
How is the trailer set up, is there "wasted...

How is the trailer set up, is there "wasted space" that batteries could go? For example there's a small landscaping trailer (prob 3x6) at work that has the bed completely over top of the tires. This...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-03-09, 03:20 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 214,825
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Brakes? Ya don't need no steenking brakes! Thats...

Brakes? Ya don't need no steenking brakes! Thats why its got a bumper! :thumbup:

In other news, the mow in 2 cycles sounds like a good plan until you figure out what you want to change. It looks...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-03-09, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
So we've got 230 boreholes. We divided them up...

So we've got 230 boreholes. We divided them up into 17 different zones, and each zone has 13 or 14 boreholes in it. Those wells are plumbed in parallel reverse return (first in, last out) and each...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-03-09, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Chapter next...

So we've got holes in the ground with pipe sticking out of them at ground level. You can't have the pipes running on top of the soccer field, the poor soccer players have it bad enough running back...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-03-09, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
But I've gotten ahead of myself. That was well...

But I've gotten ahead of myself. That was well into the process. First came the drilling: 250' down....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-03-09, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Where would I post such a monster? About a year...

Where would I post such a monster? About a year ago I recall I tried to compress around an hour of speech: even mono @ 30 or 40 kbps mp3, the smallest I could make it, the file was probably 15-20...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-02-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,432,987
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
I just had the opportunity to be in a Ground...

I just had the opportunity to be in a Ground Source Installers class (the engineer who oversaw our project was the teacher), and I was able to borrow the "Installation Guide" since it was the main...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-26-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 214,825
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
In his build thread MetroMPG installed this gauge...

In his build thread MetroMPG installed this gauge (http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/electric-car-conversion-project-forkenswift-33-17.html#post23774). With it you can see which batteries...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-20-09, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,504
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Here in Texas we have fire ants which make mounds...

Here in Texas we have fire ants which make mounds out in the yard. I recall my mom would pour boiling water on the mounds to kill them.

There was also one morning when we woke up and there were...
Forum: Conservation 05-08-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 46,847
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
If the mattress is on a platform and you have the...

If the mattress is on a platform and you have the mattress connection at the lowest point of the mattress with the T below that, then you won't be getting air into the mattress unless you've pumped...
Forum: Conservation 04-25-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 46,847
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Info overkill!

After thinking about it more, heres my thoughts on the matter (AKA take or leave as much as you want.)

First two thousand words on the subject, and then some more words about those two thousand...
Forum: The Billiards Room 04-23-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,086
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
For everyday drinking, no. I have a 1 liter...

For everyday drinking, no. I have a 1 liter nalgine type bottle I fill up at the drinking fountain at school, and get it filtered out of the fridge at home. I did buy a couple of cases of bottled...
Forum: Other Improvements 04-23-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,298
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
Thats what I was thinking too, putting another...

Thats what I was thinking too, putting another set of studs on the rafters (though that would be a short circuit like Larryrose was saying, so keep them separated if you can) so between the rafters...
Forum: Conservation 04-23-09, 01:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 46,847
Posted By Hugh Jim Bissel
A waterbed mattress sounds like a very good idea!...

A waterbed mattress sounds like a very good idea! Also, seems to me overflow wouldn't even need to be an issue: have a hose/pipe running from the mattress up to a container on the countertop: when...
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