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Forum: Product Reviews 05-27-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,374
Posted By tasdbois
I've had this monitor for a couple weeks now and...

I've had this monitor for a couple weeks now and it's working flawlesly, reading the optical port on top of my meter. I got it for $30 incl shipping on ebay. In combination with a kill-a-watt it's a...
Forum: Wind Power 05-01-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,134
Posted By tasdbois
That article raised a question in my mind. What...

That article raised a question in my mind. What is the most cost effective way to store and reclaim energy on a large scale? Let's say for a few hours, or a few months. I guess the answers could be...
Forum: Introductions 04-15-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,012
Posted By tasdbois
That's it. Experimentation will tell the...

That's it.

Experimentation will tell the true story. The loop is comprised of ten, 4 inches across, fifty foot long corrugated tubes buried 6 feet underground.

I'll log the inlet and outlet...
Forum: Introductions 04-15-11, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,012
Posted By tasdbois
I just had one of these installed last week: ...

I just had one of these installed last week:

Fujitsu 12RLS - 12000 BTU 25 SEER/12 HSPF heat pump (http://www.fujitsugeneral.com/wallmounted9-12RLS_specs.htm#specs)

Good specs and the warranty...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-28-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 21,884
Posted By tasdbois
I was at a friend's house a couple months ago and...

I was at a friend's house a couple months ago and he had one he borrowed from work. It was so neat, you could even see where there had been water leaks from the roof and into the walls in the past.
...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-01-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,811
Posted By tasdbois
I'm in the pricing business, and depending on the...

I'm in the pricing business, and depending on the number of unwise players in the field, you can bet that a fair chunk of that government money goes straight into corporations profits along the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-30-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,414
Posted By tasdbois
I built my garage with a 5 foot basement...

I built my garage with a 5 foot basement underneath. I have 8x8 inches opennings in each corners. I have two fans pulling air inside the basement from the garage and two fans pushing out from the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-27-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,101
Posted By tasdbois
Brillant!!

Brillant!!
Forum: The Billiards Room 09-22-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,776
Posted By tasdbois
This is a great idea. I took so much from this...

This is a great idea. I took so much from this planet that the least I can do is give back what little can be of some use to it. Having death becoming part of daily life by making a cemetery a park...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-22-10, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,773
Posted By tasdbois
Thanks for the link! I have my basement to...

Thanks for the link!

I have my basement to finish this winter so this will come in handy.
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 09-13-10, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,522
Posted By tasdbois
Thanks for that post. As a new homeowner, this is...

Thanks for that post. As a new homeowner, this is something I will definitely look into.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-11-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
X10
Views: 2,040
Posted By tasdbois
X10

I was looking for a way to link two lights on two separate circuits together and stumbled upon X10. I saw it's potential to be used to save energy and was wondering if anyone is using it or if you...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-11-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,403
Posted By tasdbois
I use a rather old athlon 64 laptop with an...

I use a rather old athlon 64 laptop with an external 19 inches LCD monitor at low brightness. The whole setup uses 35 watts during normal use.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-02-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 65,053
Posted By tasdbois
How about this...

How about this (http://store.autospeed.com/Items/22876?&caSKU=22876&caTitle=eLabtronics%20Voltage%20Switch%20-%20Prebuilt)?
Forum: Conservation 07-27-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,596
Posted By tasdbois
To be fair we need to look at the average cooling...

To be fair we need to look at the average cooling energy reduction data points, not just peak.

Radiant barrier (where thermostat temp was left unchanged between seasons): 19.7%, 11.3%, 16%, 27.2%,...
Forum: Conservation 07-26-10, 05:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,596
Posted By tasdbois
Interesting. I wonder how less visually intrusive...

Interesting. I wonder how less visually intrusive alternatives compare. Say a radiant barrier with increased attic airflow.
Forum: Introductions 05-05-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,012
Posted By tasdbois
The AC is not needed a whole lot up here if other...

The AC is not needed a whole lot up here if other passive solutions are used. I see more use for the loop in the winter, hoping to get the heat pump working well into sub zero exterior temps. I...
Forum: Introductions 05-04-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,012
Posted By tasdbois
Here's a pic from the installation. What you see...

Here's a pic from the installation. What you see is the second layer of tubes on top of the first layer burried below. I did what I could with what I had, we'll see what I can get out of it.
...
Forum: Introductions 05-04-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,012
Posted By tasdbois
Hi Rich, I'm eyeing this Sanyo model too. ...

Hi Rich,

I'm eyeing this Sanyo model too.

Thanks for the comment on the location, it's safer that way. The panels are not left in situ when leaving for extended periods of time though.
Forum: Introductions 05-04-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,012
Posted By tasdbois
They dug last week, and the footing and...

They dug last week, and the footing and foundation was poured. I plan to get a mini-split ductless heat pump installed, so yesterday was earth tube evening! I burried ten, fifty foot long, 4 inches...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,780
Posted By tasdbois
Thanks for the comment. I've read through a lot...

Thanks for the comment. I've read through a lot of stuff linked over at builditsolar.com and the only convection issue I could find was with loose fill fiberglass. I'm supposed to get batt insulation...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,780
Posted By tasdbois
Conduction, convection and radiation

Convection is usually not much of an issue in house insulation when everything is sealed but under rare circumstances. The thicker the better as far as conduction is concerned. But what about...
Forum: Introductions 11-20-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,012
Posted By tasdbois
I bought a house. Well, I bought one on paper....

I bought a house. Well, I bought one on paper. The delivery date is next August 12th. It's a 24 by 37 cottage plus a garage and basement. Instead of just filling the hole with dirt, the garage base...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-28-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,206
Posted By tasdbois
I think I'm going to try sticking Dynamat all...

I think I'm going to try sticking Dynamat all around inside the top canister where to motor is. Also, the exhaust port could use a little tweaking, it's just a straight PVC pipe extending a couple...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-27-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,206
Posted By tasdbois
Central Vacuum

Hi,

I just bought a central vac, and although it's supposed to be 67 db I found it to be quite loud for my taste. It's a good little unit, made in Canada (I should say assembled in Canada, because...
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