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Forum: Biofuels 04-23-11, 11:06 PM
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Posted By go4haudio
18 months Hot Water in Portland, Oregon

This site claims to have had 18 months continuous hot water from this system. It might be appropriate for some people. I still think a good digester is better. Composting greenhouse provides hot...
Forum: Biofuels 04-23-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,184
Posted By go4haudio
An elegant solution

I like the way you are thinking skyl4rk! The nice thing about fall leaves is they usually are dried up and store pretty well. You might benefit from shredding the leaves so they take up less space....
Forum: Biofuels 04-23-11, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,184
Posted By go4haudio
A more practical approach for the average home...

A more practical approach for the average home must be used. Large scale compost mounds provide plenty of food and water for the bacteria but do a poor job aerating the culture medium. A home scale...
Forum: Biofuels 04-23-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,184
Posted By go4haudio
I am really grateful and for the feedback on this...

I am really grateful and for the feedback on this topic. I am also somewhat surprised at how much information is already available on this topic. Compost depends on the action of bacteria. The...
Forum: Biofuels 04-20-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,184
Posted By go4haudio
Compost as a Heat Source

Compost as heat source?
I am starting this thread on the suggestion of A/C Hacker whose thread "Homemade Heatpump Manifesto" inspired me. A well composted mass often reaches temperatures of 150-180...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-20-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,416,902
Posted By go4haudio
Yes A/C Hacker I should start another thread...

Yes A/C Hacker I should start another thread (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/biofuels/1523-compost-heat-source.html). There are many concepts involved beyond the scope of the heat pump which is the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-20-11, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,416,902
Posted By go4haudio
Actually the pdf I mentioned above has 2 pages...

Actually the pdf I mentioned above has 2 pages per view so you need to check it out starting at page 26.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-20-11, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,416,902
Posted By go4haudio
I meant it would not be practical "without" a...

I meant it would not be practical "without" a heat pump. Because you would need a mountainous compost pile to maintain useful constant heat without affecting the biological balance of the compost.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-20-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,416,902
Posted By go4haudio
here is an interesting pdf...

here is an interesting pdf www(dot)box.net/shared/koeb9dm9ps starting on page 49 there is a section on compost as a heat source. I have seen some info that compost has a bacteria that thrives from...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-16-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,416,902
Posted By go4haudio
The method of sealing was in response to the...

The method of sealing was in response to the leaking heat exchanger you had some time ago. But it seems you have mastered the art of brazing a plate HX. I have learned a great deal from your...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-14-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,416,902
Posted By go4haudio
to seal a pipe fitting try a thin coat of teflon...

to seal a pipe fitting try a thin coat of teflon then wrap a string around the thread a few times and then some more teflon tape. tighten it up good and try it out. i guess the string fills the...
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