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Forum: Energy Storage 09-09-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,604
Posted By hamsterpower
I've heard of them, also called Edison batteries....

I've heard of them, also called Edison batteries. One has been functional for over one hundred years at a college (can't remember which one). They are waiting for it to fail to take it apart and see...
Forum: Lighting 09-16-15, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,800
Posted By hamsterpower
I have a Leviton 51120-1 Panel Protector, shown...

I have a Leviton 51120-1 Panel Protector, shown here...
Forum: Product Reviews 03-07-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,726
Posted By hamsterpower
First impression of the Snow Joe.

So I received my new Snow Joe 18 inch, 15 amp electric snow thrower. And just like I had hoped, we have not gotten any snow since. The "bought a new snow blower" insurance plan worked perfectly.
My...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-30-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,130
Posted By hamsterpower
Considering your location, I would try to find a...

Considering your location, I would try to find a spot inside the conditioned space to install your water heater. Reason being, to get the benifits of the cooling/dehumidifying inside the house.
Forum: Tools 01-20-15, 04:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,016
Posted By hamsterpower
as much fun as it would be to build a battery...

as much fun as it would be to build a battery powered squirt gun to use for "cleaning" :-) the garden sprayer would work better/ more efficiently, with better flow and would still end up being...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-08-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,729
Posted By hamsterpower
What about a "belt" of rocks to hold down the...

What about a "belt" of rocks to hold down the wire mesh? Maybe some potted plants?

Why did you use pressure treated for the floor when you built it so far above a hard surface? and why did you use...
Forum: Conservation 12-15-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,665
Posted By hamsterpower
600sf kit w/ shipping was $698. I sprayed ~3...

600sf kit w/ shipping was $698. I sprayed ~3 inches over ~200sf. so 700/200 = $3.50 /sf. I also increased the thickness of the wall to 8 inches. I filled the rest of the cavities with blown in...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-13-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,347
Posted By hamsterpower
outdoor temp sensor

Other systems that use an outdoor temp sensor, use that sensor to adjust how hot the boiler runs. My system has a few zone thermostats and one on the boiler itself. I could replace the thermostat on...
Forum: Conservation 10-12-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 50,353
Posted By hamsterpower
Re: 2 part spray foam kits

I have now used 3 of the 600 sf spray foam kits. Each kit covered very close to what I expected. About one room per kit in my case. Two exterior walls, floor to ceiling 2-3" thick (about 200sf x 3" =...
Forum: Other Improvements 12-06-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,746
Posted By hamsterpower
The hose was plenty long to maneuver, but also...

The hose was plenty long to maneuver, but also long enough to get tangled. Now that I know the tanks need to be between 75-85 degrees F, next time I will pick a hot summer day, not a cool fall day....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-09-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,468
Posted By hamsterpower
Great Stuff is wonderful in what you can do with...

Great Stuff is wonderful in what you can do with it and nasty when it gets on other surfaces (like hands). TIP. resist the urge to wipe drying foam as the sticky mess will never come off. Instead...
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