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Forum: Conservation 06-06-14, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,682
Posted By SKIN
I don't have a flue, I don't have a fireplace....

I don't have a flue, I don't have a fireplace. The chimney goes from my basement to the roof. It about 30 ft tall from its base. I really only want to remove about 8 ft of it for now.
Forum: Conservation 06-05-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,682
Posted By SKIN
Remove Chimney to save heat loss?

My 4' x 3' chimney serves no purpose and I would like to remove it. I also have heard that you can loose a lot of heat through this "pipe" in the winter. Anyone done this and or know of anyone who...
Forum: Tools 01-25-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,798
Posted By SKIN
That makes me second guess my approach. I was...

That makes me second guess my approach. I was going to try to cover a couple houses in the rental period too. But I wasn't going to do the blower deal. I was assuming that heat would just be flowing...
Forum: Tools 01-24-14, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,798
Posted By SKIN
Renting infrared camera (Flir) in Michigan?

Trying to find a place to rent an infrared camera in Michigan. Was looking at Flir brand but I don't know enough about them to stick to that brand. Anyone have a story about how you got to use/rent...
Forum: Conservation 01-09-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,000
Posted By SKIN
I just picked up a nest learning thermostat. I...

I just picked up a nest learning thermostat. I love it. I know its not what you're using but I just thought I would show you what is available as far as remote controlled stats go.

Nest | The...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 09-21-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,773
Posted By SKIN
Climate controlled windows?

Anyone seen this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBhF_qfG4Qc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBhF_qfG4Qc&feature=player_embedded)

I think it would be a good idea to have it monitor inside...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-27-11, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,242
Posted By SKIN
How long does the collector hold heat? If you...

How long does the collector hold heat? If you take a shower at night, do you have hot water or are you manually adjusting the valves so that the water heater takes over at night?
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-27-11, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,150
Posted By SKIN
Sounds pretty cool. I have been searching for one...

Sounds pretty cool. I have been searching for one for a while and can not find them in the USA. Sounds like you have your hands on a rare mower for our country.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-08-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 262,971
Posted By SKIN
This is great. Can't wait to see you mow the lawn.

This is great. Can't wait to see you mow the lawn.
Forum: Solar Heating 05-01-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,914
Posted By SKIN
I do wonder how hot it would get? I have my water...

I do wonder how hot it would get? I have my water heater set to 120 F. If it got to 120 I would be happy.

Also, I do not have the best setup to test this. My water heater is in my basement in the...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-01-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,914
Posted By SKIN
Instead of Solar...

Has anyone heard of this? I think I may have had a little light bulb come on.
I have been trying to brain storm for some time about how to make my house more “green” (a.k.a. cheap consumers bills)....
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