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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-20-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By NeilTheCop
One of the biggest problems with using a...

One of the biggest problems with using a different gas is that of the lubricating oil compatibility.
If the oil is insoluble in the gas expect a very short life for the compressor
Forum: Tools 11-20-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By NeilTheCop
I too am looking for a bench power supply. It...

I too am looking for a bench power supply.
It seems that you have the usual low end Chinese ones, which according to the reviews are often DOA, have loose parts inside or stop working/catch fire...
Forum: Solar Power 02-01-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By NeilTheCop
Thanks for the reply. could you link to a site...

Thanks for the reply. could you link to a site for the direct driven A/C units please?
Forum: Solar Power 02-01-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By NeilTheCop
Thought of that but to use the local water (PPM...

Thought of that but to use the local water (PPM over 600) in a swamp cooler plugs the pads up within days and to use distilled water would be too expensive.
Forum: Solar Power 01-28-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By NeilTheCop
Solar A/C, again

Need a little bit of advice.
I have just ordered my 2nd split system to put in our 400 sq ft living room and would like to run it off solar. I know that itís normally a non starter due to the size...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-04-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,275
Posted By NeilTheCop
The plan is to use an Arduino controlled fan and...

The plan is to use an Arduino controlled fan and dampers to only activate the heater when the panel temperature is higher than the crawl space. This could also be used in reverse in the summer to...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-03-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,275
Posted By NeilTheCop
Hot air into crawl space

Has anyone ever heated a crawl space with a hot air panel?.
I have a south facing wall of about 30 feet in length and 5 feet below any windows which is ideal for the panel. And the most direct way...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-05-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By NeilTheCop
I have a 10" inline centrifugal fan that is rated...

I have a 10" inline centrifugal fan that is rated at 650 CFM, just need to sort out the ductwork and controls etc. But as we are still in triple digits or close to every day, I'm staying out of my...
Forum: Other Improvements 07-19-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By NeilTheCop
Your system sounds exactly like the one I had in...

Your system sounds exactly like the one I had in mind.
Here in SE New Mexico the day and night temperatures are about the same as your summer temps, but no humidity.
My house is well insulated,...
Forum: Other Improvements 07-19-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By NeilTheCop
Not sure, my thinking was that it would almost...

Not sure, my thinking was that it would almost clean the ducts with the reverse air flow and dump the dust into the attic, not that I don't have enough up there already:D
I may get an initial shower...
Forum: Other Improvements 07-15-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By NeilTheCop
Whole house fan

Most mornings the inside temp of my house is around 80 and the outside is about 68. Starting at 4am when I get up, I'm opening every window in the house and I can drop the temperature a few degree's,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-16-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By NeilTheCop
Thanks guys. It's a moot point now because...

Thanks guys.
It's a moot point now because after finally getting everything cleared off I found that the original 2X6 that should be attached to the ends of the house roof rafters had been removed,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-06-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By NeilTheCop
Purlins?

The roof on my front porch finally gave up the ghost.
After watching the leaks get progressively worse over the years I decided to fix it. Of course in my nativity I thought, just cut out the rotted...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-28-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,243
Posted By NeilTheCop
But the chart shows jobs in the solar industry. ...

But the chart shows jobs in the solar industry.
This is New Mexico where almost no one can pass a drug test, has some sort of disability, such as not getting on with other people (true, believe me)...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-25-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,560
Posted By NeilTheCop
ROKU with Euronews. It shows the world is going...

ROKU with Euronews. It shows the world is going to hell while all the US news is showing is a skateboarding dog and Kim Kardashian :confused:



A man after my own heart.
But have you noticed...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-22-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,243
Posted By NeilTheCop
Read this before you consider anything with a...

Read this before you consider anything with a grid tie:mad:

Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar - The Washington Post...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-22-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,560
Posted By NeilTheCop
I won't touch Windows 10 with a very long pole ...

I won't touch Windows 10 with a very long pole

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do Ė hereís how to opt out | BGR (http://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/)
Forum: Other Improvements 08-13-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,175
Posted By NeilTheCop
I did much the same thing. When we moved in...

I did much the same thing.
When we moved in there was no attic insulation at all, and as we just bought the house we were broke so the cheapest insulation was the recycled newspaper bales, plus they...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-13-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,724
Posted By NeilTheCop
Do you have a bug screen on the window?. Just...

Do you have a bug screen on the window?. Just wondering if that would restrict the airflow too much.
Bug screens are essential here unless you enjoy being eaten alive :D
Forum: Product Reviews 08-13-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,437
Posted By NeilTheCop
But does it say with a disinterested glazed look...

But does it say with a disinterested glazed look "Do you want fries with that?":D
Forum: Wind Power 08-08-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By NeilTheCop
It's very crude, but I hope you get the idea from...

It's very crude, but I hope you get the idea from some simplistic pseudo code for a micro-controller.
It's far easier to change a bit of code than unsolder components :thumbup:

//Start
(Loop...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-08-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By NeilTheCop
We hit 108 here yesterday. The A/C would trigger...

We hit 108 here yesterday. The A/C would trigger at 80, run for 45 minutes and shut off when it gets down to 78. Takes about 2 hours for it to climb back up to 80.
So I think it's running well...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-07-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,283
Posted By NeilTheCop
Ours is a 2 ton for a little over 1700 square...

Ours is a 2 ton for a little over 1700 square feet. I did the manual J twice, because I thought I had got it wrong, calculated for 76 inside and 110 outside, and it seems to work just fine.
But...
Forum: Wind Power 08-06-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By NeilTheCop
That's why I would gear it up with the belt drive...

That's why I would gear it up with the belt drive to about 2500 RPM. And pulse width modulation would allow the load on the alternator to be ramped up and down rather than abruptly switched on and...
Forum: Wind Power 08-05-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By NeilTheCop
Bouncing a idea around

I have been mulling an idea for a while now and wondered if anyone could give any input as to whether Iím wasting my time.
My idea is to have a turbine, vertical or horizontal, doesnít matter which...
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