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Forum: Conservation 01-12-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By oil pan 4
Not really. Just get a mini split. A good mini...

Not really. Just get a mini split. A good mini split is 2 to 3 times more efficient than a window unit, not counting the window air leak the window unit causes.
Forum: Conservation 12-07-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,352
Posted By oil pan 4
Big difference between a tesla and a big SUV or...

Big difference between a tesla and a big SUV or pickup.

120v charging sucks.
When I was stuck 120v charging if I drove the leaf more than 50 miles per day I was fighting a losing battle to keep...
Forum: Conservation 12-07-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,352
Posted By oil pan 4
Any gigantic pickup or SUV. They're only going...

Any gigantic pickup or SUV.
They're only going to get around 2 miles per kwh, especially in the winter.
Then if you drive 40 miles that's 20kwh.
A lowly 12 amp 120v evse is going to take around 16...
Forum: Conservation 12-06-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,352
Posted By oil pan 4
There's going to be a lot of angry people when...

There's going to be a lot of angry people when they figure out that 120v charging isn't going to be enough to feed one of those things the way and distance the average person drives.
Forum: Solar Power 11-28-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By oil pan 4
Nope seen too many $10,000 roofing estimates that...

Nope seen too many $10,000 roofing estimates that were on asphalt shingle roofs.
Last time I did a shingle roof I could have spent the better part of $1,000 just disposing of them.
But instead of...
Forum: Conservation 11-25-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,430
Posted By oil pan 4
California is doing everything they can to make...

California is doing everything they can to make renewable energy go hand in hand with black outs and wild fires.
Forum: Solar Power 11-25-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By oil pan 4
Why asphalt? I'm never doing asphalt shingles...

Why asphalt?
I'm never doing asphalt shingles again if I can help it.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-25-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By oil pan 4
I eliminated the 2nd hot water heater in my...

I eliminated the 2nd hot water heater in my rental house, all I had to do was run about 10 foot of hot water heater line.
Had been using an electric hot water heater.
I took it out to put in dry...
Forum: Conservation 11-15-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,352
Posted By oil pan 4
Oh with a 300 mile range we will say the truck...

Oh with a 300 mile range we will say the truck gets 3 miles per kwh.
So the battery would need to be at least 100kwh of use able capacity. To replenish 300 miles of range in 3 hours you would need...
Forum: Conservation 10-02-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,352
Posted By oil pan 4
Their gasoline engines suck anyways. Hopefully...

Their gasoline engines suck anyways.
Hopefully they don't build their motors and drives in house.
Forum: Tools 09-16-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By oil pan 4
Use both. I found that Flux core likes as much...

Use both.
I found that Flux core likes as much capacitance as you can throw at it.
Welders use the default 50k to 60k uf capacitor as a good trade off between solid wire and Flux core performance....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-16-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By oil pan 4
I found that running a 240v electric dryer off...

I found that running a 240v electric dryer off 120v power makes it pretty effective.

If you really want the ultimate in low electricity use, get a gas dryer.
Forum: Conservation 09-16-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,352
Posted By oil pan 4
Tesla will be king of batteries only for as long...

Tesla will be king of batteries only for as long as ford or gm allow them to be.
Forum: Tools 09-12-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By oil pan 4
I found adding capacitance works great if you run...

I found adding capacitance works great if you run Flux core.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-12-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By oil pan 4
My local appliance repair guy says he loves...

My local appliance repair guy says he loves heatpump dryers.
He gets lots of service calls and 99% of them are lint build up. Easy $100.
Forum: Tools 09-11-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By oil pan 4
HF welders tend to lack components found on...

HF welders tend to lack components found on higher end machines.
Forum: Tools 09-10-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By oil pan 4
Welders use bigger transformers and bigger fans...

Welders use bigger transformers and bigger fans for more duty cycle.
The largest one I have seen was a 600 amp welder powered with 480v single phase. It would run continuous up to 400 amps. It...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-24-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,528
Posted By oil pan 4
I don't know if I would try to repurpose...

I don't know if I would try to repurpose something like that.
The heat rejection side is likely engineered around a lower temperature heat rejection.
The heat rejection side is probably intended to...
Forum: Conservation 08-16-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,352
Posted By oil pan 4
The only thing that matters is how big is the...

The only thing that matters is how big is the battery pack.
Anyone who has ever driven a 24kwh leaf knows battery size matters.
And anyone who has driven an early leaf knows to ask how fast can it...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By oil pan 4
Gas water heater maintenance

Doing preventive maintenance on the hot water heater is about as exciting watching paint dry, but with a replacement cost of $500+ plus installation if you can't install it your self it's time well...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-10-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,661
Posted By oil pan 4
By weight old hot water heaters contain a lot of...

By weight old hot water heaters contain a lot of foam and wet mineral build up. Barely worth dragging them to a scrap yard
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-09-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 21,054
Posted By oil pan 4
Damn I just killed that 120v weed eater from...

Damn I just killed that 120v weed eater from 2013.
Got a 120v plug in troybilt.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-07-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By oil pan 4
If you think it's a potential fall threat to your...

If you think it's a potential fall threat to your house then cut it down.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-06-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,139
Posted By oil pan 4
My main charging circuits at home are two...

My main charging circuits at home are two seperate 20 amp, 12/3 with ground romex cables going to 6-20 amd 5-20 combination duplex receptacles. That way when I'm not charging I can use them for any...
Forum: Conservation 08-05-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,050
Posted By oil pan 4
Buying gas sucks.

Buying gas sucks.
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