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Forum: Other Improvements 11-09-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,745
Posted By Ator
I recommend checking out builditsolar.com. (For...

I recommend checking out builditsolar.com. (For example this project: https://builditsolar.com/Projects/Sunspace/SikoraSunspace/SikoraSunspace.htm) They do wonderful things there with solar heating,...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-08-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,769
Posted By Ator
Wouldn't you start with reducing heat gain by...

Wouldn't you start with reducing heat gain by painting the roof white or roof insulation? I think that would give you the highest benefits.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-16-17, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,735
Posted By Ator
The programme runs automatically and I don't...

The programme runs automatically and I don't think I'm able to turn it off. It runs if the temperature hasn't reached 65 degrees Celcius for 14 days. I would have preferred to be able to control how...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-15-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,735
Posted By Ator
Usage Update

The unit has been running over 2 months now, so I thought it would be time to post a usage update. Combined with the previous posts it should give everyone a good idea of the operating costs and...
Forum: Conservation 07-31-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,435
Posted By Ator
Had to dig up some of that old aerodynamics...

Had to dig up some of that old aerodynamics theory, but I think you could try with:

Delta P = f * Rho * (L / D) * (v^2 / 2); f=64/Re

Delta P = Pressure loss
Rho = Density air
L = Length pipe...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-10-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,606
Posted By Ator
Buy a new Fridge

I don't know how large your fridge is, but modern fridge freezers use so little energy I doubt it worth the effort. If it really bothers you running an air-conditioner to cool down the kitchen would...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-24-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,735
Posted By Ator
Usage

I've been running the unit for 10 days now and I can't say I'm not satisfied with it. I thought you might want to see some numbers.

Using the water for showering and washing some dishes; the unit...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-21-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,735
Posted By Ator
I bought it at:...

I bought it at: https://tuclimatizaciononline.es/bomba-de-calor-para-agua-caliente-sanitaria-panasonic-paw-dhwm80znt.html but there are more suppliers in Europe in the Netherlands, France, Germany...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-21-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,735
Posted By Ator
The Numbers + Photo's

Of course you all are wondering when this investment is going to make sense. So therefore I did a quick calculation for you all. Also some photo's

The current electricity rates in the Netherlands...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-21-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,735
Posted By Ator
Paw-dhwm80znt

I'm going to hook the unit up to a kill-a-watt and will be posting my experiences. Would be great if this thread could give some extra info on this product group. There is very limited information on...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-20-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,735
Posted By Ator
Lightbulb Panasonic Heat pump boiler

I've got great respect for the guys building their own heatpump systems, but didn't want you guys to miss out on this one.

Due to high subsidies on heat pumps in the Netherlands I was able to pick...
Forum: Lighting 03-14-15, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,753
Posted By Ator
I had the same problem and bought these: 2015...

I had the same problem and bought these: 2015 newest 78mm LED R7S light 6w 360 degree beam angle J118 R7S lamp replace halogen lamp 118mm 135mm 189mmAC85 265V-in LED Bulbs & Tubes from Lights &...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-23-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,831
Posted By Ator
Well it's very simple, if something goes on and...

Well it's very simple, if something goes on and on without slowing down that means that either there's no friction or you have to input energy to keep it going. So if you say it keeps on going...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-23-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,831
Posted By Ator
Perpetual motion means you get greater energy out...

Perpetual motion means you get greater energy out than in. Hydropower converts the potential energy of water and converts it to electricity at 90% efficiency; Ergo no perpetual motion.

Just...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-23-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,831
Posted By Ator
All you have to do is prove that more energy goes...

All you have to do is prove that more energy goes out than is put in. If you want to make big boy claims then at least step up to the plate.

I don't want to hear about maintenance or billions of...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-23-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,831
Posted By Ator
You know what, if you want to believe what you...

You know what, if you want to believe what you believe then please do. This is my final thought, the James Randi foundation offers $1M (One Million US Dollars) to anyone who can provide proof of a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-23-15, 04:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,831
Posted By Ator
I'm sorry but this is just nonsense and distracts...

I'm sorry but this is just nonsense and distracts from the real discoveries out there. Before you go out of your way to find those magnets, I found a video of a guy who tried it for himself, judge it...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-22-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,831
Posted By Ator
The earth's magnetic field is caused by molten...

The earth's magnetic field is caused by molten highly conductive particles spinning around in the core of the earth. Then you say but isn't that a perpetual motion machine, earth is not slowing down!...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-22-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,831
Posted By Ator
Replace the drive shaft of your car with a few of...

Replace the drive shaft of your car with a few of these babies and voilą no more money to oil producers or use them to power wind turbines when there's no wind .

All jokes aside though, I hope...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-18-15, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,080
Posted By Ator
Why not just use a heat exchanger to capture the...

Why not just use a heat exchanger to capture the outgoing heat, I think that would be far superior to dumping waste heat onto your coils.

Personally I would definitely go for the dehumidifier and...
Forum: Lighting 01-16-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 49,771
Posted By Ator
I replaced all lights in the home with LED's this...

I replaced all lights in the home with LED's this year, except for a small light in the oven. I bought them via aliexpress.com (there are many sites like this) which ship them to you straight from...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-16-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,000
Posted By Ator
Peltiers used to generate electricity are not...

Peltiers used to generate electricity are not very efficient and produce more power when the difference between the hot and the cold side is larger. So using the waste water to generate electricity...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-15-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,000
Posted By Ator
What dT would be required for it to work ? Cheap...

What dT would be required for it to work ? Cheap peltiers I've seen can get up to 65-75 deg C and more expensive TEG cells can reach a dT of over 120 deg C, would this be comparable to a normal HP ?...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-14-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,000
Posted By Ator
A normal horizontal heat exchanger only has about...

A normal horizontal heat exchanger only has about 20% efficiency, so then the water going through the drain is still some 30 degrees after the heat exchanger. I was hoping that a heat pump would be...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-14-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,000
Posted By Ator
Shower water heat pump

I have been lurking the forums for a while and enjoy the cool DIY going on here. I'm always busy with some small projects here and there, but now I've found that I need some more input than just my...
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