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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-09-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By warmwxrules
Maybe its all the bugs-spiders build...

Maybe its all the bugs-spiders build webs/mosquitoes--that get into the inside of the AC unit. Probably just fuel for the slime molds. I would spray out thick snot like chunks of slime after a week...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-09-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By warmwxrules
wait... isn't this the same thing newer window...

wait... isn't this the same thing newer window AC units are achieving with the lack of drainage holes and allowing condensate to pool up and be splashed/sprayed all over? I have 2 units that both...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-17-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 241,275
Posted By warmwxrules
So it is still far more efficient use of...

So it is still far more efficient use of electricity to run the heat pumps then baseboard. Good to see the actual data.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-06-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 241,275
Posted By warmwxrules
@ 1.4F and 770 watts..any idea how many BTU's of...

@ 1.4F and 770 watts..any idea how many BTU's of heat it is giving you?
Forum: Product Reviews 01-28-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,713
Posted By warmwxrules
My 50" Panasonic (1080p120hz) from a few years...

My 50" Panasonic (1080p120hz) from a few years back uses around 75 to 80watts. My 24 inch computer monitor uses 19 watts.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-25-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By warmwxrules
I wonder if they work as easily as advertised? ...

I wonder if they work as easily as advertised? Is it just a special lineset or is the unit different then a typical minisplit too? Pretty cool stuff.
Forum: Solar Power 07-23-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,136
Posted By warmwxrules
I have an 8k window ac...newer one and it pulls...

I have an 8k window ac...newer one and it pulls anywhere from 550 to 680 watts on low fan speed when the compressor kicks in. I haven't noticed a surge when watching the killawatt when it...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-21-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By warmwxrules
I see he's using this to cool aquarium water. I...

I see he's using this to cool aquarium water. I suppose if you had a source of running water/drain you could almost use this as a geothermal system???
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-18-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 103,231
Posted By warmwxrules
I've done quite a bit of plumbing, but i'm no...

I've done quite a bit of plumbing, but i'm no plumber...but i never use teflon. I use that pipe thread compound...Harveys..its cheap and seems to work good. We just did a bunch of plumbing at my...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-18-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 103,231
Posted By warmwxrules
You could also see if there is a threaded...

You could also see if there is a threaded male/pex (probably 3/4) that you could thread into the tank and then a pex on the other side of the fitting... I just bought fitting for a laundry tub sink...
Forum: Conservation 01-28-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,147
Posted By warmwxrules
I made frames a few years back and what i did was...

I made frames a few years back and what i did was have them mount around the trim (oak) ...just a hair bigger then the trim and they would friction fit (with some muscle). I did that for a few...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-20-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By warmwxrules
Ok.. I'm not going to worry too much about it. ...

Ok.. I'm not going to worry too much about it. I'll try to get everything finished up soon which should help air/moisture leakage even more.

Where my air leaking for the outlet was where the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-20-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By warmwxrules
frost inside wall

So i insulated a north facing/exterior 2x4 wall with mineral wool this fall. No issues. I put drywall up, but it hasn't been mudded/taped yet. I noticed an air leak around an outlet switch so i...
Forum: Conservation 12-31-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,930
Posted By warmwxrules
This fall i was using my dehumidifier in the...

This fall i was using my dehumidifier in the basement to dry my clothes on a rack. Just a few items were dried at any one time, but in a day most things were completely dry and the big thing..no...
Forum: Conservation 10-02-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 256,620
Posted By warmwxrules
No heat yet...we've had frost the past few nights...

No heat yet...we've had frost the past few nights (light frost) with temps in the upper 30Fs..but the days have been nothing but blue skies and sunshine and temps in the low 60Fs... beautiful...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-10-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 39,623
Posted By warmwxrules
Ok ...think i have the basics down... Now tell me...

Ok ...think i have the basics down... Now tell me this.

Why is there such a difference in SEER values between minisplit systems? What is making the difference (given they all seem to use the same...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-09-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 241,275
Posted By warmwxrules
Xringer- Been a month since any updates...

Xringer-

Been a month since any updates ...anything to add about the season? All the snow gone now? Looks like it really turns warm next week around here, hopefully out east too. I'd love to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-15-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 241,275
Posted By warmwxrules
Southern exposure/windows help a lot here. We...

Southern exposure/windows help a lot here. We face south with no obstructions, so get plenty of sun (when its out). Usually about 10am until 3pm the furnace takes a brake on even the coldest/full...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-15-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 241,275
Posted By warmwxrules
Ringer- Do you think a new mini split model...

Ringer-

Do you think a new mini split model would work much better then yours in this cold weather? At what temp do you find it useless to run yours?

-7F overnight but clouds saved me from...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-15-15, 12:47 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 241,275
Posted By warmwxrules
Mini splits would be tough here...probably plenty...

Mini splits would be tough here...probably plenty of down time. I'd use a wood stove (i have one/just not installed//little kids need to get a little bigger//wife not thrilled) on those cold days...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-09-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,934
Posted By warmwxrules
Not being nosy (don't have to say), but what is...

Not being nosy (don't have to say), but what is the general area you are in? (just wondering what kind of climate, conditions). I'm around LSE, i see you are around MSP. My family has some land...
Forum: Conservation 07-05-14, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,024
Posted By warmwxrules
Interesting. Any details on how one would do...

Interesting. Any details on how one would do that?


I have an unused chimney (mine is lined with clay and is cinderblock///near the middle of the house)...i've been tempted to just knock it...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-30-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,705
Posted By warmwxrules
I have no cell phone. Haven't had one since ...i...

I have no cell phone. Haven't had one since ...i can't remember...5 years or more. I had a pager in high school (thought i was cool). I remember mid 90s there were maybe 2 people at my school...
Forum: Conservation 03-18-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 256,620
Posted By warmwxrules
Just checked and my last bill was $166...

Just checked and my last bill was $166 (gas/electric)...that is down $12 from the previous bill. I can't wait to finish up insulating this place to see how much i can drop that in the future. I'll...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-09-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,578
Posted By warmwxrules
I bought a woodstove in the past week. Probably...

I bought a woodstove in the past week. Probably put it in this spring, so no heat pump for me. I agree on the insulation. That pays off year round, even during the cooling season. Agree 100% on...
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