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Forum: Conservation 04-03-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,250
Posted By Piwoslaw
Finally added some kinks to the gutter downpipe,...

Finally added some kinks to the gutter downpipe, which might qualify for a first-flush system:
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=9273&stc=1&d=1617477658

The system will...
Forum: Conservation 01-21-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,250
Posted By Piwoslaw
Not really that large! During summer heat waves...

Not really that large! During summer heat waves and droughts, watering the lawn can easily use more than 600 liters per day. And last summer the tank did indeed go dry, so we had to use city water...
Forum: Conservation 01-02-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,250
Posted By Piwoslaw
Piwoslaw's rain water system (underground tank)

Since April '20 we finally have a new rainwater system, much more permanent than the plastic barrels (https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1009) we've had for the last decade:)

We had a...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-27-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,804
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Drainback system

Ok, sounds good and good luck with your new business.

Try to stick with 3/4 pipe because the water will drain back much faster with the larger diameter.

Haven't had any air issues corroding my...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-14-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,976
Posted By WillyP
I have been contemplating a similar system. My...

I have been contemplating a similar system. My solution was to store hot water for the radiant floor system in underground tanks, buried inside. For the evacuated tube heaters, I am going to use a...
Forum: Solar Heating 09-17-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,976
Posted By SDMCF
I assume you mean horizontal - or actually a...

I assume you mean horizontal - or actually a little off horizontal to facilitate drainback. If the manifolds were vertical the tubes would be horizontal and I don't think they would work in that...
Forum: Solar Heating 09-14-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,976
Posted By SDMCF
I have 90 tubes and they perform very well on...

I have 90 tubes and they perform very well on cold days but do not perform at all well on overcast days. The most productive time of year for me is February/March when the temperature can be -30C but...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-16-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,386
Posted By Daox
Welcome back and thanks for the update. That is...

Welcome back and thanks for the update. That is some very impressive energy consumption!
Forum: Solar Heating 07-06-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,812
Posted By Mikesolar
OK, I may have missed a couple of things here but...

OK, I may have missed a couple of things here but this system looks no different from any other glycol (proplyene, not ethylene) solar system. Every system with the proper internal pressure (2 bar...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-22-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,812
Posted By jeff5may
Looking at your diagram, it seems to me you could...

Looking at your diagram, it seems to me you could put a condenser in pretty easy as a heat dump. It's real easy, and I'll quickly tell you now, a step-by-step procedure.

1. Pick a common midsize...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-20-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,812
Posted By stevehull
In terms of viscosity, this Shell fluid almost...

In terms of viscosity, this Shell fluid almost looks like sludge at 0 C (32 F). Also the heat capacity and thermal conductivity are low (compared to water).

I would design this system to prevent...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-25-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,520
Posted By AC_Hacker
osolemio, I have followed your efforts for a...

osolemio,

I have followed your efforts for a long time, ever since your first post to this forum.

Everything that Jeff said is true and it will work and is quite suitable if you are a college...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-25-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,520
Posted By jeff5may
If it's built like mine, it would be very easy to...

If it's built like mine, it would be very easy to re-purpose.
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u654/jeff5may/IMAG0083_zps54628877.jpg
outside the box
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-23-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,520
Posted By jeff5may
A common window air conditioner is perfect for...

A common window air conditioner is perfect for this type of conversion. You can do this without opening the refrigerant loop at all. Here's how:

Take the cover off of the unit. Figure out how to...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-21-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,804
Posted By ESharp
Large drainback solar hot water project

Over the past year Iíve been picking away at a large ground mounted solar hot water system for my house. I got a lot of inspiration to do it from a few members of this forum and Garyís...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-13-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,160
Posted By pinhead
UV-C LEDs with enough output to deactivate...

UV-C LEDs with enough output to deactivate bacteria are in the works. They will change the face of UV disinfection without a doubt.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-13-12, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,160
Posted By pinhead
Artical Here...

Artical Here (http://www.wwdmag.com/channel/casestudies/microwave-powered-uv-disinfection-wastewater-treatment)
But that system is a little too big for your application. I would be surprised if...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-12-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,160
Posted By pinhead
So the only argument I can see for keeping it...

So the only argument I can see for keeping it after the filter is this:
Without any chlorine in the water the filter medium is an ideal breading ground for bacteria, having a UV system post filter...
Forum: Solar Power 02-04-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 25,729
Posted By Xringer
Ready for the next storm!

Got them dug out and tweaked the up angle on the tracker. The sun is higher in the sky!!! :thumbup:

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/Solar/shoveledout.jpg

I now have a little path...
Forum: Energy Storage 11-25-10, 03:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 19,970
Posted By Piwoslaw
Here are pictures of what the hp/solar coils...

Here are pictures of what the hp/solar coils should look like:

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/members/piwoslaw-albums-heat-buffer-picture73-spiral1.jpg
...
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