EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Search Forums
Advanced Search
 


Blog Register 60+ Home Energy Saving Tips Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 15 of 15
Search took 0.00 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Kramer
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-30-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,744
Posted By Kramer
Here's and idea from someone with no experience. ...

Here's and idea from someone with no experience. On a separate line from your current system, have a small solar powered pump move the well water up to a drainback system. The pump would only...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-29-16, 04:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,129
Posted By Kramer
When you mentioned 17 F highs I thought of...

When you mentioned 17 F highs I thought of Amarillo or Lubbock, but your definitely not on the high planes. I live near Charlotte, NC and I love the weather here, but I still miss those cool and...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-28-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,129
Posted By Kramer
Are you on the high plains? If so, I'm sure the...

Are you on the high plains? If so, I'm sure the wind isn't helping.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-28-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,723
Posted By Kramer
Mechanical energy storage is interesting, but...

Mechanical energy storage is interesting, but when doing calculations, i was amazed by the weight and height needed to even a couple kilowatt hours of juice. Instead of rail, maybe a vertical ...
Forum: Solar Power 04-28-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By Kramer
It made a whistling sound in heat mode, but it...

It made a whistling sound in heat mode, but it was not loud and it was on my bedroom wall.
Forum: Solar Power 04-28-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By Kramer
I'll be pulling it off the wall soon so I can...

I'll be pulling it off the wall soon so I can dissect it. I have the repair manual, and if its feasible to repair without a new control board ($$$) that is what I will do. I have a full basement,...
Forum: Conservation 04-27-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,945
Posted By Kramer
An insulated soil bed could be used instead or...

An insulated soil bed could be used instead or along side of ice as a cold storage mechanism, or it could be located after the indoor air coil. The water/glycol could be pumped through pex coiled...
Forum: Conservation 04-26-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,945
Posted By Kramer
The hybrid system is and interesting idea. What...

The hybrid system is and interesting idea. What I had initially imaging was a compressor consuming all the solar energy available and basically functioning as a solar ice maker. This would be...
Forum: Conservation 04-26-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,945
Posted By Kramer
I have a few larger heat exchangers, sounds like...

I have a few larger heat exchangers, sounds like they might be a better choice since I won't get the benefit of the phrase change. Thanks for the advice. I used to spend some time in the Taos-Red...
Forum: Conservation 04-25-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,945
Posted By Kramer
Is the glycol used to cool the ambient air or to...

Is the glycol used to cool the ambient air or to cool the condenser? We have AC systems at the power plant where I work which use glycol to cool the condenser, however since the glycol is cooled by...
Forum: Conservation 04-25-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,945
Posted By Kramer
I live in the South as well, and AC accounts for...

I live in the South as well, and AC accounts for about a third of my usage. I want to build an ice storage system that i think will be much cheaper more robust then any battery bank. My idea is to...
Forum: Solar Power 04-25-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By Kramer
I want to build my own controller for the...

I want to build my own controller for the compressor with an MPPT/VFD drive like the ones being used for solar water pumping. ABB makes one that looks to me to be more then capable (ACS355 Solar...
Forum: Solar Power 04-25-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By Kramer
I have a cheap 27k btu multi-unit mini split heat...

I have a cheap 27k btu multi-unit mini split heat pump that has gone brain dead. I asked the seller to repair/replace the old unit. Their first offer was to send a new unit for $500. Since this...
Forum: Conservation 04-24-16, 06:24 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 30,945
Posted By Kramer
Batteries seem to be the most expensive and the...

Batteries seem to be the most expensive and the least reliable part of an off grid solar system. It might be more practical to look for individual loads that can be taken off grid without batteries...
Forum: Solar Power 04-23-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By Kramer
Mppt inverters for direct coupled solar

I've been thinking about one of these for my pool pump or even supplemental Hvac. It seems cheaper then a charge controller and batteries, even if some solar capacity is wasted. I have a variable...
Showing results 1 to 15 of 15

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design