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Forum: Conservation 07-13-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,360
Posted By Homeless
So what were the results on this ? Does it work ?...

So what were the results on this ? Does it work ?

I read the posts rather hastily, so i might have skipped over something.

I live in an apartment, so i am never on this site, but my job has...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-30-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,482
Posted By Homeless
I just love Texas weather. I have not used my...

I just love Texas weather. I have not used my heater once.
Temperatures are just now getting chilly, and it's the last day of November. ( actually, I'm wearing shorts now :) )
I have a neighbor...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-29-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,482
Posted By Homeless
( 27 kWh is for a 22 day cycle. ) The fridge is...

( 27 kWh is for a 22 day cycle. )
The fridge is on a Kill-A-Watt already ( see the images above ). :)
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-28-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,482
Posted By Homeless
How much energy do you guys think could be saved...

How much energy do you guys think could be saved by getting rid of the defrost feature ?
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-28-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,482
Posted By Homeless
Overall, I must say that this experiment is a...

Overall, I must say that this experiment is a sucess for me. Here is my current electric bill. :)

My new apartment is twice the size of my old one, yet I am using less energy.
The apartment is...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-18-09, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,482
Posted By Homeless
( I was wondering if this could be done, but was...

( I was wondering if this could be done, but was told that it is not possible. :( )
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-15-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,482
Posted By Homeless
Yes.:) Look in the picture above - just below...

Yes.:)
Look in the picture above - just below the purple carton, you can see the wire. No other modifications were done what-so-ever.
To the uninitiated, it looks totally normal.

I plan to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,482
Posted By Homeless
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/3821147815_247...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/3821147815_247758f95b_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2542/3821147821_3350bab5d7_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/3821147827_77a10cd99c_b.jpg
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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,482
Posted By Homeless
Talking Full size to mini fridge experiment

After reading about freezer to fridge conversions like this one :
Man Retrofits Freezer to Make an Ultra-Efficient Fridge : TreeHugger (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/07/man_retrofits_f.php)...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,065
Posted By Homeless
The one in my apartment ( used ) 7W on standby. I...

The one in my apartment ( used ) 7W on standby. I left it plugged in just long enough to test it . It's a GE 'spacemaker' model manufactured 3/2003.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-09-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
I haven't posted in a while. Nothing new to post...

I haven't posted in a while. Nothing new to post though.
Currently, I am running the frig with only foam underneath, and attached to the doors. ( 1.5 " of white packaging styrofoam )
The sides...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 05-02-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,958
Posted By Homeless
I purchased a corded Black & Decker mower for my...

I purchased a corded Black & Decker mower for my parents. I would advise anyone to steer clear of Black & Decker, since their quality is very poor. A few weekends after using the mower, the wheel...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-02-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
I've had the Kill-a-Watt in place for the last...

I've had the Kill-a-Watt in place for the last three days. It looks as if the frig is actually now using MORE energy with the extra insullation. ( It jumped up 12 kWh per year - to over 231 kWh )
...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-02-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,280
Posted By Homeless
I'd also like to do something like this, but I...

I'd also like to do something like this, but I live in an apartment. What I am concerned about is if the clothes will mildew. I can't see being able to create a greenhouse on my small porch, but...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-29-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
Well ... it looks as if insulating the outside of...

Well ... it looks as if insulating the outside of a frig like mine does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ! ( except make it look ugly )

This is surprising to me, since I have over 2.5" of foam taped to the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-28-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
So if I did go with a chest freezer modification,...

So if I did go with a chest freezer modification, how could I have both a frig and a freezer in the same unit ?
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-28-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
Whuups! 60 kWh should have read 60 Wh per day...

Whuups!
60 kWh should have read 60 Wh per day ! :)

I am running another test of the frig. This time, I have at leat 1.5 " of foam on all sides of the frig - including the top, underside, and...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-26-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
O.K., point 60 kWh for for 24 hours. That...

O.K., point 60 kWh for for 24 hours.

That amounts to what ... 219 KWh per year right ?

Not good enough.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-26-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
This is before I did a good controlled test. The...

This is before I did a good controlled test. The unit actually turns on once every 24 minutes or so, and stays on around 7.5 minutes. This was without any blankets.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-26-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
Just wanted to add that currently, the frig is...

Just wanted to add that currently, the frig is showing .025 kWh per hour.

This is with no modifiactions to the frig. The temperature is set to the lowest ( warmest ) setting just above 'off ',...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-11-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
You guys are right - the fridge will use the same...

You guys are right - the fridge will use the same amount of power whether turned upright or laying down. ( DUHHHH right ? )
The only benefit of a lay down setup being if you open your frige doors...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-09-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
If I understand you fellas correctly, what makes...

If I understand you fellas correctly, what makes this fridge inefficient is the lack of insullation, not something like a poor quality compressor. Right ?
I would convert a chest freezer to a chest...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-09-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
I tried to see if I could move the compressor...

I tried to see if I could move the compressor today, and I managed to get it to move around just like the instructable. I had thought that the copper lines were too short, but I have plenty of play...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-09-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,308
Posted By Homeless
Well, I took all of the food out of the...

Well, I took all of the food out of the mini-frige and started using the full size one.
The very first thing that I noticed was how LOUD that the full size one was.
Also, the heat coming from...
Forum: The Billiards Room 04-04-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,705
Posted By Homeless
Question Dry ice - make your own soda

The fellow at the local DIY beer and wine store said that dry ice will carbonate drinks.
This is good news for me, because every now and then I would like a soda to drink, but avoid them due to...
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