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Forum: Solar Power 10-27-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 48,843
Posted By Xringer
You might not be able to re-configure your panels...

You might not be able to re-configure your panels and still have them work right with your current inverter.
Here in MA, it might be illegal to change anything on a PV installation.

Maybe your...
Forum: Solar Power 10-25-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 48,843
Posted By Xringer
It sounds like you have a standard system with...

It sounds like you have a standard system with one main GTI in a big box hanging on a wall somewhere. You should check the brand and model info. If it's a brand-name company that has a website, they...
Forum: Solar Power 10-25-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 48,843
Posted By Xringer
What kind of system are you using? Some systems...

What kind of system are you using? Some systems aren't easy to convert to off-grid.

I've seen some windpower dumping systems using hotwater tank heating elements. It makes more hot water when...
Forum: Tools 10-08-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,217
Posted By Xringer
I can't believe how light weight the light-duty...

I can't believe how light weight the light-duty welders are these days..
I think mine must weigh about 15 pounds. Now I have to do is learn to make good welds!...
Forum: Tools 10-07-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,217
Posted By Xringer
Maybe it a factory or shipyard, where they need...

Maybe it a factory or shipyard, where they need continuous-duty welders.?.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-18-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,129
Posted By Xringer
Me too. Got a generic Ryobi 18 Volt 6.0Ah for the...

Me too. Got a generic Ryobi 18 Volt 6.0Ah for the wacker and so far, my wife likes it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P2CTFP5
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-08-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,898
Posted By Xringer
The search terms might be too convoluted for...

The search terms might be too convoluted for Ebay..
This link Aliexpress is still okay.. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32956162411.html
Forum: Other Improvements 09-08-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Xringer
If a home has good water pressure from a supply...

If a home has good water pressure from a supply that's not dependant on the grid,
you can get a water powered sump pump. I have one (1), but I have 4 sump holes.
(I have 4 because our basement...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-07-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 241,918
Posted By Xringer
We hope it's going to last at least as long as...

We hope it's going to last at least as long as the original motor.
Hopefully, nothing else will go wrong. If it does, I have almost a full set of spares.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-07-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 241,918
Posted By Xringer
Sanyo blower motor noise fixed

The den indoor unit blower motor noise has been driving me nuts for years.
Latey, the screeching noise has gotten louder. Oddly, my wife can't hear it.
I have very bad hearing at higher...
Forum: Other Improvements 09-06-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Xringer
After a basement flood years ago, I installed a...

After a basement flood years ago, I installed a solar-battery-inverter system that could power my sump pumps for many hours.
You will never guess what happened.. It never flooded again, and the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-02-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,898
Posted By Xringer
I think the indoor unit uses an AC motor on some...

I think the indoor unit uses an AC motor on some of these M/S systems. My Sanyo uses a DC 280 volts, 47W brushless in the indoor fan. At least that's what the label says on the replacement motor.
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-02-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,898
Posted By Xringer
Because of the DC motor design, the boards have...

Because of the DC motor design, the boards have to be 'inverter' type controllers.
But, the frequency of the controlling clocks (which controls the RPMs of the motors) will become fixed. The OEM...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-29-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 122,467
Posted By Xringer
Yikes 4 years and 3 months and under the wire! :)...

Yikes 4 years and 3 months and under the wire! :)
Sometimes you get lucky!
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-10-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By Xringer
I don't think these people are thinking clearly.....

I don't think these people are thinking clearly.. Maybe it's drugs?
I've seen them take a lot of junk stuff with metal and leave really nice
big screen TV sets, just sitting there..
Some with a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-15-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By Xringer
Yeah, I used the existing PEX stuff to replace...

Yeah, I used the existing PEX stuff to replace the manifold.

Edit: 6/16/2019
This evening a black pickup stopped and a big guy broke the tailgate off his truck
when that heavy tank hit it. The...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-15-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By Xringer
Waiting for the crazy guy

The tank is out on the sidewalk, waiting to be adopted.
The hot water manifold has been replaced by 1' of 3/4" Pex.

There's this weird guy who picks up anything that has any metal in it.
I'm...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By Xringer
That might be better than using oil. I just did...

That might be better than using oil. I just did the math. Oil stinks!

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?p=60962#post60962
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,997
Posted By Xringer
Still not leaking any R410a.. Yet..

It's been working okay without detectable leakage. Output air is 20F to 25F warmer than input air.
Set the power metering rate for 29 cents per KWh and it's showing $8 per month.
Even with all...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By Xringer
We don't need a lot of hot water, so running on...

We don't need a lot of hot water, so running on oil for a while is the plan.
If oil get's too costly, I'll use that a reason to move to Texas.. LOL!
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By Xringer
I learned about using cotton string around sink...

I learned about using cotton string around sink drain couplings a few years ago.
The Ace Hardware guy told me the old plumbers trick of over-wrapping the threads in string,
and the water would...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By Xringer
Not good..

Well, it looks like the A7 heat pump HX copper isn't coming out of the tank..
It stuck at about 2 feet.. A very difficult two feet. I guess I can seal (pinch) off the lines and cut them..
...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-12-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By Xringer
It's a DIY heat pump + solar PV hot water heater....

It's a DIY heat pump + solar PV hot water heater. (See pic above).
I was thinking about getting it out in the yard and ripping off the top cover and the foam insulation.
I could pressurize the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-11-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,898
Posted By Xringer
New link: ...

New link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32956162411.html

They are making some interesting pcbs these days.. Inverter support!

Universal DC Inverter control system for split air conditioner...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-10-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By Xringer
Yeah

Me too. I had high hopes for the epoxy.

When I get the tank out of the basement,
I've decided to strip off the plumbing hardware and the heating elements,
if they don't look too bad. But the...
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