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Forum: Conservation 02-12-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 570,295
Posted By ThomSjay
I thought I'd let you know that you have to make...

I thought I'd let you know that you have to make a few more posts before you can share links.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-22-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By ThomSjay
I've watched of vids on this channel...

I've watched of vids on this channel https://www.youtube.com/user/jehugarcia , and he has made numerous references to Battery Hookup as a good place to get various types of batteries.
Forum: Conservation 09-08-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,509
Posted By ThomSjay
Randen, I'm impressed that you made your own...

Randen, I'm impressed that you made your own inverter! I would love to come by sometime for a peek at your systems since it is very encouraging what you have done.

About 3 1/2 years ago I had to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-02-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,924
Posted By ThomSjay
Thanks. I wish that I understood the systems....

Thanks.
I wish that I understood the systems. In my mind it should be easy to configure an Arduino or RPi to receive the clock signal and vary an output to drive an SSR (or several) all whilst...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-01-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,924
Posted By ThomSjay
I was just snooping around, and found this thread...

I was just snooping around, and found this thread because it looked interesting.

Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about but, this link...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-29-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,944
Posted By ThomSjay
For simplicity's sake, I would use one larger...

For simplicity's sake, I would use one larger heatsink, but, make sure that it is large enough (too large is never a problem....unless there are size constraints:) )

As far as heat goes, I have...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-28-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,944
Posted By ThomSjay
How-to video to apply tape......

How-to video to apply tape... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZemQME3PmNc

Links to possible tapes. 12mm is approximately 1/2", and 25mm is about 1"...
Forum: Conservation 11-03-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 258,992
Posted By ThomSjay
We did a couple of weeks ago. So far, the...

We did a couple of weeks ago. So far, the day/evening setting is around 68-69 degrees F (20 C) if anyone is home. Overnight it is set lower by a couple of degrees.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-12-15, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,001
Posted By ThomSjay
AC, I don't know if this will help ... What is...

AC, I don't know if this will help ...
What is a Raspberry Pi? | Opensource.com (http://opensource.com/resources/what-raspberry-pi)
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=88391...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-20-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,037
Posted By ThomSjay
The footing is "on-grade" and because of that I...

The footing is "on-grade" and because of that I am a little nervous to dig down several feet, and thus the horizontal theme.
The floor is still pallets with OSB screwed on, but the plan is to have...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-20-15, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,037
Posted By ThomSjay
I received a couple of used vinyl windows which I...

I received a couple of used vinyl windows which I hope to install this summer. There is one small (14"x14") one installed in the back wall.

Haha, on the "guest house" idea.

I built a rocket...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-04-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,037
Posted By ThomSjay
And, boom! Here are the pics (first time...

And, boom! Here are the pics (first time uploading for me on this forum :)).

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachments/solar-heating/4917d1420434579-new-shed-progress-20140703_142538-jpg
...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-04-15, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,037
Posted By ThomSjay
Well, it's been a long time since I have last...

Well, it's been a long time since I have last posted! I was afraid to log in because of the way the forum used to be, and that I would not know which threads I had read or not read. Thankfully, it...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-11-14, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,037
Posted By ThomSjay
Alvin, when there is more noticeable progress,...

Alvin, when there is more noticeable progress, I'll report. Still busy building, and working a full-time job.

Mikesolar, Yes, mostly winter, but also for DHW preheat for the rest of the year....
Forum: Solar Heating 07-05-14, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,037
Posted By ThomSjay
A new shed in progress

Hi all! It's been a long time since I posted, but I have lurked every now and again. Life has been quite busy, and thus my non-attendance.

Anywho, I'm in the process of building a 12x28 shed, and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-07-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 22,114
Posted By ThomSjay
I was curious as well, about the compression...

I was curious as well, about the compression fittings after AC Hacker pointed out the differences. It's good to see that in this case, Hv23t was merely using them to hold the tubing and to seal the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-19-12, 12:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,370
Posted By ThomSjay
Hey, that's wonderful for you!:thumbup:

Hey, that's wonderful for you!:thumbup:
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-06-12, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,438
Posted By ThomSjay
In regards to the vapour barrier, I have docs...

In regards to the vapour barrier, I have docs from the Ontario gov't that says it's OK to go without one if one uses a vapour barrier paint. Aren't most paints like a vapour barrier? Continueing on...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-06-12, 12:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,212
Posted By ThomSjay
I had a concern which you already...

I had a concern which you already answered....reduced flow rate in the parallel scheme. So, my next wonderment is....is the heat shed from the parallel loop the same as one continuous loop? IOW, is...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-05-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,905
Posted By ThomSjay
My plants shrivel up if I don't water them. And...

My plants shrivel up if I don't water them. And then, as you mentioned, the leaves expirate the moisture.

A former co-worker used to put tall cans spaced around in his shop. On the top was, I...
Forum: Conservation 10-29-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 21,579
Posted By ThomSjay
Wow! Thanks! As soon as I read this, I...

Wow! Thanks!

As soon as I read this, I grabbed a flashlight to inspect my fridge. Sure enough, it had bottom coils,...and they were covered/blocked with dust bunnies! Immediately, I grabbed the...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-27-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,510
Posted By ThomSjay
Bringing back an old thread, here, but, are there...

Bringing back an old thread, here, but, are there anymore pics? How's it been going?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-17-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,345
Posted By ThomSjay
Good job on that!

Good job on that!
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-14-12, 09:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,886
Posted By ThomSjay
Nice driveway and gardens!

Nice driveway and gardens!
Forum: Conservation 10-14-12, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,617
Posted By ThomSjay
My preference would be with LED since they are...

My preference would be with LED since they are either on or off. I like CFLs because of their low power consumption but I don't care for the gas inside of them. Also, CFLs in my mind, don't like cold...
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