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Forum: Solar Heating 10-17-14, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,659
Posted By strider3700
my temp sensor idea for inside of collector panels

I started on the road to building my own solar DHW heating system almost 5 years ago. Life got in the way but I've got back at it lately. It's going to be a copper/aluminum fin hizer design. ...
Forum: Conservation 10-24-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,421
Posted By strider3700
I decided to do some manual testing to see how a...

I decided to do some manual testing to see how a timer would do for me.
Last night I turned off the breaker to the hotwater tank. 18 hours later I turned it back on. There was no showers, baths,...
Forum: Conservation 10-16-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,421
Posted By strider3700
Dragging this one up from the dead. Since...

Dragging this one up from the dead.

Since the last post I replaced and relocated the hotwater heater.
Basically it's a 60 gallon bottom entry 6year tank which I wrapped with the foil bubble...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 09-21-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,800
Posted By strider3700
bump - If no one is working on this any more I...

bump - If no one is working on this any more I am a programmer that will have more free time as winter sets in around here. I have no idea what this has been implemented in but am willing to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-03-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,995
Posted By strider3700
And Pictures finally ...

And Pictures finally
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RkVYAFyq6lQ/UBssx6-u5iI/AAAAAAAATwA/vCW_fKX9zn4/s783/IMG_6008.JPG
The old tank in it's brilliant location
...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-14-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,907
Posted By strider3700
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=dis...

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=dishwash.search_dishwashers

unfortunately the sort by water consumption doesn't seem to be working properly. You can get the excel version and sort...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-17-12, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,820
Posted By strider3700
what about 3x 1" sharkbite caps and the tool to...

what about 3x 1" sharkbite caps and the tool to release them instead of plugs?

they also make a pressure gauge fitting that can be removed easily. Not sure how that compares price wise. 1 end...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-28-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,911
Posted By strider3700
local hardware store had the smoke pencils in the...

local hardware store had the smoke pencils in the tools area.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-13-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,401
Posted By strider3700
Since getting my new smart meter I've been...

Since getting my new smart meter I've been tracking daily electric consumption and a pattern has started to emerge.

I average 25 kwh/day right now doing nothing special. If I heat with the heat...
Forum: Other Improvements 12-03-11, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,594
Posted By strider3700
New smart meter installed today

So today the electric company finally got around to my house and installed a new smart meter.

Sometime this spring I should be able to get readings on the web as to how much power I've used and...
Forum: Conservation 11-06-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,183
Posted By strider3700
I figured it out. my running average...

I figured it out.

my running average calulation is =average(K$23:K42) where column K is the kwh/day. the $ is K$23 is so that the average always starts from row 23 and K42 is because this...
Forum: Tools 10-17-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,200
Posted By strider3700
and for when you have to do it yourself ...

and for when you have to do it yourself

Sensiron Temperature/Humidity Sensor [SHT11] ID: 246 - $35.00 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-16-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,498
Posted By strider3700
#2 basically something like this but up off of...

#2 basically something like this but up off of the ground?
http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/SpaceHeating/Hiser/img2A.jpg

Do it! here's the build page for that project.

Large...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-13-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,977
Posted By strider3700
why do you need an exchanger for the heating? ...

why do you need an exchanger for the heating? Just run 1 line for the domestic hot water in the pex. Then run a different loop to the space heating system. unless I'm missing something there is...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-29-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,911
Posted By strider3700
smoke tested my house looking for drafts. Found lots...

It's getting cooler here so I was planning on putting away my ghetto whole house fan that I use for cooling....
Forum: Conservation 09-23-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,841
Posted By strider3700
strider3700's energy use tracking

I had been holding out hoping the forum tracker would get implemented and usable soonish but I'm just going to go ahead and create a thread instead.

My house is 2400 sqft on two levels with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 09-16-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 36,722
Posted By strider3700
for comparison this fan looks comparable but is...

for comparison this fan looks comparable but is less then half the price Newegg.com - Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-13-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,424
Posted By strider3700
There are massive government grants right now. ...

There are massive government grants right now. First thing to do is read this page and start following it's steps. ecoACTION - ecoENERGY - ecoENERGY Retrofit*– Homes...
Forum: Conservation 08-04-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,791
Posted By strider3700
at my old house I had an older fridge (early...

at my old house I had an older fridge (early 90's) that had exposed coils on the back. It seemed to run a lot and I noticed it at night when the rest of the house was quiet. Since I had no money ...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-15-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,047
Posted By strider3700
PEX Tubing , Plumbing PEX Tubing , Aquapex Tubing...

PEX Tubing , Plumbing PEX Tubing , Aquapex Tubing , PEX Pipe - PexSupply.com (http://www.pexsupply.com/pex/control/category/~category_id=516/~refine=200516+4294959964)

they sell up to a 3" if you...
Forum: Wind Power 05-01-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,142
Posted By strider3700
With enough energy you can do almost anything. ...

With enough energy you can do almost anything. They could make gold from nothing if they wanted to. I'm sure there must be something useful that the world needs that they could throw that excess...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-26-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,120
Posted By strider3700
one advantage of the new washers is they usually...

one advantage of the new washers is they usually have insanely high spincycle speeds. the amount of water removed by them makes a huge difference in drying time. The only advantage a new dryer has...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-21-11, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,992
Posted By strider3700
this is a video on diagonal lashing. How...

this is a video on diagonal lashing.

How to use Diagonal Lashings to tie poles together | Video Wonder How To...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-11-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,096
Posted By strider3700
Great plants with absolutely no spuds? Could be...

Great plants with absolutely no spuds? Could be too much nitrogen giving the plant lots of green growth ignoring the rest. Normally you'd get some mostly smaller potatoes though. I've never had...
Forum: Conservation 12-16-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,314
Posted By strider3700
an electric mattress pad is a better choice. Put...

an electric mattress pad is a better choice. Put the heat below you and let it rise. they don't get dragged around like the blankets do and they also use less power if I remember correctly.
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