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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-15-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 72,788
Posted By randen
Hello Eco-Renovators Thought Id give you a...

Hello Eco-Renovators

Thought Id give you a up-date on the DIY 5ton shop ground source heat-pump. It is Nov. 15/2022 and -2 Deg C outside with snow flurries. A couple weeks ago I had moved the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-27-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 2,250,748
Posted By AC_Hacker
MILESTONE - Homemade Heatpump Manifesto breaks 2 million hits

I want to take a moment to recognize that the Homemade Heat Pump Manifesto has gone beyond 2 million page views. I would like to thank Daox and any other people who may have worked behind the scene...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-20-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By redneck
Griddle - Redneck style

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It’s been awhile since posted anything so here we go...


Griddle - Redneck style...


So, I was looking at getting in on the gas griddle craze and cooking outside to keep the smell,...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-19-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,392
Posted By Sparky!
Project update

Yesterday I picked up my tank. It was brand new old stock. It is 1600 gallons with its length around 10'. It was made to be used horizontally but I will be standing it up on end. There are so many...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 997
Posted By Bobinater33
(Tandem compressor)water heater update.

Here’s the gist of it:

-1x 10k btu r22 rotary comp in tandem with a 5k btu R32 rotary. (Yes I know ,diff oils , but at-least I scaled the suction line flow washer in size relative to Copelands...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-09-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bobinater33
A better angle of the condensing heat exchanger.

A better angle of the condensing heat exchanger.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-09-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bobinater33
As for details on the build… well. I must admit...

As for details on the build… well. I must admit that it makes no sense to do it the way I did. I’ve essentially reversed the advancements In HVAC technology back to the 90’s by doing away with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-30-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,899
Posted By jeff5may
Better hurry up before the dollar implodes. Your...

Better hurry up before the dollar implodes. Your retirement account might need another zero on it before you can retire. Mr president is already on with the rhetoric: more stimulus, more spending,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-18-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,398
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so I decided to post in this thread as not to...

Ok so I decided to post in this thread as not to pollute the other, newer version thread.

I've recently been tinkering with more phase change monsters and have decided to have another go at the...
Forum: Tools 01-15-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,290
Posted By pinballlooking
I bought a 45 year old compressor yesterday on Market place.

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=9137&stc=1&d=1610735114

The pump is two stage rated at 8.8 CFM. Kellogg 321TX
He said it worked 5 years ago time will tell. The wiring...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-11-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,018
Posted By Acuario
It's been a while since I updated this post but...

It's been a while since I updated this post but development certainly hasn't stopped...

I've made significant changes to the heatpump controller by adding in predictive weather heating/cooling...
Forum: Tools 07-08-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,733
Posted By pinballlooking
I ordered a 4x4 CNC plasma table

I did a fair amount of research looking at build /buy a CNC table. I was close to making one but in the end buying just made more since.
I would have had more money in building one.
I have a lot...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 72,788
Posted By randen
Fellow eco-renovators. Thought I would...

Fellow eco-renovators.

Thought I would issue a milestone. The DIY shop heatpump has now been operating since October 29 2014 without any problems what so ever!!! That’s 5 yrs trouble free. In...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-20-18, 11:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 54,283
Posted By pinballlooking
I took out the natural gas heater and AC coil. I...

I took out the natural gas heater and AC coil. I had to take down a hard supply line to get it all out. I used PVC pipe and rolled it out of the crawl space by myself. that worked well.
That is how...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-09-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 54,283
Posted By pinballlooking
I took pictures of the inside the Geothermal...

I took pictures of the inside the Geothermal unit.
Hopefully someone is interested in seeing the inside of this unit.

I did what your guys would have done I took it apart to make sure everything...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-06-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 54,283
Posted By pinballlooking
I have all my loops run. I have about 200 foot...

I have all my loops run. I have about 200 foot covered back up 2’ – 3’. The mini Ex went home today.
It ended up being 1K for all the digging.
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-04-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 54,283
Posted By pinballlooking
I picked my geothermal unit and 2,400 HDPE pipe....

I picked my geothermal unit and 2,400 HDPE pipe. There was some minor damage but not bad at all.
They came back today and dug all but 75’ of the trench one more after noon and they will be done.
I...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-18, 12:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 54,283
Posted By pinballlooking
We had to deal with a lot of rain on Saturday and...

We had to deal with a lot of rain on Saturday and Sunday a couple morning showers. But after lunch we were able to dig. One 270' trench 3' wide 6' foot deep is done. He has a 13 ton mini Ex it is the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-28-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 54,283
Posted By pinballlooking
I talked to a local Geo installer today super...

I talked to a local Geo installer today super nice guy. He is going to quote just connecting my new Geo system to the ductwork.
Uninstalling the old system.

He was so helpful and would share...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-25-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,542
Posted By Daox
Brultech GreenEye electric (110 &240V) monitoring systems

I just got an email from Home Power that contained a reference to this company and what they make. They make whole house electric monitoring hardware. It looks pretty nice, a little pricey, but...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-26-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,768
Posted By geoheatnz
Ok guys , ive got this system running as best as...

Ok guys , ive got this system running as best as it can.
I had a desuperheater before the condenser , i was heating a 300 litre cylinder over night to 65c but the underfloor was not getting up to...
Forum: Tools 04-02-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,731
Posted By pinballlooking
My backhoe attachment.

At some point after my wife’s horses are gone (they are getting pretty old.) I will probably put in geothermal HVAC. I would like to be able to dig most of it.
I have been watching for a backhoe...
Forum: Solar Power 02-26-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,754
Posted By arnesr
Some pics of my install: ...

Some pics of my install:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/40489146711_7b1f62bc29_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24FTsGp)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/40489100591_02abf268f3_z.jpg...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-06-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,563
Posted By Sccoupe
I guess it just took a little motivation. Didnt...

I guess it just took a little motivation. Didnt take as long as I thought it would. Trenches are done. Need to clean up, leak test the pipes, drop them in the holes, fill with limestone dust, notch...
Forum: Solar Power 08-31-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,716
Posted By oil pan 4
Eaton all-pro solar motion detector lights

I bought one of these lights for around $70.
Wanted motion lights that will still work when the power goes out, I could easily run power to regular 120v powered motion lights.
I put one in my back...
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