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Forum: Solar Heating 10-20-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 38,636
Posted By Mikesolar
There is no time like the present....or future,...

There is no time like the present....or future, LOL
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-20-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Mikesolar
Not in the city where I am. We might get one or...

Not in the city where I am. We might get one or two a year and not for very long.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-18-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Mikesolar
It says 135kwh per year but I will put my meter...

It says 135kwh per year but I will put my meter on it and see what a load takes.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-17-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Mikesolar
fossil fuel free

Not sure where to put this so I stuck it here.

First, the 1958 house had a standard natural draft gas water heater (50% efficient if you are lucky), 1980 era SlantFin cast iron boiler (probably...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-07-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,918
Posted By Mikesolar
The thing I like about these units is that all...

The thing I like about these units is that all the vital HP functions are in the outdoor unit and only the commands for the indoor temp measuring is on the indoor unit.

Currently, I just have the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-04-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,918
Posted By Mikesolar
For my test rig, I sized a flat plate heat...

For my test rig, I sized a flat plate heat exchanger to the output of the HP and I have a pump with a flow meter so I can get proper readings. I am using the indoor coils electronics but changing the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-04-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,591
Posted By Mikesolar
We typically just put down coils of 3/4 Rehau pex...

We typically just put down coils of 3/4 Rehau pex tied to wire mesh and weighted down with concrete blocks
Forum: Conservation 01-24-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,567
Posted By Mikesolar
I think you guys are missing some points here....

I think you guys are missing some points here. First, to compare solar, wind etc with fossil fuels you have to base the investment over the lifetime of the generator, such as 20 years to be simple...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-24-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,918
Posted By Mikesolar
Hi AC. I haven't been on for a while but since...

Hi AC. I haven't been on for a while but since you bought a Fujitsu, I take some notice partly because that is mostly the brand I install. You got a good price on that one.

As for installation, I...
Forum: Solar Power 01-04-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,871
Posted By Mikesolar
It's pretty normal for an installation company...

It's pretty normal for an installation company that provides a turn key system (panels, inverter, racking, grid tie, permits, etc) and has to make a profit. Also remember that it is Canadian $$$...
Forum: Solar Power 01-04-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,871
Posted By Mikesolar
You are in Montreal and getting quotes in British...

You are in Montreal and getting quotes in British Pounds? PV should be around $3.50/w installed plus the battery stuff which id dependent on your voltages and capacities.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 46,669
Posted By Mikesolar
Sure.....wallow in your success, LOL

Sure.....wallow in your success, LOL
Forum: Solar Heating 12-26-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,065
Posted By Mikesolar
I really don't know why these ones are acting...

I really don't know why these ones are acting this way. I put some used very early generation ones in and didn't have an issue with them. The vacuum is good because the getter is still there and...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-26-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,065
Posted By Mikesolar
Kingspan is the parent company in Ireland but I...

Kingspan is the parent company in Ireland but I am pretty sure they are gone from North America. It used to be headed up by a guy named Partick Spearing but no one can get parts unless you buy the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-26-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,070
Posted By Mikesolar
$15k? Wow, I don't charge enough.I don't believe...

$15k? Wow, I don't charge enough.I don't believe you will not find a multi head unit that does not require a vac pump and nitrogen, gauges etc to install. There are some single head ones but you...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-26-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,065
Posted By Mikesolar
I've put in lots of Thermomax and Viessmann...

I've put in lots of Thermomax and Viessmann (which is the same tube) and never had this issue with them. Thermomax is defunct now so you must have got them from a reseller. No moisture on them will...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 12-26-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By Mikesolar
No free delivery to North Van. Perhaps to...

No free delivery to North Van. Perhaps to Strathroy if anyone actually lives there, lol.
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 12-20-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By Mikesolar
Still available. I haven't tried much to sell it.

Still available. I haven't tried much to sell it.
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 09-06-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By Mikesolar
Oh good. I though everyone was sleeping, lol.

Oh good. I though everyone was sleeping, lol.
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 02-13-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By Mikesolar
haha, not even a comment.

haha, not even a comment.
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 02-03-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By Mikesolar
Solar thermal fins for sale.

OK you eco renovators. Here is the mother load, lol. I have a roll of "Bluetec" solar fin. It is a highly selective surface, made in Germany, for sale. I was going to go into the solar panel business...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-23-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,777
Posted By Mikesolar
I'm about to have an R290 3.5 ton HP in my house....

I'm about to have an R290 3.5 ton HP in my house. I have a gas boiler but hate the thing. I'm a gas fitter as well and can't stand mid efficiency equipment even if it is only 5 years old. Too many...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-01-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 282,899
Posted By Mikesolar
Is the Gree installed yet? I am wonderig because...

Is the Gree installed yet? I am wonderig because I put in a 2.5ton Gree in my shop that I got as a discontinued model. It says it will work down to -15C but that may be a bit hopeful. It goes off on...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-24-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,777
Posted By Mikesolar
You will need a reversing valve and a control...

You will need a reversing valve and a control that can do defrost. Did you get them?
Forum: Conservation 12-24-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,862
Posted By Mikesolar
The whole London Fog was coal smog, not fog....

The whole London Fog was coal smog, not fog. Whether locally burned or in a big plant, it emits by far, the most CO2 of all the fuels and it doesn't matter what the efficiency is. If there is a way...
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