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Forum: The Billiards Room 08-24-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By AC_Hacker
A Very Strong Parallel

I see a very strong parallel between this discussion, and many other discussions on EcoRenovator, regarding say, the building of a home, and what is the cheapest heat, etc., etc.

Many people begin...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-25-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,570,603
Posted By AC_Hacker
Yes, still here. What do you have cooking?? ...

Yes, still here.

What do you have cooking??

-AC
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-18-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By AC_Hacker
your first video was part 1 Your next video...

your first video was part 1

Your next video was part 3

Part 4 is yet to be released...

Does anyone have the link for part 2?
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 03-02-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,945
Posted By AC_Hacker
Yes, I will buy it. How do we make contact...

Yes, I will buy it.

How do we make contact to make this happen? Perhaps you could message me your contact info.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-01-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By AC_Hacker
Ground Source with no Ground?

It would help if you included a diagram of your proposal.

I may not understand correctly what you want to do.

I can say this, the great efficiency of a Ground Source Heat Pump is that it is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-23-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,554
Posted By AC_Hacker
Thanks Fionn, I have been meaning to follow...

Thanks Fionn,

I have been meaning to follow up on the Fujitsu install.

First, to answer your question, the Mini-Split works very well. It's not easy to verify the claim of efficiency with an...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-28-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,554
Posted By AC_Hacker
Yes, they will work well. But if the situation is...

Yes, they will work well. But if the situation is such that if you can plan for it, slightly undersizing will be more power efficient.



That is why it is so jaw-dropping. In this area, the COP...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-25-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,554
Posted By AC_Hacker
AC_Hacker installs a new Mini-Split

I installed my original mini-split in around 2009, before I started my Homemade Heat Pump Manifesto project. The heat pump I installed then was a Sanyo KS0971 (+ C0971
+ CL0971). It had what I...
Forum: The Billiards Room 06-11-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By AC_Hacker
Hobby??

Taxidermy, upholstery repair, amateur rocketry, and raising miniature horses.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-08-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,570,603
Posted By AC_Hacker
Very good info. Scalable, too. -AC

Very good info. Scalable, too.

-AC
Forum: Other Improvements 02-10-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,785
Posted By AC_Hacker
S.H.: You may want to review the operational...

S.H.: You may want to review the operational theory of both HRVs and ERVs. I think you meant to say HRV, as the ERVs employ a semipermeable membrane that keeps the from losing moisture.

This is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-11-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,943
Posted By AC_Hacker
[QUOTE=jeff5may;60453] Here's a general...

[QUOTE=jeff5may;60453]

Here's a general sanyo error codes list:
Sanyo Air Conditioning Fault Codes (http://www.orionair.co.uk/Sanyo_fault_codes_air_conditioning.htm)

Thank for that, but my...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-11-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,943
Posted By AC_Hacker
Thanks Steve for your response, I think my...

Thanks Steve for your response,

I think my problem may be different than the one you described:

* There may be a slow leak as you suggested, but I set up the unit very carefully seven years...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,943
Posted By AC_Hacker
Mini-Split, blinking red light....

Hello All,

My trusty Sanyo Mini-Split has blinking red indicator, and it is producing no heat. This may last for many hours, until I turn it off.

It is an intermittent condition, and If I turn...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-26-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By AC_Hacker
Your PVC Scheme...

Your tube-in-tube idea is curious.

I have read your post, and in trying to be the best devil's advocate possible, I came up with this:

* PVC is not usually used for GSHP systems because earth...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-10-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,823
Posted By AC_Hacker
Don't forget the value of insulating the bath...

Don't forget the value of insulating the bath tub.

Most of the heat loss is through the sides & bottom.

You might find that by conserving the energy present in the hot water, you can have the...
Forum: The Billiards Room 07-22-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,576
Posted By AC_Hacker
Global Temperature Info-Graphic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Ra2HR27pQ&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-09-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,451
Posted By AC_Hacker
The closer the PEX runs, the more efficient it...

The closer the PEX runs, the more efficient it will be.

Old School Amreican rule of thumb is 12" spacing; from my research, Northern Europeans favor closer spacings, with 6" not being unusual....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-20-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,912
Posted By AC_Hacker
SH, Aren't you a certified engineer and an...

SH,

Aren't you a certified engineer and an energy professional with 28 years of professional experience under you belt?

Why are you asking a bunch of amateurs for advice?

Puzzled,
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-04-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,137
Posted By AC_Hacker
I think your idea is really good. However, I...

I think your idea is really good.

However, I suspect that a 1Ton HP is over-sized.

I say go with what you have, and adjust what needs adjusting.

Good luck on your project.

-AC_Hacker
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-04-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,767
Posted By AC_Hacker
Hello Hugo! In my opinion, using CO2 which...

Hello Hugo!

In my opinion, using CO2 which is environmentally friendly, and efficient, may not be a good choice for your project. CO2 has extremely high workng pressure, and requires very hard to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-16-18, 02:16 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,570,603
Posted By AC_Hacker
Glad you want to get your project going. before...

Glad you want to get your project going. before you begin your loop, you should try to find out everything you can about soil conditions. Ask local well drillers and ask local GSHP installers. It...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-21-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,570,603
Posted By AC_Hacker
Rebuilder, It takes a dedicated person to...

Rebuilder,

It takes a dedicated person to read through the thread. Congratulations!

You are correct to minimize heat loss (minimize infiltration & maximize insulation). When you feel that you...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-17-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By AC_Hacker
I think your concerns are well founded regarding...

I think your concerns are well founded regarding PEX and your wood stove. PEX has a maximum temperature rating of 180 F. After that it's bursting strength drops. I have seen photos of burst PEX that...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-16-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 31,042
Posted By AC_Hacker
Update on freezerator project

I wanted to post an update to the crappy little, used upright freezer that I converted to an ultra-efficient refrigerator by adding a cheap temperature controller to throttle back the freezer.

It...
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