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Forum: Lighting 01-05-14, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,454
Posted By SolarUtah
Motion detector outdoor lights

I have an outdoor motion detecting light on my deck. Since I have a an outdoor cat, it lights a few times a night. I used to have Halogen floods 60Watts times 2 installed.

Recently changed to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-18-13, 12:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,776
Posted By SolarUtah
Good to hear that hand washing is so wasteful. ...

Good to hear that hand washing is so wasteful. I hate to do dishes! In fact, as a kid when we went camping, our dog was the chief dishcleaner. Dishes were always spotless after his careful...
Forum: Conservation 02-18-13, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,567
Posted By SolarUtah
Air resistance can play a huge roll in energy...

Air resistance can play a huge roll in energy use. I will try to explain this in terms those who are not engineers in the forum will understand.

Wind resistance, or drag increases to the square...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-02-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,244
Posted By SolarUtah
I use Carbonite, fully automatic. Seems to work...

I use Carbonite, fully automatic. Seems to work well.
Forum: Other Improvements 01-30-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,066
Posted By SolarUtah
Ice Melt Systems to prevent roof Ice Dams

Just got my electric bill for the month of January :eek: . $102 is the highest ever paid for January. I calculated that $40 of that was running the Ice Melt system on the roof for every day of the...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-28-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,114
Posted By SolarUtah
I buy alot from Kele. They sell all kinds of...

I buy alot from Kele. They sell all kinds of valves. Kele | Control Valves (http://www.kele.com/control-valves.aspx)

Good guys to work with. Or you can try and find one on Ebay. Sometimes there...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-22-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,424
Posted By SolarUtah
My system works well, I was concerned with the...

My system works well, I was concerned with the air entrapment issue using a parallel arrangment. By installing a common manifold, I was able valve off one or more circuits to purge the air, as well...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-22-13, 01:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,424
Posted By SolarUtah
Great thread. The system I installed under the...

Great thread. The system I installed under the basement floor uses 3 parallel circuit with a single pump, I think it is a Taco 9, uses 135 watts.

See graphic of the system below. Works well, I...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-18-13, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,224
Posted By SolarUtah
I don't have a vent or vacuum breaker on the...

I don't have a vent or vacuum breaker on the roof. It is a closed system with a programmable controller. I start the pump at 80 Deg F. at outlet of panel and shut down the pump if the temp is...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-11-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,224
Posted By SolarUtah
Looks like a great project. The drainback system...

Looks like a great project. The drainback system on my house works well, except for the noise from water draining into the drainback holding tank. Seems to be getting louder with age. It's a 13...
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