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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-14-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,860
Posted By hotwire
Nice Craigslist find. Years ago I had looked at...

Nice Craigslist find. Years ago I had looked at buying one of those E-tech units, but got scared away at the price.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,862
Posted By hotwire
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for the first great...

Welcome to the forum. Thanks for the first great post on your install. Do you have any pictures? Can you tell me what the model numbers are for your indoor and outdoor unit? I ask because I have...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 41,853
Posted By hotwire
I've seen the rim joist closed off with EPS foam...

I've seen the rim joist closed off with EPS foam and then dense packed with...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-18-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,516
Posted By hotwire
If it was 21 degrees outside, then the Fujitsu...

If it was 21 degrees outside, then the Fujitsu would be rated at a little more than 14,600 BTUh. If it was the only heat source on at the time I could see how the inside temperature would drop, as...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-24-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,655
Posted By hotwire
One web site that I've found helpful for...

One web site that I've found helpful for comparing ductless mini splits is the Air-Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute (http://www.ahridirectory.org).

Being able to compare specs like...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-24-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,431
Posted By hotwire
I am glad the doc helped. I would think you...

I am glad the doc helped. I would think you should be fine with only going to 250 microns. If you were super worried about the condition of the oil, I think they sell Ph test strips to check it for...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-24-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,431
Posted By hotwire
You might be getting permeation through your...

You might be getting permeation through your hoses and a small amount of leakage at the valves when opening or closing them under vacuum. Have you tried heating the compressor and internal piping...
Forum: Product Reviews 08-10-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,416
Posted By hotwire
You might try and shop around for the Great Stuff...

You might try and shop around for the Great Stuff Pro 14 gun. I paid less than $40 for mine at a contractor tool supply place called Western Tool. Definitely one purchase I recommend if you need to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-05-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,098
Posted By hotwire
I tried to reply to your PM,but I don't have...

I tried to reply to your PM,but I don't have enough posts to send private messages.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-05-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,098
Posted By hotwire
I found out about those small cans after I...

I found out about those small cans after I purchased 25lb. cylinder from koolit.net. That ebay seller also offers a refill kit with the parts needed to connect it.
R410, R410a, Refrigerant...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-02-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,088
Posted By hotwire
I really like my ScanGauge2, it's helped me...

I really like my ScanGauge2, it's helped me understand how my driving habits affect my mpg.
Forum: Introductions 02-10-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,063
Posted By hotwire
Hello from Vancouver. What part of Washington...

Hello from Vancouver. What part of Washington are you in? The East and Westsides of the state have different climates that should be taken into consideration when making decisions about exterior...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-10-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,993
Posted By hotwire
That machine needs a pretty big air compressor to...

That machine needs a pretty big air compressor to run. Have you looked into the Touch N' Seal CPDS 1000? I think it's about a third of the cost of that eBay unit.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-28-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 298,528
Posted By hotwire
I think Xringer is on the right track, by doing...

I think Xringer is on the right track, by doing the line set calcs your system, it is probably overcharged by 12.76 to 13.86 oz of refrigerant, depending on what chart I go by. That noise you hear...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-27-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 298,528
Posted By hotwire
What are the model numbers of the indoor and...

What are the model numbers of the indoor and outdoor units? What are lengths of line set that are connected to the outdoor unit?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-13-10, 06:43 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 298,528
Posted By hotwire
How long was your pre flared line-set? The chart...

How long was your pre flared line-set? The chart above indicates that the outdoor unit comes precharged with enough R410A for a 33' line-set. Is there a chance that the outdoor unit could be over...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-24-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 63,824
Posted By hotwire
Thanks for the follow up, looking forward to...

Thanks for the follow up, looking forward to hearing about the issues you ran into. I can't decide if I want buy a unit and do the complete install my self, or just do the rough in portion by running...
Forum: Lighting 11-08-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,372
Posted By hotwire
Has anyone tried these EcoSmart LED can trims...

Has anyone tried these EcoSmart LED can trims from the Home Depot? Sorry I can't post links yet. Here are the part numbers and SKU.
Model #*ECO-575L**** Internet #*202240932**** Store SKU #*499485...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-04-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 298,528
Posted By hotwire
Most of the literature that I've come across says...

Most of the literature that I've come across says that you need more than one indoor unit connected to the outdoor multi-split unit to avoid equipment damage. If there is only one unit connected you...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-24-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,326
Posted By hotwire
Daikin cold weather test

Since I'm new to EcoRenovator I can't post links yet. If you go to youtube and search for "Daikin cold weather test" there is a video by rwsmith72 that shows just how well these units can do in the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-06-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 298,528
Posted By hotwire
I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a...

I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a great job documenting your heat pump install. Have there been any updates on getting a replacement unit? Are you happy with the kWh meter you...
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