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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-16-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,867
Posted By Xzeption
Actually, I found using heating/cooling degree...

Actually, I found using heating/cooling degree days PLUS utility data was very accurate for determining my house's loads. For a one month example,

123 therms = 12,300,000 btus at 882 degree days...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-26-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 27,295
Posted By Xzeption
My AC went out for a week, so I've had to shelve...

My AC went out for a week, so I've had to shelve this project. I'll still be collecting data to establish a base line, but no changes will be made until I get my HVAC system replaced. Fortunately all...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-05-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 27,295
Posted By Xzeption
I have not made any changes to my setup in the...

I have not made any changes to my setup in the past few cycles, so the measurements have not changed much. This helps me build a baseline for future adjustments. I won't bore readers with repeated...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-05-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 67,247
Posted By Xzeption
I am not positive how deep I will go into hacking...

I am not positive how deep I will go into hacking a dehumidifier. I'd like to find out what equipment is required for various "levels" I am envisioning.

Level 1
What tools/equipment are...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-29-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 27,295
Posted By Xzeption
Here are my results from my two most recent...

Here are my results from my two most recent tests.

On 6/24 the only change I made was the dehumidifier fan switch from low to high. I was concerned that the previous test did not provide enough...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-21-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 27,295
Posted By Xzeption
I have lots of data and will try to keep it...

I have lots of data and will try to keep it chronological to avoid confusion.

On 6/16 I ran the dehumidifier dryer without the box fan. Unfortunately, I forgot to set a timer so it could have ran...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-21-15, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 27,295
Posted By Xzeption
I am going to try to use quotes for the first...

I am going to try to use quotes for the first time on the forum. Let me know if anything goes wrong.



I am hoping the moisture absorption of wood is insignificant, but I have no data backing...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-16-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 27,295
Posted By Xzeption
Thanks for the words of encouragement! Now I need...

Thanks for the words of encouragement! Now I need some experienced advice.

I ran the dehumidifier dryer for 60 minutes with a load of diaper liners. The liners had a mass of 1326 grams at the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-11-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 27,295
Posted By Xzeption
The Dirty Dozen

Time to explain my testing methodology. And for more pics. For a consistent drying load, I will be using the shown dozen cloth diaper liners. For the squeamish, this picture is of them clean but...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-03-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 27,295
Posted By Xzeption
Cabinet description & picture

This is my first attempt to upload a picture, so please bear with me if this does not work.

This is the cheapest, ugliest, yet functional cabinet I could build. The corners are 2x4 boards 4 ft...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-29-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 27,295
Posted By Xzeption
I gave it a trial run with a few hand towels and...

I gave it a trial run with a few hand towels and it works! I used tension rods in the box to hold up the towels. Due to space I overlapped them some. The parts that were not overlapped were...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-26-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 27,295
Posted By Xzeption
I just bought a dehumidifer off craigslist and I...

I just bought a dehumidifer off craigslist and I am going to give this a try. There are a number of parameters I want to test: air flow, air sealing, insulation, temperature, etc. I built a simple...
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