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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-06-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,554
Posted By mejunkhound
R290 into 410A system

Lightning zapped 410A inverter split system at son's house, easiest fix was to buy a whole new unit as can later repair zapped unit and use for shop that now is just wood heat.
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Have used bbq...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-04-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By mejunkhound
drier for BBQ propan for r290 diy

Anyone with data on how much water is in bbq propane?

Is one filter dryer sufficient to remove the water for 5 pounds?
Would also add a fresh FD on line set.

Any less water in 1# bottles vs....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-06-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,575,577
Posted By mejunkhound
made a tube in tube water to R22 exchanger ...

made a tube in tube water to R22 exchanger

36mm inside diameter PVC plastic pipe carries water

Inside the PVC pipe have 18 mm diameter coper pipe with R22 inside.

25 meters length = ...
Forum: Tools 07-02-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,666
Posted By mejunkhound
Just teasing.. BTW, you are coming close to...

Just teasing..

BTW, you are coming close to making many of us break the 10th commandment...
Forum: Tools 07-02-18, 01:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,666
Posted By mejunkhound
Talking Ah Pinball, why di you not FIRST install AC using...

Ah Pinball, why di you not FIRST install AC using some of the surplus stash of AC ftuff you have?

Just wondering
Forum: Tools 06-24-18, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,666
Posted By mejunkhound
RE: Do I really need a lift no but I will not...

RE:
Do I really need a lift no but I will not be getting any younger

Make that another one of us considering a lift. Had to pull auto tranny (4l60) last week and reinstall.

It get old real...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-02-18, 01:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,506
Posted By mejunkhound
Depends on what materials yu can get at low cost....

Depends on what materials yu can get at low cost.

A firend in NM is near Hollman AFB, get used Cu wire and conduit for scrap prices.

If you have similar situation, would simply run a parallel...
Forum: Conservation 06-02-18, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By mejunkhound
Start with ceiling and floor insulation if...

Start with ceiling and floor insulation if accessible.

Church had unoccupied parsonage kept at 60F
Associate pastor's familily moved in, 4 kids.

Floor and ceililg uninsulated, they were warm...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-29-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,575,577
Posted By mejunkhound
epoxy path dont hold to pressur heat and...

epoxy path dont hold to pressur heat and chemicals

wow, if you find and epoxy that will hold 410 apllied on external surfaces. let us in on the details of the type AND specific application...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-14-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,874
Posted By mejunkhound
Smile Will have to remember that popsicle analogy! ...

Will have to remember that popsicle analogy!

Like th guy who froze his swimming pool solid
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-13-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,874
Posted By mejunkhound
re"drive 1' black iron pipe down with the end...

re"drive 1' black iron pipe down with the end capped off and sealed. The end would have an auger like bit, that should let me wind it in like a screw, and wind it out if I hit a rock.
"

A long...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-23-18, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,078
Posted By mejunkhound
top off R22

Stash of R22 about gone.

Figure to top off from now on when needed with R290 (or BBQ)

Will just fill for 10 deg superheat, do not forsee any problems or other complexity.

Overlooking...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-26-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,106
Posted By mejunkhound
hard wire tstat hack?

Most mini-splits do not have any way to directly connect a wall t-stat.

Figure on a relay at mini-spit and just turn the entire thing on and off?

Anyone worked a simple hack or tie-in to...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-23-17, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,335
Posted By mejunkhound
Smile Lots more pricey out here, a half ace lot (if ...

Lots more pricey out here, a half ace lot (if you can find a 1/2 acre) is $500,000! Building as built in the 'backyard', aka ADU (alternate dwelling unit) hereabouts.

Most new houses here are...
Forum: Conservation 10-14-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By mejunkhound
From about 1975 to 2000 we heated 5000 sq ft with...

From about 1975 to 2000 we heated 5000 sq ft with wood, LOTs of it old standard pallets plus 8-10 cords regular firewood.

"furnace' could take 5 ft pieces, an ash pit below with a 2 yard...
Forum: Conservation 10-14-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,848
Posted By mejunkhound
Insulation

Church parsonage ceiling only has 1" of rock wool. NG heat.

Will soon add R19 or R25 batts or blown-in...

What is your experience with blown in vs. batts?

FG or cellulose blown in?
Forum: Conservation 10-14-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By mejunkhound
From about 1985 till 2005 my 'hobby' was...

From about 1985 till 2005 my 'hobby' was collecting old pallets from the local aerospace giant.
Some of the stuff was 5 ft by 10 ft 3/4" Baltic birch(rudder pallets from Ireland). and 11 ft 2x8s...
Forum: Conservation 09-17-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,648
Posted By mejunkhound
If you have a dehumidifier that runs, save the...

If you have a dehumidifier that runs, save the water from that

+1

Basically distilled water - we use the dehumidifier output for car radiator fill, steam iron fill, etc... any place one would...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-15-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,177
Posted By mejunkhound
for a coax tube reference, I have a 70 ft long...

for a coax tube reference, I have a 70 ft long 3/4 copper inside 1-1/4" pvc evaporator on WSHP, 9 gpm flow. I get 5 Tons at COP of 5.2 for 56F entry water.

Scale accordingly for your 2T unit. ...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-14-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,496
Posted By mejunkhound
Sorry for the confusion, did say I got mine on a...

Sorry for the confusion, did say I got mine on a closeout.

Meant the post only to convey the energy use I'd had and the wattage, 1/2 ton, 550W, cop of 3.2 information.

Even 2 years ago there...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-13-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,496
Posted By mejunkhound
We have a GE geospring WH. Got it on a closeout...

We have a GE geospring WH. Got it on a closeout ($700) at Lowes 2 years ago, and the POCO 'rebate' paid for 100% of it (I still got stuck with sales tax though, but the federal tax credit just about...
Forum: Lighting 11-01-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,622
Posted By mejunkhound
75 cent 50W LEDs! Shipping included!!

50 watt ebay LED.

Got 10 of these off ebay for 75 cent to $1.12 each, shipping included!

Tried out 2 of them today, look to be pretty good, unbelievable low price!

Anyone else tried them ? ...
Forum: Solar Power 10-14-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 33,139
Posted By mejunkhound
Just gets better and better, that bonding with a...

Just gets better and better, that bonding with a SIL doing constructive work is worth it all by itself !!!!
Forum: Solar Power 10-14-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 33,139
Posted By mejunkhound
One more PS: What is great about this site...

One more PS:

What is great about this site are helpful pros like Steve: If you went to someplace like HVAC-talk.com for heat pump advice, all you would get from the 'pros' is a statement like:...
Forum: Solar Power 10-14-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 33,139
Posted By mejunkhound
How often do you need to clean them? Posted...

How often do you need to clean them?

Posted before I say your question. The study from the early 80's I mentioned looked at the maintenance costs, specifically cleaning.

With the exception of...
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