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Forum: Solar Heating 03-12-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,606
Posted By solarhotairpanels
That sounds like a heck of a build you are doing...

That sounds like a heck of a build you are doing there..
Make sure to take a ton of pictures along the way and post em here at the forum.
Let me know when you repost again ok?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-28-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By nibs
Version II the damn computer ate V I. ICF is...

Version II the damn computer ate V I.
ICF is great, materials cost when we did ours was about the same as single use plywood forms.
You may need a moisture barrier and insect proofing depending on...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-26-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 50,029
Posted By pinballlooking
Three years and still working well. I just...

Three years and still working well. I just changed the filters and topped off the loop pressure for the winter season.

We are happy with the system I is working better now that the loops dirt...
Forum: Conservation 12-23-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,265
Posted By BillG
There are two basic sizes available - 2kW and...

There are two basic sizes available - 2kW and 5kW. The capacity claims are inconsistent, and often incorrect. Those that are advertised as 8kW are really 5kW heaters. Some that are claimed to be...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-22-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,073
Posted By Xringer
My grandson might have picked up this 'cold' at...

My grandson might have picked up this 'cold' at school. His parents have it too.
They tested negative and assured me, that I've just got a cold.
My symptoms are much weaker this morning. Just need...
Forum: Conservation 12-22-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,265
Posted By Xringer
The cost of Diesel fuel at Texas gas stations ...

The cost of Diesel fuel at Texas gas stations $2.86 to 3.45 a gallon. So that's what to use in your Diesel heater! http://www.bostongasprices.com/GasPriceSearch.aspx

Sounds like a big building....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,714
Posted By Sparky!
The second time is easier

I got the unit replaced and seriously it could not have been any easier to do. Swapping out for an identical unit was almost tool less. Anyway the new unit is in and as weird as it may be it is much...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-19-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,925
Posted By Sparky!
Project update

Yesterday I picked up my tank. It was brand new old stock. It is 1600 gallons with its length around 10'. It was made to be used horizontally but I will be standing it up on end. There are so many...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-21-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,714
Posted By Sparky!
4-5 ton Mr. Cool universal with a short life

I wanted to share an experience that I had with my heat pump. It was installed about a month before its life came to an end.
When I came home I noticed that it was cold in the house but the heat...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,463
Posted By randen
Heating a slab for solar space heating

The utilization of solar heated hot water for heating a concrete slab for space heating is Nirvana!! On all accounts its a home run for: saving money, complexity, and comfort.

Here in Canada our...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-28-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,548
Posted By solarhotairpanels
HOLY CRAP!!!!! I've come to the conclusion that...

HOLY CRAP!!!!!
I've come to the conclusion that you have WAYYYYYYYYYYY to many ecacuated tube collectors hooked up there! The whole entire system is going to BLOW at any minute.

Best thing to do...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-27-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,120
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Post Keeping your solar hot water system super clean INSIDE

Just thought I'd post this info pertaining to hot water collection systems of all types.

When building your system you might want to think about installing flush valves similar to the ones...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,606
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Well thank you for that comment.. They are...

Well thank you for that comment..

They are light as a feather to carry because of the galvanized metal stud framing...

I saw a post somewhere where a guy piled a whole bunch of big stones in a...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,606
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Ok, I see what you mean. Yes just pumping hot...

Ok, I see what you mean.
Yes just pumping hot air into your basement is a plus even if that's all you do.
Hot air rises.. up thru the floors etc.

Well keep everyone posted on your progress and...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,606
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Yes if you check out how my collectors are tilted...

Yes if you check out how my collectors are tilted with the pitch of the roof in the PDF file you can see that there can't be any issues whatsover with them draining properly. I made sure all 3/4...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 32,705
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thumbs up skyking solar hot air collectors

Sounds like you'll have a beautiful house when done.

Good luck with that project... post a bunch of pictures when you get rolling.
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,356
Posted By solarhotairpanels
My only addition to this thread is beware of...

My only addition to this thread is beware of stagnation temps using PEX. I would stick with black automotive type radiator hose with stainless clamps or solder copper to join collectors. Just my 2...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,606
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Thumbs up I'm back for questions pertaining to my 2 systems

Many moons ago I built 2 systems..
Hot air collectors and a Drainback hot water collector system tied into domestic hot water and space heating utilizing a used runtal radiator.

If anyone is...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 32,705
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Both hot air collectors are operating perfectly...

Both hot air collectors are operating perfectly for many years now..
I will be changing the poly to new poly soon. It gets faded over time.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,442
Posted By Acuario
Setting temperature via weather feed

I may have posted about this before but anyway this is an update and it's now working...

It is now cool at night so time to run the heatpump which is connected to the under floor heating in my...
Forum: Conservation 07-20-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,166
Posted By Elcam84
Or just get a 220v contactor that has 220v...

Or just get a 220v contactor that has 220v primary coils and a 220v sonoff. Then no need for another outlet. Just use the hotside of the waterheater feed.


What I find curious...
Forum: Conservation 07-19-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,166
Posted By NiHaoMike
You use the contactor (a very heavy duty relay)...

You use the contactor (a very heavy duty relay) to switch the water heater, then you use a smart plug to switch the contactor. Not having an outlet nearby makes things slightly more complex, really...
Forum: Conservation 07-13-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,166
Posted By NiHaoMike
Just get a contactor with a 120V coil and control...

Just get a contactor with a 120V coil and control it with a smart plug.
Forum: Solar Heating 06-13-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,356
Posted By roger1959s
A few years back i fixed a leaking "T" top on my...

A few years back i fixed a leaking "T" top on my wife's Trans Am by putting a thin layer of black RTV on the "T" top gasket and Vaseline on the "T" top glass and latching the tops back in place. The...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-11-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,415
Posted By Acuario
Here is the (almost) finished greenhouse. I...

Here is the (almost) finished greenhouse.
I still need to add some of the automation but it is now operational.

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