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Forum: Tools 09-16-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By oil pan 4
Use both. I found that Flux core likes as much...

Use both.
I found that Flux core likes as much capacitance as you can throw at it.
Welders use the default 50k to 60k uf capacitor as a good trade off between solid wire and Flux core performance....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-16-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By oil pan 4
I found that running a 240v electric dryer off...

I found that running a 240v electric dryer off 120v power makes it pretty effective.

If you really want the ultimate in low electricity use, get a gas dryer.
Forum: Conservation 09-16-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,476
Posted By oil pan 4
Tesla will be king of batteries only for as long...

Tesla will be king of batteries only for as long as ford or gm allow them to be.
Forum: Tools 09-12-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By oil pan 4
I found adding capacitance works great if you run...

I found adding capacitance works great if you run Flux core.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-12-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By oil pan 4
My local appliance repair guy says he loves...

My local appliance repair guy says he loves heatpump dryers.
He gets lots of service calls and 99% of them are lint build up. Easy $100.
Forum: Tools 09-11-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By oil pan 4
HF welders tend to lack components found on...

HF welders tend to lack components found on higher end machines.
Forum: Tools 09-10-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By oil pan 4
Welders use bigger transformers and bigger fans...

Welders use bigger transformers and bigger fans for more duty cycle.
The largest one I have seen was a 600 amp welder powered with 480v single phase. It would run continuous up to 400 amps. It...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-24-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By oil pan 4
I don't know if I would try to repurpose...

I don't know if I would try to repurpose something like that.
The heat rejection side is likely engineered around a lower temperature heat rejection.
The heat rejection side is probably intended to...
Forum: Conservation 08-16-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,476
Posted By oil pan 4
The only thing that matters is how big is the...

The only thing that matters is how big is the battery pack.
Anyone who has ever driven a 24kwh leaf knows battery size matters.
And anyone who has driven an early leaf knows to ask how fast can it...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By oil pan 4
Gas water heater maintenance

Doing preventive maintenance on the hot water heater is about as exciting watching paint dry, but with a replacement cost of $500+ plus installation if you can't install it your self it's time well...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-10-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By oil pan 4
By weight old hot water heaters contain a lot of...

By weight old hot water heaters contain a lot of foam and wet mineral build up. Barely worth dragging them to a scrap yard
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-09-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,267
Posted By oil pan 4
Damn I just killed that 120v weed eater from...

Damn I just killed that 120v weed eater from 2013.
Got a 120v plug in troybilt.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-07-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By oil pan 4
If you think it's a potential fall threat to your...

If you think it's a potential fall threat to your house then cut it down.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-06-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By oil pan 4
My main charging circuits at home are two...

My main charging circuits at home are two seperate 20 amp, 12/3 with ground romex cables going to 6-20 amd 5-20 combination duplex receptacles. That way when I'm not charging I can use them for any...
Forum: Conservation 08-05-19, 01:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 20,623
Posted By oil pan 4
Buying gas sucks.

Buying gas sucks.
Forum: Conservation 01-06-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By oil pan 4
Keep it as a spare.

Keep it as a spare.
Forum: Solar Power 12-09-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By oil pan 4
It won't last very long. It's a starting gel...

It won't last very long.
It's a starting gel battery. Just about the worst battery you could pick.
If the charge controller ever tried to run an equalization cycle the battery would be toast.
Forum: Solar Power 12-04-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,691
Posted By oil pan 4
The electrician looked over my work and they said...

The electrician looked over my work and they said it all looks very good.
Hopefully next Tuesday they will pull permits, put the meter base in and disconnects.
Forum: Conservation 11-30-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,476
Posted By oil pan 4
The big 3 always do this when oil prices are...

The big 3 always do this when oil prices are relatively cheap.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-25-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By oil pan 4
Ballasts just don't care. I have some...

Ballasts just don't care.
I have some industrial 1.7kw UV tubes. At work they use some really expensive electronic ballast, something to the tune of $4,000 and they last a year or 2 at most.
I use...
Forum: Conservation 11-23-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,476
Posted By oil pan 4
Yeah VW up to that old trick of say one thing and...

Yeah VW up to that old trick of say one thing and do another again.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-22-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By oil pan 4
Figure out what voltage and power it uses and get...

Figure out what voltage and power it uses and get a ballast transformer.
That'swhat I did.
Forum: Conservation 11-15-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,701
Posted By oil pan 4
I was bad.

I was bad.
Forum: Conservation 11-15-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,701
Posted By oil pan 4
My family is coming to visit. They asked what I...

My family is coming to visit. They asked what I wanted for Christmas and I said coal.
Of their 2 vehicles a VW that is useless in snow and ice and a f250 I know they would bring the truck.
They...
Forum: Conservation 11-11-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 20,623
Posted By oil pan 4
Yeah the radians and a few others are stackable...

Yeah the radians and a few others are stackable for something up to 70kw, then if you want more you have to buy an additional controller.
And as far as I can tell still only use 48v.
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