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Forum: Conservation 05-06-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,453
Posted By AC_Hacker
I was hoping that this thread would encourage...

I was hoping that this thread would encourage other EcoRenovators to post the real results of their own efforts... which was good and useful when it happened in the beginning. I was also hoping that...
Forum: Conservation 04-29-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,453
Posted By AC_Hacker
16 years later...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5181&stc=1&d=1430335965

I came across some energy bills from 16 years ago, and I compared them with current bills that almost perfectly...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-19-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,533
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
"EPS labeled at R19 will be performing at about...

"EPS labeled at R19 will be performing at about R21 in mid-winter in a US zone 7 location (at the typical average temp through the foam, 70F interior temp), whereas iso labeled at R21 under ASTM test...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-18-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 38,473
Posted By jeff5may
With respect to total energy consumed, it can go...

With respect to total energy consumed, it can go either way. All the compressor really cares about is compression ratio, as far as the energy it consumes. With a constant-displacement,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-04-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,384,167
Posted By AC_Hacker
The "Manifesto" Is Not A Talking Shop...

The EcoRenovator site in general, and the Homemade Heat Pump Manifesto thread in particular, are not aimed at people such as your brother. Not only would this web site be of very little interest to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-04-13, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,384,167
Posted By stevehull
AC, I frequent the scrap yards and I am...

AC,

I frequent the scrap yards and I am amazed at the "scrap" copper that only has a marginal kink, dent or bend. Yes, I certainly do advocate using the best cost material that can be found.
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-28-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,505
Posted By jeff5may
AC, I tend to think more in terms of emergy...

AC,

I tend to think more in terms of emergy use. This along with the exergy analysis works very well to determine the real eco-cost and efficiency of energy use in general.

"Beginning in the...
Forum: Conservation 12-07-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,777
Posted By AC_Hacker
This Thermal House - the Basics of EcoRenovation

In the time that I have been active at EcoRenovator, I have noticed that knowledge of the basic physics involved in heat loss and heat gain is not universally understood here. For instance, the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,324
Posted By randen
Geo thermal heated garage Master Plan

The Master Plan wrote:

This last year just running the loop with nothing hooked to it the high was 58F the low was 38F. I am going to monitor it again this year.

Just from practical experience...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-02-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,384,167
Posted By kbonk
Some surplus Coax coils FYI: Surplus City...

Some surplus Coax coils FYI: Surplus City Liquidators (http://surpluscityliquidators.com/search?search=coax+coil)
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-13-12, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,384,167
Posted By AC_Hacker
Trying to Set the Beast Free...

Sirius,

First off, I am not the guy selling any information... this is the first time I have heard of it.

Second, The entire Homemade Heat Pump Manifesto is information that I have freely...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-26-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,384,167
Posted By randen
Lyndenjn Wrote: Short of me reading all 1300...

Lyndenjn Wrote:

Short of me reading all 1300 posts, is there a post that details how someone may have taken a used whole house size A/C unit and converted it to a water to air furnace and A/C...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-20-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,839
Posted By Daox
Allow me to provide a short timeline of events. ...

Allow me to provide a short timeline of events. You came here with some interesting ideas and started a few discussions. Then, you insulted everyone on the forum by saying what we're doing is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-28-12, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,839
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I believe that you will need more area for your...

I believe that you will need more area for your collector..

Quote.. Home Air Conditioning (http://mb-soft.com/solar/saving.html)

"However, if your air conditioning needs are for more than a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-20-12, 02:59 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 103,125
Posted By Vlad
Drilling is DONE Summary

I have finished drilling part of the project about a week ago. Now looking back I can say it was fun.
I learned a lot of new things. I do agree with AC that people just limit themselves without...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-29-12, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,384,167
Posted By AC_Hacker
R22a is flammable. I'm not sure if it is propane,...

R22a is flammable. I'm not sure if it is propane, but the PT curves map one upon the other.



BradC has done some very interesting work on this issue. Do a search in the Geothermal topic for...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-13-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 97,946
Posted By BradC
Sort of. Pulling a vacuum on the filter/drier and...

Sort of. Pulling a vacuum on the filter/drier and heating it with a torch certainly drives off water and contaminants. The vacuum pump oil reeks of mercaptan.

I pull the vacuum down to about 100...
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