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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-02-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,383
Posted By pinballlooking
We had to deal with a lot of rain on Saturday and...

We had to deal with a lot of rain on Saturday and Sunday a couple morning showers. But after lunch we were able to dig. One 270' trench 3' wide 6' foot deep is done. He has a 13 ton mini Ex it is the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-20-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,383
Posted By pinballlooking
I talked with Terra Source today. I got to talk...

I talked with Terra Source today. I got to talk to the guy that designs the loops very helpful.

One pipe option is SDR-9 pipe 3/4" size is pre-charged with 190 proof industrial antifreeze.

This...
Forum: Solar Power 11-18-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 122,831
Posted By pinballlooking
I like seeing the MWh saved by everyone. ...

I like seeing the MWh saved by everyone.

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8411&stc=1&d=1542595585

5 years plus I am @ 104 MWh Produced to date. I look at the number...
Forum: Solar Power 04-17-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By Xringer
Wow, that's some major roof - PV area. Very nice...

Wow, that's some major roof - PV area. Very nice looking install. Impressive!
I think the solar install industry might be starting to get their act together..

I could have used some PV on...
Forum: Solar Power 04-06-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By pinballlooking
It does not matter very exciting time!:thumbup: ...

It does not matter very exciting time!:thumbup:
It is amazing how much power you can make on a cloudy day.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-25-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By Tpm
It's worth considering the background heat in the...

It's worth considering the background heat in the home. I did a $100 hack on the laundry closet that captures the heat of condensation from a condensing clothes dryer. I mounted a bipole light switch...
Forum: Solar Power 03-25-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By MEMPHIS91
Vanadium flow battery

This popped up on my facebook. Look highly promising thought I would share and see yalls thoughts.
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-21-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By Tpm
Solar assisted heat pump

Newbie here looking for an answer I can't find on the web. If I bolted a water-to-air heat exchanger in front of the fan on an air-to-water heat pump, could I amp up my 24 tube solar thermal system...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-24-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 206,170
Posted By Daox
Its been a while since an update here! The...

Its been a while since an update here! The ecorider is still going strong, but I have replaced a battery or two since the last update.

Today was the first day I mowed the field this year. The...
Forum: Solar Power 05-17-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,785
Posted By Robaroni
I recently did a piece for our local paper on PV...

I recently did a piece for our local paper on PV and I got a "lazy, stupid liberal" response complaining about the poisons used in PV production. Don't buy an LED TV, it's basically the same stuff!
...
Forum: Solar Power 02-21-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,785
Posted By oil pan 4
Texas and New Mexico are still installing tons of...

Texas and New Mexico are still installing tons of wind capacity. Their influence and money appear to be no good around these parts.

I don't think they ever stopped putting up wind turbines in and...
Forum: Conservation 10-16-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 34,768
Posted By Roostre
The Volt opened our eyes to the viability of...

The Volt opened our eyes to the viability of owning an EV. Like most Americans, we probably overestimated how much we actually drive. A few weeks with the Volt not using any gasoline was a true...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-12-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,644
Posted By jeff5may
In forum pics: ...

In forum pics:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/273/18973431285_5840f00990_b.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/333/18350917404_c0b431da15_c.jpg

Gotta love the price! Stuff like this is how...
Forum: Solar Power 05-14-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,093
Posted By gasstingy
After the four columns were installed, I took...

After the four columns were installed, I took over on the assembly. I added the DPW pipe column top pieces, the 43' cross beam {3 sections}, the bracketry for the rails the solar panels mount on,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-11-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 72,568
Posted By pinballlooking
Now that it is warming up and I know we have made...

Now that it is warming up and I know we have made it through the winter without using any natural gas heat.

Using the mini splits in the summer allowed us to carryover a good bit of solar power to...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-04-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,292
Posted By redneck
Energy-Pinching Americans Pose Threat to Power Grid...

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Energy-Pinching Americans Pose Threat to Power Grid (http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/energy-pinching-americans-pose-threat-to-power-grid/ar-AA8UuxL?srcref=rss)


Threat to the power...
Forum: Wind Power 02-03-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,085
Posted By AC_Hacker
All signs are that the technology is viable. The...

All signs are that the technology is viable. The problem is that just like the US has done, Europe is allowing financial institutions to dictate economic policy.

What you are seeing is what...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-01-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
Posted By Xringer
If you have not seen "Insane Mode",

This is a link to the video:

Watch passengers' hilarious reactions to Tesla's 'Insane Mode' | FOX Sports...
Forum: Tools 01-02-15, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,606
Posted By PatrickHerd
Project FrankenWalt: Refitting with LiFePO4 Batteries

Hi All,

I saw a couple of posts asking about lithium batteries for cordless tools so I thought telling a bit of a story was in order...

I have owned the same DeWalt 18v cordless set since I was...
Forum: Solar Power 09-28-14, 05:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,136
Posted By Robaroni
When you weigh the cost of decommissioning...

When you weigh the cost of decommissioning nuclear, the cost of coal pollution and the cost to fight wars to protect oil interests green energy makes sense right now. Especially when you factor the...
Forum: Lighting 09-26-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,386
Posted By jeff5may
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://www.thelightbulb.co.uk/assets/img/pages/info-lumens-watts.gif

Covers most of the common residential bulbs.

Remember this: raw lumens doesn't tell the whole story. There...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-21-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,895
Posted By ecomodded
Now i have anticipation , I used the iphone4...

Now i have anticipation , I used the iphone4 until it warned me I was at 20% then I made a quick phone call and turned it off , for charging.


Today is Sunny & cloudy bright even while cloudy ,...
Forum: Wind Power 06-18-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,269
Posted By Daox
DIY 1000 watt wind turbine

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4426&stc=1&d=1403101054

Here is a cool DIY on how to build a wind turbine. Its not incredibly through, but its decent. It hows how to...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-05-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,649
Posted By Daox
The Ultimate Modern Desert House

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4415&stc=1&d=1401996169

The basic idea is to put you house under a car port, brilliant! :)

The Ultimate Modern Desert House...
Forum: The Billiards Room 05-14-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,222
Posted By AC_Hacker
Is Climate Change (proportional representation)

All the truth you need...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuGCJJUGsg



-AC
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