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Forum: The Billiards Room 11-07-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,775
Posted By Quest
I'm around 16kW/hr per day here average, and...

I'm around 16kW/hr per day here average, and times 30days, works out to approx 480kW/hr per month.

This is a 2000sq ft house with natural gas hydronic in-floor heating, natural gas hot water tank,...
Forum: Conservation 09-03-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,164
Posted By Quest
LOL! I too, had one of these flea-bitten high...

LOL! I too, had one of these flea-bitten high heat loss device in the house. Good to have it with me while camping (keeping the tent+ sleeping bag warm, but fleas kept me awake anyways)....mine tend...
Forum: Lighting 07-30-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,737
Posted By Quest
Excellent! Thanks for sharing, ACHacker! Q.

Excellent! Thanks for sharing, ACHacker!

Q.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-28-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,598
Posted By Quest
unlike UL, CSA stipulates that any AC motors must...

unlike UL, CSA stipulates that any AC motors must come with additional form of protection from overheating (which the winding insulation may break down causing shorts--- fire). An additional thermal...
Forum: Lighting 07-26-15, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,025
Posted By Quest
the power supply (regulator) board comes with...

the power supply (regulator) board comes with filtering capacitors, film caps, etc. that would pop and "explode" mainly due to capacitor venting gas.

Consider getting some higher quality units...
Forum: Conservation 07-26-15, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By Quest
I picked up one of these Zojirushi hot water pot...

I picked up one of these Zojirushi hot water pot with stainless steel vacuum flask within (they called it "VE hybrid") from a local thrift store, it's very efficient I must say:

Amazon.com:...
Forum: Conservation 07-20-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,592
Posted By Quest
please keep us posted. Quest

please keep us posted.

Quest
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-07-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,028
Posted By Quest
Thank you for sharing thoughts on the said...

Thank you for sharing thoughts on the said subject.

Class-D (or T if you like) is gradually gaining popularity, in areas such as car stereos, etc. for it is an area where nobody seem to care about...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-06-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,028
Posted By Quest
for casual (non critical) listening, Class-D...

for casual (non critical) listening, Class-D (some calls it class -T) amps are quite alright.

Efficient (85% typical); cool running, decent PSRR, reasonable power output in very small package are...
Forum: Conservation 07-06-15, 01:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 94,033
Posted By Quest
2000sqft, 2 story bldg, around 2001 construction...

2000sqft, 2 story bldg, around 2001 construction code.

Summer time avg between 14~17kW/hr used per day; with high number being the laundry day (run the clothes 1/2 dry so as to avoid the use of...
Forum: Lighting 04-05-15, 12:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,827
Posted By Quest
Before you jump into it, you must investigate to...

Before you jump into it, you must investigate to see if it's the "line-borne" noise or is it the "air-borne" noise that affects your garage door opener.

Also: how old is your garage door? If your...
Forum: Conservation 02-09-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,321
Posted By Quest
here in Canada we are blessed with ideas and some...

here in Canada we are blessed with ideas and some companies would actually go far enough to make something out of ideas.

This one is called "draft dodger" mail slot, and Rona has it.

Mail Slot...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-25-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,775
Posted By Quest
yes folks, I am going to revise the exhaust...

yes folks,

I am going to revise the exhaust pipes...

Cheers,

Q.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-24-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,775
Posted By Quest
thanks for the advice and feedbacks (esp....

thanks for the advice and feedbacks (esp. concerns)...much appreciated.

Fact is as follows:

(1) ever since we have our AO Smith "skinny" 40gal natural gas water tank replaced with GE (it was 3...
Forum: Solar Power 01-23-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,716
Posted By Quest
So, your profile sez your location in italy, and...

So, your profile sez your location in italy, and your house is in L.A.?

Hmmmm......
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-21-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,775
Posted By Quest
Sorry for the delay in posting pics. Here's...

Sorry for the delay in posting pics.

Here's the deal:

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q627/questbuster/boiler/DSCN1189.jpg...
Forum: Conservation 01-20-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,652
Posted By Quest
Not sure where you live in GVRD, ecomodded, but...

Not sure where you live in GVRD, ecomodded, but my last bill (9.3GJ) cost me 111.55bux.

Of course: if you are to read it from the rather dubious way they laid out, it makes you wonder why/how most...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-19-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,775
Posted By Quest
good stuff! I shall consider what servicetech has...

good stuff! I shall consider what servicetech has RE: calculations.

@servicetech: please advise.

Q.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-19-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,775
Posted By Quest
I do have a fresh air inlet duct that leads into...

I do have a fresh air inlet duct that leads into the boiler room on the lower storey of the building. My house is over 30ft tall, and the chimney (exhaust ducting) doesn't get warm enough for the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-16-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,775
Posted By Quest
As I mentioned in my posting earlier: this...

As I mentioned in my posting earlier: this happened since I changed out my AO Smith "skinny" hot water tank storage heater (natural gas) to GE, which, IMHO, is more efficient (less frequent heating...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-15-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,775
Posted By Quest
Noted, ecomodded. @ Steve: I cannot (and am...

Noted, ecomodded.

@ Steve: I cannot (and am reluctant) to convert this boiler exhaust (miniheat by allied engineering, a local company) into power exhaust type.

Like I said before: (a) if I...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-14-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,775
Posted By Quest
Thanks all for some of the most informative...

Thanks all for some of the most informative postings RE: CO.

My biggest challenge (in my house, with natural gas hot water storage tank + single-stage hydronic radiant in-floor heating boiler is...
Forum: Lighting 01-08-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,640
Posted By Quest
My older mechnical meter was reading kW/hr as...

My older mechnical meter was reading kW/hr as well (an older General Electric one). Since I was an early adopter to using low PF CFL lights, I notice no difference in my utility billings (was billed...
Forum: Lighting 01-08-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,640
Posted By Quest
maybe you have a meter that does kVAR and now...

maybe you have a meter that does kVAR and now kW/hr?

In my case, my smart meter does only kWatt/hr.

Q.
Forum: Lighting 01-08-15, 12:28 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 52,021
Posted By Quest
@SDMCF: would you please help identify the...

@SDMCF:

would you please help identify the following:

(1) your original transformer, the secondary (output) side, is it supposedly 12V DC or 12V AC

(2)the LED MR16 type bulb, is it a brand...
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