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Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-11-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,891
Posted By Indyplumber
I have heard that the amount of sunlight will...

I have heard that the amount of sunlight will also affect plant growth. Maybe get a PV panel to charge batteries to run some grow lights and have them on a timer so they come on at maybe 6AM and off...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-02-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,891
Posted By Indyplumber
Saw an article in Mother Earth News (i think)...

Saw an article in Mother Earth News (i think) where someone made a greenhouse out of hog panels...very strong and able to withstand snow build-up. I have an old 75 gallon gas water heater and was...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-03-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,891
Posted By Indyplumber
I was thinking of the same thing myself. I was...

I was thinking of the same thing myself. I was going to DIY the collector and use an old 75 gallon water heater for storage and lay PEX under a 2' raised bed garden. Collector would be drain-back. I...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-03-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,475
Posted By Indyplumber
You could get two remote bulb t-stats with 20'...

You could get two remote bulb t-stats with 20' capillaries and C (common) NC (normally closed) and NO (normally open) connections. These can easily be wired with 120v in series with your fan. Wire...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-08-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,722
Posted By Indyplumber
Don't think that will work the way you want....

Don't think that will work the way you want. Tankless water heater depend on a flow sensor to turn on and off so the way you want to set it up would require you to pipe in cold water to the loop...
Forum: Conservation 01-13-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,118
Posted By Indyplumber
The inducer and blower motor both share the same...

The inducer and blower motor both share the same house air. If the filter could become clogged enough to not pass air the same could happen to the blades on the inducer and blower motor....
Forum: Conservation 01-12-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,118
Posted By Indyplumber
Check the fan blades

It may have a rubber gasket on it. You might be able to get some hi-temp gasket material and cut a new one if the old one breaks. While you are at it, check the fan blades on the blower motor too. It...
Forum: Conservation 01-11-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,118
Posted By Indyplumber
Check to make sure the blades on your inducer...

Check to make sure the blades on your inducer aren't clogged too. There is a high tempurature limit switch on the heat exchanger on most furnaces that will shut down the burner if the temp gets too...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-10-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,300
Posted By Indyplumber
Thanks for the info all.

Thanks for the info all.
Forum: Other Improvements 08-09-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,300
Posted By Indyplumber
electric car power

Wouldn't it be possible to apply wind power to an electric car's power system?
With all the talk about limited range because of battery storage capacity, I think it would possible to install a wind...
Forum: Solar Power 06-01-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,194
Posted By Indyplumber
I guess what I'm really trying to say is...

I guess what I'm really trying to say is appliances should have their entire electrical architecture reworked so that it uses only 12vdc or 24vdc or something similar. No slapping on inverters or...
Forum: Solar Power 05-29-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,194
Posted By Indyplumber
I basically understand wiring sizes and...

I basically understand wiring sizes and resistance...being a plumber and all lol...but what I was trying to say...and thank for helping me to clarify my thinking...is that there should be more...
Forum: Tools 05-27-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 63,492
Posted By Indyplumber
MAPP gas would be fine for 1/2" copper and...

MAPP gas would be fine for 1/2" copper and borderline for 3/4" copper. I have generally use acetylene for up to 1" copper and silver soldered the joints.
Forum: Solar Heating 05-27-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,004
Posted By Indyplumber
Do you have the dish that has a mesh screen on...

Do you have the dish that has a mesh screen on the back? If you do you could glue/attach a 1/4" nut to the back of the mirror, use a short piece of threaded rod and secure the rod to the mesh with...
Forum: Solar Power 05-27-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,104
Posted By Indyplumber
How about adding a wind power generator,...

How about adding a wind power generator, especially for the crappy days? Does crappy weather generally come with wind?
Forum: Solar Power 05-27-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,194
Posted By Indyplumber
New Ideas for using Alternative Energy

I just had a revelation..epiphany...whatever you want to call it. It has occured to me that we are trying to power current electrical appliances that use 120v AC power with usually 12v DC power...
Forum: Conservation 02-20-11, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,948
Posted By Indyplumber
I have a question about storing the extra heat...

I have a question about storing the extra heat generated during the day. What is the best commonly available medium to use? I have a basement and crawl space to put something in but nothing large....
Forum: Solar Heating 02-20-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,391
Posted By Indyplumber
concerns on contamination

As a licensed plumber in the US I understand the concerns about possible contamination. I assume strider is connected to city water. Even if you are using water as your medium, with a drain back tank...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-18-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 45,796
Posted By Indyplumber
Materials used for tube-in-tube exchanger

I saw in a few of the photos you were using a PVC adapter to connect to the tank. As a plumber I would recommend using a CPVC adapter, the difference being that CPVC is suitable for hot water piping...
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