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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-05-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,456
Posted By Joe
planning a diy pump and dump

Well I cranked up the a/c for the first time today and I have been putting it off but I think Im going to start building a pump and dump system for my ac unit. For those unfamiliar pump and dump...
Forum: Other Improvements 04-05-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,200
Posted By Joe
sweet, I'm trying the cornmeal today, my fish...

sweet, I'm trying the cornmeal today, my fish food flakes caught my eye yesterday as they were walking out of the automatic feeder.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-04-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,612
Posted By Joe
bought the same one the other day so I could...

bought the same one the other day so I could plumb in some pex to the tankless heater I just installed. All I can say is they work, I think it would be much easier to do with a bolt cutter style...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-07-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,748
Posted By Joe
Hi Trevor, if you will be circulating potable...

Hi Trevor, if you will be circulating potable water through it I would recommend you use the copper style collector as normal pex wont hold up. you will need a temp differential controller(turns pump...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-07-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,333
Posted By Joe
I think it would make a good batch heater, or...

I think it would make a good batch heater, or maybe something to set on a wood stove for a boiler setup, other than that I think you are better off with an electric like doax said.
Forum: Solar Heating 03-07-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,431
Posted By Joe
cool I will check those out, I am going to put...

cool I will check those out, I am going to put the tank on hold right now, I just started working on the collector, I will resume this when I get it done.
Forum: Solar Heating 03-03-10, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,431
Posted By Joe
not a bad idea but I kinda wanted something I...

not a bad idea but I kinda wanted something I could put silicone on and tighten down to seal it. I think I might go to home depot tomorrow and look around to see what I can rig up.
Forum: Solar Heating 03-03-10, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,431
Posted By Joe
So I filled it with water yesterday and let it...

So I filled it with water yesterday and let it sit, it actually held up very well, didn't even bulge. I want to add some bulkhead fittings to it so I can run the 1" pex for the exchanger coil and...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-23-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,431
Posted By Joe
so I picked up my free non working chest freezer...

so I picked up my free non working chest freezer from craigslist sunday and hauled it home. Its 14 cf so I think thats about 100 gal. my friend has some left over epdm roofing material he is going...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-17-10, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,431
Posted By Joe
That is a great idea, I was looking into a hot...

That is a great idea, I was looking into a hot tub, an old beat up one with a cover and everything for $50 on craigslist.
Forum: Introductions 01-12-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By Joe
very nice, how much did that set you back? I...

very nice, how much did that set you back? I found various prices on the internet and most were in euros. Seems like that will be the way to go, although sometimes I would like to its not very...
Forum: Introductions 01-11-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By Joe
Thanks daox, I have always been a man of many...

Thanks daox, I have always been a man of many projects I'm just glad I have a house now to work on. I take lots of pictures so I will be sure to post the progress on the cool ones. First up, new...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 01-11-10, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By Joe
I agree, I had no idea how good some of the...

I agree, I had no idea how good some of the pictures were until I registered, if I had been allowed to see them first I probably would have registered much sooner.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,397,137
Posted By Joe
so out of your whole project it seems the brazing...

so out of your whole project it seems the brazing is the most difficult part to get right, has anyone tried this stuff?Home (http://hvacsuperpro.com/) I take it from a couple threads I read online...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-10, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,397,137
Posted By Joe
I know the feeling, I have no doubt that a well...

I know the feeling, I have no doubt that a well made soft copper heat exchanger would hold up well, its my soldering/brazing skills I am worried about, I have never brazed and done very little...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-03-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 56,363
Posted By Joe
doax mentioned an arduino in the first post, I...

doax mentioned an arduino in the first post, I like that idea, they can be had for as little as $15 for a clone. They have tons of support online so getting the code right should'nt be a problem,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,397,137
Posted By Joe
I made something similar to that for my wvo jetta...

I made something similar to that for my wvo jetta so making a heat exchanger with no pressure ground loop water was my first idea, then I realised my water heater is just on the other side of the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-02-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,397,137
Posted By Joe
Great info as usual, I can find the NPT ones all...

Great info as usual, I can find the NPT ones all day long, but the problem I'm having is finding one with sweat fittings. I didn't know if you had found a good supplier for them or not.
Forum: Introductions 01-02-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By Joe
thanks and happy new year to you too. I will...

thanks and happy new year to you too. I will check the local city ordinances first but as many storm water drainage problems we have it would be stupid not to allow it. A well is another option, we...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-01-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,397,137
Posted By Joe
ac hacker, I have been skimming this epic thread...

ac hacker, I have been skimming this epic thread of yours trying to find out where exactly you got that heat exchanger, I'm going to do something something similar for my ac in the house, and this...
Forum: Introductions 01-01-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By Joe
hey guys

I found this site from lurking over on ecomodder, and I am almost done closing on my first home so I'll be ready to start ecorenovating. Glad I found this site, a lot of you here remind me of myself....
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