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Forum: Conservation 11-23-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,304
Posted By randen
Tesla unveils the truck. Elon was true to his...

Tesla unveils the truck. Elon was true to his word. The truck was absurd but the price and specs were amazing. I’m starting to warm up to the aesthetics. Thinking about making a deposit

I...
Forum: Conservation 09-22-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,304
Posted By jeff5may
Just had another communication meeting with the...

Just had another communication meeting with the product development guys at Ford. They're really going to bring it, starting next year. The team is in the " anticipation building" phase now: not...
Forum: Conservation 08-12-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,304
Posted By jeff5may
Well guys, I hate to kill your skepticism, but...

Well guys, I hate to kill your skepticism, but Ford, rivian, and Tesla are going to be having a 3 way tug of war on battery electric trucks. The corporation I work for just got budget approval for a...
Forum: Conservation 07-12-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 45,134
Posted By Peakster
May 2019 housing costs: Natural Gas - $65.65...

May 2019 housing costs:

Natural Gas - $65.65
Electricity - $0.00 (correction from previous 'estimated' meter reading; nothing owed this month)
Water - $163.85 (additional housemates & lawn...
Forum: Conservation 11-10-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 29,399
Posted By randen
Nearly Off Grid

Fellow Eco-renovators

It is November and cold wind, overcast with much rain is the environment we find ourselves. Well OK as I peer outside snow blowing around in the wind.

The DIY inverter...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-02-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,935
Posted By Elcam84
Thats a common install for most of the south. The...

Thats a common install for most of the south. The issue is you need access to the unit. If you don't mind moving that insulation for the tech go for it.

I have seen some units in these...
Forum: Other Improvements 07-26-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,013
Posted By Elcam84
I finally got my pump in and running. I had to...

I finally got my pump in and running. I had to pull it twice though... Not fun in 108* heat.

It would not pump. Come to find out the plastic valve in the outlet was made wrong and didnt allow...
Forum: Conservation 07-03-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 29,399
Posted By randen
Any one working toward off-grid DONE IT!

Fellow EcoRenovators

I'm sitting in-front of the 20Kw inverter monitoring heat-sink temps. We are powering the house no problem. Solar panel array is loafing along keeping the batteries full. Its...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,935
Posted By gasstingy
After I finished the build of our second solar...

After I finished the build of our second solar array and getting the two of them grid-tied, I had an energy audit done on our home in the Spring of 2013 {I can't seem to pull it up now, but that's...
Forum: Solar Power 05-07-17, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,180
Posted By Robaroni
Chevy Bolt

I almost didn't want to like it and we expected it to be a 238 mile range Leaf but found the Bolt to be a really fun car to drive with lots of pep and good handling in a very well thought out car....
Forum: Solar Power 04-23-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,180
Posted By nexsuperne
At the moment, I only have 3KW of solar PV, 4KW...

At the moment, I only have 3KW of solar PV, 4KW of solar thermal and an 8KW wood burner that does space and water heating.
The solar PV is connected to a wall of 896 18650 cells (Samsung 26F -...
Forum: Solar Power 04-15-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,014
Posted By where2
The final say on requirements is the always local...

The final say on requirements is the always local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Before I considered installing a PV system, I went to my local village building department and asked for their...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-30-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,935
Posted By gasstingy
If you go with the fan idea, be sure the air...

If you go with the fan idea, be sure the air intake is on the side of the garage that is shaded in the afternoon.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-29-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,935
Posted By DEnd
To lower the temperature in your garage do it the...

To lower the temperature in your garage do it the same way you would in a house. Insulation, air sealing, and mechanical heat extraction, also a lighter color roof and/or shading the garage.
Forum: Conservation 08-29-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,016
Posted By randen
Pinballooking Well I easily was traveling...

Pinballooking

Well I easily was traveling 10-15Km. I wasn't fully charging the pack as I was still setting the parameters for the motor. The total range would only be a guess. As I was setting the...
Forum: Solar Power 08-13-16, 10:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,014
Posted By jeff5may
I looked in your region on CL and found some...

I looked in your region on CL and found some typical deals:

PRICE REDUCED!! U.S. Made 315w solar panels (http://elpaso.craigslist.org/fod/5706890191.html)

Trina 270 watt solar panels...
Forum: Conservation 08-10-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,016
Posted By randen
Chevy Volt battery upgrade for S-10 EV

I realize an automobile is not anything related to home energy conservation but an electric vehicle can certainly help the bottom line when it comes to expenses. It can be looked at as low hanging...
Forum: Solar Power 08-06-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 39,908
Posted By creeky
Thanks Steve. I appreciate the encouragement....

Thanks Steve. I appreciate the encouragement. Warning, I do enjoy a slight deprecation of intent. It makes the story more interesting (to me anyway;).

I couldn't speculate on cost. It really is...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-18-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,120
Posted By Elcam84
First 100* days with the new ac thoughts and usual minor rant...

Well we have already had a few 100* days already. Yesterday was 104*...

Man j calcs come up with a 3 ton ac for our 150 sqft house here. The problem is man j uses 100* for its calc temp...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-09-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,935
Posted By jeff5may
Nice water heater! Good point about the salesmen...

Nice water heater! Good point about the salesmen and the "regular" installers. They serve each other in a way: the sales reps know most people are concerned more with price than longevity, and will...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-07-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,935
Posted By MEMPHIS91
IMHO, THIS is a must for those windows. I have...

IMHO, THIS is a must for those windows. I have old dual pane windows and they are stinking terrible.......

Building interior window insulation panels...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-07-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,935
Posted By stevehull
How do you mean that PV is at "no cost"? I...

How do you mean that PV is at "no cost"? I certainly hope you don't consider Solar City to be "no cost".

There are a lot of consequences to "renting" a PV system. Examine carefully before you...
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