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Forum: Tools 01-15-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By MN Renovator
A better and cheaper option is to get ethanol...

A better and cheaper option is to get ethanol free gas if you can in your area.
www.pure-gas.org
If that isn't available see if you can find UL94, which is the unleaded version of aviation fuel,...
Forum: Conservation 01-15-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By Fordguy64
its amazing the difference air sealing alone has...

its amazing the difference air sealing alone has made. We had some MAJOR leaks in the bathrooms and the kitchen. I can tell a hope difference in the comfort of the home. Im really excited to see what...
Forum: Tools 01-13-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By Daox
Got a free snowblower - doesn't run

This past weekend I helped a friend move his son. They're closing on the house this week, so he needed to get everything out. In the back of his garage was a not horribly old snowblower. It was...
Forum: The Billiards Room 09-27-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,817
Posted By pinballlooking
Six years later the stainless steel I used on the...

Six years later the stainless steel I used on the floating dock looks just like it did when I welded it up.

I have still not put on my bigger wheels on my jet ski stand. I think I will next year...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-21-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By sunspot
Honey bee swarm traps

I hung a few swarm traps this year hoping to attract some new bees (no luck yet). Some of you might be interested in how I decided to hang the traps especially if you have trees you don't want to...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-31-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By pinballlooking
I enabled HDMI-CEC on my LG tv ...

I enabled HDMI-CEC on my LG tv
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/lg-tv-settings-guide,review-5624-14.html

Now you can control the Media Centre Raspberry Pi and KODI with my TV remote.
This makes it...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-28-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By pinballlooking
Media Centre with Raspberry Pi and KODI

We collect movies and I have a large collection. The binder system does not lend itself to finding movies very fast.

I had a fire stick that streams well but it can not see a large USB drive. It...
Forum: Conservation 01-24-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,079
Posted By randen
How about an update. The inverter has been...

How about an update.

The inverter has been operating very well however with all the draw necessary for the winter season and the lack of sun my batteries are not up to the task. I get to about...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-15-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By CrankyDoug
I held off responding hoping someone else would...

I held off responding hoping someone else would have more recent experience with chain sharpeners. I've been doing it by hand for 45 years, sharpening three chains a day when I was logging.
...
Forum: Solar Power 11-20-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,964
Posted By CrankyDoug
Here is a follow up on the above mentioned...

Here is a follow up on the above mentioned device. First note that I haven't had the chance to test it yet.

It came well packaged but without documentation. I was about to contact the seller...
Forum: Solar Power 11-12-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 137,593
Posted By gasstingy
Sept results

Our September's since our 6.81 kW array went live,
Sep 13: 943
Sep 14: 889
Sep 15: 823
Sep 16: 910
Sep 17: 812
Sep 18: 766

Our total since 12/17/12: 57757 kWh as of 11/11/18. By my...
Forum: Solar Power 04-06-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,158
Posted By NeilBlanchard
Our new net meter was installed April 4th, and we...

Our new net meter was installed April 4th, and we "turned on" the system today! Of course, it is quite cloudy, and is snowing now, so we'll see how it goes tomorrow.
Forum: Solar Heating 02-09-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,805
Posted By bennelson
Passive Solar Garage Door

Hi Folks!

I recently built a Passive Solar Garage Door!

Not a new or original idea, but still a good one. I loosely based mine on the one Gary Reysa wrote about in Home Power #117 (Link HERE...
Forum: Conservation 02-05-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,079
Posted By randen
The 20 kw inverter is progressing. As this...

The 20 kw inverter is progressing. As this inverter is a DIY some teething problems have surfaced Some new circuitboards have been made with the proper mods. After the next round of testing is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By randen
Solar augmented mini split

Impressive build. Have a peek:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dmckigvz7Hg


Randen
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-02-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,035
Posted By buffalobillpatrick
https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.supplyhouse.com/manual...

https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.supplyhouse.com/manuals/1348766875172/81452_PROD_FILE.pdf

There are some details to study, basically outdoor reset makes the heating water hotter as the temperature...
Forum: Conservation 10-19-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 25,079
Posted By creeky
I thought I'd share a pic of one off grid system...

I thought I'd share a pic of one off grid system I helped build this summer.

http://www.bobolinksolar.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/8moduleSWinstall-169x300.jpg

This is 3kw of solar and 18kw...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 10-11-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By Xringer
Dollar Tree $1 LED Bulbs

Here's some good reviews. He takes them apart!!

https://youtu.be/ESZ154gIpSM

"Dollar Tree $1 Sunbeam LED Bulb: 800 lumen (9w) Teardown and Review"


https://youtu.be/zJWssuCGkC8

"Dollar...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-23-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,769
Posted By oil pan 4
I have my first heat pump water heater unit up...

I have my first heat pump water heater unit up and running.
It's just hot wired to run on a switch and water being fed by supplied by a 5 gallon container at the moment.
The compressor is very...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-15-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,008
Posted By Ator
Usage Update

The unit has been running over 2 months now, so I thought it would be time to post a usage update. Combined with the previous posts it should give everyone a good idea of the operating costs and...
Forum: Solar Power 07-31-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,135
Posted By randen
Fellow Eco-renovators Boxes have been...

Fellow Eco-renovators

Boxes have been arriving with combiners with disconnects and solar wire with MC4 connectors. Spent a whole day up and down the ladder installing conduit and wire. The...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-12-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,653
Posted By jeff5may
I found a good blog article about a system just...

I found a good blog article about a system just like you are considering:

https://elkement.blog/2016/01/07/how-does-it-work-the-heat-pump-system-that-is/

Totally custom and self-built by a...
Forum: Lighting 07-01-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,453
Posted By natethebrown
Here are a couple of top down views. The first...

Here are a couple of top down views. The first one is plants from under the growlight. The second are sun grown plants. Note, they were started at different times, so a comparison between...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-12-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 30,541
Posted By Xringer
In Six easy steps, we got summer!

On the 6th, we used the heat. Also on the morning of the 7th..
It started creeping up! We got to run the cooling for the last three days!
Both the Gree and the Sanyo are working great.

...
Forum: Conservation 04-06-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,834
Posted By oil pan 4
in floor heating

A thermal image of my new bathroom in floor heating.
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7712&stc=1&d=1491494265
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