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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-31-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,138
Posted By ME_Andy
The real reason I'm excited to write is that...

The real reason I'm excited to write is that we're moving again soon. Rather than sell the previous houses, we're starting to build up a little collection of rentals. Given the home price surge in...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-11-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,138
Posted By ME_Andy
K&N reusable air filters

I took the plunge and bought two, infinitely reusable K&N home air filters. The cost was something like $130 but we'll worth it, IMo. They should pay for themselves in about 3 years. They're very...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-22-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,138
Posted By ME_Andy
The Tesla solar panels are alive! ABB inverter...

The Tesla solar panels are alive! ABB inverter and 3.66 kW of Hanwha Q-cells.

https://preview.ibb.co/emZBz9/inverter.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/gH2ye9/panels.jpg

I was originally bummed out...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-29-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,138
Posted By ME_Andy
Some small work... Planting a juniper that will...

Some small work... Planting a juniper that will eventually grow to 4' dia x 20' tall, to shade our AC in this blistering Texas heat.http://i67.tinypic.com/2kjz1c.jpg
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-11-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,138
Posted By ME_Andy
I appreciate the ideas, y'all. I took the first...

I appreciate the ideas, y'all. I took the first baby step today by stashing 40 gallons of water in and around the garage. This is a similar technique to what greenhouses use to regulate temperature....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-25-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,138
Posted By ME_Andy
Well, it's the first post in a long time, but...

Well, it's the first post in a long time, but things are going swell. The roommate situation is working out awesome. We got a good one and the $500/mo is nice, too. Plus it's probably the easiest way...
Forum: Solar Power 07-01-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 52,365
Posted By ME_Andy
Dude, that's awesome.

Dude, that's awesome.
Forum: Conservation 04-13-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,317
Posted By ME_Andy
I think GM is going to sell a decent number of...

I think GM is going to sell a decent number of Volts and Bolts. Teslas are cooler, but I think a Bolt in the hand trumps 2 Teslas in the bush. In other words, it's not worth a 2-year-or-more wait for...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-21-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,211
Posted By ME_Andy
Eating Soylent

A new blog (http://pvcharts.com/blog/index.html#soylent) post about a high-efficiency "food" I tried:


Have you heard of soylent? It's a powdered meal replacement that some of my nerdier friends...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-07-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,138
Posted By ME_Andy
Thanks Steve. I will have to look into it and see...

Thanks Steve. I will have to look into it and see if maybe the utility will do that for free.

PV might not be the best investment if you pay out-of-pocket, but if we take out a loan, and the loan...
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