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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-08-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so the dirt cheap twisty knob window units are...

Ok so the dirt cheap twisty knob window units are all over the place because they don't work too well. Nearly all of them have the lowest efficiency ratings ever. For your goals they don't have...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-18-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so the refrigerant temperature and pressure...

Ok so the refrigerant temperature and pressure will follow the heat exchanger temperatures. Obviously you don't have enough indoor heat exchanger or heat store or both. Adding more charge to try to...
Forum: Conservation 09-22-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,129
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: Appliances & Gadgets 09-08-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,505
Posted By jeff5may
I had the next generation of Whirlpool duet...

I had the next generation of Whirlpool duet hybridcare dryer from the OP. They really are worth it. Drying time depends on the load and mode. As well as the normal dryer settings, the one I had had...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-26-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so it's the blue heat exchanger that's...

Ok so it's the blue heat exchanger that's leaking? The unit looks like a modified minisplit outdoor unit. Highly hackable. The unit already has access valves, and from what I can tell, the...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-21-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so if you are going with a dedicated electric...

Ok so if you are going with a dedicated electric pump, use a battery backup DC pump. Why? It's a dedicated system. Low chance of failure, occasional use assures a long life. Also, a DC pump wired to...
Forum: Conservation 08-15-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,129
Posted By jeff5may
How about that? Ford is very near the release...

How about that? Ford is very near the release version of the battery electric truck. We just had a meeting this week where our tech liaison showed up and started off with this video:
...
Forum: Conservation 08-12-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,129
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: Appliances & Gadgets 06-13-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,989
Posted By jeff5may
Well now... Main question is how much water...

Well now... Main question is how much water heater do you want? If you eventually buy another water heater, get one that has a warranty that will outlive you. Sounds like you originally found a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-27-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,989
Posted By jeff5may
On those impossible threaded fittings, I use both...

On those impossible threaded fittings, I use both Teflon tape and pipe dope. Chase the threads to make sure they are clean and the right shape slash taper. Wrap the male fitting clockwise and then...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-09-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 98,557
Posted By jeff5may
Your thermostat looks like the type I had in the...

Your thermostat looks like the type I had in the greenhouse in the past. They're super reliable, but not so precise. Mine used to drift around 5 degrees total, depending on it's mood. It outlasted...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-01-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 98,557
Posted By jeff5may
For these kinds of projects, I have found the...

For these kinds of projects, I have found the perfect blower motor fan thingy. They're available everyday everywhere for next to nothing. Drum roll please...

Look on your local yard sale...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-11-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,737
Posted By jeff5may
There seems to be a misconception about relative...

There seems to be a misconception about relative humidity here. Your 35 degree saturated outdoor air contains less than 30% relative humidity at 68 degrees. It's all about dew point.
Forum: Conservation 01-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so if you're going to get an energy audit, do...

Ok so if you're going to get an energy audit, do it before you start improving the place. Gather some past utility bill data and get a baseline "before" survey completed. That way you can quantify...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-01-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,972
Posted By jeff5may
I wouldn't be worrying about heating capacity....

I wouldn't be worrying about heating capacity. From the spreadsheet, it looks like the heat pump can keep up with the load down to -8 degrees. As you said, the ground is 5 degrees warmer than the...
Forum: Solar Power 11-23-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,086
Posted By jeff5may
The igbt devices aren't a mystical mystery device...

The igbt devices aren't a mystical mystery device at all. If you know the characteristics of the old school bipolar power transistors, that's how igbt transistors handle the high power switching...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-29-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,979
Posted By jeff5may
Ok here's why your DC connect idea is not such a...

Ok here's why your DC connect idea is not such a great idea:

1. DC power equals big wires. Low voltage high current. Which induces loss at the square of the current per unit length. High voltage...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-09-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By jeff5may
As with other members before you, it's possible...

As with other members before you, it's possible to do a self upgrade on what you have for pennies on the dollar. Most new outdoor units come precharged with refrigerant, so the job basically consists...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-05-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By jeff5may
Ok, so in the other thread, your question was...

Ok, so in the other thread, your question was aimed towards space heating using a floor slab. If you're looking for a good vessel to dump your excess pv power into that's readily available premade,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-01-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 221,475
Posted By jeff5may
Rig up a couple of trailer light plugs. Easy, not...

Rig up a couple of trailer light plugs. Easy, not expensive and super durable.
Forum: Introductions 06-13-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 931
Posted By jeff5may
Welcome to the forums! Jeff

Welcome to the forums!

Jeff
Forum: Solar Heating 05-11-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,247
Posted By jeff5may
As long as the panels can stand up to the heat...

As long as the panels can stand up to the heat the idea will work. When the water is not flowing and the sun is shining, the panel temperature can get pretty high. Real glass windows are pretty good...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-13-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,533
Posted By jeff5may
We need more information on what you have, what...

We need more information on what you have, what you are looking to make it do, and how the machine is set up and/or modified to achieve your goals. It's difficult to speculate on which way to go if...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-10-18, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds just like what I would do.

Sounds just like what I would do.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-31-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,649
Posted By jeff5may
Nice rig. It's looking to me that you have proof...

Nice rig. It's looking to me that you have proof of concept. Hopefully the experiment convinced you to continue refining the beast.

The calculations you have done do far don't really lead to...
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