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Forum: The Billiards Room 03-18-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By jeff5may
I have been trying to find something useful about...

I have been trying to find something useful about the actual strain that has been the cause of the current panic. The main idea is that nobody really knows absolutely surely anything thoroughly...
Forum: Conservation 03-09-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By jeff5may
There are a few ways to get the answers you seek,...

There are a few ways to get the answers you seek, but simply heating up the space and trying to extrapolate information from the results isn't going to be very accurate. There are a lot of variables...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-07-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By jeff5may
Ok I get where you are going now. I tend to think...

Ok I get where you are going now. I tend to think outside of the box though. There is a definite advantage to your idea in certain areas and circumstances. Don't know about your heat load or local...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-07-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By jeff5may
I still don't understand what you are trying to...

I still don't understand what you are trying to do here. Are you trying to directly heat indoor air with your machine? Or are you building some sort of cascaded device, using the water tank as an...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 03-02-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so tell us what you think about the new water...

Ok so tell us what you think about the new water heater.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-27-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so I'm going to run through a couple of quick...

Ok so I'm going to run through a couple of quick suggestions not related to the proposed solution and quit talking about them. Since it's winter, find heat leaks. The cheapest infrared cameras on the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-26-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By jeff5may
Ok, I'm not exactly sure what you hope to...

Ok, I'm not exactly sure what you hope to accomplish, but it sounds like you are looking for a free lunch. You are trying to convert a window air conditioner into a supplemental heater? Air to air...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-23-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By jeff5may
In your application, the little 5k unit will pull...

In your application, the little 5k unit will pull lots of latent heat out of your house with the water. Plus some cooling effect, but mostly condensate. This will help your main cooler move the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-22-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By jeff5may
Any window unit you buy that has a standard...

Any window unit you buy that has a standard rating is done with a 10 degree Delta T between indoor and outdoor dry bulb temperature on high speed.

So, your 5kbtu 9.8 EER happens when it's 75...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-19-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By jeff5may
You would suffer a noticed penalty to energy...

You would suffer a noticed penalty to energy efficiency. Air isn't a great heat exchange medium. The indoor exchanger is sized for a certain amount of cool air coming in. Choking the airflow and...
Forum: Product Reviews 02-16-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,023
Posted By jeff5may
I've been through a lot of cordless tools. You...

I've been through a lot of cordless tools. You generally get what you pay for. So purchase according to your frequency of use and what kind of jobs you put them on.

I gave up on B&D with the...
Forum: Conservation 02-16-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,103
Posted By jeff5may
Not going to argue about it on here. Like I said,...

Not going to argue about it on here. Like I said, it's been escalated to a religious issue through decades of lobbying, campaigning, and perpetual propaganda and dogma. Progress on American soil is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-14-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By jeff5may
Many of the non-inverter units have a "low noise"...

Many of the non-inverter units have a "low noise" mode that runs both the indoor and outdoor unit fans slower. This is sometimes used in "economy mode" as well. In low noise mode, the compressor...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-11-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so have you done an energy audit in the house?...

Ok so have you done an energy audit in the house? Reducing your heating needs is a much bigger better strategy to pursue than devoting your time and effort towards effective feeding the heat...
Forum: Conservation 02-08-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,103
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so hopefully many of you have been watching...

Ok so hopefully many of you have been watching the events playing out with utility scale renewable energy in Europe and California the last few years. And the winner is... Nuclear power.

France...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-08-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By jeff5may
There are a few ways to approach this one. ...

There are a few ways to approach this one.

First choice: Mad Max bartertown rube Goldberg contraption. Everything is independent of everything else and is simple as it can be. Cheaper but not so...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-08-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
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: Conservation 02-06-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,103
Posted By jeff5may
Different fight, same situation on top. Seed...

Different fight, same situation on top. Seed saving is outlawed, farmers have to buy seeds from the same company as chemicals. Software has invaded the vehicles, so field repair is costly. Many...
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: Tools 01-18-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By jeff5may
Sunken cost fallacy. Same day prime shipping.

Sunken cost fallacy. Same day prime shipping.
Forum: Conservation 01-18-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By jeff5may
What he said. You can find the basic ones all day...

What he said. You can find the basic ones all day long on fleabay for around 100 bucks and the pro ones for maybe double that. As always, patience and persistence pays. I grabbed a seek Android...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 01-17-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,623
Posted By jeff5may
Me. I flip, service and trade appliances (mainly...

Me. I flip, service and trade appliances (mainly washers and dryers) in my spare time.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-16-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By jeff5may
Ok, from some quick napkin scribbling, the...

Ok, from some quick napkin scribbling, the refrigerant charge and outdoor side looks to be in the standard operating range. The bottleneck here seems to be the brazed plate heat exchanger and or too...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-16-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By jeff5may
More data please. We can see the big picture...

More data please. We can see the big picture here, but details are lacking. Main question: what's the outdoor unit? Obviously rated for 2 ton, but what refrigerant is original and how does it...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-16-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By jeff5may
Any progress on the heat pump idea? With the...

Any progress on the heat pump idea? With the original configuration (water cooler), if you flowed a gallon plus per minute through the original (water cooler) chilling tank, I would bet money it...
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