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Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 12-02-13, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,932
Posted By ER Blogger
DIY Solar Hot Air Panel Construction Guide

Forum user solarhotairpanels put together a very nice DIY solar hot air panel construction guide. He goes over his first design, and how he went about improving it for his next few panels. He lays...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 11-26-13, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,803
Posted By ER Blogger
Testing Bubble Wrap for Insulating Windows

Do you have some windows that you just use for light, but never really look out of? These are a perfect fit for adding some additional insulation to. One such inexpensive method is using bubble wrap....
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 11-21-13, 05:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,701
Posted By ER Blogger
EcoRenovator 2013 Fall Giveaway Donators – Niagara Conservation

Niagara Conservation is exactly what it sounds like, a company that puts out products for conserving. Conserving what? Well, Niagara has a real nice selection of things. They have water conservation...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 11-18-13, 05:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,482
Posted By ER Blogger
EcoRenovator 2013 Fall Giveaway Donators – Waterpik

Waterpik is a company that sells a small assortment of products including showerheads, water flossers, sonic toothbrushes and neti pots. From an energy reduction standpoint we’re going to focus on...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 11-14-13, 09:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,455
Posted By ER Blogger
EcoRenovator 2013 Fall Giveaway Donators – Homepower

Homepower is a magazine that basically covers everything we’re about here at EcoRenovator. They cover the gambit of energy efficiency including topics like solar, wind and hydro electricity...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 11-11-13, 05:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,229
Posted By ER Blogger
2013 EcoRenovator Fall Giveaway

Hey, it’s fall again! That means it’s time for EcoRenovator’s giveaway for its readers and forum users. You guys provide us with cool things to post on the blog, find and share tons of information on...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 11-04-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,771
Posted By ER Blogger
DIY Solar Powered Alarm Clock – Modification

First, we found a clock that we wanted to use, then we selected the solar components, and then we tested the clocks power consumption. Next, we are going to start modifying the clock to make it solar...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 10-28-13, 05:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,053
Posted By ER Blogger
DIY Solar Powered Alarm Clock – Clock Testing

At the end of the last article, we had chosen an Elgin 3350E alarm clock, picked out some rechargeable nimh batteries, and selected a solar panel and diode. Now, we dive into some testing that really...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 10-21-13, 05:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,306
Posted By ER Blogger
DIY Heat Pump Water Heater From a Dehumidifier – Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series DIY Heat Pump Water Heater From a Dehumidifier In our last article, Hv23t took a scrap electric water heater and dehumidifier and put together a DIY heat pump...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 09-30-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,653
Posted By ER Blogger
Solar Powered Swing Set

Forum user BenNelson is up to another project. This time he is doing the two birds, one stone deal. He got his daughter a swing set, but also slapped 400W solar panel on the roof of it! Nice idea...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 09-16-13, 05:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,218
Posted By ER Blogger
LED Retrofit For a Halogen Lamp

Do you have an old lamp laying around that you like, but can’t find a new efficient CFL or LED bulb to fit? Well, then this article is for you my friend! Forum user Where2 had this same scenario and...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 09-10-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By ER Blogger
Downsizing a Long Plumbing Run For Faster Hot Water

While I am remodeling my office, I decided to take the opportunity to access some plumbing in the wall and ceiling. I have a bathroom on my second floor, and it takes a long time to get hot water up...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 09-02-13, 05:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,655
Posted By ER Blogger
How to Fix a Clogged GreatStuff Pro14 Foam Dispensing Gun

A little while back I was using my Great Stuff Pro14 foam dispensing gun to do a bit of exterior sealing on the house. While using it I noticed that it slowly started to clog up to the point where...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 02-04-13, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,576
Posted By ER Blogger
Chicken Coop Built From Old Pallets

What would you do if you had a bunch of old pallets laying around? The answers would differ from person to person. Some might make neat bookshelves out of them while others might burn them to keep...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 01-21-13, 05:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,712
Posted By ER Blogger
DIY Simple and Great Looking LED Light Fixture

For some time now, the members of the forum have been testing and reporting back on LED lights they’ve bought and tried out. These are almost always some form of retrofit bulb with a standard E26 or...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 01-07-13, 05:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,758
Posted By ER Blogger
DIY Solar Powered Alarm Clock – Solar Panel Charger

In our first article, I explained my needs/wants for the alarm clock and ended up selecting the Elgin 3350E shown above. It is a battery powered alarm clock with an automatic back lighting feature. ...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 12-31-12, 05:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,465
Posted By ER Blogger
DIY Solar Powered Alarm Clock – Clock Selection

I am in the market for a new alarm clock. My old one I’ve had for around 10 years now and it has recently started making an annoying electric buzzing noise similar to a bad florescent light. I also...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 12-17-12, 05:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,285
Posted By ER Blogger
Clothes Dryer Heat Recovery Systems

Lately there has been a lot of discussion on the topic of clothes dryer heat recovery systems. I thought our blog readers might be interested in hearing about some of the ideas that our forum users...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 12-10-12, 05:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,362
Posted By ER Blogger
Eco-Modified Refrigerator Saves Energy & Money, Part 2

Last we looked at forum user Ecomodded’s fridge, he had added some additional insulation to it. This resulted in a very impressive 38%. That was only the first step though. He had a few additional...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 12-03-12, 05:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,039
Posted By ER Blogger
Eco-Modified Refrigerator Saves Energy & Money, Part 1

User Ecomodded has been working on doing things to improve his refrigerator’s efficiency for the past month or two. Thankfully he has gone step by step measuring his energy reduction as he goes...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 11-26-12, 05:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 932
Posted By ER Blogger
Year Round Greenhouse

Forum user Acuario has built himself a greenhouse that is usable for the entire year. It is roughly 140 square feet (13 square meter), and is built attached to a shed. In winter, the greenhouse is...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 11-19-12, 05:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,101
Posted By ER Blogger
Air Source Heat Pump Water Heater DIY Install

Xringer has finished up yet another project. This time around he has installed an air source heat pump water heater called an A7 AirTap. Its a retrofit kit that allows you to add a heat pump that is...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 11-12-12, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,091
Posted By ER Blogger
Home Energy Saving Tips You Can Do Right Now –Electricity, Clothes Washing, and Cooki

A while back the guys on the forum put together a great list of energy saving tips. These are simple things that you can do pretty much right now, or maybe right after a quick run to the home...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 11-05-12, 04:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 947
Posted By ER Blogger
Home Energy Saving Tips You Can Do Right Now – Water Conservation & Domestic Hot Wate

Image by MikeRogersZA.A while back the guys on the forum put together a great list of energy saving tips. These are simple things that you can do pretty much right now, or maybe right after a quick...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 10-29-12, 05:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 868
Posted By ER Blogger
Home Energy Saving Tips You Can Do Right Now – Cooling

Image by Attila con la cámara A while back the guys on the forum put together a great list of energy saving tips. These are simple things that you can do pretty much right now, or maybe right after...
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