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Forum: The Billiards Room 01-17-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,743
Posted By Xringer
There's a lot of covid speculation about the...

There's a lot of covid speculation about the quick massive spike and drop of Omicron, with a very small number of deaths. (See UK data) Some people think this is the end of the pandemic. :) Maybe we...
Forum: Conservation 12-24-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Xringer
Mine is the "8KW" type, which was about the same...

Mine is the "8KW" type, which was about the same price as other sizes in the same all-in-one box configuration.
There is a Facebook group "Diesel Keep You Warm..." that has some manual pdfs.

I'm...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-22-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,743
Posted By Xringer
My grandson might have picked up this 'cold' at...

My grandson might have picked up this 'cold' at school. His parents have it too.
They tested negative and assured me, that I've just got a cold.
My symptoms are much weaker this morning. Just need...
Forum: Conservation 12-22-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Xringer
The cost of Diesel fuel at Texas gas stations ...

The cost of Diesel fuel at Texas gas stations $2.86 to 3.45 a gallon. So that's what to use in your Diesel heater! http://www.bostongasprices.com/GasPriceSearch.aspx

Sounds like a big building....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-21-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Xringer
When it's really wet and then gets down in the...

When it's really wet and then gets down in the 20s F, my heat pumps will go into defrost mode.
The heating mode switches to cooling mode, but the indoor air handler fan will be off or very low. So...
Forum: Conservation 12-21-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Xringer
They do put out a lot of heat. I've seen a few...

They do put out a lot of heat. I've seen a few people using these cheap diesel heaters for their shops, on YouTube.
I think one guy had a two car garage, that was not insulated! Must have been down...
Forum: Conservation 12-21-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Xringer
How many watthours remain? :)

I wonder if I should stick a tiny volt meter on top of that battery, or buy one of those fancy Battery Monitor Meters from Amazon?
Maybe instead of looking at voltage and guessing, read the actual...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-21-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,743
Posted By Xringer
Yeah, we thought the old Delta version of covid...

Yeah, we thought the old Delta version of covid was super contagious.
But we had no idea!

If you have Omicron and the mask makes your glasses fog up, you just gave Omicron to everyone within 10+...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Xringer
Got a new 12V battery for the heater....

Got a new 12V battery for the heater. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LHH78DP
Only saw one review! https://youtu.be/x5fQoYkZHEA
Seems to work okay so far.

That's a lot of $$$ for a 12V battery,...
Forum: Conservation 12-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Xringer
I do that, just to make sure it's working good at...

I do that, just to make sure it's working good at high output.

Once you hit the OFF button, it cranks up a glow-plug heat cycle to clean-up.
Once the high current (9 amps) stops, it runs the fan...
Forum: Conservation 12-15-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,462
Posted By Xringer
I've added one of these: ...

I've added one of these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/313363137102
Plus some diesel and a 12V 100ah battery.
Forum: Conservation 12-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Xringer
The diesel heater works!

Installed it temporally, since it's only to be used during long power failures.
On Low Heat, it heats up my workshop pretty well.
On medium high heat it's heats the shop faster. No CO detected....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-24-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,997
Posted By Xringer
Check out the specs on the TS-45

Morningstar - Tristar 45A Solar Charge Controller for 12V/24V/48V Batteries, Lowest Fail Rate in The Industry, Built-in Diagnostics, (TS-45)
Brand: Morningstar Corporation

The last one I ordered...
Forum: Conservation 11-11-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Xringer
My hot water circulating pumps don't need to be...

My hot water circulating pumps don't need to be running, to get heat.
When I set the system for free-flow, there is enough natural circulation to heat the baseboards, so they won't freeze up.
The...
Forum: Conservation 11-10-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Xringer
Diesel Heater for Back-up heat during long grid failures?

I've been watching a bunch of YouTube videos about RV, Truck and Car heaters
https://www.amazon.com/Wayska-Muffler-Parking-Thermostat-Motor-home/dp/B08LDV7L1B/
Video: https://youtu.be/BRLgBq8njuY...
Forum: The Billiards Room 09-27-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,743
Posted By Xringer
I just got my booster shot yesterday, because...

I just got my booster shot yesterday, because it's been over 6 months since I had my second shot.
Also got the flu shot and I've been feeling beat all day. Too done in to take a walk around the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-27-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,997
Posted By Xringer
I think you might be correct!

I have never charged any RC nicad or nimh that had a lot of cells, nothing over 12v. Looking at the charger now, I see it can charge up to 25 cells! WOW! It should be pretty good on a 100w 12vdc...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-27-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,997
Posted By Xringer
I've got one of those RC chargers (older model)...

I've got one of those RC chargers (older model) that still works, but my guess is, the DC input to the charger would need to be a volt or two higher than the charge voltage needed for a 12v lead...
Forum: Solar Power 04-16-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 22,150
Posted By Xringer
120 Ah 50.4v

The rains have started. The sun is only been out a couple of days this past week.
Flooding season is here. But, I've got 5.85 kWh of NMC Li-Ion fully charged.

Untested, because we didn't have...
Forum: Solar Power 04-06-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 22,150
Posted By Xringer
48v bdgr - nmc - 80ah - 3.9kwh

After testing the old 48v pack, I found the old 12v Duralast batts might still be pretty good. The cheap HF tester showed 400 to 550 Cold Cranking Amps. These are rated at 800 CCA new. So, I plan to...
Forum: Conservation 04-02-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,462
Posted By Xringer
Since we lost our heat-pump hot water heater,...

Since we lost our heat-pump hot water heater, we've been burning oil to make hot water.
The burn runs are done on demand "Google, turn on hot water" when we have extra demand.
But, normally it's on...
Forum: Conservation 03-29-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,462
Posted By Xringer
Still working during the Apocalypse

Yeah, my wife was telling me, "Aren't you glad we didn't move to Texas"!

I just cut the old water mixer off my old HS Tarm. Installed one that works!
Found out that old people can't solder if...
Forum: Solar Power 02-07-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 22,150
Posted By Xringer
48V 1.6kWh Li-ion Power Pack??

I was wondering about my PWM charger and found this paper..
https://www.morningstarcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/8.-Why-PWM1.pdf

It seems like I should have been 'periodically' putting a...
Forum: Solar Power 02-05-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 22,150
Posted By Xringer
48 volts still there?? 10 years later?

We had a winter storm recently and lost Grid power.
I wondered if those old 12 volt car batteries (marked October 2010) still had any juice in them.?.
The back-up system still works! Got some...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-09-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 34,869
Posted By Xringer
This thread is not as old as me, but it's old!

I rarely use the attic fan these days. The basement is nice in the summer.
(Still use the basement fan, if the Radon gets too high).
We keep it dehumidified and the slab is cool enough that's it's...
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