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Forum: Product Reviews Yesterday, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
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, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,277
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, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
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, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,277
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
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, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
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, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,277
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, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
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, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By jeff5may
Sunken cost fallacy. Same day prime shipping.

Sunken cost fallacy. Same day prime shipping.
Forum: Conservation 01-18-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
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, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,355
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, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
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, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
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, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
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...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-16-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so the main question is related to size and...

Ok so the main question is related to size and scale. How much heat do you plan on extracting from the ground? The higher the demand, the more water you will need. If you are planning on using a tank...
Forum: Introductions 01-15-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By jeff5may
Welcome to the forums! Start a thread about it in...

Welcome to the forums! Start a thread about it in the heat pump section. Tons of details to clarify and goals to identify in order to ensure success.
Forum: Tools 01-14-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By jeff5may
Same story here. Picked up a Troy-MTD-Bilt click...

Same story here. Picked up a Troy-MTD-Bilt click lock set this spring with a weed whacker, edger, and brush cutter heads off the local yard sale site. Super cheap, not running. Initial testing...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-31-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By jeff5may
What you speak of is a "multi-split" or "city...

What you speak of is a "multi-split" or "city multi" set up. Main idea is one big outdoor unit (with a variable speed compressor) that stars out to a number of independent zone units indoors. Look on...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-28-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds like a good ballpark figure to me. Also...

Sounds like a good ballpark figure to me. Also looks like you are ok with math as well. Trust me on this one: math up your sketch before you build it. Catching a conflict or shortcoming on paper...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By jeff5may
The important thing to know here is the heat...

The important thing to know here is the heat capacity of running water. 1 BTU =1 pound of water changing 1 degF. A gallon of water weighs close to 8 1/3 pounds, so the harvestable heat is 8 1/3 BTU...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-22-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By jeff5may
Sorry, been busy working all the time. Let me...

Sorry, been busy working all the time. Let me just spout off some ideas for you and let you go from there.

With the capacity you have, it's going to take a long time to heat up much water. A cap...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-07-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By jeff5may
Not the same at all. High molecular weight, high...

Not the same at all. High molecular weight, high pressure. R410a is kind of a "high pressure extension" of R134a. Where R134a is good for Sub-Zero evaporator temperature and/or super high condensing...
Forum: Conservation 09-22-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,331
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: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-17-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By jeff5may
All commercial grade pumps are rated for duty,...

All commercial grade pumps are rated for duty, power, rpm, load, and temperature range. Duty is the S rating. Check out this page:

https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/amp/iec-duty-cucles-d_739.html
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