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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-24-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,107
Posted By ME_Andy
I don't know what you mean...

I don't know what you mean...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-11-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,107
Posted By ME_Andy
Found a new little trick to keep us cool at...

Found a new little trick to keep us cool at night. Our bedroom ceiling fan is in the center of the room. It blew on our feet. We now sleep upside-down so our upper bodies are under the air stream.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-04-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,107
Posted By ME_Andy
@elhigh thanks. I don't track the numbers too...

@elhigh thanks. I don't track the numbers too closely but our electric this month was $33. Last year it was $72. Some of the differences are a 3.66kW solar system, more computers running at home, and...
Forum: Conservation 03-26-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By ME_Andy
True Blue is the particular brand that looks...

True Blue is the particular brand that looks questionable to me.
Forum: Conservation 03-23-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By ME_Andy
The K&N house filters look like they would...

The K&N house filters look like they would certainly provide better filtering than some of the cheaper, disposable filters. Some of those have visible gaps.

Agree that K&N auto filters usually...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-22-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,107
Posted By ME_Andy
My small step today was putting some insulation...

My small step today was putting some insulation over the attic stairs. This is the $40 Amazon kit I got. Very easy to install.
...
Forum: Conservation 03-19-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,293
Posted By ME_Andy
I'm with you. The Elon twitter drama is having...

I'm with you. The Elon twitter drama is having more of an effect on the stock price than the forward progress they are making.

There are lots of other manufacturers coming out with EVs but they...
Forum: Conservation 03-17-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By ME_Andy
Great idea! Think I will get some

Great idea! Think I will get some
Forum: Solar Power 01-21-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 114,070
Posted By ME_Andy
I'm curious, what month do you guys hit peak...

I'm curious, what month do you guys hit peak power? We haven't seen more than 3.33 kW from our nominal 3.66kW system yet, but Nov/Dec probably aren't the best months. It would be cool to hit...
Forum: Solar Power 01-20-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 114,070
Posted By ME_Andy
Our December was 333 kWh from a 3.66 kW system....

Our December was 333 kWh from a 3.66 kW system. It looks like the average is about 90-95 kWh of production per kW of panel, at least between myself and where2 in November/December.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-22-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,107
Posted By ME_Andy
The Tesla solar panels are alive! ABB inverter...

The Tesla solar panels are alive! ABB inverter and 3.66 kW of Hanwha Q-cells.

https://preview.ibb.co/emZBz9/inverter.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/gH2ye9/panels.jpg

I was originally bummed out...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-02-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,107
Posted By ME_Andy
Annual maintenance

This was the first time I've really looked around the attic. There's a big, fluffy pile of insulation through most of the attic, but a plywood walkway near the AC ducts. I think there's spray foam...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-29-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,107
Posted By ME_Andy
Some small work... Planting a juniper that will...

Some small work... Planting a juniper that will eventually grow to 4' dia x 20' tall, to shade our AC in this blistering Texas heat.http://i67.tinypic.com/2kjz1c.jpg
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-29-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,668
Posted By ME_Andy
I guess I'm confused about wanting to run the AC...

I guess I'm confused about wanting to run the AC while heating the floor.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-29-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,668
Posted By ME_Andy
Lennox makes some AC/heat pumps that are...

Lennox makes some AC/heat pumps that are specifically designed to connect to solar. I think it's a great idea but not so useful for those of us who already have an AC unit. It's nice because you...
Forum: Solar Power 07-14-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By ME_Andy
My understanding is, it's due to fragmented...

My understanding is, it's due to fragmented bureaucracies. Every tiny utility has its own process to get approved.
Forum: Solar Power 07-10-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By ME_Andy
We're getting $2.20/W, installed, from Tesla...

We're getting $2.20/W, installed, from Tesla after you count the 30% federal tax credit. I guess most local companies would be cheaper than that.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-08-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,107
Posted By ME_Andy
Here's a link to the more precise cash flow...

Here's a link to the more precise cash flow calculator. It says 14 years to pay off.
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-08-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,107
Posted By ME_Andy
I did a little $5 upgrade today... Insulation in...

I did a little $5 upgrade today... Insulation in the outlets in the external walls, then plugging them with child safety plugs.
...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-06-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,833
Posted By ME_Andy
Are you doing it? How did it work out?

Are you doing it? How did it work out?
Forum: Solar Power 01-06-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By ME_Andy
In a nutshell, regulations are the problem with...

In a nutshell, regulations are the problem with residential solar in the US: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.greentechmedia.com/amp/article/how-to-halve-the-cost-of-residential-solar-in-the-us
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-30-17, 12:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,107
Posted By ME_Andy
A new house!

It's been awhile, but here's a little update. We sold our starter house to a friend, no realtor involved, and moved to a bigger, new house that's a bit closer to work. I wanted to get even closer but...
Forum: Biofuels 12-21-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,728
Posted By ME_Andy
Y'all, we are in the presence of an "internet...

Y'all, we are in the presence of an "internet celebrity." The inventor of the Wheaton Eco Scale https://permies.com/mobile/t/3069/Wheaton-Eco-Scale. I'm about a level 2, aspiring towards level 3.
...
Forum: Conservation 04-26-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,919
Posted By ME_Andy
I'm excited to see how used ev prices drop in the...

I'm excited to see how used ev prices drop in the next 5 years. If it goes like it did with the previous gen, we may become a 2-Leaf household around 2020. My order of preference is:

3. Leaf
2....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-21-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 107,530
Posted By ME_Andy
I recommend half a can, then drink the other half.

I recommend half a can, then drink the other half.
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