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Forum: Solar Power 12-13-15, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 954
Posted By kbhale
High or low voltage for MPPT

Hi all I have a question about MPPT charge controller. I recently put together a off grid solar system with battery bank. Just in case the power goes out. The Charge Controller is:
Renogy Tracer...
Forum: Solar Power 09-21-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,152
Posted By kbhale
Good learning link. DIY Solar Panel help -...

Good learning link. DIY Solar Panel help - tutorials, calculators and design tools for solar power (http://www.freesunpower.com/index.php)

Is it normal to run a load while the controller & panel...
Forum: Wind Power 09-06-11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,159
Posted By kbhale
wind lens

I thought this interesting.

Japanese Innovation Makes Wind Power Cheaper Than Nuclear | Geekosystem (http://www.geekosystem.com/japanese-wind-power/)
Forum: Solar Power 05-25-11, 12:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,264
Posted By kbhale
Its this one 2000 Watt Power Inverter...

Its this one 2000 Watt Power Inverter (http://www.harborfreight.com/2000-watt-continuous-4000-watt-peak-power-inverter-95596.html). Other than the fans I've had no problems with it. I think it is...
Forum: Solar Power 05-24-11, 12:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,264
Posted By kbhale
I have 270w of solar panels and 8 Alpha 195 GXL...

I have 270w of solar panels and 8 Alpha 195 GXL gels. I can run almost anything for short period of time. I do use it everyday mostly light. I'll probability use it more once I put a smaller...
Forum: Wind Power 05-18-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,453
Posted By kbhale
Sorry about the spammer block. It is a necessary...

Sorry about the spammer block. It is a necessary evil for forums to keep auto bots from trashing the place.

I'm thinking a 800 watt windmill and a resistor dump load. To help heat a 12' x 12'...
Forum: Wind Power 05-17-11, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,453
Posted By kbhale
I live in a low wind area. Not much wind speed...

I live in a low wind area. Not much wind speed on sun shinny days. It seems to only blow well when the sunlight is poor.
Forum: Wind Power 05-17-11, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,453
Posted By kbhale
I like the idea of wind mill heat production. I...

I like the idea of wind mill heat production. I been thinking about using divert load resistor for added heat in the bedroom during the winter. Plumbing for the bedroom would not be practical for me....
Forum: Biofuels 01-17-11, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,597
Posted By kbhale
Got wood gas.

Got wood gas.

YouTube - Syngas Electric Generator Components (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UchPBkOoJRc)

YouTube - Syngas Electric Generator Start-Up...
Forum: Conservation 01-07-11, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,092
Posted By kbhale
Wonder if this is harmful to the equipment?

Wonder if this is harmful to the equipment?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-30-10, 01:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,702
Posted By kbhale
A barrel stove with a lot of mass packed around...

A barrel stove with a lot of mass packed around it might work for ya. You can burn almost any thing in it. cardboard. paper (bills). wood. corn, stalks. . Get it hot enough, burn old oil at a drip...
Forum: Biofuels 10-07-10, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 23,321
Posted By kbhale
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3338/0804201001...

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3338/08042010013t.th.jpg (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/08042010013t.jpg/)
Me and my Dad built this about 25 years ago. The framing material, recycled from a...
Forum: Conservation 09-27-10, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,607
Posted By kbhale
Upside down it is to excrete the foam. Very nasty...

Upside down it is to excrete the foam. Very nasty if you get it on ya. Be careful the foam well swell pushing weak flexible stuff a part.
Forum: The Billiards Room 09-05-10, 11:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 974
Posted By kbhale
solar water history clip

Solar water history clip

SOLAR HOT WATER - Past and Future (http://blip.tv/file/601559/)

Few other good videos off to the right.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-04-10, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,924
Posted By kbhale
Kind of related. Give it a second to start. Hot...

Kind of related. Give it a second to start.
Hot and Cold - Installing a Geyser Heat Pump Water Heater on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/7293519)

6000 btu. I'm getting a long list of wants.
Forum: Solar Power 08-30-10, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,246
Posted By kbhale
Maybe a few panels. You'll need a few more...

Maybe a few panels. You'll need a few more inverters.
Kaneka 60 watt solar panel (http://www.solarpanelsonline.org/Kaneka_60_watt_solar_panel_p/pkaneka60w.htm)
$1.42 a watt
Swiping your meters ,...
Forum: Biofuels 07-30-10, 01:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 23,321
Posted By kbhale
http://a.imageshack.us/img844/5200/07292010004.th....

http://a.imageshack.us/img844/5200/07292010004.th.jpg (http://img844.imageshack.us/i/07292010004.jpg/)
So far I've tried different lay outs for a rocket water heater. I tried heating a old hot...
Forum: Solar Power 07-15-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,246
Posted By kbhale
WOW. I want one. Now. that you got me scared...

WOW. I want one. Now. that you got me scared about buying one. It powered up from simply using two 10watt PVs? Was the cooling fan able to spin up?
Forum: Conservation 07-15-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,414
Posted By kbhale
Will shade help central air unit?

Will shade help central air unit?
Today I had my thermostat set at 83F / 28.3C. 14 degrees cooler than outside. In hope to get the cooling unit to work less, I gave it some shade. I heard that this...
Forum: Introductions 07-14-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By kbhale
July 2010 - 1771 KWH $227.51. July 2009 3338 KWH...

July 2010 - 1771 KWH $227.51. July 2009 3338 KWH $462. 1567 KWH x 0.13 = $203.71 savings from last year.
Forum: The Billiards Room 07-11-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,246
Posted By kbhale
Free energy machine or device video

Interesting video about free energy machine or device. (55 minutes)
A Machine to Die For The Quest.for Free Energy (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8585794339313791442#)
Forum: Biofuels 07-06-10, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 23,321
Posted By kbhale
I'm still getting things squared away. Here is...

I'm still getting things squared away. Here is where I got the snap switches.
Fan and Limit Controls
Snap Disc Fan Controls , Fan Controls , White Rodgers Fan Controls - PexSupply.com...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-05-10, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,675
Posted By kbhale
Maybe the other half of the duplex shares a...

Maybe the other half of the duplex shares a circuit in your fuse box.
Forum: Biofuels 07-04-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 23,321
Posted By kbhale
rocket stove water heater

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3379/07042010009.th.jpg (http://img84.imageshack.us/i/07042010009.jpg/)
This is the rocket, I built to use as a backup hot water heater. I been using it to make hot...
Forum: Introductions 06-18-10, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By kbhale
June 2010 - 1362 KWH $198. June 2009 2369 KWH...

June 2010 - 1362 KWH $198. June 2009 2369 KWH $319. 1007 KWH x 0.13 = $130.91
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