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Forum: Conservation 03-17-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,769
Posted By Christ
Rental, plan to buy...

My question is that, even though I plan to buy, the deal may fall through... is it worth doing some of the more simple upgrades to the home to conserve despite that I may have to leave them in place...
Forum: Solar Power 03-14-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,097
Posted By Christ
For maximum /panel/ efficiency, it should reflect...

For maximum /panel/ efficiency, it should reflect back at the sun... BUT, seems that if you're not using all the power you can generate, it doesn't hurt to point some solar heat gain into the walls....
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 02-27-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,086
Posted By Christ
I see. Thanks for the info!

I see. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-27-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,432
Posted By Christ
I only ask because 1 basements are typically a...

I only ask because 1 basements are typically a cooler space and 2 it might work where ou don't have enough of a space outdoors to install such a system, especially where most of the basement/crawl...
Forum: Conservation 02-27-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,441
Posted By Christ
Ever figure that people have those social cues...

Ever figure that people have those social cues /because/ of the taboo of nudity, rather than in spite of it?

Nudist colonies dont' seem to have as much of the 'peeping tom' and other crimes...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 02-17-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,086
Posted By Christ
Is this something one might use for a zone...

Is this something one might use for a zone distribution, like for hydronic heating?
Forum: Conservation 02-17-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,441
Posted By Christ
I'm naked or as close to it as possible as often...

I'm naked or as close to it as possible as often as possible, with one exception - working outside. I keep my skin covered for the most part if I'm outside, because I dont' take 'shade breaks'. When...
Forum: Solar Power 02-17-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,097
Posted By Christ
Awesome. I have a couple friends who work for...

Awesome. I have a couple friends who work for cable and satellite TV companies and have to build direct burial line all the time. I might be able to snag some bits from them to use for panel...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-17-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,432
Posted By Christ
Anyone ever tried putting ground loops down into...

Anyone ever tried putting ground loops down into the ground like through a basement floor?
Forum: Solar Power 02-15-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,097
Posted By Christ
For testing purposes, would it be sufficient to...

For testing purposes, would it be sufficient to use, maybe, some prepared RG-6? I think that's what it is.

I understand that the wire is thin and the shielding is more like aluminum foil, but how...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-15-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,432
Posted By Christ
Can you hang trellis away from the walls of your...

Can you hang trellis away from the walls of your home? Maybe something like Kudzu [ick] kept in check will grow where you are and keep the sun off the walls.
Forum: Solar Power 02-15-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,097
Posted By Christ
The PL259 looks a bit more 'robust' in the mid...

The PL259 looks a bit more 'robust' in the mid pin... am I seeing that right? Seems that would be the better choice if one were to attempt this?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-15-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,432
Posted By Christ
Shade the house from direct sun, but not from...

Shade the house from direct sun, but not from airflow as much as possible.

Thermal mass works in both directions.

If you have a source of cool water around you, start a siphon flow through a...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-15-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,215
Posted By Christ
Consider rebuilding the actual window itself,...

Consider rebuilding the actual window itself, sealing the glass in place in the frames, and using something like schrader valves at each end, flushing the area between the glass with CO2 or Nitro....
Forum: Solar Power 02-15-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,097
Posted By Christ
This is pretty interesting. I never thought of...

This is pretty interesting. I never thought of using Coax connections, but I have thought of using RCA's before. Considering the power that twisted pair cabling can handle through RCA connections,...
Forum: Conservation 01-30-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,748
Posted By Christ
just remembered this forum and thought I'd pop in

Looks like you're doing some great work there! I'm still looking for an old run down place to fix up that I can buy cheap... not sure when or if that's ever going to actually happen though, but...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-04-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,631
Posted By Christ
Ah, see, I missed the intent of your post. ...

Ah, see, I missed the intent of your post.

I presumed you were alluding to the law being changed to include smaller buildings, which would then affect housing.

In that light, it seems like...
Forum: Lighting 10-01-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,550
Posted By Christ
I like it. Really could brighten up a dark area...

I like it. Really could brighten up a dark area of the house.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-01-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,631
Posted By Christ
Why would we hope that? It's not much more...

Why would we hope that?

It's not much more difficult to build a green roof than it is to lay a normal one, except it's much more beneficial.

Green Roof vegetation can include any type of moss...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-31-10, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,189
Posted By Christ
Well, there is thermo-siphon, where part of the...

Well, there is thermo-siphon, where part of the energy of the heated material actually creates the flow of air/fluid/whatever. So that wouldn't require electricity. Then again, there probably...
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-31-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,627
Posted By Christ
I like the idea, but I haven't done any research,...

I like the idea, but I haven't done any research, so comment is beyond me.

5 years does seem unreasonably short, though. Maybe 10 ;)
Forum: Wind Power 08-31-10, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,502
Posted By Christ
Well, thanks for that. The stream I plan on...

Well, thanks for that.

The stream I plan on using doesn't have fish in it though, and I'll already be diverting water for home cooling. I'll be using the (then heated) water to power a turbine...
Forum: Wind Power 08-31-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,502
Posted By Christ
I'm gonna build it myself, so cost isn't such a...

I'm gonna build it myself, so cost isn't such a problem. In addition to (possibly) micro-hydro, I should be able to generate a fair share of, if not all of, our necessary power requirement.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-29-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 239,648
Posted By Christ
OH NOES! Gonna be in the market for a new...

OH NOES!

Gonna be in the market for a new motor soon, then, I guess...
Forum: Wind Power 08-28-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,502
Posted By Christ
Where does dereg fit into the loop?

Where does dereg fit into the loop?
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