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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-12-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By stevehull
First floor or second. If the floor is...

First floor or second. If the floor is susceptible to outside water, then it may be mud.

I am thinking very old adhesive.

Do you have access to a microscope. A low power (10-20 x) will reveal...
Forum: Introductions 07-11-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By stevehull
Everyone has been a newbee! Tell us your...

Everyone has been a newbee!

Tell us your short and long term goals.

Steve
Forum: Solar Power 06-05-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By stevehull
Hey Cranky, Read a bit more on the Enphase...

Hey Cranky,

Read a bit more on the Enphase IQ8. From what I read, no switch is needed.

Steve
Forum: Solar Power 06-01-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By stevehull
Ron, The new Enphase IQ8 microinverter may...

Ron,

The new Enphase IQ8 microinverter may solve some of your concerns. It has the ability to isolate the PV system when grid power is down.

That, in itself is not new, but what is unique is...
Forum: Conservation 03-31-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 21,960
Posted By stevehull
I would LOVE to be off grid. But ecology, time,...

I would LOVE to be off grid. But ecology, time, health and family all interfere.

In the meantime I make use of geothermal heat pumps, a minisplit for the shop and a 12.5 kW solar system.

I...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-25-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By stevehull
used iso panels - low cost!

I am completely re modelling the "farmhouse" on our property just NE of Oklahoma City. Wiring gone bad, old galvanlzed/corroded water pipes, roof leaking, poor insulation, lots of air leaks, etc....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-18-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,653
Posted By stevehull
Great looking bucket attachment

Pinball,
I really like the look of that piranah cutter attachment. I need to weld on another piece of steel onto the front of the bucket as it wears out fast. Mostly leveling my 1/4 mile gravel...
Forum: Solar Power 02-08-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 128,730
Posted By stevehull
Data from my 12.5kW Enphase system ...

Data from my 12.5kW Enphase system


Week Peak Power Energy Produced
01/01/2019 - 01/07/2019 9.42 kW 185 kWh
01/08/2019 - 01/14/2019 9.37 kW 167 kWh
01/15/2019 - 01/21/2019 10.5 kW 256 kWh...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-07-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By stevehull
Mike, hrv or erv? And why . . . .

Mike, hrv or erv? And why . . . .
Forum: Other Improvements 02-07-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By stevehull
I am a big believer in ERVs. Condition the house...

I am a big believer in ERVs. Condition the house and an ERV allows ventilation without pulling in humidity.

In central Oklahoma, where I live, May and June have oppressive humidity. The below...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By stevehull
My son had a similar problem and we found out the...

My son had a similar problem and we found out the unit had a small leak at the flare (sniffer found it). So we sucked gas out, re did flare (my fault as I was not as careful as I should have been...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-07-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,160
Posted By stevehull
Pinball, How did you decide on the size...

Pinball,

How did you decide on the size (volume) of the desuperheater tank? If you get 97 F water now, imagine how hot it will be in the summer.

I am in the middle of a house remodel and...
Forum: Conservation 01-02-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By stevehull
I use batteries like this for my electronic work....

I use batteries like this for my electronic work. I do fuse it, but what you have is a virtually unlimited current source at a voltage that never changes.

For + - ground supply, I hook up two...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-01-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,160
Posted By stevehull
Super ecorenovator job. What this site has...

Super ecorenovator job.

What this site has encouraged me (and you in particular) is when you decide to do a project (your PV system, greenhouse install, now geo system etc.). You jump in 100%...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-16-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By stevehull
Cranky, Had to chuckle on your post as I too...

Cranky,

Had to chuckle on your post as I too used to order chain by the 100 ft spool. Zip Penn, if I recall, was the name of the outfit I bought from. Damn good files too.

I agree with cranky...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-14-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By stevehull
I am restoring a '74 chrome bumper, wire wheel...

I am restoring a '74 chrome bumper, wire wheel MGB roadster. 100% analog and is the apex of what naturally aspirated cars could do back then. Dual SU carbs, point distributor (remember "dwell...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-09-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By stevehull
Retired med school professor, now on chemo.

Retired med school professor, now on chemo.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-08-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By stevehull
I followed pinball's lead and also installed a...

I followed pinball's lead and also installed a Gree unit. No problems whatsoever and straightforward DIY install.

Did get a licensed HVAC friend check it out and supply his information so I have...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-08-18, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By stevehull
Depends where in BC you are in terms of total...

Depends where in BC you are in terms of total heat load.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-16-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,160
Posted By stevehull
Stay way from Climatemaster - far prefer...

Stay way from Climatemaster - far prefer Waterfurnace.

Steve
Forum: Tools 10-21-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,741
Posted By stevehull
PinbIall, Having buried more horses than I...

PinbIall,

Having buried more horses than I wish - a couple of comments.

Make the hole bigger that you think. Get the horse in the hole before rigor sets in.

Pour a couple bags of charcoal...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-27-18, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By stevehull
You are a planner - good. now lets get facts. ...

You are a planner - good. now lets get facts.

1) Call your utility and get their actual contract for a grid tie system. Don't just "talk around", get the facts and laws. They will also...
Forum: Tools 06-23-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,631
Posted By stevehull
I too am looking for a lift. Pinball gave me...

I too am looking for a lift. Pinball gave me great advice on a minisplit - so I expect he will come up with a great value with performance.
Forum: The Billiards Room 06-23-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By stevehull
This is one of those good news stoties and I am...

This is one of those good news stoties and I am grateful to Pinball and his son for the bolt by bolt story.

Just great - thank you!
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-16-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,607
Posted By stevehull
Based on pinballs recomendation, I purchased a...

Based on pinballs recomendation, I purchased a single zone 36 kBtu minisplit unit from Comfortup. It is a Gree with the inverter technology and SEER in the mid 20's.

I am incredibly impressed. ...
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