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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-03-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By Elcam84
And 100CFM is allot of air. The typical 60 gallon...

And 100CFM is allot of air. The typical 60 gallon compressor puts out around 10-12cfm @90psi while pulling 17-20 amps.

I love air tools and pneumatic stuff but it's incredibly inefficient. I...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-02-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Elcam84
Radiant barriers are not insulation. They limit...

Radiant barriers are not insulation. They limit the heat radiated. The science is well proven in every field that uses hot and cold stuff. Cars use radiant barriers in underhood/exhaust applications....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-02-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Elcam84
No priming bulbs... Just turn the key and it...

No priming bulbs... Just turn the key and it starts... Looking at more of the reviews and talking to the repair place here that does their stuff it's a don't walk but run as far away as you can from...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-30-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Elcam84
I would like one too but the only one on the...

I would like one too but the only one on the market that will do what I want is the Cub Cadet as I not only mow but I move my trailer with it and other towables which you can't do even with a gas...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-30-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Elcam84
Radiant barriers can be anywhere in any position...

Radiant barriers can be anywhere in any position as long as one side of them is not contacting any surface as in it has to be in free air on one side. Hence radiant if it's touching both sides all...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-30-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By Elcam84
Phase change isn't a necessity it's a change in...

Phase change isn't a necessity it's a change in pressure. The air in the tank and airline is hot but when discharged through an orifice the pressure drops and the air will absorb heat as the pressure...
Forum: Conservation 12-22-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,436
Posted By Elcam84
Well it's insulated however it's a metal building...

Well it's insulated however it's a metal building so all the insulation where the frame is has been compressed when the skin is screwed on so the frame causes allot of heat loss and in the summer...
Forum: Conservation 12-21-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,436
Posted By Elcam84
I have looked them quite a bit for use other than...

I have looked them quite a bit for use other than in an Rv. If it really puts out that kind of heat I would like to use it for a heat source for my shop. Fuel wise it would be far cheaper than...
Forum: Tools 12-06-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,119
Posted By Elcam84
I have been looking at lathes on a few auction...

I have been looking at lathes on a few auction sites. Found a Monarch EE I'd like to have out west but it's not the best time of year to be buying and hauling equipment.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-06-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By Elcam84
I haven't done the insulation yet as it's still...

I haven't done the insulation yet as it's still summer here until october.... All the usual has been done. in fact the only wiring penetrations into the attic are for light switches as all the outlet...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-03-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By Elcam84
Nearing the end of major remodeling

Well I'm getting near the end of all the work I need to do in the attic. I had to move walls run wire run vent pipes etc etc. And It's finally coming closer to an end. Well at least close enough that...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-03-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,799
Posted By Elcam84
I would be more worried about belt slippage which...

I would be more worried about belt slippage which is a common issue on homeowner mowers since they are made to be more forgiving.
Forum: Conservation 08-07-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,807
Posted By Elcam84
The only way to run it like you want may be to...

The only way to run it like you want may be to use Smartthings. I know it has more control over thermostats than some apps do.

As for running the fan continuously with the AC on that...
Forum: Tools 07-31-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,119
Posted By Elcam84
The lathes never go that cheap though and I have...

The lathes never go that cheap though and I have more need for a lathe than a mill. The two $100 ones at auction were pretty worn out and had shop made riser blocks on them which is pretty common to...
Forum: Tools 07-30-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,119
Posted By Elcam84
Cool new toy. I miss having access to a machine...

Cool new toy. I miss having access to a machine shop. Been looking for a lathe and mill off and on. Have seen a few Bridgeports go for $100 at auctions but I didn't have a way to transport them home...
Forum: Conservation 04-04-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,807
Posted By Elcam84
One really good use of those is being able to...

One really good use of those is being able to record usage on a separate panel like a panel for a shop where you have the ability to write off the electrical usage on your business taxes.

I...
Forum: Conservation 04-04-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,989
Posted By Elcam84
Nothing smells as good when burned as coal other...

Nothing smells as good when burned as coal other than the mesquite in my smoker. I love the smell of burning coal especially in a locomotive.

Would be nice for the shop but wood/coal heat wastes...
Forum: Conservation 01-28-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,860
Posted By Elcam84
Nice. I would love to do that. Plastic direct...

Nice. I would love to do that. Plastic direct burial tanks aren't too expensive but digging the hole is.

I ran some numbers and to water our yard once requires about 12k gallons of...
Forum: Conservation 01-13-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,807
Posted By Elcam84
Yup electric waterheaters cost far more to...

Yup electric waterheaters cost far more to operate than the general public realizes. Usually you can assume it costs about $50 a month to operate for a typical household.

We will be going with a...
Forum: Energy Storage 01-06-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,328
Posted By Elcam84
That one has already been through the debunking...

That one has already been through the debunking ringer. It's another solar road scam. The science is clear it isn't feasible. It works but the return is so low making it extremely inefficient and it...
Forum: Lighting 12-23-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,477
Posted By Elcam84
That would be nice. We don't get rebates for...

That would be nice. We don't get rebates for anything here. But that has to do with your electricity provider. Some do some don't. If your usage is high enough that can get you into a lower rate...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-20-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,880
Posted By Elcam84
My goof and typed that wrong. The typical...

My goof and typed that wrong.

The typical factory AC in a car is usually rated at around 3 tons. Now if you are doing a van and it's been insulated etc then yeah you can get away with less....
Forum: Tools 07-20-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,431
Posted By Elcam84
Yeah most of them rarely come off the tractor...

Yeah most of them rarely come off the tractor anyway. My friend has a newholland TC35 and I hate that thing. It's one of the Japanese manufactured ones. Not a whole lot of hours on it but...

...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-20-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,046
Posted By Elcam84
The blanket around the compressor is there for...

The blanket around the compressor is there for sound deadening. If your unit didn't come with one you can purchase one and put it on. They make a tremendous improvement in the sound level.

...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-20-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,880
Posted By Elcam84
FYI the AC system in the average car is around 3...

FYI the AC system in the average car is around 3 tons. Some smaller some larger. For a van you will be on the larger end. So you would need 3+ tons of ice per hour to cool it...

So to keep...
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