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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-11-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,577
Posted By Acuario
It's been a while since I updated this post but...

It's been a while since I updated this post but development certainly hasn't stopped...

I've made significant changes to the heatpump controller by adding in predictive weather heating/cooling...
Forum: Conservation 12-28-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By pinballlooking
The ebike differs in power used so much. Hills...

The ebike differs in power used so much. Hills make a huge difference. How much you pedal makes so much difference.

@Wanna Beco

Before I bought the ebike I never even worked on a regular bike...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,316
Posted By solarhotairpanels
My only addition to this thread is beware of...

My only addition to this thread is beware of stagnation temps using PEX. I would stick with black automotive type radiator hose with stainless clamps or solder copper to join collectors. Just my 2...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-26-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 49,104
Posted By MEMPHIS91
Unit is still running! No issues as of yet.

Unit is still running! No issues as of yet.
Forum: Conservation 11-19-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 54,770
Posted By Peakster
October 2020 housing costs: Natural Gas -...

October 2020 housing costs:

Natural Gas - $102.94 (275.193 m3)
Electricity - $135.32 (641 kWh)
Water - $195.08 (36,183 litres)

Other expenses:

Cell Phone - $84.53
Wifi - 61.00 (last month...
Forum: Conservation 11-18-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 36,551
Posted By Mobile Master Tech
Back on this forum after a long absence! The...

Back on this forum after a long absence! The Certainteed Landmark shingles in Silver Birch color have held up well. A minor issue: they seem to lose more granules over time than others I have seen. I...
Forum: Conservation 11-06-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By pinballlooking
The old back shock made for a 330 pound person...

The old back shock made for a 330 pound person did not have any give at all.
That was a must change for me.

I have 280 miles on it now. The changes really help make it to ride and pedal the way...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Acuario
Setting temperature via weather feed

I may have posted about this before but anyway this is an update and it's now working...

It is now cool at night so time to run the heatpump which is connected to the under floor heating in my...
Forum: Conservation 10-27-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By pinballlooking
I did a 27 mile ride on the Thermal Belt Trail in...

I did a 27 mile ride on the Thermal Belt Trail in NC.
It is a very nice place to ride. It was worth the trip.
Beautiful weather for a bike ride. I still had 62% battery left.

...
Forum: Solar Power 10-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By mk1st
Finally up and running

I rebuilt my old crappy garage and reoriented the new one for full southern exposure. Took a while to get everything up and running because I was doing everything myself (except the final wiring...
Forum: Conservation 10-23-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By pinballlooking
I road on the Doodle Trail in SC yesterday very...

I road on the Doodle Trail in SC yesterday very nice trail.
Down and back was about 17 miles. This is a rails for trails trail.
I just went over 200 miles on my bike.
...
Forum: Conservation 10-21-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By pinballlooking
I went for a ride on the swamp rabbit trail...

I went for a ride on the swamp rabbit trail today. I parked at the Zoo they have free EV charging.
This was my first slow ride. I went 12 miles and adv 12 MPH I had 97% battery left.

Speed really...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-20-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By oil pan 4
Yeah wood just burns really fast compared to high...

Yeah wood just burns really fast compared to high grade coal.
Forum: Conservation 10-17-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By pinballlooking
Here is the controller. The mosfet's look like...

Here is the controller. The mosfet's look like their 70 volt 80 amps from the datasheet. They should be able to handle more amps than stock.
The stock controller is a 18 amp controller.

There is...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-15-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,700
Posted By menaus2
Sure Daox. Plumbing: I have a Taco style pump...

Sure Daox.
Plumbing: I have a Taco style pump pulling water directly from the tank and circulating it through the furnace plenum. Kept it simple with 3/4" pex and shark bites to connect with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-14-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,700
Posted By menaus2
Just an update on the project: 1.Cut down a...

Just an update on the project:

1.Cut down a bunch of trees as they were starting to block the collector going into fall. More solar heat & more firewood!

2. Integrated the hot water tank with...
Forum: Conservation 09-29-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By pinballlooking
I was happy, I have heard bad things about...

I was happy, I have heard bad things about support with some of these companies. I was just polite nice and plead my case.
My wife said I would get no where with them.

While researching eBikes...
Forum: Conservation 09-27-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wanna Beco
This months bill was $115 buck less. In case you...

This months bill was $115 buck less. In case you are still following along
Forum: Conservation 09-23-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By pinballlooking
It was expensive but I thought I needed shocks...

It was expensive but I thought I needed shocks and I wanted hydraulic brakes.
It would not be good to have a bike that hurts my back that I can’t ride. 750-watt motor adds to the price.

It was...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-03-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By pinballlooking
I wanted a better Bluetooth speaker to play music while I work.

I wanted a better Bluetooth speaker to play music while I work. I wanted something that sounded good.
I thought we have an old Bose sound dock that used an iPod. That dock sounded really good in its...
Forum: Conservation 08-20-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 54,770
Posted By Peakster
July 2020 housing costs: Natural Gas -...

July 2020 housing costs:

Natural Gas - $52.87 (97.127 m3)
Electricity - $172.09 (857 kWh)
Water - $196.11 (33,168 litres)

Other expenses:

Cell Phone - $84.53
Wifi - 61.00
Forum: Solar Heating 08-20-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,700
Posted By menaus2
So its been about 3 months since my last update,...

So its been about 3 months since my last update, and overall the collector has worked great over the summer and have made some refinements also.

1. The reflectors have really helped out with the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By philb
My Weller 140/100 came with a molded carrying...

My Weller 140/100 came with a molded carrying case and extra tips. That makes it even handier. I think I bought it it at Lowes. It will handle 10 AWG with ease. My Weller 20 and 35 watt easily gets...
Forum: Conservation 08-11-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wanna Beco
Sooooo... this month has been a true test of...

Sooooo... this month has been a true test of other mods I have been doing. Air sealing and using timers ETC. The results have been great. The Sense app lets me know when my kid leaves the bathroom...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-10-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By NiHaoMike
Definitely time for a better soldering iron....

Definitely time for a better soldering iron. Something like the TS-100 will handle 12AWG wires with ease. It uses integrated heater cartridges with better coupling than the older irons that merely...
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