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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-07-18, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,914
Posted By ecomodded
That is interesting it has me thinking could...

That is interesting it has me thinking could increase the gains by using a heat sink fitted compressor shell so it never gets hot in the first place increasing the cooling efficiency.

Ideally...
Forum: Conservation 06-07-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By ecomodded
As your using baseboard heat right now your best...

As your using baseboard heat right now your best bang for buck is to install a cold weather ASHP with your house winter heating in mind.
My guesstimate is your winter heating bill will be around 50%...
Forum: Tools 06-01-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,239
Posted By ecomodded
Thanks for the info on the charge system , could...

Thanks for the info on the charge system , could be using 240v will have a higher conversion efficiency percentage then 120v well that's my guess.

Im going to try and get a grip on this here and...
Forum: Tools 05-31-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,239
Posted By ecomodded
I'm guessing the charger gets hot with 2800 watts...

I'm guessing the charger gets hot with 2800 watts going threw it ? also curious how many volts & AH's the battery pack is.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-31-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By ecomodded
Never used them for heating but have used them...

Never used them for heating but have used them for smoking fish and landscaping.
Forum: Conservation 05-27-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,104
Posted By ecomodded
My latest kick is I built and have been riding a...

My latest kick is I built and have been riding a ebike to run errands grocery shopping etc its been fun and good exercise as you have to pedal on hills and I like to pedal the bike up to 38kmh before...
Forum: Conservation 05-22-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,104
Posted By ecomodded
In reality I make huge savings over those pesky...

In reality I make huge savings over those pesky Gasoline cars.

If not massive always have , for a high at one point I was paying 3 cents more a liter , usually its within cents per liter either...
Forum: Conservation 05-12-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,104
Posted By ecomodded
Gas cars in general blow VW's diesel cars are...

Gas cars in general blow VW's diesel cars are where its at I get better mileage then the hybrids being offered and my cars a 20 year old econo box , I get 62mpg mixed without pules n gliding
Forum: Conservation 05-12-18, 02:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,104
Posted By ecomodded
Sounds like Vw is ready to take up the slack and...

Sounds like Vw is ready to take up the slack and I like German vehicles ,the wheel bearings on my Beetle look fit for a Porsche ,Massive needle bearings. . Probably the same the car only cost...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-11-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By ecomodded
This seems the simplest ...

This seems the simplest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt4kAhtL6Gw
Forum: Conservation 05-11-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,104
Posted By ecomodded
In Canada the push appears to be already on or...

In Canada the push appears to be already on or its just money grabbing by the oil companies once again.. check out the high in Vancouver last week

Gas prices hit record 160.9 cents a liter in...
Forum: Solar Power 05-11-18, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By ecomodded
Hey creeky , I choose the more expensive semi...

Hey creeky , I choose the more expensive semi flex panels so can bring them on camp trips for a portable power source to charge my ebike.I thought of using the panels at home as well after I got...
Forum: Conservation 05-11-18, 02:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,104
Posted By ecomodded
Ford is getting out of the car business and...

Ford is getting out of the car business and moving to a SUV and Truck only line up. I expect they will have electric trucks but who knows how predominate they will be...
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Forum: Conservation 05-11-18, 02:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,104
Posted By ecomodded
When the masses switch to electric cars Im hoping...

When the masses switch to electric cars Im hoping Oil prices are reduced as a counter measure. Fuel prices will have to be cut by like 1/2 or all the commuters will be driving electric cars (which is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-10-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,562
Posted By ecomodded
The heating season is over the numbers are in it...

The heating season is over the numbers are in it appears the ac has payed for itself in these last 5 months of use. The duct and fan played a big part in the savings spreading the AC's heat to the...
Forum: The Billiards Room 04-10-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,761
Posted By ecomodded
I don't know the back story but her plight seems...

I don't know the back story but her plight seems to me to be her own doing.

http://www.garythefairy.com/comics/fishy.jpg
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-02-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,135
Posted By ecomodded
ASHP with EAHE pre conditioning

I came across a pdf that staes a 30% improvement in a ASHP COP can be realized by pre conditioning the air.

PDF is on a big system requiring 3600 CFM in fan power pushing air through three 8 inch...
Forum: Solar Power 04-01-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By ecomodded
Panel platform Rather then mount panels on...

Panel platform

Rather then mount panels on the ground plan is to mount them on a 2007 17 ft boat trailer set to spin into position via timer and reversing motor.

The trailer will fit eight...
Forum: Solar Power 04-01-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By ecomodded
Im suspicious if the the wire is 8 AWG or 8 gauge...

Im suspicious if the the wire is 8 AWG or 8 gauge it will work either way I'm doubting the ad worded it correctly. Anyhow you can't have a charge controller without batteries , came across the below...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-01-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By ecomodded
Vineyards are popular here on Vancouver island ...

Vineyards are popular here on Vancouver island people grow in their yards acreages and sell to local wineries
Forum: Solar Power 04-01-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,946
Posted By ecomodded
Currently the old Xantrex portawattz 600 I have...

Currently the old Xantrex portawattz 600 I have manual says it will power TV's power tools up to 5A and a host of other other devices , the conversions losses make it a poor choice for Solar not so...
Forum: Solar Power 03-31-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,946
Posted By ecomodded
I have just started looking for one of the newer...

I have just started looking for one of the newer 99% efficient inverters now available. I have this older 600w/ 1200 peak modified sine wave inverter but its peak efficiency is just 80%.
I refuse...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-30-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By ecomodded
As you have the land I suggest using greenhouses...

As you have the land I suggest using greenhouses to extend the season maximizing production. More so a small commercial set up growing vegetables and flowers

The best part is you will get exercise...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-30-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By ecomodded
I will tell you my next route in the next house I...

I will tell you my next route in the next house I want to buy a Senville or equivalent 12k inverter split off eBay for about $1000 mount the split myself but hire a Hvac guy to plumb it for the...
Forum: Solar Power 03-30-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By ecomodded
AWG vs Gauge As it turns out 8-gauge and 8...

AWG vs Gauge

As it turns out 8-gauge and 8 AWG are different diameters. luckily I ended up with thicker 8 gauge.
The differences in diameter are not linear , in this case 8 gauge is nearly as...
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