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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-28-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By AC_Hacker
Yes, they will work well. But if the situation is...

Yes, they will work well. But if the situation is such that if you can plan for it, slightly undersizing will be more power efficient.



That is why it is so jaw-dropping. In this area, the COP...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-25-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By AC_Hacker
AC_Hacker installs a new Mini-Split

I installed my original mini-split in around 2009, before I started my Homemade Heat Pump Manifesto project. The heat pump I installed then was a Sanyo KS0971 (+ C0971
+ CL0971). It had what I...
Forum: The Billiards Room 06-11-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By AC_Hacker
Hobby??

Taxidermy, upholstery repair, amateur rocketry, and raising miniature horses.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-08-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,413,584
Posted By AC_Hacker
Very good info. Scalable, too. -AC

Very good info. Scalable, too.

-AC
Forum: Other Improvements 02-10-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
Posted By AC_Hacker
S.H.: You may want to review the operational...

S.H.: You may want to review the operational theory of both HRVs and ERVs. I think you meant to say HRV, as the ERVs employ a semipermeable membrane that keeps the from losing moisture.

This is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-11-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By AC_Hacker
[QUOTE=jeff5may;60453] Here's a general...

[QUOTE=jeff5may;60453]

Here's a general sanyo error codes list:
Sanyo Air Conditioning Fault Codes (http://www.orionair.co.uk/Sanyo_fault_codes_air_conditioning.htm)

Thank for that, but my...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-11-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By AC_Hacker
Thanks Steve for your response, I think my...

Thanks Steve for your response,

I think my problem may be different than the one you described:

* There may be a slow leak as you suggested, but I set up the unit very carefully seven years...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By AC_Hacker
Mini-Split, blinking red light....

Hello All,

My trusty Sanyo Mini-Split has blinking red indicator, and it is producing no heat. This may last for many hours, until I turn it off.

It is an intermittent condition, and If I turn...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-26-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By AC_Hacker
Your PVC Scheme...

Your tube-in-tube idea is curious.

I have read your post, and in trying to be the best devil's advocate possible, I came up with this:

* PVC is not usually used for GSHP systems because earth...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-10-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,010
Posted By AC_Hacker
Don't forget the value of insulating the bath...

Don't forget the value of insulating the bath tub.

Most of the heat loss is through the sides & bottom.

You might find that by conserving the energy present in the hot water, you can have the...
Forum: The Billiards Room 07-22-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By AC_Hacker
Global Temperature Info-Graphic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Ra2HR27pQ&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-09-18, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By AC_Hacker
The closer the PEX runs, the more efficient it...

The closer the PEX runs, the more efficient it will be.

Old School Amreican rule of thumb is 12" spacing; from my research, Northern Europeans favor closer spacings, with 6" not being unusual....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-20-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By AC_Hacker
SH, Aren't you a certified engineer and an...

SH,

Aren't you a certified engineer and an energy professional with 28 years of professional experience under you belt?

Why are you asking a bunch of amateurs for advice?

Puzzled,
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-04-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,953
Posted By AC_Hacker
I think your idea is really good. However, I...

I think your idea is really good.

However, I suspect that a 1Ton HP is over-sized.

I say go with what you have, and adjust what needs adjusting.

Good luck on your project.

-AC_Hacker
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-04-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,910
Posted By AC_Hacker
Hello Hugo! In my opinion, using CO2 which...

Hello Hugo!

In my opinion, using CO2 which is environmentally friendly, and efficient, may not be a good choice for your project. CO2 has extremely high workng pressure, and requires very hard to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-16-18, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,413,584
Posted By AC_Hacker
Glad you want to get your project going. before...

Glad you want to get your project going. before you begin your loop, you should try to find out everything you can about soil conditions. Ask local well drillers and ask local GSHP installers. It...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-21-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,413,584
Posted By AC_Hacker
Rebuilder, It takes a dedicated person to...

Rebuilder,

It takes a dedicated person to read through the thread. Congratulations!

You are correct to minimize heat loss (minimize infiltration & maximize insulation). When you feel that you...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-17-18, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By AC_Hacker
I think your concerns are well founded regarding...

I think your concerns are well founded regarding PEX and your wood stove. PEX has a maximum temperature rating of 180 F. After that it's bursting strength drops. I have seen photos of burst PEX that...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-16-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,784
Posted By AC_Hacker
Update on freezerator project

I wanted to post an update to the crappy little, used upright freezer that I converted to an ultra-efficient refrigerator by adding a cheap temperature controller to throttle back the freezer.

It...
Forum: Conservation 01-16-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,807
Posted By AC_Hacker
Have you checked out the used EV market? ...

Have you checked out the used EV market?

About 4 years ago, Geo_NR_Gee bought a used Nissan Leaf for $7k and he drives it all the time,

I bought a two year old previously leased Nissan Leaf,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-08-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By AC_Hacker
Hi Bill, nice to hear from you again. You...

Hi Bill, nice to hear from you again.

You should call around to some of your local GSHP installers and ask exactly the question you have posted. The situation varies greatly from area to area....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-22-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By AC_Hacker
Wow! Great going. I would have kept things...

Wow! Great going.

I would have kept things simple and used the old cap tube, etc.

But fools rush in and really make things happen!!

Good for you.

You are in Canada??
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-07-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,030
Posted By AC_Hacker
Very sorry to hear of the bad board. Be sure...

Very sorry to hear of the bad board.

Be sure to post your service/repair experience on this unit to EcoRenovator.

I have a story about an appliance problem. I had purchased a Bosch talkless...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-01-17, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,277
Posted By AC_Hacker
Did you mention what you use your computer for?

Did you mention what you use your computer for?
Forum: Other Improvements 11-22-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By AC_Hacker
Natural Gas Lines

In Oregon, Natural Gas can be piped underground through plastic, and I think it is HDPE, but it is yellow, or some other color.

However, HDPE is not allowed above ground due to possible physical...
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