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Forum: Product Reviews 05-17-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By Robaroni
We got a special deal from GM on the 2017 we had...

We got a special deal from GM on the 2017 we had leased. We now have a 2020 Premier with the longer range.
I know there's a lot of talk about the Tesla Model Y but it doesn't fit us. First with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-06-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Daox
Refurbishing old solar hot water panels

Its been quite some time, but years ago I got 10 solar hot water panels (https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1251) from BenNelson. They had been sitting for quite some time with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-06-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,787
Posted By menaus2
The pipe is 2 runs of 1" Oxygen Barrier pex with...

The pipe is 2 runs of 1" Oxygen Barrier pex with 5 layers of bubble foil insulation wrapped around it. Its inside an 8" corrugated solid plastic drain pipe. I don't think "boiler pipe" is the right...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-02-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By launboy
Emporia Vue Energy Monitor

Been looking for a way to monitor power use and found that unitS with logging get expensive quick. Then I found the Emporia Vue. $100 gets you 2 200amp CTs, and 8 50 amp CTs as well as cloud based...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-04-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By elhigh
UPDATE: I bought it

So after watching the E20 for a while on eBay, it wasn't moving, wasn't moving, wasn't moving...and then my son just happened to mention it in conversation. He has a Volt and REALLY likes it, he's a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-21-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,303
Posted By Daox
I would definitely buy it again. I have done a...

I would definitely buy it again. I have done a bunch of upgrades to mine to get it to print better. However, there is now a very popular Creality Ender 3 out that seems to fix most of the issues...
Forum: Tools 02-03-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,693
Posted By Daox
Looks pretty nice! Hope you sell many!

Looks pretty nice! Hope you sell many!
Forum: Conservation 01-12-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By oil pan 4
Not really. Just get a mini split. A good mini...

Not really. Just get a mini split. A good mini split is 2 to 3 times more efficient than a window unit, not counting the window air leak the window unit causes.
Forum: Solar Power 01-07-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 507
Posted By jjackstone
24M and Kyocera Batteries

I've been following the 24M company's solid state battery research and development for a few years now and it looks as though they finally have a valid product to place on the market in conjunction...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-15-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,303
Posted By Daox
Here is the latest project. My wife loves to...

Here is the latest project. My wife loves to collect rocks and I suggested we 3d print her a rock tumbler. She liked the idea, so this is what I drew up. My father in law even had just recently...
Forum: Solar Power 11-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By Robaroni
A 10Kw LiFeP04 battery bank

About 2 years ago, before LIFEP04 batteries became the backup standard, I scored 640 new Tenergy 32700 LiFeP04 batteries for about $900 USD including shipping. These were purchased to replace my 13...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-13-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By CrankyDoug
Audible alarms work in some neighborhoods and not...

Audible alarms work in some neighborhoods and not in others. Poorly installed alarms are easy to defeat, even by amateurs. Most of the residential and commercial alarms I've had to deal with fall...
Forum: Conservation 09-22-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,674
Posted By u3b3rg33k
now hear this: Daimler Ends Gas Engine...

now hear this: Daimler Ends Gas Engine Development: Full Focus On Electric Cars
https://insideevs.com/news/371793/daimler-no-gas-engine-electric-only/

Remember, it's just a fad tho.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-07-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 261,196
Posted By Xringer
Sanyo blower motor noise fixed

The den indoor unit blower motor noise has been driving me nuts for years.
Latey, the screeching noise has gotten louder. Oddly, my wife can't hear it.
I have very bad hearing at higher...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-05-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,653
Posted By Fordguy64
From what i have seen on the web 80-90 loop temps...

From what i have seen on the web 80-90 loop temps in summer are good. They say 20* rise in temp is good and in winter 20* drop is good. Thats from whatever your ground temp is. So id say you are...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,133
Posted By Daox
I ended up having to reprint the bottom piece. ...

I ended up having to reprint the bottom piece. The two end holes were 1/16" off and it just didn't line up nicely. Cut twice measure once, right? :confused: I'm still working on that. Anyway, it...
Forum: Conservation 08-13-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,674
Posted By Daox
Ben Nelson, a local friend and forum user has...

Ben Nelson, a local friend and forum user has been posting some youtube videos of his OEM electric Ford Ranger recently. He has also converted it to lithium. He is always tinkering with something. ...
Forum: Conservation 08-12-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,674
Posted By jeff5may
Well guys, I hate to kill your skepticism, but...

Well guys, I hate to kill your skepticism, but Ford, rivian, and Tesla are going to be having a 3 way tug of war on battery electric trucks. The corporation I work for just got budget approval for a...
Forum: Solar Power 08-10-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,070
Posted By jjackstone
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/picture.php?albumid...

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=56&pictureid=374

Hey! I'm back. Well screwed around taking my time on this for months and finally got it more or less done. Installed the panels...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-21-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,093
Posted By sunspot
Honey bee swarm traps

I hung a few swarm traps this year hoping to attract some new bees (no luck yet). Some of you might be interested in how I decided to hang the traps especially if you have trees you don't want to...
Forum: Conservation 03-27-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 28,435
Posted By randen
Ah yes!!! I believe the off grid season is...

Ah yes!!!

I believe the off grid season is here. Currently the second day off grid. The day-length is longer and the demand for the heat-pump is lower with more warmer temps. More sunshine less...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-26-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,653
Posted By randen
Congratulations Lots of work huh!! The...

Congratulations

Lots of work huh!! The installation costs are amazing

The numbers we’ll all be looking at are the operation costs. Remember don’t be concerned about the run time. Maybe pull...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-13-18, 12:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,653
Posted By ctgottapee
Unless you must have nat gas for cooking, one...

Unless you must have nat gas for cooking, one area you can really save some money and headache is buy getting rid of it totally.

You can always keep a space heater around for just inncase, or...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-02-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,653
Posted By randen
The installers dug three trenches 6' deep about...

The installers dug three trenches 6' deep about 350' long because that was the with of the property. So 6 loops 350' = 4200. which is about 7 ton (600'/ton) But my memory thinks that one trench was...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-01-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,653
Posted By jeff5may
I wouldn't be worrying about heating capacity....

I wouldn't be worrying about heating capacity. From the spreadsheet, it looks like the heat pump can keep up with the load down to -8 degrees. As you said, the ground is 5 degrees warmer than the...
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