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Forum: The Billiards Room 10-19-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,688
Posted By Xringer
I'm trying to do my part..

We only have to go a few miles to our babysitting job, and we are getting really good MPG. (See pic).
Plus, we buy our solar & wind power from a Texas company. It's cheap, but the local company...
Forum: The Billiards Room 10-19-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,688
Posted By Xringer
Who woke this old thread up? I was just...

Who woke this old thread up?
I was just thinking about a news report from last month..
It turns out that the COVID19 caused a big reduction in CO2 and air pollution.

So, how did that impact...
Forum: Tools 10-18-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By Xringer
I subscribed to a YouTube Channel

Since I've not been doing much lately, you might have figured that I had been COVID19ed..
Nope, still kicking and interested in all things 'Mini-Split'..
Saw this video about flares and wanted to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-06-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,976
Posted By Xringer
The Ooma I got for my Daughter is still going....

The Ooma I got for my Daughter is still going. She's been using it a lot with the
current Work-at-home still in place here in MA.
I really hate this pandemic, but it's been pretty easy driving on...
Forum: Solar Power 08-08-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 55,659
Posted By Xringer
Thanks for the info. I'll check it out when I get...

Thanks for the info. I'll check it out when I get time.
It's the season for maintenance on my heating systems & my back-up power.
I'm babysitting 5 days a week and my weekend leisure time is very...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-22-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 162,992
Posted By Xringer
I bet it's great to have those resources (power,...

I bet it's great to have those resources (power, food & etc) during these crazy times.
My healthy Keto diet is a disaster now. My wife and I are not eating like we used too!

We just went for a...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-21-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,172
Posted By Xringer
Looking around for a source of solar screen and...

Looking around for a source of solar screen and found this 75% blocker stuff at Amazon.
Might to the job in some areas of the world..
...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-08-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,465
Posted By Xringer
Still working during the Apocalypse..

Still working, keeping our food storage rations from being spoiled by the humidity. (Can't go to the store, might catch COVID19).

I have the Santa Fe plugged into a smart socket that's turned on...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-30-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,172
Posted By Xringer
Nine Years and they are still working fine..

8 years, 11 months, 23 days Update:

Since we've been working (babysitting) on weekdays, and not using the den,
and it's been a pretty cool spring, we've not had to put up with a hot den.

But...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-30-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,465
Posted By Xringer
It lives!

I guess a little tin can with a bit of propane for propellant can't stand up to R410a pressures.
Anyways, I sucked the air out of a hose (with a cut-off valve), connected it to the can adapter,...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-30-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,465
Posted By Xringer
It's been about a year, and it's getting damp in...

It's been about a year, and it's getting damp in the basement again.
The Santa Fe isn't working this year. I found some new info about this ProSeal.
It's not for R410a units anymore. I looked for...
Forum: Solar Power 04-26-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 55,659
Posted By Xringer
I wanted something to work if the grid failed to...

I wanted something to work if the grid failed to power sump pumps and a few devices.
Lead acid storage still works, but not sure how many watt hours is available.
To back-up that short term...
Forum: Solar Power 04-25-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 55,659
Posted By Xringer
Not really. One of my four 200w PV panels was...

Not really. One of my four 200w PV panels was killed by a falling limb and I used the remaining 600 watts to heat water, until my tank started leaking beyond repair.
Now, I'm using that 600 watts...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-29-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,325
Posted By Xringer
Social Distancing from 6 feet, out to 30 feet?

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763852
"Peak exhalation speeds can reach up to 33 to 100 feet per second (10-30 m/s), creating a cloud that can span approximately 23 to 27 feet...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-19-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,878
Posted By Xringer
I've cleaned the filters twice since the start of...

I've cleaned the filters twice since the start of winter.
Right now, they still look pretty clean.

I'm about 99% sure they aren't holding any COVID19,
however I'm going to leave them alone...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-15-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,878
Posted By Xringer
"Why would you think that you have SARS-CoV-2019...

"Why would you think that you have SARS-CoV-2019 in your home air filter?"
Because I've been sick for a week with a bad 'cold'? And I've not a cold in many years.

The Sensibo company sells a...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-15-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,878
Posted By Xringer
With the COVID-19 virus spreading rapidly throughout the world,

Just got an info letter from support@sensibo.com with the following info..

Keep your filters clean - Dust and other particles can accumulate in your unitís filters. With the water that air...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-05-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 128,691
Posted By Xringer
I've got most of the parts and tools to install...

I've got most of the parts and tools to install the A7 on the HS Tarm.
It's got a 76 gallon water jacket that is currently using #2 heating oil to heat.
If I'm not to busy this summer, I'll take a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-02-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 128,691
Posted By Xringer
Mine is still waiting to be repaired

We lost the long copper tube heat exchanger, trying to feed it out of the leaking tank, when it broke.
So, I've been thinking about adding a small heat exchanger to the A7, with a connection to...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-29-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,660
Posted By Xringer
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B9WNBBT/...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B9WNBBT/ (https://amzn.to/2I6jCPt)
One of these cams would work. Add on an SD card.

I mounted mine on a board and ran an 120vac extension cord, so I could...
Forum: Conservation 02-15-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 267,430
Posted By Xringer
Been mild here north of Boston this winter. But...

Been mild here north of Boston this winter. But it hit 5F last night and just now got back above 10F.
So, I set-back the stats by 1 deg overnight and turned on the old oil-heat,
to let in run in...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-23-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,531
Posted By Xringer
Old person posting while half asleep..?.

With a solar hot water system, you can only control the maximum temp.
The minimum temperature is controlled by the weather and the sun.
If you have heavy snow covering your panels or it's heavily...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-20-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,531
Posted By Xringer
That could be a problem.....

That could be a problem.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legionella#Legionella_control

However, if the temperature is below freezing, your outdoor or attic Collector array can be frozen. That can...
Forum: Tools 12-16-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,275
Posted By Xringer
Solid State!

Yeah, it all solid state and that makes it very light to carry. I hear they have one just like it
for less money at HF, when it's on sale. I saw a comparison video youtube
but didn't watch it...
Forum: Solar Power 10-27-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 55,659
Posted By Xringer
You might not be able to re-configure your panels...

You might not be able to re-configure your panels and still have them work right with your current inverter.
Here in MA, it might be illegal to change anything on a PV installation.

Maybe your...
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