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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-14-14, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By The master plan
But it is kinda cool. He's not the only one doing...

But it is kinda cool. He's not the only one doing it I guess either. Still, if it requires gas, how can it really be called alternate or green energy? :confused:

I didn't really understand the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-14-14, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By The master plan
BloomEnergy

Customer Videos, Product Demonstrations | Bloom Energy (http://www.bloomenergy.com/newsroom/videos/)

Interesting...he thinks the price will be $3000 for a homeowner when they become available.
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Forum: Solar Heating 04-10-14, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By The master plan
I have a roll of factory made "special coated"...

I have a roll of factory made "special coated" black with rippled steel I bought from a guy around here. The back side is bare steel to transfer more heat. I'm going to compare the two in temps side...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-08-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By The master plan
No glazing over the steel yet.I'm sure it would...

No glazing over the steel yet.I'm sure it would help. But I'm not sure about the steel. Its painted both sides.

Everything I've read is that the heat transfer slows down if the paint is thick or...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-08-14, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By The master plan
Finally got some time and warmer weather....

Finally got some time and warmer weather. Finished the outside wall, got some temporary inside ductwork done and the fan in. Waiting on my Digital Wind Speed Temperature Measure Gauge Anemometer from...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-23-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By The master plan
Construction update

Brrrrrrrr.....been cold out lately.

So I got the pattern done for one panel, half the wall. (aprox. 150sqft) And one piece of the steel up. The rest should go alittle faster.
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Forum: Solar Heating 02-17-14, 03:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By The master plan
Info on panels wanted

These are for sale locally, but I can't find any info on them. Btu per day would be what I am looking for....
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/jeep_man_401/solarpaneltag.jpg...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-08-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By The master plan
Been busy around here and pretty cold so haven't...

Been busy around here and pretty cold so haven't gotten very far on the wall but did get some more piece of the entire system. Found another geothermo heat pump(GT062), this one is going to go in the...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-07-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By The master plan
Update coming soon...My laptop Windows 7 crashed...

Update coming soon...My laptop Windows 7 crashed and had to replace my hard drive. Went with a solid state drive, super fast now. I lost my password in the process and took this long to "remember" my...
Forum: Solar Power 08-19-13, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By The master plan
Solar question/s

Looking over the posts and such...guessing from my location and partial shading at times in summer and leaving branches in winter to somewhat shade....

I am thinking the mini inverters would be...
Forum: Solar Heating 07-28-13, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By The master plan
Hot air wall design

Ok not really a hot air wall but most of the wall is going to be covered with nearly 300sqft of black steel panel then glazed with Suntuf Clear Polycarbonate Roofing Panels.
...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-19-12, 05:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,074
Posted By The master plan
ELECTRIC WATER HEAT DEC 323KWH ...

ELECTRIC WATER HEAT
DEC 323KWH 200 cu. ft. 50KWH

The residential and small commercial rate for district heating service shall be the sum of energy and customer charge as...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-25-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By The master plan
Why not gray water?

Thinking this morning why not have a large tank, 1,000 gallon or more filled with shower water only? Aside from a separate pipe I would see now real drawbacks. The more you shower the more heat into...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-31-12, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,256
Posted By The master plan
This last year just running the loop with nothing...

This last year just running the loop with nothing hooked to it the high was 58F the low was 38F. I am going to monitor it again this year. During the summer I will start "charging" the ground with...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-30-12, 03:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,256
Posted By The master plan
That was my guess about a ton...thanks for the...

That was my guess about a ton...thanks for the info on the freezing of the loop. Didn't think that was possible before the heat exchanger would freeze up. Maybe a smaller unit would have been better....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-29-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,256
Posted By The master plan
Well, I bought it but have to run back and get it...

Well, I bought it but have to run back and get it with a trailer. The guy had it running a total loss system in a 40 ft well pumping 8 gal a min. He got tired of replacing well pumps and pressure...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-28-12, 02:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,256
Posted By The master plan
My loop is only about 7 feet down...but it is...

My loop is only about 7 feet down...but it is under the garage slab which has 2 inch foam under it and the rest will be under the driveway which will also have the foam under it. So I hope it will...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-27-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,256
Posted By The master plan
Used Geo heat pump

I am going to go and look at a used Geo thermo heat pump tomorrow. It is a older Terra Thermo or so I am told. Its a add on system...needs connected to a furnace, it makes hot air not water. He is...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-05-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,793
Posted By The master plan
Vertical mount solar collectors

Does anyone have or heard of these? SunMaxx ThermoPower Direct Flow Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors | Solar Thermal Manufacturer & Distributer...
Forum: Biofuels 01-20-12, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,352
Posted By The master plan
It has an expansion tank built into the line....

It has an expansion tank built into the line. Also the fill is just a large pipe with a loose fitting cap.

I believe it does actually 'boil' the water out of the loop in the stove until the pump...
Forum: Biofuels 01-19-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,352
Posted By The master plan
Inlet and outlet temps stay around the temp of...

Inlet and outlet temps stay around the temp of the water in the water heater. The whole system holds less than 4 gallons I'm guessing.

The pump is a three speed circulator pump set on the lowest...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-12-12, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,894
Posted By The master plan
Loop temps and BTU capacity?

Well, I now have both of my underground loops up and running. Just testing for now and purging the air out of the lines. It looks ghetto but, hey its just a test rig right now. Loops run into the...
Forum: Conservation 11-04-11, 05:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 82,823
Posted By The master plan
Talking ELECTRIC WATER HEAT ...

ELECTRIC WATER HEAT

YTD Charges $515.03 $96.30 $301.00

Readings:
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Forum: Biofuels 10-14-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,352
Posted By The master plan
I get all my hot water from it in the winter. It...

I get all my hot water from it in the winter. It heats the water in a couple of days of good burning to 140F and gets as high 180F at times. (Great for washing dishes in the dishwasher!) I could...
Forum: Biofuels 10-14-11, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,352
Posted By The master plan
This is my low tech hot water heater. I put some...

This is my low tech hot water heater. I put some pipe in my wood stove and connected a small circulator pump up to it. It's controlled with a snap disk to turn it off and on. From there it's pumped...
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