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Forum: Solar Power 11-29-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
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, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
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 09-23-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,878
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, 06:03 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 241,381
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, 07:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,654
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, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,376
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, 11:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,878
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, 11:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,878
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, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
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, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
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, 01:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 22,556
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,654
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, 01:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,654
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, 10:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,654
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,654
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...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-24-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 106,505
Posted By Sccoupe
Current air intake temp is 72F, output is 95F. ...

Current air intake temp is 72F, output is 95F.
Current loop temp out is 32F, in is 49F.
The 1 ton unit is using 1.3kw
The 3 ton unit, currently running first stage (2 ton) is using 2kw.

Air...
Forum: Lighting 10-23-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By phreich
Hi, I just searched for 30W COB floodlights...

Hi,

I just searched for 30W COB floodlights on "Amazon warehouse deals" (Amazon's open box store), and found a number of them for very little money. You need to test them once you receive them to...
Forum: The Billiards Room 10-05-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,883
Posted By Daox
Looking good.

Looking good.
Forum: The Billiards Room 09-25-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,883
Posted By Xringer
Saw some Single Stage paint jobs on YT.....

Saw some Single Stage paint jobs on YT.. https://youtu.be/OILbcE4h9II
Some of the paint jobs look really nice!

The last time I was painting vehicles, was fire trucks in Bermuda 1963-65..
Also...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-22-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,744
Posted By ME_Andy
The Tesla solar panels are alive! ABB inverter...

The Tesla solar panels are alive! ABB inverter and 3.66 kW of Hanwha Q-cells.

https://preview.ibb.co/emZBz9/inverter.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/gH2ye9/panels.jpg

I was originally bummed out...
Forum: Solar Power 06-15-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 131,233
Posted By Robaroni
That's a beautiful picture!

That's a beautiful picture!
Forum: Solar Power 05-03-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 131,233
Posted By arnesr
For our 16.695 kW array, we generated 2.54MWh for...

For our 16.695 kW array, we generated 2.54MWh for April.
We had a blizzard that reduced output for about 4 days, so production only slightly outpaced March's output (2.47 MWh).

We had an excess...
Forum: Conservation 04-11-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,878
Posted By MN Renovator
That's the Jan 2017 link, here's a newer update...

That's the Jan 2017 link, here's a newer update for April 2018
https://insideevs.com/top-6-automakers-200000-federal-tax-credit-limit/
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-10-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By jeff5may
Sounds just like what I would do.

Sounds just like what I would do.
Forum: Solar Power 02-26-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,880
Posted By arnesr
Some pics of my install: ...

Some pics of my install:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/40489146711_7b1f62bc29_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24FTsGp)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/40489100591_02abf268f3_z.jpg...
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