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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-18-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By oil pan 4
When it gets below +5F, the temperature where...

When it gets below +5F, the temperature where the heat pump gives up trying to move heat. At that point the heating output really drops off because it's only providing electric heat.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-12-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I amp clamped the heat pump wire after I turned...

I amp clamped the heat pump wire after I turned it up while it was about 16F outside.
Was only drawing about 4 amps of 240v power. I think it wss using a good amount of electric heat. Still Not bad.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-07-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
Tonight it drops down to 15F with 36mph winds. ...

Tonight it drops down to 15F with 36mph winds.
That should be a good test.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-19-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I have been using my split in heating mode a...

I have been using my split in heating mode a little here and there. Tonight it got down to 25.
I had it turned down to 68F. When I got up I cranked it up to 75F went and found my amp clamp and amp...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-13-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
Well I finely got that wire pulled and most of...

Well I finely got that wire pulled and most of the related demo repaired.
Now I have my welding circuit for the back yard free and I have a 30 amp 240/120 circuit easy to get and near the front yard...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-07-16, 01:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
In Afghanistan on the bases there all they used...

In Afghanistan on the bases there all they used for many years was no name made in china split A/C units. So they can hold up very well.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-04-16, 12:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I want my back yard welding circuit back so I...

I want my back yard welding circuit back so I started running 10/3 triplex wire today. Only got about 10 feet total and only about 6 linier wall feet of wire put in the wall.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-03-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
Normally where I live the humidity is between 15%...

Normally where I live the humidity is between 15% and 50%.
But I have seen humidity as low as 3% which I didn't even think was possible below 15,000 feet above sea level its only 4,400 feet up here....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-03-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
Cool, I am planning on getting a 2 ton or...

Cool, I am planning on getting a 2 ton or 24,000BTU for about a 1,000 square foot area next.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-03-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
Since we are using it to cool off the bed room...

Since we are using it to cool off the bed room during the day, all day its going to see a lot of hours.

If I were going to put one in my garage, where it might get used 1 or 2 days a week max,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-27-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I have gone out and checked the power feed going...

I have gone out and checked the power feed going to the split, even with the bedroom door wide open with a fan force circulating the air into the main room this split unit is still only running at...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-24-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
Yesterday it rained and then the sun came out in...

Yesterday it rained and then the sun came out in full force. So finely a realistic test.
I had the window unit going, I wanted to compare the point that the window unit cant handle it and turning on...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-22-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I should have a 2-pole 15 amp breaker in my QO...

I should have a 2-pole 15 amp breaker in my QO breaker stash.
I got the 10 amp because the ebay listing said it uses around 6 to 7 amps at 240 volts.
As far as I can tell the 9 amp rating only...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-22-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
The max recommended circuit breaker on this unit...

The max recommended circuit breaker on this unit is 15 amps.

The inside unit only uses 3 amps max so the inside unit got wired with 16/3 SJ. The hole going into the indoor unit was barely big...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-21-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I put those switches on my welding machine when I...

I put those switches on my welding machine when I converted it to DC. The original on off switch is still used, but it only turns the fan on and off. The $5 neon red light switch was a big...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-20-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I read the manual some more. 9 amps is just the...

I read the manual some more. 9 amps is just the name plate rating. Looks like it normally uses around 6 amps at 240v like I originally thought. They put 9 amps on the name plate but that is only for...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-19-16, 10:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
The ebay add and the manufacturer technical data...

The ebay add and the manufacturer technical data are saying 2 different things. The manual is saying the max amp draw is 9 amps and to fuse for no larger than 15 amps.
The ebay add said the max amp...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-19-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
It finely came in. This thing is huge. It says...

It finely came in. This thing is huge. It says 9,000BTU on the box but the out door unit weighs some where between 70 and 100lb. The place where the shipping weight was printed was torn off.
It...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-18-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I dug the hole for the concrete pad, made a form,...

I dug the hole for the concrete pad, made a form, made steel reinforcements out of rebar and scrap metal bed frame, pounded two 18 inch bed frames into the ground and welded the steel rebar to the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-18-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
The L14-30 can be for a generator but I have an...

The L14-30 can be for a generator but I have an L14-30 extension cord for my generator that has an L14-30, 10-50 and 5-20 receptacles on it (each 5-20 is wired to its own line) to use the generator...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-14-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I got the manifold gauge set and vacuum pump in. ...

I got the manifold gauge set and vacuum pump in.
Its like a little hvac starter kit. The only thing it didn't come with is a beat up old white van, some meth and a criminal record.
The split unit...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-12-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
It's an off brand senville with a Toshiba...

It's an off brand senville with a Toshiba compressor off eBay straight out of Compton for $990.
Also picked up a cheap manifold gauge and 2 stage vac pump. All I had before was my jerry rigged setup...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-12-16, 05:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I went with a 9,000btu 25 seer 240v split. ...

I went with a 9,000btu 25 seer 240v split.
Should be here Saturday or Monday.
Think I will install it by running a 10/3 wire along the base board, installing an outdoor rated QO rv power panel to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-29-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I am going to use a 240v split unit. I don't not...

I am going to use a 240v split unit. I don't not believe SquareD QO has 2 pole GFI breakers.

The bedroom is around 300 to 400 square feet.
It can get to around 0'F and the wind blows hard in...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-28-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,132
Posted By oil pan 4
I was thinking about it some today and if I go...

I was thinking about it some today and if I go with a 1 ton unit in the bed room I can leave it off all day. Right now my wife insists on leaving the window unit running 24 hours a day. She pays the...
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