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Forum: Forum News & Feedback 09-27-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,653
Posted By davranyou
Count me in please. I like giveaways too!

Count me in please. I like giveaways too!
Forum: Solar Power 08-10-11, 12:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,760
Posted By davranyou
Yeah, Solar Thermal is definitely the most...

Yeah, Solar Thermal is definitely the most efficient way to go when it comes to solar water heating. One reason I am not looking at it now is because I want to sell the home in less than two years....
Forum: Solar Power 08-09-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,760
Posted By davranyou
Thanks for reply the Rich. I have been to...

Thanks for reply the Rich. I have been to builditsolar.com before and spent many hours reading over their extensive resources, most of which seems tailored to bigger solar powered projects.

I have...
Forum: Solar Power 08-09-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,760
Posted By davranyou
I need an introduction to Solar Power

Hi Everyone,

I am hoping someone can provide me with some resources on understanding solar power and basic knowledge on how to utilize it.

Most internet searches I do result in websites selling...
Forum: Conservation 06-10-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,808
Posted By davranyou
You are welcome! I do not know if Fluidmaster...

You are welcome! I do not know if Fluidmaster should be avoided. When looking at the product, it is fairly similar in design to the components of my Trebol toilet. However, the bowl shape is far...
Forum: Conservation 06-09-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,808
Posted By davranyou
Fluid Master? Waste of Money

Hey Everyone,

It has been a while since I've done any renos to the home so I finally decided to something about getting a dual flush toilet. When I first looked into to getting a Dual Flush...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-13-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 56,106
Posted By davranyou
I have similar sump pump water volumes; the...

I have similar sump pump water volumes; the potential for gray water flushing has crossed my mind a few times, but never as a "Mild HVAC cooling source" Hmmm...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-04-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,335
Posted By davranyou
I am in love with my electric lawn mower! No more...

I am in love with my electric lawn mower! No more fuel, maintenance, hard starts, or anything. Just charge and mow.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-26-11, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,990
Posted By davranyou
If it could be done safely it would likely yield...

If it could be done safely it would likely yield you some great savings. Do you plan on letting the increased flow of exhaust open and close the damper?
Forum: Conservation 02-19-11, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,706
Posted By davranyou
"It is bursting at the seams with statistics to...

"It is bursting at the seams with statistics to stir our emotions" is definitely not new, advertisers have been playing on our emotions for decades convincing us we need something new and shiny.
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Forum: Introductions 02-01-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,026
Posted By davranyou
Welcome to the site from a fellow new lurker!

Welcome to the site from a fellow new lurker!
Forum: Conservation 01-26-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,192
Posted By davranyou
Agreed. I had three HVAC companies come and do...

Agreed. I had three HVAC companies come and do quotes on the install and discuss the models and options when it was time to do mine.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-19-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,670
Posted By davranyou
So these air heatpumps likely consume greater...

So these air heatpumps likely consume greater amounts of electricity the more the temperature drops? And puts out fewer BTUs as a result?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-19-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,670
Posted By davranyou
Can this thing extract heat from the surrounding...

Can this thing extract heat from the surrounding area when buried in 4 and half feet of snow? Snowfall has been crazy this year!
Forum: Conservation 01-17-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,325
Posted By davranyou
Daox and Ryland. Thank you for your replies. I...

Daox and Ryland. Thank you for your replies. I managed to find a Dap brand Chaulk that is good to -37C. I also decided to skip the Bubble wrap and use Celfort foam instead. This basement is used for...
Forum: Conservation 01-14-11, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,325
Posted By davranyou
Losing Expensive Warmth out my Basement Windows

Hi Everyone,

I discovered a nice draft a while back when I was messing around in the basement and it was coming from the window. I have two windows (about 16-24 inches below grade in window wells)...
Forum: Conservation 01-03-11, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,020
Posted By davranyou
I have an idea of trying this as well! Thanks.

I have an idea of trying this as well! Thanks.
Forum: Introductions 01-01-11, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,475
Posted By davranyou
Well the first two days provided me with a more...

Well the first two days provided me with a more constant water temp in my showers. Gas usage may be too hard to determine as my furnace runs constantly to fight the harsh winters of the Great White...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-01-11, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,834
Posted By davranyou
This Low E Insulation looks interesting. I will...

This Low E Insulation looks interesting. I will have to take a good look at their website.
Forum: Introductions 12-30-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,475
Posted By davranyou
I found a brand called "Woods" at the hardware...

I found a brand called "Woods" at the hardware store last night for use with the block heater. Also found water pipe insulation and hot water tank jacket.

The jacket looked like foil lined bubble...
Forum: Introductions 12-29-10, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,475
Posted By davranyou
In preparation of winter I reset my front door...

In preparation of winter I reset my front door and spray foamed (great stuff) the jam to frame. The builder used one single screw to mount the latch side of the door jam. Constant use of the door led...
Forum: Introductions 12-29-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,475
Posted By davranyou
New Lurker Here

Hi Everyone,

I finally registered so I can look at the attachments and pics that go along with these posts. I am always looking for ideas on reducing energy usage so I guess it is time to be a...
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