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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-03-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Fordguy64
hydronic house build

So not sure if you guys have seen caleffi on youtube or not but they have started an amazing series on hydronics. This is the first episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wga6WRNVs4w
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-21-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Fordguy64
Interesting Heat exchanger

So in my quest for cheap geothemal i found this company.

https://www.awebgeo.com/

Ive been in contact with them and the sales guy i have been in contact with has been great. Answered lots of...
Forum: Conservation 01-15-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By Fordguy64
its amazing the difference air sealing alone has...

its amazing the difference air sealing alone has made. We had some MAJOR leaks in the bathrooms and the kitchen. I can tell a hope difference in the comfort of the home. Im really excited to see what...
Forum: Conservation 12-31-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By Fordguy64
also a month or two ago i redid the ceiling in...

also a month or two ago i redid the ceiling in our "sunroom"

it was originally a drop ceiling and i finished it with drywall. They insulated most of it but did put any in some places. The picture...
Forum: Conservation 12-31-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By Fordguy64
well here it is two years later.. Im finally...

well here it is two years later.. Im finally getting around to working on this lol

lots of dirty insulation over the tops of walls and holes for wiring.

Im probably 10 hrs in and another 10 to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-05-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,191
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: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-14-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 38,932
Posted By Fordguy64
http://earthlinked.com/technical-manuals/technical...

http://earthlinked.com/technical-manuals/technical-manuals-download/?c=3b4dcc438662196d4060f98b6ef040327c26298454aded767523b93eaa733e32118668d5566b2d9cb09e4b234dd66ca5c800

found this interesting...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-10-18, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By Fordguy64
i just put in a new central air system. i put in...

i just put in a new central air system. i put in the air handler and installed the outdoor unit ran all the electric and the line set. i then had a friend that is a HVAC tech come over and braze the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-07-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,544
Posted By Fordguy64
https://youtu.be/QCWJjBNCfDw Found this...

https://youtu.be/QCWJjBNCfDw

Found this video.. pretty interesting.

Anyone know what the solar pool heaters are made of and possible btu ratings in water?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-28-17, 05:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,861
Posted By Fordguy64
no heat plates for the underfloor?

no heat plates for the underfloor?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 874
Posted By Fordguy64
Cool mini split setup

So I found this on YouTube today..pretty awesome set up https://youtu.be/dmckigvz7Hg
Forum: Conservation 12-18-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By Fordguy64
House air sealing/insulation project.

So my wife and I purchased a brick house built in 76. 2x4 exterior wallas with double pane windows. The attic has roughly r39. My plan is to move some insulation and air seal any holes or seams. I’ll...
Forum: Solar Power 08-26-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By Fordguy64
If you are going grid tie you should probably...

If you are going grid tie you should probably start by looking into all of the permits required for your county and electr provider. Then you will have to supply them with a FULL system drawing...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-19-17, 08:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,379
Posted By Fordguy64
Another good article.. ...

Another good article..
http://www.cchrc.org/docs/reports/thermal_storage.pdf
Forum: Conservation 06-29-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 591,980
Posted By Fordguy64
That is beautiful

That is beautiful
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-09-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,116
Posted By Fordguy64
https://www.ebay.com/itm/251555614530 ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/251555614530
https://www.ebay.com/itm/191796804772

I'm not an expert on this yet.. But my understanding is that you should over size it slightly.. So if you have a 12k...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-26-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,379
Posted By Fordguy64
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/members/fordguy64/al...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/members/fordguy64/albums/random/325-crappy-drawing-winter-time.jpg
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-22-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,379
Posted By Fordguy64
In the video the guy uses what hey calls "hyper...

In the video the guy uses what hey calls "hyper loops" to me they just look like those cheap solar pool heaters. That looks much easier to handle and I'm assuming it's much more surface area compared...
Forum: Solar Power 03-01-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By Fordguy64
Hmm not sure on an automatic way. But I'm...

Hmm not sure on an automatic way. But I'm assuming you have to manually put the controller into equalize mode. If so you just put a switch or breaker of some sort before the dump load.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-21-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,065
Posted By Fordguy64
I will be watching this one

I will be watching this one
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-28-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 38,932
Posted By Fordguy64
interesting video on vfds. he has a few more and...

interesting video on vfds. he has a few more and even one with a 3 phase running his heat pump. thought it might help you in your vfd experiment

https://youtu.be/WT_2P7WdKzw
Forum: Biofuels 12-09-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,813
Posted By Fordguy64
So I experimented with a wood chip heater for a...

So I experimented with a wood chip heater for a little while. Think pellet stove burner. I had an auger burn chamber and a forced induction fan. I stopped working on it mainly because I just don't...
Forum: Biofuels 11-07-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,203
Posted By Fordguy64
I just use a small propane torch to light it. It...

I just use a small propane torch to light it. It usually fires right away.

WMO centrifuge
http://youtu.be/RzOsn9CYu14
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-03-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,028
Posted By Fordguy64
I have the 2nd gen nest thermostat.

I have the 2nd gen nest thermostat.
Forum: Biofuels 11-02-15, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,203
Posted By Fordguy64
ill have some more of the build in a few days...

ill have some more of the build in a few days hopefully. i actually have a centrifuge that i use to clean the oil. it really is pretty amazing how different the oil looks after its been cleaned.
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