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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-13-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,335
Posted By Ron342
Hello Alexandra I ended up laying all the hot...

Hello Alexandra
I ended up laying all the hot runs side by side in the trench bottom, then a sheet of foam over that, then the side by side row of cold pipes over that with a final sheet of 1" pink...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-13-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,473
Posted By Ron342
If i remember correctly some did on this blog...

If i remember correctly some did on this blog built one of these a couple yrs ago for his air coupled outside unit. Maybe do a search and iíll also see if i can find my bookmark
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-08-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 539
Posted By Ron342
Name this TXV!

Hello freon folks
My 3/4 ton geo heat pump after 2 years just vibrated a hole in its txv sensor bulb line and hi pressure line out of the compressor. Its a r410 McQuay unit sort of like a ptac but...
Forum: Solar Power 05-31-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ron342
Thanks Doug Itís the same here, anything grid...

Thanks Doug
Itís the same here, anything grid tied has to be permitted and I think the smart meters report back flow - the linemen have enough problems without dealing with that during an outage. I...
Forum: Solar Power 05-30-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ron342
Advice for small system grid tied inverter type??

Hello solar folks!
I'm new at solar systems and have 3 - 60w panels and 1 70w panel, all 12v, and would like to put together a small grid tied system with them feeding one or maybe 2 120v circuits...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-25-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By Ron342
Anyone good with house wiring diagnosis?

Yesterday a 120v breaker tripped in our bedroom circuit with very little connected. No recent construction efforts i can figure to cause it so unplugged everything, still trips so looked into the...
Forum: Solar Power 02-04-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By Ron342
Resoldering Panel edges

Thanks Where 2
I read the patent - which seems to point out that putting these together is not just simple soldering - much more if its been exposed to salt air and covered with silicone caulk like...
Forum: Solar Power 01-28-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By Ron342
How to resolder the panel edge strips?????

Hello solar guys,
I have a solar panel on my boat for a maintence charger about 3 ft x 1 ft, which stopped charging a while ago. I pulled the aluminum edging off the end with the output wires and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-24-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Ron342
Nasty hvac service valves???

Hello and Merry Xmas to all you tinkerers!
Just had my small geo system vibrate a hole in the small line to the txv. Fixed the hole and in trying to pressure test it had trouble removing the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-21-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 109,817
Posted By Ron342
Congratulations! Just checked back into your...

Congratulations! Just checked back into your project. It must have been a hell of a lot of hard work pulling the entire drill stem all the way out, then all the way back in to get the 5 ft core, then...
Forum: The Billiards Room 04-09-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By Ron342
Just saw your nitinol post- fasinating! did you...

Just saw your nitinol post- fasinating!
did you ever figure why it didn't take off after such a great start?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-06-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,457
Posted By Ron342
Great work, guy!!! First though, spend the time...

Great work, guy!!!
First though, spend the time with your son. You and he will be glad you did regardless.
As to the defrost, with the humidity and temps you have, you'll need it! Older heat pumps...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ron342
There is a common stand alone wall console type...

There is a common stand alone wall console type of water supply heat pump (think hospital rooms and halls and hotels) that use mid temp boiler water of 50 to 80f in winter and chiller water in summer...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-09-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ron342
I think its going to depend a big bunch of things...

I think its going to depend a big bunch of things but largely on how deep its buried and over what area and how well compacted?
So many variables that AC is likely right - try it by running about...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-19-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By Ron342
Great update, guy! Looks like your one ton...

Great update, guy!
Looks like your one ton unit may be similar to my 3/4 ton McQuay unit which was also from a boiler/chiller former life.
I was completely unfamilar with these types but found...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-29-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,860
Posted By Ron342
Figuring your machine's heat output and the...

Figuring your machine's heat output and the corresponding electricity used so you have some idea how good your machine is doing has always been a problem for me, particularly for the air output rigs-...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-16-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By Ron342
But which is whom?

Great that you two got together but which one is Spanish!
Doesn't really matter - I've learned so much from the kind efforts each of you have shared for so long.
Thanks!
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-26-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,642
Posted By Ron342
On the other hand - the small single phase non...

On the other hand - the small single phase non inverter units are sitting in scrap yards etc all over and the inverter units are newer, harder to find inexpensively and harder to hack.
But thats...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-26-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,360
Posted By Ron342
What's your winter and summer exit temps look...

What's your winter and summer exit temps look like?????
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-19-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,360
Posted By Ron342
cheap HEs

Great project!
If you're looking for easily made inexpensive exchangers, I use a coil of refrigeration copper tube which I turned into a similar size coil of poly pipe with copper fitting adapters...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-28-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 109,817
Posted By Ron342
Roughly the same here but I don't know how far...

Roughly the same here but I don't know how far the blue clay goes. Mine was water from about 15 ft to 100 where I quit. I added dry sand then bentonite pellets near the top.
I think the saturated...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-28-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 109,817
Posted By Ron342
Are your holes filled with water??? If not would...

Are your holes filled with water??? If not would they hold water you added??
Might eliminate the need for grout.
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-27-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By Ron342
I think Jeff is well into hacking the washer...

I think Jeff is well into hacking the washer motor and inverter - I had wondered about pairing that with an auto or truck compressor (R134 I think) too - does anyone know the btu rating or...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-27-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By Ron342
You're not training those Mississippi water...

You're not training those Mississippi water snakes to dig in my yard, are you???
Anything you come up with might be better than my post hole drill!
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-27-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 109,817
Posted By Ron342
I think that for 3/4" u bends, the hole is bored...

I think that for 3/4" u bends, the hole is bored with 3 1/2 to 4" here.
I used 4" with 2 window weights taped to the bottom u bend fitting and the ubend full of water and it went right down easily.
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