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Forum: The Billiards Room 01-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,029
Posted By MN Renovator
"Hope it's not Lyme disease! Yikes!" Did you...

"Hope it's not Lyme disease! Yikes!"

Did you exchange blood with the squirrel or have a tick end up on you from the squirrel that ended up feasting on your blood?
Lyme disease is a blood...
Forum: Tools 01-27-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By MN Renovator
That really sucks. If it's not a common model...

That really sucks. If it's not a common model where you could find another non-working one and swap parts, I wouldn't spend $140 to fix an old snowblower.
Forum: Tools 01-19-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By MN Renovator
Daox, have you identified the main jet? I don't...

Daox, have you identified the main jet? I don't see any pictures of it, so I want to make sure you don't think it's an insignificant/unidentified part. For newer carbs, they don't use an adjustable...
Forum: Conservation 01-18-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By MN Renovator
You can rent a decent thermal imaging camera at...

You can rent a decent thermal imaging camera at Home Depot, do it on a day where the temperature inside and outside is significant.

I bought one of the phone attachable types used for super cheap...
Forum: Tools 01-15-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By MN Renovator
A better and cheaper option is to get ethanol...

A better and cheaper option is to get ethanol free gas if you can in your area.
www.pure-gas.org
If that isn't available see if you can find UL94, which is the unleaded version of aviation fuel,...
Forum: Tools 01-14-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By MN Renovator
Is that float inside the carb hanging freely or...

Is that float inside the carb hanging freely or is it stuck up, I can't tell, give it a push up and see if it moves up and down. If it's stuck give it a little tug to see if it will drop into...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-12-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,732
Posted By MN Renovator
*shudders at unencapsulated fiberglass* hopefully...

*shudders at unencapsulated fiberglass* hopefully the unit is inside a space where space heating is desired.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-01-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By MN Renovator
I think you'll find the price difference between...

I think you'll find the price difference between energy star 2 pane windows and 3 pane windows R5 to be high but could be worth it, but aiming for glazing that is R9 or higher might be very cost...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-01-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By MN Renovator
You seem to have calculated the gain/loss related...

You seem to have calculated the gain/loss related to the difference between the interior and exterior temperatures correctly but you haven't factored in solar gain through the windows. This is the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-29-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By MN Renovator
I'm coming from a 1985 built to minimum code...

I'm coming from a 1985 built to minimum code 2100sq ft house with 2x4 construction R13 fiberglass walls with a R5 polyiso wrap and leaky double pane windows. With the design temp based on the San...
Forum: Conservation 12-28-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 38,564
Posted By MN Renovator
Thanks for the link. In the US, the mortgage...

Thanks for the link. In the US, the mortgage companies are more competitive and prepayment penalties aren't that common here. Here 'term' means the duration of amortization. Most loans here are 30...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-27-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By MN Renovator
In a solar air panel/module(whatever you want to...

In a solar air panel/module(whatever you want to call it), the exiting air temperature should be lower by increasing airflow so less of the heat is lost through the glazing, sides, and back of the...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By MN Renovator
You should have more airflow and less temperature...

You should have more airflow and less temperature rise for best efficiency. 150f into 70f is an 80 degree temp rise. 2-4 cfm per square foot of solar footprint is the rule of thumb I've been told.
Forum: Solar Heating 12-22-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By MN Renovator
Without heating water, I think you've removed the...

Without heating water, I think you've removed the freezing and high temp issues, I'm not sure why you want to complicate something and reduce efficiency by trying to heat air and turn it around to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-22-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By MN Renovator
This looks like the level of functionality I was...

This looks like the level of functionality I was looking for. The price point is nice. I'm still trying to figure out all the pieces I'll need to get this working, but I think I'll figure it out. I'm...
Forum: Conservation 12-19-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 38,564
Posted By MN Renovator
"5 year mortgage term comes up for renewal in...

"5 year mortgage term comes up for renewal in 2020"

I'm unfamiliar with Canadian mortgages because this isn't standard in the US.

In the US the most common loans have 30 year fixed rate terms,...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-15-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By MN Renovator
Wireless temperature sensors that support logging?

I'm looking to find a way to monitor temperatures from multiple locations. I'm trying to monitor supply and return temperatures from the furnace, as well as the temperature outside, and the...
Forum: Conservation 12-10-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 39,980
Posted By MN Renovator
I'd like to see how the Prius Prime plays out in...

I'd like to see how the Prius Prime plays out in a number of years in the used market. The Volt forum posts of issues with the temperature sensors in the battery pack, reduced propulsion power, and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-09-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,746
Posted By MN Renovator
Model number? How many burners? Is it a natural...

Model number? How many burners? Is it a natural gas furnace? Is the exhaust vented using metal or plastic pipe?
Forum: Conservation 12-07-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,481
Posted By MN Renovator
Do you mean 240v charging, are you talking about...

Do you mean 240v charging, are you talking about the F150 EV?
Forum: Solar Power 11-25-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By MN Renovator
Why asphalt? It costs $1000 or so every 20...

Why asphalt?
It costs $1000 or so every 20 years when you replace the roof.
Installing a metal roof costs a fortune.
The metal roof cost invested in something else will easily cover the $1000...
Forum: Conservation 11-23-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,481
Posted By MN Renovator
The specs on the Cybertruck look great and the...

The specs on the Cybertruck look great and the price for a 500 mile range vehicle with access to a supercharger is amazing. I'm imagining the disappointment when someone hitches up a 2 or 3 ton...
Forum: Solar Power 11-21-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By MN Renovator
Sunlight exposure, snow/ice, and things like hail...

Sunlight exposure, snow/ice, and things like hail are what cause your shingles to degrade. When they are sheltered by your solar panels, you've got a section of your roof where the shingles will live...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-21-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By MN Renovator
OP, If you are looking to use R290 because you...

OP, If you are looking to use R290 because you think you can't buy the R410A, that's not true. You can buy it almost as easily as buying a can of R134A for a car, just from a different place than...
Forum: Solar Power 11-01-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By MN Renovator
PVwatts let's you put the details to see what you...

PVwatts let's you put the details to see what you gain or lose when changing things like direction and roof angle for your location.

https://pvwatts.nrel.gov
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