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Forum: Solar Heating 04-28-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,025
Posted By Daox
Using attic heat for your dryer has already been...

Using attic heat for your dryer has already been done by at last one person:

Converting a Clothes Dryer to Use Solar Heated Attic Air For Drying...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-20-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,486
Posted By stevehull
I put a ventless dryer in my son's 5'th wheel (he...

I put a ventless dryer in my son's 5'th wheel (he is in graduate school and living in it). It works by heating up the drum and then spraying cold water on it. One load takes almost 5 hours for a...
Forum: Solar Power 02-18-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,125
Posted By philb
Exeric, one more thing. I see in your sig that...

Exeric, one more thing. I see in your sig that you're in CA. Eco Direct is in Carlsbad, beside Palamar Airport. The shipping would be less than shipping from FL.
Forum: Solar Power 01-16-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,315
Posted By nokiasixteth
Voltage Drop Calculator...

Voltage Drop Calculator (http://www.windsun.com/Hardware/Voltage_Calc.htm)

Heres a link that you may find helpful on voltage drops.

Unless your dead set and already have the pannels i would run...
Forum: Solar Power 01-14-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,315
Posted By Blue Bomber Man
I believe the NEC allows for unspliced wires to...

I believe the NEC allows for unspliced wires to pass through a box provided that enough slack is left in the box so that a splice can be made in the future if needed. (Basically a "service loop")
Forum: Solar Power 01-14-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,315
Posted By pinballlooking
The microinverters talk across the neutral wire....

The microinverters talk across the neutral wire. The inspector will want the wires in the same gauge in conduit (as stated above)
Check out these two projects.

My utility company requires a...
Forum: Solar Power 01-14-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,315
Posted By jeff5may
With a grid-tie system, the solar array is using...

With a grid-tie system, the solar array is using your power utility as a battery. There is no need to run a heavier neutral wire than the other primary wires. The bulk of your power travels through...
Forum: Solar Power 01-14-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,315
Posted By Ryland
I haven't tried to do this my self, but I do know...

I haven't tried to do this my self, but I do know that most inspectors want it to be in conduit up to the point that it connects to the wiring from the micro inverters and if possible I think that...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-02-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,763
Posted By jeff5may
So what do you think about the new combined PVT...

So what do you think about the new combined PVT panels? Increased PV output due to lower panel temp, plus thermal output that uses the solar cells as a selective surface? Sounds really enticing on...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-27-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 28,544
Posted By jeff5may
If you insulate the unconditioned room to the...

If you insulate the unconditioned room to the levels you posted, the room will hold heat very well. As long as it is not open to the outside, it will in fact float to an average charted temperature...
Forum: Solar Heating 11-09-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,259
Posted By solarhotairpanels
Inexpensive Backdraft Damper that actually works

I have tried the store bought metal butterfly backdraft dampers with the 4 hot air collectors I have plugged into my house.

None of them were stopping the cold air backdrafts that happen when the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-11-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,418
Posted By Daox
Cool product: Save A Watt TV standby killer (from kill a watt makers)

I had never heard of this, but it sounds like a good idea to me so I figured I'd post it up for you guys. I personally use my TV so little that the power strip stays unplugged for weeks at a time,...
Forum: Conservation 03-14-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,739
Posted By stevehull
Drake, I made up a preheat "gray water"...

Drake,

I made up a preheat "gray water" heater for our shower almost 20 years ago. It has worked very well - maybe too well at times.

In short, I took a scrap piece of 3 inch copper and wound...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-25-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 42,352
Posted By NeilBlanchard
The volume of ice in the Arctic is ONE FIFTH what...

The volume of ice in the Arctic is ONE FIFTH what it was in 1980:

Arctic Death Spiral Bombshell: CryoSat-2 Confirms Sea Ice Volume Has Collapsed | ThinkProgress...
Forum: Conservation 12-07-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,356
Posted By AC_Hacker
This Thermal House - the Basics of EcoRenovation

In the time that I have been active at EcoRenovator, I have noticed that knowledge of the basic physics involved in heat loss and heat gain is not universally understood here. For instance, the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-07-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 121,814
Posted By Daox
Well its been a busy few days. I got the...

Well its been a busy few days. I got the insulation mesh hung Monday night and Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon the insulation guy came out and dense packed the wall. Everything went very...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-01-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,289
Posted By S-F
Sorry, I misread your previous post and said a...

Sorry, I misread your previous post and said a bunch of things which must have seemed nutty. I don't know about the netting you're using so I can't comment on that and I also don't have much...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-01-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,289
Posted By S-F
The problems with all fiberglass, as opposed to...

The problems with all fiberglass, as opposed to cellulose are that mice love the stuff, it's not recycled material and fiberglass doesn't have the hygroscopic value cellulose has. It also might be...
Forum: Conservation 01-08-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 63,578
Posted By AC_Hacker
Does bubble-wrap work for insulating windows?

Does bubble-wrap work for insulating windows?

For $15, I bought a roll of 24" wide roll of bubble wrap, enough for three or four windows (I only wanted to do the lower windows).
...
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