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Forum: Wind Power 03-02-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,699
Posted By Piwoslaw
Wind turbines with a verticle axis can take...

Wind turbines with a verticle axis can take advantage of wind which rapidly changes direction.

Here is one of many innovative designs:
New type of VAWT...
Forum: Energy Storage 02-02-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,351
Posted By Piwoslaw
Update - I bought a small inverter as a backup in...

Update - I bought a small inverter as a backup in case of blackouts.

I checked that the battery is still in good enough shape to power the refridgerator or heating system's pump and electronics...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 07-31-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,005
Posted By Piwoslaw
When I read/hear that "PV is now very cheap", I...

When I read/hear that "PV is now very cheap", I remember something I read recently, related to the boom on PV in Europe and the rest of the world. It stated that among the reasons for the fall in PV...
Forum: Conservation 06-12-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,931
Posted By Piwoslaw
Update on the first-flush system. The dead-end...

Update on the first-flush system.
The dead-end pipe which serves as a reservoir for the sediments, is 1 meter long. The force/weight of 1 meter of water is enough to push the segments of that pipe...
Forum: Conservation 04-03-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,931
Posted By Piwoslaw
Finally added some kinks to the gutter downpipe,...

Finally added some kinks to the gutter downpipe, which might qualify for a first-flush system:
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=9273&stc=1&d=1617477658

The system will...
Forum: Conservation 01-21-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,931
Posted By Piwoslaw
Not really that large! During summer heat waves...

Not really that large! During summer heat waves and droughts, watering the lawn can easily use more than 600 liters per day. And last summer the tank did indeed go dry, so we had to use city water...
Forum: Conservation 01-02-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,931
Posted By Piwoslaw
Piwoslaw's rain water system (underground tank)

Since April '20 we finally have a new rainwater system, much more permanent than the plastic barrels (https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1009) we've had for the last decade:)

We had a...
Forum: Solar Power 07-05-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,378
Posted By Piwoslaw
Piwoslaw's 2.7kW PV system

After years of thinking, reading, wanting, etc., we finally made the move!
Polish government created a financial incentive for PV systems, where homeowners can get up to 5000PLN (over 1100EUR) back...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-08-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,806
Posted By Piwoslaw
How about if you get a small heat pump for the...

How about if you get a small heat pump for the central air, to only slightly dehumidify and/or cool the whole house, then use the window unit when needed (=less often)? Make it low power with a large...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-19-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,341
Posted By Piwoslaw
This project has been creeping along very slowly....

This project has been creeping along very slowly. Mostly because we don't have enough food to fill the 160 liter freezer, but we finally turned it on and moved what we had, so that the freezer part...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 849,495
Posted By Piwoslaw
A clear HX core? If you also made the outer...

A clear HX core? If you also made the outer casing clear you could observe what is happening inside - condensation, mildew, clogging, etc.
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,817
Posted By Piwoslaw
Thank you for the great write up and...

Thank you for the great write up and pics:thumbup:


Use 2x 45 instead of 1x 90.
Forum: Conservation 01-17-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,264
Posted By Piwoslaw
Now the outside, looking at the western corner....

Now the outside, looking at the western corner. Losing heat through the windows and even more through the garage door. The latter is a no brainer, as the door and its frame are deteriorating and they...
Forum: Conservation 01-16-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,264
Posted By Piwoslaw
Thermographic images with comments

I recently got a chance to use a thermal imaging camera (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/conservation/4659-how-make-most-thermographic-camera.html) and wanted to share some of the results. I'll try to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-24-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,795
Posted By Piwoslaw
There is an old thread: Test results - Power...

There is an old thread:
Test results - Power savings from timer on fridge (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/appliances-gadgets/1448-test-results-power-savings-timer-fridge.html)
If you do go ahead...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-13-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,103
Posted By Piwoslaw
Check out some of the pics in my gallery...

Check out some of the pics in my gallery (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/members/piwoslaw/albums/heat+buffer/). They're not my coils, but should be helpful.
Forum: Wind Power 11-09-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,277
Posted By Piwoslaw
New type of VAWT

I recently read about a new type of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine built in eastern Poland. It is 3 towers, 29 meters each, which produce 0.5 MW of power....
Forum: Conservation 06-11-14, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,211
Posted By Piwoslaw
A longterm investment, but how about planting...

A longterm investment, but how about planting trees?
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-23-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 63,056
Posted By Piwoslaw
When averaging more than ~5 readings, first...

When averaging more than ~5 readings, first discard the highest and the lowest, then average the rest. This gets rid of any anomalies, making the average truer.

Have you tried logging the raw...
Forum: Conservation 03-23-14, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 2,924
Posted By Piwoslaw
The only cars that are wasting gas are the ones...

The only cars that are wasting gas are the ones which did not turn their engines off.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-17-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,330
Posted By Piwoslaw
Exalta, if you set the thermostat to 1 instead of...

Exalta, if you set the thermostat to 1 instead of 4, then the fridge will still need 100W max (most of the time it is less), but it will turn on less often, so in the long run will consume less...
Forum: Other Improvements 05-31-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,362
Posted By Piwoslaw
Quest, how about getting a dual flush for the...

Quest, how about getting a dual flush for the downstairs? Since most flushes are non-solids, then no need wasting 6L when 3-4L will do the job just as well.
Forum: The Billiards Room 04-26-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,203
Posted By Piwoslaw
Smile Green gangsters

I just came across these vids and I got a laugh. Cool idea!
GREEN GANGSTERS! - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YplqDVQ57A8)
You're WHACKING Mother Earth! - YouTube...
Forum: Introductions 04-01-13, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,352
Posted By Piwoslaw
Welcome to ER, razor:)

Welcome to ER, razor:)
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-21-13, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,755
Posted By Piwoslaw
Welcome to ER, Charles:) Already having a...

Welcome to ER, Charles:)

Already having a radiator in the air duct is a good start. Yes, plumbing it to a source of cold water will cool the house, plus it will reduce humidity (good in Alabama)....
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