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Forum: Solar Heating 08-10-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,023
Posted By AC_Hacker
Don't forget the value of insulating the bath...

Don't forget the value of insulating the bath tub.

Most of the heat loss is through the sides & bottom.

You might find that by conserving the energy present in the hot water, you can have the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-21-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,415,828
Posted By AC_Hacker
Rebuilder, It takes a dedicated person to...

Rebuilder,

It takes a dedicated person to read through the thread. Congratulations!

You are correct to minimize heat loss (minimize infiltration & maximize insulation). When you feel that you...
Forum: Conservation 01-16-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,049
Posted By AC_Hacker
Have you checked out the used EV market? ...

Have you checked out the used EV market?

About 4 years ago, Geo_NR_Gee bought a used Nissan Leaf for $7k and he drives it all the time,

I bought a two year old previously leased Nissan Leaf,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-08-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By AC_Hacker
Hi Bill, nice to hear from you again. You...

Hi Bill, nice to hear from you again.

You should call around to some of your local GSHP installers and ask exactly the question you have posted. The situation varies greatly from area to area....
Forum: Other Improvements 11-22-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By AC_Hacker
Natural Gas Lines

In Oregon, Natural Gas can be piped underground through plastic, and I think it is HDPE, but it is yellow, or some other color.

However, HDPE is not allowed above ground due to possible physical...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-13-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By AC_Hacker
AC_Hacker and Acuario meet in Cordoba, Spain

I was making a trip to the Andalusian region of Spain with my mate, Ann, and met up with Acuario and his lovely wife.

Had a nice dinner and great conversation. As expected, lots of great geek...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-12-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By AC_Hacker
If it were me, I would go with a Brazed Plate HX....

If it were me, I would go with a Brazed Plate HX. Not so expensive, very efficient, small, and the engineering data is abundant. Brazed plates work great in a closed-loop system that you have.

The...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-08-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By AC_Hacker
Electric Lawnmower Repair

I bought an AC electric mower. Powerful enough for general use.

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7768&stc=1&d=1494289637

After a couple years of use, it got left out in...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-22-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,790
Posted By AC_Hacker
Good thinking! -AC

Good thinking!

-AC
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-21-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,213
Posted By AC_Hacker
This approach needs to tried by SOMEBODY on a...

This approach needs to tried by SOMEBODY on a single-head system. Seems to me that a multi-head system greatly multiplies the potential problems.

I think that a key issue to success is whether or...
Forum: Conservation 03-28-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 541,424
Posted By AC_Hacker
I have seen HRVs that have reversible DC fans. ...

I have seen HRVs that have reversible DC fans.

The reversing work is done with electronics.

In these HRVs the core has enough thermal mass, that:

1. a 'charge' of indoor air is blown out,...
Forum: Conservation 02-22-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By AC_Hacker
Earth Tubes Get a Winning Review...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7622&stc=1&d=1487807695


Earth Tubes sound like a great idea, and they are. But there have been a lot of stories about their...
Forum: Conservation 02-06-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 541,424
Posted By AC_Hacker
Installing a Single Room Energy Recovery Vent

http://www.arttec.net/Mini_HRV/TwinFresh%20Comfo%20%20RA1-50-2_parts.jpg


Guy Marsden on Installing a Single Room Energy Recovery Vent... (http://www.arttec.net/Mini_HRV/RA1-50-2_install.html)
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-31-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,239
Posted By AC_Hacker
John Siegenthaler, the hero of high-mass heated...

John Siegenthaler, the hero of high-mass heated floor hydronics for the USA, has recently been giving quite a few seminars on the topic of quick-response low-mass hydronic heating systems.

Lots...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 01-31-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,164
Posted By AC_Hacker
There is a hardware cost. When I got mine the...

There is a hardware cost. When I got mine the cost was a one-time cost of $130. Now I see them for around $90, or less.

Then they have a "Premium Service" with nice features that I thought was...
Forum: Tools 01-19-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By AC_Hacker
it has to do with the dissimilar metals that...

it has to do with the dissimilar metals that constitute the principle that thermocouples are based on. Nothing to do with noise or interference.

Ebay China has them really cheap, but that doesnt...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-13-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,733
Posted By AC_Hacker
When you said that "half the joints leaked", what...

When you said that "half the joints leaked", what are you referring to? Your heater only has two, IN an OUT, right?

Are they leaking?

Are half of all the joints you put together leaking?
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-01-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,145
Posted By AC_Hacker
I'm coming in on this thread very late, but your...

I'm coming in on this thread very late, but your last statement, should be your first concern.

It is natural for anyone, when confronted with a project that involves making a house livable and...
Forum: The Billiards Room 12-05-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,655
Posted By AC_Hacker
I got one I really like, from Lowes... It's...

I got one I really like, from Lowes...

It's a small brown auto-ranging one that pretty much fits in my pocket.

It has the fundamental stuff, but I really like that it has a 'hot wiring' sensor...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-02-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,565
Posted By AC_Hacker
European Advice

I think that this thread may have ignored a couple of very important contributions to this discussion.

Energy prices are currently low-ish, but as a very wise machinist said to me, "we are only a...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-16-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By AC_Hacker
The screws are a thermal bridge, because steel is...

The screws are a thermal bridge, because steel is such a good conductor. However the cross-sectional area is a very large determining factor in this instance, and the cross sectional area of the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-05-16, 01:31 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 220,720
Posted By AC_Hacker
If I may join in... PEX is High Density...

If I may join in...

PEX is High Density PolyEthylene (which is heat weldable) that has been subjected to a process that causes some of the molecule chains to cross-link. The 'PE' is Polyethylene...
Forum: Tools 10-05-16, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,822
Posted By AC_Hacker
Mostly straight on the 1-Wire thing. As you...

Mostly straight on the 1-Wire thing.

As you said, at minimum, you need Ground, and you need Data. It can be done, but the specifications are very strict, and if not adhered to, bad data will...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-26-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 1,415,828
Posted By AC_Hacker
The Homemade Heat Pump Manifesto Has Passed a Million Page-Views

The Homemade Heat Pump Manifesto has just passed the one million page-views milestone!

Never in my wildest dreams did I think that there would be this much interest in converting discarded air...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 09-22-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,719
Posted By AC_Hacker
I was looking over these specs on the Gree...

I was looking over these specs on the Gree NEO09230V-143815

GREE Neo 9,000 BTU Ductless Mini Split A/C FREE 15' Line Set...
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