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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-05-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By rvCharlie
Late to the party, but thought I'd add some...

Late to the party, but thought I'd add some archival info. If you're not comfortable (read, competent :-) ) with soldering, a better option might be to look at PIDG terminals & butt splices. The...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-09-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By rvCharlie
Well, looks like I can answer my own question....

Well, looks like I can answer my own question. Found this while searching for the part:
https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?78881-Trane-crankcase-heater

Truly bizarre that the heater would...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-09-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By rvCharlie
Conventional a/c compressor: sump heater question

Hi,

Hoping this is the right subforum to ask this question.

Background: TraneTTX036C100A1 a/c Compressor tripped its mains circuit breaker yesterday.

Troubleshooting: After a a bit of brute...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-08-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,759
Posted By rvCharlie
No brand/model number? If you can find that, you...

No brand/model number? If you can find that, you can research the model to determine btu.

The most discouraging thing for me was that it looked like the smallest model was 8 tons. That might be...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-20-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,759
Posted By rvCharlie
If you find some prices, I'd love to know them....

If you find some prices, I'd love to know them. I've read about natural gas heat pumps being available in Asian markets for years, but haven't seen any available here in the USA.

Thanks,

Charlie
Forum: Tools 11-20-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,626
Posted By rvCharlie
I've got the 10A version of the one CrankyDoug...

I've got the 10A version of the one CrankyDoug linked. I've never put a 'scope on its output, but I've used it to check out and ultimately fully power the instrument panel (EFIS with associated...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-18-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,355
Posted By rvCharlie
Just a heads up, some threadlockers don't play...

Just a heads up, some threadlockers don't play nice with some plastics (plexiglass, for sure, possibly others)
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-15-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,595
Posted By rvCharlie
Have you tried the embedded Off-The-Air recording...

Have you tried the embedded Off-The-Air recording features in Kodi yet? I played around with openelec on a pc several years ago, but was unable to get the recording features working. I currently use...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-13-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,685
Posted By rvCharlie
Maybe it's just me, but I'd pay retail for some...

Maybe it's just me, but I'd pay retail for some aluminum service cable before I'd run several dozen feet of free conduit through an attic and then fight with pulling free >6ga wire through it. That's...
Forum: Tools 12-19-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,436
Posted By rvCharlie
If you run it at capacity, it will suck a lot...

If you run it at capacity, it will suck a lot more than that. 17.5kw is ~23.5hp, ignoring conversion losses from engine output to electrical output. Not likely to do better than .5 lbs per hp per...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-05-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,597,494
Posted By rvCharlie
I think the subject of roof coatings deserves a...

I think the subject of roof coatings deserves a more detailed answer. The ceramic insulation product may or may not have merit, but in a sunny, hot environment, a WHITE roof coating can have a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-23-15, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 1,597,494
Posted By rvCharlie
I've never tried it for a PEX application, but...

I've never tried it for a PEX application, but electrical workers have several solutions for permanent protection of buried electrical joints. There's liquid that's painted on, but I have no idea...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-15-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,831
Posted By rvCharlie
Danger is that each system is grounded. As long...

Danger is that each system is grounded. As long as you're just 'tapping' off various voltages with common grounds all to the negative end of the battery string you shoul be ok. Draw the schematic and...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,225
Posted By rvCharlie
Well, that's a bummer. Does your TV have an audio...

Well, that's a bummer. Does your TV have an audio out setting adjustment? If so, HDMI from the WD to the TV and L/R audio from TV to an A/B audio selector switch to the stereo might work.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-13-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,225
Posted By rvCharlie
What's your programming source? Most sources have...

What's your programming source? Most sources have a way to configure the audio stream for your audio system. If your computer is the source, have you checked the sound settings? ON my Windows 7...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-13-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,225
Posted By rvCharlie
The problem is mutually exclusive mandates,...

The problem is mutually exclusive mandates, followed by the unquantifiable term 'HiFi'. If you're happy with mp3's & 10 watts, the amp you bought should be just fine. I searched ebay for 'passive...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-13-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,831
Posted By rvCharlie
What voltage is the actuator designed for? Slight...

What voltage is the actuator designed for? Slight overvoltage with intermittent duty cycle might not kill it (as quickly), but feeding it 50% higher than design voltage sounds a bit iffy. :-)
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-08-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,029
Posted By rvCharlie
I don't think I have any pics of the house (might...

I don't think I have any pics of the house (might have been pre-digital era...), but here are a couple of shots of a door into my workroom and looking into a lean-to added to the side of my hangar. I...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-07-15, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,029
Posted By rvCharlie
I did something similar when we renovated our...

I did something similar when we renovated our early-50's era ranch about 15 yrs ago. Since I'm too cheap to buy anything new if I can find it used or salvaged, I used metal/foam 'door cores', the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-14-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,759
Posted By rvCharlie
Must have been problems with that particular...

Must have been problems with that particular company's engine. In Mazda rotaries, seal life is well over a thousand hours at high power, as long as 2stroke oil is used for apex seal lube instead of...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-26-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,763
Posted By rvCharlie
Sorry; I'm a bit late to this party. The above...

Sorry; I'm a bit late to this party. The above statement disagrees with every scientific source I've checked. One source:
Thermal radiation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
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