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Forum: Solar Power 02-14-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,671
Posted By Roostre
When I did my solar install I made a spreadsheet...

When I did my solar install I made a spreadsheet that calculated payback time that included the State and Federal incentives. It turned out that there was a "sweet spot" where you get the most bang...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-13-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 2,020,429
Posted By Roostre
Made it!

It took me a long time, but it's done. Whew.

What a great thread and resource for the DIY experimenters out there.

I found that the "Closed-Loop/Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems - Installation...
Forum: Solar Power 12-31-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,684
Posted By Roostre
One year later...

Here are some screenshots from my year of solar. (the system didn't get turned on until mid-january 2017. I used 12.2 cents per kw as our 2 electric cars push our household up into the higher tier...
Forum: Solar Power 06-10-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,684
Posted By Roostre
Where we sit so far...

http://i.imgur.com/pD4zgnv.jpg
Forum: Solar Power 06-10-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,684
Posted By Roostre
Awesome! Welcome to the DIY Solar club! ...

Awesome! Welcome to the DIY Solar club!

Hindsight...hmmm.
1. Don't wait until winter.
2. Have set deadlines in writing with sub-contractors.
3. Require personal review of plans PRIOR to the sub...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-22-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,090
Posted By Roostre
A new twist on Air Source Heat Pumps or ?

Saw this through an advertisement the other day and wondered what the consensus is on the product line and idea. It's called Sunpump out of Canada and they use roof mounted panels with refrigerant in...
Forum: Solar Power 03-01-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 291,495
Posted By Roostre
My father was a lifer and we had 2 assignments to...

My father was a lifer and we had 2 assignments to Hill when I was growing up. :thumbup:

Only been to Alabama once and I was stuck in a training seminar the whole time. Beautiful area, lots of red...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-22-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 272,197
Posted By Roostre
Looks like a great job done.

Looks like a great job done.
Forum: Solar Power 12-20-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 291,495
Posted By Roostre
City Building Department sent my inspection...

City Building Department sent my inspection approval to the Power Company yesterday.

Should see my new meter any day!



OOps, sorry pinball!! I glanced at the post and saw "DIY" and assumed...
Forum: Solar Power 12-10-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,684
Posted By Roostre
Here you go! http://i.imgur.com/vqPNlWi.jpg

Here you go!

http://i.imgur.com/vqPNlWi.jpg
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-09-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 272,197
Posted By Roostre
Inspirational! Those tomatoes look delicious.

Inspirational!
Those tomatoes look delicious.
Forum: Solar Power 12-04-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,684
Posted By Roostre
More progress!

We managed to get all the conduit in the attic and garage net up and ran. Inverter is tied to panel and to rooftop junction box (Soladeck). Also mounted 11 panels.

Things should go much faster...
Forum: Solar Power 11-03-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,684
Posted By Roostre
Not yet. I'm waiting for the city at the moment. ...

Not yet. I'm waiting for the city at the moment.


Anyone remotely interested in these systems should read this white paper:...
Forum: Solar Power 10-22-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,684
Posted By Roostre
I'm on the other side of that bet I guess....

I'm on the other side of that bet I guess. Historically low gas prices can't/won't go on forever. Once the nail is driven through coal's head there is no reason gas won't get more expensive. Most of...
Forum: Solar Power 10-16-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,684
Posted By Roostre
Roof3

http://i.imgur.com/tRaYRw1.jpg (http://imgur.com/tRaYRw1)
Forum: Solar Power 10-13-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 57,684
Posted By Roostre
Question DIY solar/worth the cost?

Due to some unforeseen good fortune this past year we have found ourselves faced with 2 things: 1. larger than expected income for '16 and 2. Much larger than expected tax bill coming in April!!...
Forum: Conservation 08-21-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,363
Posted By Roostre
My daughter's '13 has the B mode. It is like eco...

My daughter's '13 has the B mode. It is like eco mode, but it brakes (regens) stronger and sooner when you let up on the pedal. Great for going down a steep hill. Also great for people who want to...
Forum: Conservation 01-18-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 97,186
Posted By Roostre
Thumbs up :thumbup: Congrats on the 47K!! And thanks...

:thumbup:
Congrats on the 47K!!
And thanks for the photos! All great.


Have not had the opportunity to see the Gen2 Volt in person yet, but it looks like GM has really improved the breed from...
Forum: Conservation 10-16-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 97,186
Posted By Roostre
The Volt opened our eyes to the viability of...

The Volt opened our eyes to the viability of owning an EV. Like most Americans, we probably overestimated how much we actually drive. A few weeks with the Volt not using any gasoline was a true...
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