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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-30-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,064
Posted By jeff5may
Uhmmm, who did dat? Obviously somebody injured...

Uhmmm, who did dat? Obviously somebody injured themselves, so now nobody can have nice things...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-25-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,341
Posted By jeff5may
The material you use for heat transfer makes a...

The material you use for heat transfer makes a massive difference. Copper pipe is the king when you consider raw heat transfer and time lag versus dollars . Pex is about 6 times worse per surface...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-23-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By jeff5may
More information is needed to be of assistance....

More information is needed to be of assistance. What make and model is the system and components? Did you see anything burnt or discolored or strange on the control boards?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-20-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By jeff5may
Here's the web page for your unit: ...

Here's the web page for your unit:

http://airconint.com/wiki/index.php?title=Blue_Series_3

It looks like the power feed for the outdoor fan motor got burnt. I would definitely check the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-16-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By jeff5may
so here's a generic diagram of a heat pump: ...

so here's a generic diagram of a heat pump:
https://www.everysolarthing.com/static/media/uploads/blog/solar/heat_pumps/air_source/air-to-air-heat-pump.jpg

The cooling coil is the evaporator. It's...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-16-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By jeff5may
There are a few obstacles and hurdles to overcome...

There are a few obstacles and hurdles to overcome with automotive systems. Cooling mode has been practicing for 50 plus years in cars, so it is the easy part. The challenges come with heating mode. ...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-14-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By jeff5may
If the tank is still the same, it's 100 gallons....

If the tank is still the same, it's 100 gallons. Minus the heat exchanger circuit volumes.
Forum: Other Improvements 05-09-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By jeff5may
Just got a PM for more information on the...

Just got a PM for more information on the subject, so here's my tidbit for the curious:

The older washers had a stator with 42 poles in them. Factory wired as 3 phase star, 14 poles per phase. Max...
Forum: Other Improvements 04-26-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By jeff5may
Yay, it's a Whirlpool Cabrio / Maytag bravos HE...

Yay, it's a Whirlpool Cabrio / Maytag bravos HE top loader in the USA. I service and trade washers and dryers in my spare time, and I love those units. A major cause of failure with those things is...
Forum: Solar Power 04-05-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By jeff5may
Welcome to the forums! Sounds as if you have your...

Welcome to the forums! Sounds as if you have your work cut out for yourself. The best we can hope for in my area is net metering. The local power company offers no other options.
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-18-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By jeff5may
I have been trying to find something useful about...

I have been trying to find something useful about the actual strain that has been the cause of the current panic. The main idea is that nobody really knows absolutely surely anything thoroughly...
Forum: Conservation 03-09-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By jeff5may
There are a few ways to get the answers you seek,...

There are a few ways to get the answers you seek, but simply heating up the space and trying to extrapolate information from the results isn't going to be very accurate. There are a lot of variables...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-07-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By jeff5may
Ok I get where you are going now. I tend to think...

Ok I get where you are going now. I tend to think outside of the box though. There is a definite advantage to your idea in certain areas and circumstances. Don't know about your heat load or local...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-07-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By jeff5may
I still don't understand what you are trying to...

I still don't understand what you are trying to do here. Are you trying to directly heat indoor air with your machine? Or are you building some sort of cascaded device, using the water tank as an...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 03-02-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so tell us what you think about the new water...

Ok so tell us what you think about the new water heater.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-27-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so I'm going to run through a couple of quick...

Ok so I'm going to run through a couple of quick suggestions not related to the proposed solution and quit talking about them. Since it's winter, find heat leaks. The cheapest infrared cameras on the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-26-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By jeff5may
Ok, I'm not exactly sure what you hope to...

Ok, I'm not exactly sure what you hope to accomplish, but it sounds like you are looking for a free lunch. You are trying to convert a window air conditioner into a supplemental heater? Air to air...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-23-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By jeff5may
In your application, the little 5k unit will pull...

In your application, the little 5k unit will pull lots of latent heat out of your house with the water. Plus some cooling effect, but mostly condensate. This will help your main cooler move the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-22-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By jeff5may
Any window unit you buy that has a standard...

Any window unit you buy that has a standard rating is done with a 10 degree Delta T between indoor and outdoor dry bulb temperature on high speed.

So, your 5kbtu 9.8 EER happens when it's 75...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-19-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By jeff5may
You would suffer a noticed penalty to energy...

You would suffer a noticed penalty to energy efficiency. Air isn't a great heat exchange medium. The indoor exchanger is sized for a certain amount of cool air coming in. Choking the airflow and...
Forum: Conservation 02-16-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,655
Posted By jeff5may
Not going to argue about it on here. Like I said,...

Not going to argue about it on here. Like I said, it's been escalated to a religious issue through decades of lobbying, campaigning, and perpetual propaganda and dogma. Progress on American soil is...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-14-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By jeff5may
Many of the non-inverter units have a "low noise"...

Many of the non-inverter units have a "low noise" mode that runs both the indoor and outdoor unit fans slower. This is sometimes used in "economy mode" as well. In low noise mode, the compressor...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-11-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so have you done an energy audit in the house?...

Ok so have you done an energy audit in the house? Reducing your heating needs is a much bigger better strategy to pursue than devoting your time and effort towards effective feeding the heat...
Forum: Conservation 02-08-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,655
Posted By jeff5may
Ok so hopefully many of you have been watching...

Ok so hopefully many of you have been watching the events playing out with utility scale renewable energy in Europe and California the last few years. And the winner is... Nuclear power.

France...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-08-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By jeff5may
There are a few ways to approach this one. ...

There are a few ways to approach this one.

First choice: Mad Max bartertown rube Goldberg contraption. Everything is independent of everything else and is simple as it can be. Cheaper but not so...
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