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Forum: Lighting 06-22-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By Elcam84
Adding to and upgrading shop lighting

Well have a new project in the shop and I am spending allot more time in the shop (66 mustang build) Torn down to the shell lots of welding etc...

I have Ok lighting in the shop. I have 5 8'...
Forum: Lighting 04-05-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By Elcam84
We have switched out our lighting to LED as the...

We have switched out our lighting to LED as the old ones fail or a new fixture is installed. The main benefit is not the cost savings but the better color light and higher CRI. I hate those old...
Forum: Conservation 03-25-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Elcam84
Extremely important. It keeps the evap coil from...

Extremely important. It keeps the evap coil from being plugged up with dirt, hair etc. Also if that air wasn't filtered you would be blowing dirt and crap all over the house.

As for the...
Forum: Conservation 03-23-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Elcam84
Basically what I was going to say about reusable...

Basically what I was going to say about reusable filters. In the automotive world they improve airflow at the detriment of poor filtering but in most all dyno tests the K&N didn't to an appreciable...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-25-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Elcam84
Typical 1960 brick ranch house in TX around...

Typical 1960 brick ranch house in TX around 1700sqft. And no i will never have a window unit in any house i live in, well the shop does have a 2 ton but it's undersized.

Right now I have...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-21-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Elcam84
That is true but not the whole story. That 35*...

That is true but not the whole story. That 35* air is the low at night. What happens is that during the day it is in the 60s ish and the humidity averages around 70% but often as high as the high...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-09-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Elcam84
They do but with the amount of humidity we have...

They do but with the amount of humidity we have in the winter it's like peeing into the wind. Yeah you make headway but not much.

Not to mention I have nowhere to put an HRV and running the...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-07-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Elcam84
My problem with humidity is in the winter. There...

My problem with humidity is in the winter. There is no dry air inside or out so it doesn't matter how well the house is sealed since I have nothing inside the house running in the winter to remove...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-04-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Elcam84
Humidity control in winter

I live in Texas where it is always humid. We can be at or below freezing and the humidity can be 80%. So no bathroom vent fans or cooking or whatever is not to blame in fact if you run them you will...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 12-06-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By Elcam84
18,000 btu minisplit condenser (DFW)

Clearing out the garage and shop of projects that will never happen etc...

New Pridiom/Amcorair 181hx condenser. Just the condenser no inside unit. Unit was hooked up but wouldnt talk to...
Forum: Tools 11-29-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,451
Posted By Elcam84
Well I'm now looking at a lift or... I will be...

Well I'm now looking at a lift or... I will be getting a 66 mustang to restore pretty soon. It was a car my friends mom bought years ago and never put the effort or cash into it to restore. She...
Forum: Conservation 11-28-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 32,146
Posted By Elcam84
It doesn't surprise me. With dropping the other...

It doesn't surprise me. With dropping the other models they cant keep it going on its own. But they are following in the footsteps of Ford in dropping small cars. If the line isn't profitable you...
Forum: Conservation 11-04-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Elcam84
True. And here there is no problem with excess...

True. And here there is no problem with excess heat in the attic in the summer here. And really we don't need those fancy collectors here in the summer either. At a friends shop years ago we had a...
Forum: Conservation 11-02-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Elcam84
Yup they also have a built in heating element for...

Yup they also have a built in heating element for when its been shady r in the winter. They work extremely well. The one they had at the shop I stopped at looked decently built. They build them in...
Forum: Conservation 11-02-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Elcam84
Not at all. Just the quickest way i could post at...

Not at all. Just the quickest way i could post at the time.
Forum: Conservation 11-02-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Elcam84
Here is a pic i took from the last apartment we...

Here is a pic i took from the last apartment we rented. Every building has them in varying numbers... https://photos.app.goo.gl/JWkoJ9iKb71ojzdt5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JWkoJ9iKb71ojzdt5
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Forum: Tools 10-23-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,451
Posted By Elcam84
I really could have used one the other day. Had...

I really could have used one the other day. Had to change the front wheel bearings and brakes on daughters Nissan Versa. It has 61k on it.... Nissan aka Renault don't make a quality product. The days...
Forum: Conservation 10-06-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Elcam84
Solar water heating and other stuff in Greece

Well we spent almost two weeks in Athens and Naxos and I found allot of things there interesting.

Everywhere we stayed had solar water heaters. They work very well there. We...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-04-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Elcam84
We have a cheap no name refurbished rice cooker...

We have a cheap no name refurbished rice cooker we bought at frys 10 years ago and not as good of quality as the new ones but it keeps on cooking. I just scoop out the rice and all is good.
The...
Forum: Conservation 09-05-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,035
Posted By Elcam84
Been through this before the unit is operating...

Been through this before the unit is operating properly and not just this unit its a common issue with conventional heat pumps here. the heat pump function is still basically an afterthought on them...
Forum: Conservation 09-05-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,035
Posted By Elcam84
Your usage is around 1100kwh a month which is...

Your usage is around 1100kwh a month which is close to being inline with a house of around 1800sqft house here in TX where its much hotter for much longer.

That was allot of laundry you were...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-02-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,152
Posted By Elcam84
Thats a common install for most of the south. The...

Thats a common install for most of the south. The issue is you need access to the unit. If you don't mind moving that insulation for the tech go for it.

I have seen some units in these...
Forum: Conservation 08-01-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 32,146
Posted By Elcam84
Nice. Would like one of those to replace LOMS PT...

Nice. Would like one of those to replace LOMS PT cruiser she uses as an airport car which they get horrible mileage if you bought a standard as in worse than pickup truck mileage the automatic got...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-30-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By Elcam84
True and my helper might be a little slow. ...

True and my helper might be a little slow.

The times I have used the fiberglass machine it was non stop feeding that thing. You had enough time to grab another bale cut it in half and then...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-29-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,152
Posted By Elcam84
Not as hot as this part of tx. You have something...

Not as hot as this part of tx. You have something green on top of the dirt. I have straw covered with piles of leaves from the dying trees. We have a cold front coming tonight, only supposed to be 95...
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