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Forum: Solar Power Today, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By mk1st
Finally up and running

I rebuilt my old crappy garage and reoriented the new one for full southern exposure. Took a while to get everything up and running because I was doing everything myself (except the final wiring...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-20-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 37,267
Posted By Daox
Alright, lets fast forward 8 years! I basically...

Alright, lets fast forward 8 years! I basically haven't done anything with this project. So, this is what the solar panel rack looked like earlier this week:
...
Forum: Conservation 09-27-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Wanna Beco
That's cool looking and good specs. I would like...

That's cool looking and good specs. I would like an Onyx RCR , but they are very pricey. It seems like you have to spend 1500 to get a bike that is useable. I think you did good.
Forum: Solar Heating 08-19-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,340
Posted By menaus2
So its been about 3 months since my last update,...

So its been about 3 months since my last update, and overall the collector has worked great over the summer and have made some refinements also.

1. The reflectors have really helped out with the...
Forum: Solar Power 08-03-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,806
Posted By WisJim
I posted about our PV system and electric LEAF...

I posted about our PV system and electric LEAF back in 2017, and thought I'd update a bit. In March we bought a newer used Leaf, a 2017 to replace our 2013 which we sold to one of our sons. My wife...
Forum: Solar Power 08-03-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,806
Posted By antdun
According to my expenses that I track through...

According to my expenses that I track through Mint.com in 2017 I spent $2,098 on gasoline and maintenance on my two gas vehicles (2009 Honda Pilot, and 2013 Hyundai Sonata) and that doesn't include...
Forum: Solar Power 08-03-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,806
Posted By antdun
***UPDATE 3 years later*** In late July 2019 I...

***UPDATE 3 years later***
In late July 2019 I added an additional 3,600 Watts of panels so now I have a 9.98 kW solar array and the power production is fantastic! If you'd like to see a YouTube...
Forum: Conservation 07-22-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,299
Posted By randen
Anyone working to Off Grid

Its time to make a couple upgrades to the 20KW inverter. 2 items need some improvements:

The small pump motor thats being powered by PWM supervised by a thermistor in the liquid cooled heat sink...
Forum: Solar Power 07-05-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Piwoslaw
Piwoslaw's 2.7kW PV system

After years of thinking, reading, wanting, etc., we finally made the move!
Polish government created a financial incentive for PV systems, where homeowners can get up to 5000PLN (over 1100EUR) back...
Forum: Product Reviews 05-17-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,791
Posted By Robaroni
We got a special deal from GM on the 2017 we had...

We got a special deal from GM on the 2017 we had leased. We now have a 2020 Premier with the longer range.
I know there's a lot of talk about the Tesla Model Y but it doesn't fit us. First with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-06-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By Daox
Refurbishing old solar hot water panels

Its been quite some time, but years ago I got 10 solar hot water panels (https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1251) from BenNelson. They had been sitting for quite some time with the...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-06-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,340
Posted By menaus2
The pipe is 2 runs of 1" Oxygen Barrier pex with...

The pipe is 2 runs of 1" Oxygen Barrier pex with 5 layers of bubble foil insulation wrapped around it. Its inside an 8" corrugated solid plastic drain pipe. I don't think "boiler pipe" is the right...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-02-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By launboy
Emporia Vue Energy Monitor

Been looking for a way to monitor power use and found that unitS with logging get expensive quick. Then I found the Emporia Vue. $100 gets you 2 200amp CTs, and 8 50 amp CTs as well as cloud based...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-04-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,151
Posted By elhigh
UPDATE: I bought it

So after watching the E20 for a while on eBay, it wasn't moving, wasn't moving, wasn't moving...and then my son just happened to mention it in conversation. He has a Volt and REALLY likes it, he's a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-21-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 25,750
Posted By Daox
I would definitely buy it again. I have done a...

I would definitely buy it again. I have done a bunch of upgrades to mine to get it to print better. However, there is now a very popular Creality Ender 3 out that seems to fix most of the issues...
Forum: Tools 02-03-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,142
Posted By Daox
Looks pretty nice! Hope you sell many!

Looks pretty nice! Hope you sell many!
Forum: Conservation 01-12-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By oil pan 4
Not really. Just get a mini split. A good mini...

Not really. Just get a mini split. A good mini split is 2 to 3 times more efficient than a window unit, not counting the window air leak the window unit causes.
Forum: Solar Power 01-07-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,005
Posted By jjackstone
24M and Kyocera Batteries

I've been following the 24M company's solid state battery research and development for a few years now and it looks as though they finally have a valid product to place on the market in conjunction...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-15-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 25,750
Posted By Daox
Here is the latest project. My wife loves to...

Here is the latest project. My wife loves to collect rocks and I suggested we 3d print her a rock tumbler. She liked the idea, so this is what I drew up. My father in law even had just recently...
Forum: Solar Power 11-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,325
Posted By Robaroni
A 10Kw LiFeP04 battery bank

About 2 years ago, before LIFEP04 batteries became the backup standard, I scored 640 new Tenergy 32700 LiFeP04 batteries for about $900 USD including shipping. These were purchased to replace my 13...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-13-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By CrankyDoug
Audible alarms work in some neighborhoods and not...

Audible alarms work in some neighborhoods and not in others. Poorly installed alarms are easy to defeat, even by amateurs. Most of the residential and commercial alarms I've had to deal with fall...
Forum: Conservation 09-22-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,246
Posted By u3b3rg33k
now hear this: Daimler Ends Gas Engine...

now hear this: Daimler Ends Gas Engine Development: Full Focus On Electric Cars
https://insideevs.com/news/371793/daimler-no-gas-engine-electric-only/

Remember, it's just a fad tho.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-07-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 277,849
Posted By Xringer
Sanyo blower motor noise fixed

The den indoor unit blower motor noise has been driving me nuts for years.
Latey, the screeching noise has gotten louder. Oddly, my wife can't hear it.
I have very bad hearing at higher...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-05-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,372
Posted By Fordguy64
From what i have seen on the web 80-90 loop temps...

From what i have seen on the web 80-90 loop temps in summer are good. They say 20* rise in temp is good and in winter 20* drop is good. Thats from whatever your ground temp is. So id say you are...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-14-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,272
Posted By Daox
I ended up having to reprint the bottom piece. ...

I ended up having to reprint the bottom piece. The two end holes were 1/16" off and it just didn't line up nicely. Cut twice measure once, right? :confused: I'm still working on that. Anyway, it...
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