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Forum: Solar Heating 08-04-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By randen
Solar hydronic floor

WilliP

Yes we have done the hydronic heated floors powered with 280 sq ft of flat plate. We live in Canada were the winter weather is harsh. Depending on the sun we have more than 50% of our space...
Forum: Conservation 07-22-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
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: Conservation 12-16-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
working toward off-grid

Fellow EcoRenovators

Winter has begun here in southwestern Ontario. Days of overcast and wind. The 14 kws of solar only produce on the average 15 kwhs of stored energy. So not near enough for...
Forum: Conservation 11-23-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,248
Posted By randen
Tesla unveils the truck. Elon was true to his...

Tesla unveils the truck. Elon was true to his word. The truck was absurd but the price and specs were amazing. I’m starting to warm up to the aesthetics. Thinking about making a deposit

I...
Forum: Conservation 09-21-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,248
Posted By randen
Rivian has sold 100k delivery vans to Amazon. ...

Rivian has sold 100k delivery vans to Amazon. Where are the big three???? And Tesla has the Shanghai plant finished with cars to be in production end of the year. GM,Ford,Chrysler the walking dead...
Forum: Conservation 09-02-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
September is upon us. Here in southwestern...

September is upon us. Here in southwestern Ontario Canada fall is approaching fast. The additional panels were of great improvement especially for after 5:00 pm

This summer the mighty Geothermal...
Forum: Conservation 08-04-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
Any one working toward Off Grid

Fellow Eco-renovators

This huge project is nearing completion. The addition of another 3.5 kws of solar panels is complete.
During this summer we have been off the grid for 95% of the time. The...
Forum: Conservation 03-27-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
Ah yes!!! I believe the off grid season is...

Ah yes!!!

I believe the off grid season is here. Currently the second day off grid. The day-length is longer and the demand for the heat-pump is lower with more warmer temps. More sunshine less...
Forum: Conservation 01-24-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
How about an update. The inverter has been...

How about an update.

The inverter has been operating very well however with all the draw necessary for the winter season and the lack of sun my batteries are not up to the task. I get to about...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-21-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 45,631
Posted By randen
Eco renovators. This past 12 hrs we have outside...

Eco renovators. This past 12 hrs we have outside air temps of-20 deg C And all my heat- pumps are flexing their muscles. Miserly sipping electrons sequestering heat stored 2 m deep in the ground...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-10-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 45,631
Posted By randen
Fellow eco-renovators. Thought I would...

Fellow eco-renovators.

Thought I would issue a milestone. The DIY shop heatpump has now been operating since October 29 2014 without any problems what so ever!!! That’s 5 yrs trouble free. In...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-26-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,372
Posted By randen
Congratulations Lots of work huh!! The...

Congratulations

Lots of work huh!! The installation costs are amazing

The numbers we’ll all be looking at are the operation costs. Remember don’t be concerned about the run time. Maybe pull...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-02-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,372
Posted By randen
The installers dug three trenches 6' deep about...

The installers dug three trenches 6' deep about 350' long because that was the with of the property. So 6 loops 350' = 4200. which is about 7 ton (600'/ton) But my memory thinks that one trench was...
Forum: Conservation 11-10-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
Nearly Off Grid

Fellow Eco-renovators

It is November and cold wind, overcast with much rain is the environment we find ourselves. Well OK as I peer outside snow blowing around in the wind.

The DIY inverter...
Forum: Conservation 07-26-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
Gasstingy Check out a Husqavarna Automower....

Gasstingy

Check out a Husqavarna Automower. Is been maintaining my lawn in a way I was never able. There are some videos on this little guy. Uses few electrons. I recommend it highly. Now their...
Forum: Conservation 07-24-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
J J Panels were $12,000 Cnd Racking. $3000...

J J

Panels were $12,000 Cnd
Racking. $3000
Charge control $1700
Batteries $1400
Sundry items $1000
DIY inverter $3000

If I were to do it again I would DIY the charge controller as well. ...
Forum: Conservation 07-03-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
Any one working toward off-grid DONE IT!

Fellow EcoRenovators

I'm sitting in-front of the 20Kw inverter monitoring heat-sink temps. We are powering the house no problem. Solar panel array is loafing along keeping the batteries full. Its...
Forum: Conservation 06-12-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
Well A little set back, our inverter quit....

Well

A little set back, our inverter quit. It seems our driver circuit had been driven too hard overheated and failed. We think we have the culprit, It appears the higher voltages 390V to board...
Forum: Conservation 06-03-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
Anyone working to off grid

Here it is June 03 2018 and I'm claiming success on the 20 kw inverter. We had accomplished a load test and with a scope saw a pure sine wave 60 htz with no artifact of noise YAY!!

The batteries...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-19-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By randen
I had a kubota mower that lasted 30 yrs. it...

I had a kubota mower that lasted 30 yrs. it started to become a maintainance queen. I had given it a good rebuild a number of years ago sand blasted deck new pulleys welded patches in the deck new...
Forum: Conservation 02-25-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
Working Toward Off Grid

As my friend Lynn sent me an E-mail on his tests of the 20kw inverter:

Tada!!! Is all he typed. He likes to put little teasers out to me. Normally he sends a long list of information such as...
Forum: Conservation 02-05-18, 04:17 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
The 20 kw inverter is progressing. As this...

The 20 kw inverter is progressing. As this inverter is a DIY some teething problems have surfaced Some new circuitboards have been made with the proper mods. After the next round of testing is...
Forum: Conservation 01-17-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,248
Posted By randen
Its all just lip service

I'm not certain what my fellow eco-renovators may believe about the sincerity of the auto-manufactures. I for one don't believe any of the announcements.

Hiring engineers, Spending billions??...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By randen
Solar augmented mini split

Impressive build. Have a peek:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dmckigvz7Hg


Randen
Forum: Conservation 11-05-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 34,302
Posted By randen
working toward off grid

The big push is on. Winter weather is on its way and yours truly doesn't like working in the cold. The panels are locked in and the ballast was placed into the mounts.

A battery pack from a Chevy...
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