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Forum: Conservation 05-05-15, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,607
Posted By scottorious
I work for my local water department and we...

I work for my local water department and we install neptune brand meters. We actually install the R900i. We have been working 10 years on getting everyone changed over but the last few holdouts are...
Forum: Conservation 05-24-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,344
Posted By scottorious
to add to this, There is also a chest freezer and...

to add to this, There is also a chest freezer and upright freezer constantly plugged in to serve people who rent a building for events. This doesn't really cut down on power usage overall but it...
Forum: Conservation 05-24-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,344
Posted By scottorious
I had a power bill of only 130 KWH for the month...

I had a power bill of only 130 KWH for the month of may and I am guessing that most of it would have been from the fridge.
Forum: Conservation 05-24-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,344
Posted By scottorious
uses for excess ice

So, where I work there is ice that's thrown out every day that has no issue they just clean out the ice maker and throw away the unused ice. What, if any would be decent uses for this ice. Would...
Forum: Conservation 04-30-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,347
Posted By scottorious
Trees I have but where my driveway is positioned...

Trees I have but where my driveway is positioned I don't have a great place to put a tree that will shade the house well. Especially considering my septic is just east of the driveway. Directly...
Forum: Conservation 04-28-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,347
Posted By scottorious
shade sail over roof.

has anyone ever shaded their roof with a shade sail or shade cloth held about 6 or so inches above the roof surface?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-28-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
just some sort of heat exchanger? radiator?

just some sort of heat exchanger? radiator?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-27-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
Ive considered the roof cooling. The...

Ive considered the roof cooling.

The cistern is about 4 feed wide with the surface of the water at about 18 feet. I don't really know how deep it goes. Just an old brick cistern. Access at...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-27-13, 07:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
Wow thanks for that info! Just another reason to...

Wow thanks for that info! Just another reason to figure out how to shift my peak load into the night hours.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-26-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
I have only owned my house for a year now so I...

I have only owned my house for a year now so I have not had much time to ecomod it yet. I'm currently remodeling the entire second floor which is getting a lot of insulation, Wiring to accomodate DC...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-26-13, 11:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/athena/dept/cron/project/...

http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/athena/dept/cron/project/concrete-sustainability-hub/Literature%20Review/Building%20Energy/Controls%20&%20HVAC/thermal%20mass%20on%20cooling.pdf
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-26-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
I understand what you are saying about cooling...

I understand what you are saying about cooling the mass past the point that I would normally cool my house. However My intention was to not cool the house to a point cooler than I would normally...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-26-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
I think pre-cooling my house could work to an...

I think pre-cooling my house could work to an extent. I guess I would say it seems like it might work as well as putting a 12 pack of cold coke into a cooler with no ice and expecting it to stay...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-26-13, 12:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
I use a program called power smart pricing...

I use a program called power smart pricing (powersmartpricing.org) and I pay rates that vary greatly. As an example I used a day in the heatwave we had last year. june 29 had prices as low as 1.9...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-24-13, 05:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
opening the windows is always an option if it...

opening the windows is always an option if it looks like the temperature will drop to a comfortable level. I just wrapped up an experiment with a single gallon of water in a plastic jug. With my...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-24-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
My dog(labrador) would hate being stuck in the...

My dog(labrador) would hate being stuck in the basement all day(no windows to look out) and he would pretty much hate life in an 85 degree house. I am considering sleeping down there anyway. I am...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-24-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
I like that idea, if I could create "columns of...

I like that idea, if I could create "columns of water" 5 feet tall that could sink any heat into the ground with plenty of space in between these columns. for air to freely go through. What would...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-24-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
So, collectively everyone thinks manually moving...

So, collectively everyone thinks manually moving water is a bad idea. So I'll just scratch that from my planning. Consider just leaving the jugs where they are and just using cheap electricity...
Forum: Conservation 04-24-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,955
Posted By scottorious
the equation I'm using is pulses*240 which is the...

the equation I'm using is pulses*240 which is the same result as your equation. seems like it hasn't missed a pulse yet I have stood next to it with my video camera and night shot to make sure it...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-24-13, 12:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
That really made me laugh. I agree pumps would...

That really made me laugh. I agree pumps would make life much easier but I could certainly use the excercise! Making 50 trips up and down the stairs with 32 pounds would certainly help my fitness...
Forum: Conservation 04-23-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,955
Posted By scottorious
instant (kind of) whole house power display

So I have recently fallen in love with micro controllers, especially picaxe and I have built a device that counts the infrared pulses from my digital meter and does a calculation and then displays...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-23-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,177
Posted By scottorious
stone age simple geothermal

Ok, we all know the benefits of thermal mass and using the ground as a wonderful heat sink. Just for the sake of experimenting I have come up with an interesting experiment. I have a rather small...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 06-08-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,673
Posted By scottorious
deep freeze to fridge conversion

So I have seen a couple well documented conversions on the internet. Nobody ever gives up which thermostat they used though. Anyone have any suggestions?
Forum: Conservation 02-07-12, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,672
Posted By scottorious
I will certainly let you all know how it works. ...

I will certainly let you all know how it works. I do know about the delay, my parents have had a rinnai for the past 7 years. It takes a little longer to get hot water but it is no big deal. I...
Forum: Conservation 02-06-12, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,672
Posted By scottorious
I specifically heard from the guy that if there...

I specifically heard from the guy that if there was not a 35 degree difference in water temp that the unit would not turn on. However I would not be surprised if he was wrong. Looking at the min...
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