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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-10-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,370
Posted By mechanic
Data logging wifi thermostat

I installed an Ecobee thermostat in 2014 and was very happy with it. It was easy to program, gave nice detailed runtime reports and compared multiple years, could control off my phone when out of...
Forum: Solar Power 11-07-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,404
Posted By mechanic
Thought I'd put an update on here, the pump setup...

Thought I'd put an update on here, the pump setup is still working great (Well actually it's a second pump as I broke the first one trying to pull the hose off to winterize it), but the setup overall...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-10-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,244
Posted By mechanic
The old ecobee smart, not the smart si, this one ...

The old ecobee smart, not the smart si, this one

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachments/appliances-gadgets/6206d1447166839-what-kind-thermostat-do-you-use-image-jpg
Forum: Solar Power 10-07-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,404
Posted By mechanic
Great! I ordered some $7 12v timers from China...

Great! I ordered some $7 12v timers from China when I started the project and they finally just showed up now but it's time to blow the lines out as its starting to freeze some nights so I'll try...
Forum: Solar Power 08-23-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,404
Posted By mechanic
Solar water pump

Built a solar water system a few days ago to replace my old homemade windmill which was unreliable, trouble prone, and didn't pump much. Bought a 150w solar panel ($310) and a Morningstar charge...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-09-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,296
Posted By mechanic
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/t_thall/Mo...

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Forum: Tools 05-14-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,414
Posted By mechanic
I believe we sell 134a for $20-$25 a pound here...

I believe we sell 134a for $20-$25 a pound here in sask, it's just about the only refrigerant I work with. You should be ok as far as contamination as when your reclaiming you generally use the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-10-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,296
Posted By mechanic
I put an Ecobee Smart in almost a year ago and I...

I put an Ecobee Smart in almost a year ago and I like it very much, very easy to program - saved me a lot as I can set all the limits for geothermal stages, backup stage, etc. It can also control...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-01-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,437
Posted By mechanic
Ya they're a few pages back, here's a couple more...

Ya they're a few pages back, here's a couple more though...
Closest city is Saskatoon, were in the country....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-01-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,437
Posted By mechanic
It's pretty straight forward, there is a tuning...

It's pretty straight forward, there is a tuning button on the unit that seems to help when your changing distances or big temp changes but it is automatic for the most part. The trickiest part I...
Forum: Wind Power 08-20-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,151
Posted By mechanic
Here is mine, compressor is an old York a/c...

Here is mine, compressor is an old York a/c compressor that had a leaky seal. I'm using to run an airlift geyser pump to get irrigation water to my yard. Unfortunately a big wind broke my PVC blades...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-17-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,058
Posted By mechanic
Here we go... ...

Here we go...
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