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Forum: Conservation 06-01-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,028
Posted By Redmohawk
From what I've built in the past , I'd go with...

From what I've built in the past , I'd go with direct drive 3 phase gen instead of geared , you'll loose valuable energy through the gears at that sort of step up could be 20% . Noise and wear will...
Forum: Conservation 05-22-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,419
Posted By Redmohawk
People in the USA have it pretty good atm , Over...

People in the USA have it pretty good atm , Over here in Australia we're paying a minimum of $0.17/kw off peak (11pm to 7am) $0.23/kw standard rate once you use more than 12kw a day rate goes up to...
Forum: Conservation 05-19-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,028
Posted By Redmohawk
From what I've seen here I'm assuming Lithium in...

From what I've seen here I'm assuming Lithium in both large and small formats are copping some bad press in the states , this is very much the opposite here in Aus with access to large format very...
Forum: Conservation 05-19-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,028
Posted By Redmohawk
In a small town here I'd be buggered trying to...

In a small town here I'd be buggered trying to buy a lead acid other than a car battery yet I can order a lithium cell of most size and type and have it here in under two weeks from most parts of the...
Forum: Conservation 05-19-16, 04:45 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,028
Posted By Redmohawk
First :- Lead acid is a series of lower voltage...

First :- Lead acid is a series of lower voltage cells ...... 2.15V as opposed to 3.65v for lithium . So really lead acid has more cells per volt than lithium.

Depending on what sort of lead acid...
Forum: Conservation 05-18-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,028
Posted By Redmohawk
If you discharge a deep cycle lead acid to 50%...

If you discharge a deep cycle lead acid to 50% compared to 80% you've taken 10 years off its service life....

You can discharge most large format lithium down to 20% will little ill effect ,...
Forum: Conservation 05-18-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,028
Posted By Redmohawk
If you factor in depth of discharge between lead...

If you factor in depth of discharge between lead acid and lithium chemistry , Lithium becomes far more cost effective in stationary large format .

If your running lead acid to a maximum of 80%...
Forum: Conservation 05-17-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,028
Posted By Redmohawk
Yes there are many variables to how to live off...

Yes there are many variables to how to live off grid , and the why can vary quite a bit to . I have grid access at my new site , old site would have cost me over $100,000 for a single swer line to...
Forum: Introductions 05-17-16, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By Redmohawk
If you frequent FB see stuff here...

If you frequent FB see stuff here https://www.facebook.com/RedmohawkCustomWorks/

Shot of the place from the front gate
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Forum: Introductions 05-17-16, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By Redmohawk
Planed GSHP Thread ...

Planed GSHP Thread

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/geothermal-heat-pumps/4475-reds-down-under-heatpump-hotwater.html
Forum: Conservation 05-17-16, 04:35 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,028
Posted By Redmohawk
Started an intro thread today , will start...

Started an intro thread today , will start linking my future projects to them as I go .

Total independence from grid and some self sufficiency food wise along with income from home planed.
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Forum: Introductions 05-17-16, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By Redmohawk
Ok time for an update, a little run down on...

Ok time for an update, a little run down on what's Up...

I'm working towards full off grid status , Here in Aus electrical energy costs are spiralling upwards at silly rates due to several reasons...
Forum: Introductions 05-17-16, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By Redmohawk
Hello there from Australia

Hey , have been here a while started a thread on Heat pump section quite a while back and a bump in the carpet came up and it went on hold.

Just thought I'd drop in and do a proper intro .....
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Forum: Conservation 05-17-16, 02:33 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,028
Posted By Redmohawk
You want mass , in a small volume , your not...

You want mass , in a small volume , your not going to move it .

Stone is cheap , immersed in glycol will work just fine, fill a tank with stone insulate and away you go.
Forum: Biofuels 02-15-16, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,125
Posted By Redmohawk
Most plastic and rubber setups run above 550 deg...

Most plastic and rubber setups run above 550 deg c , the hotter the temp the more long chains are broken down into shorter chains. Non condensable Gas volumes produced increase and condensable gasses...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-10-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By Redmohawk
I have attained permission to do works on the...

I have attained permission to do works on the site , legals are still in limbo , spending money on the site is a risk , as if the legals fall through I'm stuffed .

Saying this I've just bought 80...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-11-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 35,775
Posted By Redmohawk
I have a a Chinese made 12/24v 80L fridge freezer...

I have a a Chinese made 12/24v 80L fridge freezer that uses a compressor that cosmetically looks very similar to the coke can unit displayed. I managed to pick it up new for under $250 Aust . They...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-10-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By Redmohawk
The Joys of the Australian council system...

The Joys of the Australian council system (American county would be an approximate) the local council are a law unto themselves and in their infinite wisdom have delayed the sub division (my new...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-11-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By Redmohawk
Atlas no I don't yet , handover was to be this...

Atlas no I don't yet , handover was to be this Friday the 14th. But the legals involved have hit a snag with local council and it will be another 6 to 8 weeks ! Mad as hell at the moment but nothing...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-19-15, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By Redmohawk
I don't have the place for at least another...

I don't have the place for at least another month, so plan is about it for now. I've read all the treads described , As for doing , that will not be an issue.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-13-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By Redmohawk
Very much so , the house has to be re stumped...

Very much so , the house has to be re stumped with concrete stumps and lifted 6 inches , and I'm starting a small business from there at the same time. fed up with making dim witted fools money from...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-13-15, 04:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,219
Posted By Redmohawk
Just an observation from the photo, running your...

Just an observation from the photo, running your tubes vertical instead of horizontal will allow the condensation to run down to the drip tray much faster , taking it out of the air stream reducing...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-13-15, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By Redmohawk
AC the initial setup using water boxed unit is a...

AC the initial setup using water boxed unit is a temporary initial install .

Functioning hot water will be needed in under a week maximum. I have access to a free unit for initial testing hence...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-13-15, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By Redmohawk
Red's down under heatpump hotwater

Ok I've moved this post here to avoid a Thread hijack, and will continue my build thread from here.

Quote: I've spent approx 12 hours over the last two days skimming info from this forum. I'm very...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-13-15, 02:01 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 35,775
Posted By Redmohawk
New thread started to avoid Hijack

New thread started to avoid Hijack
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