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Forum: Solar Heating 01-08-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 93
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Posted By Xringer
This thread is not as old as me, but it's old!

I rarely use the attic fan these days. The basement is nice in the summer.
(Still use the basement fan, if the Radon gets too high).
We keep it dehumidified and the slab is cool enough that's it's...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-20-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Summer changes

It was getting too hot in the back hall and in the low 70s in the basement.

Summer mode:
I've unplugged the attic blower and used the X10 to power the old
attic exhaust fan (it vents to the...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-04-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
I want the basement to be warm, at least in the...

I want the basement to be warm, at least in the mid 70s. I want to keep it dry too.
Pumping down warm dry air is my goal for the summer.

But, trying to use the basement stairway as a duct isn't...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-03-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Basement Hit 70F today! Summer is here (I hope)!

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4409&stc=1&d=1401847021

At 22:00 it's cooling off and the rain is moving in.. (72% RH)

Temperature Sensors

1. 67.8 F Basement air...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-22-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Nice warm dry days :)

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4327&stc=1&d=1398170960
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4328&stc=1&d=1398171541
In the warmest part of the day,...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-09-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
The basement is getting a little warmer!

Temperature Sensors

1. 57.3 F Basement air temp
2. 119.1 F H2O tank
3. 52.8 F Outdoors
4. 80.6 F Attic
5. 70.1 F Living Room
6. 52.1 F Oil burner ~ Basement floor temp
Forum: Solar Heating 04-01-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Spring is in the air! (Attic air)!

After a few days of cold rain, the sun is out!!

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4213&stc=1&d=1396374709

That's more like it!!

Since it's so damp in the basement...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-23-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
If your air intake is close to the peak, it will...

If your air intake is close to the peak, it will create a low-pressure area, right under the ridge vent.
Especially if other air sources (vents) aren't close enough to the low-pressure
area to...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-23-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
From above: "I do have the new ridge vent...

From above:
"I do have the new ridge vent obstructed about 3 or 4 feet on either side of the air intake in the peak..
Otherwise, I end up pulling cold outdoor air into the basement.. "

Found...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-22-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
My end vents are wide open and always have been. ...

My end vents are wide open and always have been.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/Green%20slot/peak.jpg

I do have the new ridge vent obstructed about 3 or 4 feet on either side of...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-22-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Wow, I just saw a great place to live.. :) ...

Wow, I just saw a great place to live.. :)
3011 Teller County Road 1, Cripple Creek, CO 80813 - Zillow...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-09-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Acttic is really starting to warm up!

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4128&stc=1&d=1394387617

It's a dry 40 degrees F outside this afternoon, and with the snow off the northside roofs,
we are seeing some...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-07-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Getting some very cold nights here lately

but on these bright sunny days, we are getting 5 or 6 hours of good heating from the attic air.

Last night, it was very cold, but this morning it warmed up fast.
The back-up space heat was on...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-24-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Running good today..

Mostly overcast, but still warming up the attic. It's 14 degs warmer than the basement.
It actually takes a little of the 'chill' out of the basement air.. :)

Temperature Sensors
50.9 F ...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-11-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Too much snow on th roof and more on the way!

You're right. It's terrible when the roof is covered with snow.
For some reason, snow reflects the sun beams right back into outer space.

But, we do have some days when it's sunny and the...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-10-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
No heat flow! It just keeps snowing!

We get great solar PV, but our attic stays too cold..
For days after it snows, the air up there is too cold to use.

Right now, it's 40.4F in the peak of the attic, so it's melting, very slowly.....
Forum: Solar Heating 02-02-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Solar has been very good to me.. :)

Lately, Solar PV has been doing around 80% of our winter hot water heating..

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=3948&stc=1&d=1391398349

Saturday was pretty mild, and it...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-05-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
I got another X10 error this morning

It was 38F in the attic..
The two fans came on, when the heat should have come on. (Both fans use the same device code, 7)

In binary, the fan device is 0111 and the heat device is 0101 ..
...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-21-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Thanks!

Sounds pretty good!

What I don't like about using my regular IR detector up in the attic,
is the concentration needed to walk around up there (only a small area has flooring)
and try to take...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-20-13, 10:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Looks pretty neat. I've got some new 9V batteries...

Looks pretty neat. I've got some new 9V batteries waiting for it.. :)
Forum: Solar Heating 12-20-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
It's the prize I won.. I was randomly lucky...

It's the prize I won.. I was randomly lucky again..

Black & Decker Tools | Thermal Leak Detector TLD100 (http://www.blackanddecker.com/power-tools/TLD100.aspx)

It's got some good reviews on...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-18-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
Solar shower surprize!

We've been using solar for hotwater most of the time and not running the A7.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/A%20winter%202013-14/TexasDreamer_zps2dae2e6a.jpg
Today, we had a good...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-18-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
If I'm going to spent more money on more...

If I'm going to spent more money on more insulation, it's going into the attic.. :)
Since I can now log attic temps and outdoor temps, I can see there is a lot of waste up there..
I'm getting a new...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-13-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
They may have measured or calculated, and found...

They may have measured or calculated, and found there would be very little heat loss prevention.

My main sticking point is covering up the two access panels.
Making my power connections and...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-12-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,217
Posted By Xringer
That was a consideration when I made the...

That was a consideration when I made the install..
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/22725-post13.html

I'll revisit the idea..
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