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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Acuario
It's all diy - the controller and installation...

It's all diy - the controller and installation anyway. The heatpump itself is a basic compressor/fan/reversing valve unit that I have added my own controller and control software to.

I describe it...
Forum: Solar Power 10-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By mk1st
Finally up and running

I rebuilt my old crappy garage and reoriented the new one for full southern exposure. Took a while to get everything up and running because I was doing everything myself (except the final wiring...
Forum: Solar Heating 10-20-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 38,621
Posted By Daox
Alright, lets fast forward 8 years! I basically...

Alright, lets fast forward 8 years! I basically haven't done anything with this project. So, this is what the solar panel rack looked like earlier this week:
...
Forum: Conservation 07-08-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By Wanna Beco
Does it make SENSE, to monitor your homes energy.

I did it! I finally purchased a Sense energy monitor. Some of you know I just installed a new AC unit. I also had that home efficiency audit. The audit is sponsored by the power company, and it is 99...
Forum: Solar Power 07-03-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By CrankyDoug
Perhaps I am missing something. You have solar...

Perhaps I am missing something. You have solar panels facing in two directions, mounted to a single pole such that a 5mph wind will result in rotational oscillation from vortex shedding. I estimate...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-30-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,659
Posted By jeff5may
Yes, ventilation will help carry away waste heat....

Yes, ventilation will help carry away waste heat. Not a huge amount, but yes it will be helpful.

The most effective thing you can do to increase cooling is to mist the outdoor unit heat exchanger....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-09-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,167
Posted By Daox
I also posted this on EcoModder. Someone...

I also posted this on EcoModder. Someone mentioned that larger cells are easier to work with. So, I posted what I found as far as making smaller cells such as teh 18650 into larger packs.

There...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-22-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,535
Posted By oil pan 4
evaporative cooling for A/C condenser test with garden hose study

The scope is to determine if evaporative cooling can boost home A/C efficiency.
Instruments used:
Flir i7 thermal imager
Fluke325 amp clamp

Control over Observations:
Gave the A/C unit a 10...
Forum: The Billiards Room 04-16-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,056
Posted By creeky
Ready for the Silent Spring?

As the son of a biologist and a determined nature lover I have been watching the plight of the bees with some concern. Now it looks like the bees are the least of our problem.

You see, coinciding...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-03-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By randen
Solar augmented mini split

Impressive build. Have a peek:

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


Randen
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-03-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,954
Posted By Sccoupe
Have you given any thought to using a color...

Have you given any thought to using a color sensor like the one below? Detect white, defrost until non-white. I dont know if sensors in the price range below will work or not. Worth a try maybe.
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-26-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,802
Posted By Sccoupe
The pipes for stage one are now safely burried...

The pipes for stage one are now safely burried for the winter and also antifreeze added. Below are the poly pipes going into a small crawl space. They come in though 4" pvc, the light stuff, not...
Forum: Conservation 06-29-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 624,224
Posted By kostas
Hi guys, what goes around comes around, so here I...

Hi guys, what goes around comes around, so here I am with the latest news: I finally finished my diy HRV system!To be honest I completed and installed it last February but only now I managed to make...
Forum: Conservation 12-18-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 624,224
Posted By kose2ik
goo.gl/photos/q9qbB3eYCddpJHAR7...

goo.gl/photos/q9qbB3eYCddpJHAR7 (http://goo.gl/photos/q9qbB3eYCddpJHAR7)
(Estonia lng.) ehitusfoorum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=57499 (http://ehitusfoorum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=57499)
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-15-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,231
Posted By jjackstone
Gas oven electricity use.

Maybe many of you are already aware of this, but I couldn't find a thread talking about it.

Like most of you, I keep a fairly close eye on my electricity usage. I had always assumed that using a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-13-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,443
Posted By marx290
Building a 100 Year Refrigerator

Haven't been on the forum in some time; I have been busy. Began a project in June to construct a modular, long lasting refrigerator. It has gone through many iterations, and there are many more to...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-18-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,364
Posted By pletby
Here's another picture of the panel in the...

Here's another picture of the panel in the Summer. It can disappear if you want it to:
...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-18-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,364
Posted By pletby
I have been digging through the archives and have...

I have been digging through the archives and have found that all of the pictures of the panel construction have been lost in a recent computer upgrade. I do have photos of the install however. ...
Forum: Conservation 01-01-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,630
Posted By Semipro
A good related post on another site I frequent. ...

A good related post on another site I frequent.
Thermal Imaging to Help be Green | Hearth.com Forums Home (http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/thermal-imaging-to-help-be-green.149934/)
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-11-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,692
Posted By Daox
Convert a Vintage Thermostat into a Modern Energy Saver

This is pretty cool if you like to tinker. You could easily expand an old thermostat's capabilities with a bit of code and some modern electronics. You could make it wifi, etc.

Convert a Vintage...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-24-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,815
Posted By MEMPHIS91
Buck Stove Mods

So I have a Buck stove 28000. Last year was my first year to use only the stove and it worked well, just not as I has planned.
The normal problems with a wood fireplace is the crazy amount of air...
Forum: Conservation 08-31-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,961
Posted By AC_Hacker
Main Source of Heat Loss...

oil pan 4,

I think I found the major source of your heat loss.

It is this strangely shaped object in the photo below:
...
Forum: Conservation 08-21-15, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,961
Posted By oil pan 4
FLIR i7

New favorite toy.

One is not like all the others.
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5757&stc=1&d=1440213895...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-30-15, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,511
Posted By marx290
Embedding Thermoucouples Into Refrigeration Lines

I thought I would offer my experience making thermocouple sensors which are sealed directly inside of refrigeration lines. I did this so I could get more accurate or responsive readings, when I'm...
Forum: Conservation 05-15-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 624,224
Posted By kostas
<<<continued from previous post<<< To the...

<<<continued from previous post<<<

To the bedrooms PAL ductwork:

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5317&d=1431701603

The beast is on!
...
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