EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Search Forums
Advanced Search
 


Blog Register 60+ Home Energy Saving Tips Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 25 of 314
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: gtojohn
Forum: Conservation 12-06-17, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By gtojohn
Solar powered UV light purifier

I had a thought while in an attic the other day. Why not use a solar tube light to sanitize my attic mounted a/c plenum? No power consumption, no bulbs to replace. Considerably more output than 14...
Forum: Conservation 08-15-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By gtojohn
Temp probes and test meter are Fluke. Keep the...

Temp probes and test meter are Fluke. Keep the house at 78, wife sets it to 77 when I'm not around. Temp drop would be better at plenums b/c equipment and ducts are located in an unconditioned attic...
Forum: Conservation 08-14-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By gtojohn
This is what I measured yesterday 4pm 99f outdoor...

This is what I measured yesterday 4pm 99f outdoor ambient. With fluke probe, indoor return air ceiling grill at 78.8f, supply air grill 63.0f. Indoor humidity is 49%.
Outside, liquid pressure at...
Forum: Conservation 08-09-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By gtojohn
I picked up a new set of contact probes, will...

I picked up a new set of contact probes, will check this weekend when time permits. I will do more tests. Last months utility bill was 2 year low for that period. 13 days left for this period. Unit...
Forum: Conservation 07-24-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By gtojohn
model information

Here's what I have:
Ruud Uapc-024jaz built 9/2005, came with copeland scroll zr21ka pfv-130, matched with 2 ton adp txv coil. Replaced compressor with 2008 copeland zp21ke pfv-130. Original run cap...
Forum: Conservation 07-21-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By gtojohn
Its was a 14 seer ruud rectangle unit. Indoor is...

Its was a 14 seer ruud rectangle unit. Indoor is adp coil with txv. Furnace ruud 50k with standard psc blower. I was afraid the tonnage might go down considerably but it seems to cool as well as...
Forum: Conservation 07-20-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By gtojohn
A/C repair dropped my power usage by 45%!

Folks, its been a long time since I've been here. My time is so limited I don't spend much time on the web anymore. This fortunate accident seems big enough I should share with like minded people.
...
Forum: Wind Power 05-02-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By gtojohn
Yep, cheap solar has pretty much killed small...

Yep, cheap solar has pretty much killed small wind!
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-02-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,748
Posted By gtojohn
You still might want to look at your manual j...

You still might want to look at your manual j numbers before hand. Closed and insulated might be the best, but in a southern climate the gains aren't much for the trouble. Money and effort could...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-30-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,748
Posted By gtojohn
With manual j there's no heat gain from...

With manual j there's no heat gain from underfloor crawl space. Heat loss for winter is there but still minimal compared to other losses. I've been experimenting with sealing up my crawlspace. This...
Forum: Wind Power 04-30-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By gtojohn
Idea for vertical axis attic heat powered

I was thinking about this one again yesterday. I was working in the hills and saw 2 large horizontal turbines, maybe 3 meters each just above the tree tops, not spinning! What a waste. They should...
Forum: Conservation 04-23-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,600
Posted By gtojohn
My cabin project is off grid. Currently thats...

My cabin project is off grid. Currently thats just a 5400 watt honda. PV panels bought but not on the roof yet. Same with the hot water panels. Composting toilet purchased but not installed. Haven't...
Forum: Conservation 04-22-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,926
Posted By gtojohn
http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb410/gtojohn1...

http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb410/gtojohn1965/Mobile%20Uploads/20160421_173351.jpg (http://s1204.photobucket.com/user/gtojohn1965/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160421_173351.jpg.html)
Forum: Conservation 04-22-16, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,926
Posted By gtojohn
Retrofitting condensing units with hi efficiency ecm

The outdoor fan motor on my 15 seer trane/american standard condensing unit went out yesterday. I found out today that even though its only 7yrs old its out of warranty. It was equipped with a ecm...
Forum: Solar Power 04-21-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By gtojohn
Welcome to the forum! Hot water, easy to make...

Welcome to the forum! Hot water, easy to make with solar, probably hardest in New York but your further south locations should be easy.
If there is a reliable power grid its much cheaper and simpler...
Forum: Solar Power 04-21-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By gtojohn
When I was looking at panels the flexible ones...

When I was looking at panels the flexible ones didn't generate as much as the non flexible units. How many watts of power are you looking at? What are you going to power?
Forum: Conservation 04-18-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By gtojohn
Tax credit for advanced main air circulation fan motor

Doing my taxes i stubled upon a tax credit i hadnt heard of before. Its for $50 for qualifying furnace. The advanced main air circulation fan motor, cannot use more than 2% of total energy of the...
Forum: Conservation 04-03-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By gtojohn
Its definitely pumping through the filter. Its a...

Its definitely pumping through the filter. Its a relatively large filter for a low flow pump so it has a very minimal resistance to flow. Box says 6.4' lift . Found the kil-a-watt, it uses 18 watts....
Forum: Conservation 04-01-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,334
Posted By gtojohn
Low power pool pump

I've been trying to shed as much energy usage and my pool pump is still one of my bigger loads. I built a solar pump in August to help augment filtering with less big pump. Over the winter I shut...
Forum: Solar Power 04-01-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By gtojohn
Pump motor stopped working a few weeks ago....

Pump motor stopped working a few weeks ago. Lasted about 6 months for a $20 pump. Motor windings opened up but still spins. Perhaps the chlorine killed the windings or the seal to the motor had a...
Forum: Conservation 03-16-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,742
Posted By gtojohn
Short answer for your question, find a...

Short answer for your question, find a psychometric chart. The harder question would be applying it and making it work for you situation.
I was a broadcast engineer in my previous life. We had a...
Forum: Conservation 03-16-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,482
Posted By gtojohn
Its not one 100k furnace its 2x 50k units, the...

Its not one 100k furnace its 2x 50k units, the match up for their 2 ton a/c counterparts. I get about 15 seer out of the a/c units and don't plan on replacing them too soon. 600 sqft per ton is about...
Forum: Conservation 03-15-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,482
Posted By gtojohn
Thanks, if I can get to 85% and getting to...

Thanks, if I can get to 85% and getting to theoretical maximum I'd be happy. Materials and time invested would be minimal compared to time and investment to replace with 95%. Someone using propane or...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-11-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,748
Posted By gtojohn
I agree, manual j can be off quite a bit. Our...

I agree, manual j can be off quite a bit. Our design temp here is 96F however in the past ten years we have long stints of 100f+ days. One year we had over 60 days straight of triple digits. HVACs...
Forum: Solar Power 03-07-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,696
Posted By gtojohn
Produced 2 mega watts gross output March 4th...

Produced 2 mega watts gross output March 4th after less than a year of operation!
Showing results 1 to 25 of 314

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design