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Forum: Conservation 02-24-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,704
Posted By theworldtrekker
Came across this thread while looking to use MLI...

Came across this thread while looking to use MLI on mid-altitude balloon flights for battery thermal management for my business. What Exeric cautioned about is indeed the case. At low altitudes...
Forum: Other Improvements 06-24-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,347
Posted By theworldtrekker
The Oyster, at least last time I was talking to...

The Oyster, at least last time I was talking to them, pumps high pressure water ashore. This requires directional drilling, siting onshore for a container sized water turbine to generator, and the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-19-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,543
Posted By theworldtrekker
Oops...that's what I get for thinking about this...

Oops...that's what I get for thinking about this too early in the morning. For some reason I had it stuck in my mind yesterday that WiFi frequency was GPS L1 frequency. Don't even ask where I had L1...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-17-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,543
Posted By theworldtrekker
Thanks for the heads up on these. I just ordered...

Thanks for the heads up on these. I just ordered one as well to play with.

If nothing else, hopefully it'll help diagnose a WiFi issue I've been having on determining whether its interference or...
Forum: Conservation 12-16-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,189
Posted By theworldtrekker
Last I looked, we're around 70W for phantom...

Last I looked, we're around 70W for phantom loads.

But that was before replacing the DSL modem so now the modem and router get turned off again at night, which should lower that by ~15W for ~8...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-25-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 140,048
Posted By theworldtrekker
Thanks for the information, pictures,results, and...

Thanks for the information, pictures,results, and link to the ebay site on the A7. Mine arrived a week ago and two days later the water heater I was going to use started leaking on its own--I promise...
Forum: Conservation 02-27-13, 09:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 61,325
Posted By theworldtrekker
I've liked the DHT11 (aka RHT03) for household...

I've liked the DHT11 (aka RHT03) for household humidity measurements. But the spec sheet I have has shows that they 'want' a RH of 20%-90%. I'm not sure how they'd do in a condensing environment...
Forum: Solar Power 02-27-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 60,929
Posted By theworldtrekker
Interesting idea. My only thought would be you...

Interesting idea. My only thought would be you might have a surface area issue after the first cycle. My recollection is the calcium chloride comes in granular form from the sources you mentioned. It...
Forum: Conservation 02-07-13, 12:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 61,325
Posted By theworldtrekker
Looking over the plot again I'm still not...

Looking over the plot again I'm still not convinced you're measuring what you think you are, or else I don't understand what you're measuring. Assuming that you are in a constant volume room,...
Forum: Conservation 02-06-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 61,325
Posted By theworldtrekker
Not sure what sensor you were using for the plot,...

Not sure what sensor you were using for the plot, but I'd be careful to make sure you're not tracking something else like temperature or humidity with the sensor. Reading through the minimal spec...
Forum: Conservation 01-30-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 668,659
Posted By theworldtrekker
I'm too am surprised at the low results from what...

I'm too am surprised at the low results from what is getting called the distanced PP core. One question that pops to mind is has anybody tried adding some air turbulators (on an aircraft's wing they...
Forum: Conservation 12-23-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 83,875
Posted By theworldtrekker
Overview: a 12 foot co-axial heat exchanger does...

Overview: a 12 foot co-axial heat exchanger does not have the necessary surface area with PVC pipe and the spare small blower I had laying around to extract a reasonable amount of energy from the...
Forum: Conservation 12-17-12, 11:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 83,875
Posted By theworldtrekker
Nice to see so many ideas being floated around on...

Nice to see so many ideas being floated around on this idea. I apologize for having restarted this thread and not having gotten around to building my proposed prototype yet—the diy cnc router project...
Forum: Conservation 12-10-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 83,875
Posted By theworldtrekker
Thanks for the thoughts everyone. The heat...

Thanks for the thoughts everyone.

The heat exchanger Gary provided is intriguing since the exhaust air side could be cleaned easier since that air wouldn't be running through the individual...
Forum: Conservation 12-07-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 83,875
Posted By theworldtrekker
I'm curious to hear if anyone actually...

I'm curious to hear if anyone actually implemented this as I've been considering it for our electric dryer. A condensing dryer sounds nice, but currently not an option on the budget side.

While I...
Forum: Tools 11-30-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,448
Posted By theworldtrekker
Likewise. So far so good with a Craftsman lithium...

Likewise. So far so good with a Craftsman lithium battery for a combo set of which I normally use a drill and circular saw. Previously I used two nicad batteries with the set which survived some...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-06-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,094
Posted By theworldtrekker
Corvallis, OR; ~1250 sqft; older Trane 1000...

Corvallis, OR; ~1250 sqft; older Trane 1000 series (10 SEER ideal, unsure of current rating due to age) central heat pump (AC not used); no gas or solar.

Water averages $46.84/month for about...
Forum: Introductions 10-25-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,807
Posted By theworldtrekker
Small world or a popular site... Grew up in the...

Small world or a popular site... Grew up in the area and now look back fondly on the heat and sun you get there. I've found that UV damage is not a common issue in the PNW.
Forum: Introductions 10-25-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,564
Posted By theworldtrekker
Hi from Oregon

Figured after lurking for rather long time that I should join and perhaps contribute back into this great community.

Recently purchased a townhouse and excited by the possibilities for it. It is...
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