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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-03-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,714
Posted By razor02097
I wanted to give another update... Well as soon...

I wanted to give another update... Well as soon as the cold snap hit here my electric bill doubled... Turns out the thermostat is very impatient. What I mean is it will kick on the aux heat during...
Forum: Conservation 12-03-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 60,707
Posted By razor02097
Thanks for this thread, I may have to try this....

Thanks for this thread, I may have to try this. on the south side windows. One thing though... Do the bubbles block the solar radiation? Do you lose the benefit of the sun rays heating the contents...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-24-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,708
Posted By razor02097
you can use circuity to condition the power so...

you can use circuity to condition the power so you can have a 5v continuous output. If you hook a DC motor to a gearbox that ramps up the speed you can get some good voltage. Just add a couple large...
Forum: Product Reviews 11-08-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,991
Posted By razor02097
All things being equal my 18V drill will drive...

All things being equal my 18V drill will drive screws much faster than my 18V impact. That said though the impact is used when I have a helper that has normal human wrists... My mother uses an impact...
Forum: Conservation 11-08-13, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,097
Posted By razor02097
I'm not an HVAC expert but it sounds like there...

I'm not an HVAC expert but it sounds like there is a different issue. If air is pushing out from the attic it means the attic pressure is higher than the pressure in the house. Air should be entering...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-06-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,775
Posted By razor02097
I tried the search but probably didn't use the...

I tried the search but probably didn't use the right keywords... Thanks
Forum: Conservation 11-06-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 296,579
Posted By razor02097
My house is from the 70's and so is the...

My house is from the 70's and so is the insulation. Right now I don't have the budget to add insulation so my daily energy consumption is between 20 and 30kwh. I have been doing a few things to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-06-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,775
Posted By razor02097
reclaiming heat from dryer...need ideas.

I would like to design a system to reclaim the heat from my clothes dryer during the winter... I would like to use a heat exchanger instead of venting the air inside and have some sort of way to...
Forum: Conservation 11-06-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 296,579
Posted By razor02097
It isn't so much a cold bed I have trouble...

It isn't so much a cold bed I have trouble getting out of the warm bed lol

I should probably sleep in some heavier pajamas.
Forum: Conservation 11-04-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 296,579
Posted By razor02097
I keep the house at 60*F when at home and 58 when...

I keep the house at 60*F when at home and 58 when away and night.

At night I have a portable electric oil radiator in my room. Turn it on low it consumes about 8kWh per night. After 8 hours the...
Forum: Lighting 08-07-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 74,139
Posted By razor02097
+1 here at the hospital there is still mercury...

+1 here at the hospital there is still mercury in use. The kits we use have a chemical you sprinkle on the mercury then sweep it up. The kit has gloves, goggles, broom and dustpan as well as a bag...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-07-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,953
Posted By razor02097
You will need a lot more copper tubing to make a...

You will need a lot more copper tubing to make a difference with a fan. Even better if you can get a small radiator.

If you want to stick to a small amount of tubing consider a contact system...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-06-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,417
Posted By razor02097
There are those motorized duct baffles which...

There are those motorized duct baffles which would be a great addition. More controlled than the timer vents.... more costly though...


I'm not saying the product doesn't have a use I was just...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-05-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,417
Posted By razor02097
This was something I was going to say... As...

This was something I was going to say... As someone who has tried "zoning" it would only work if you cover the return.

I asked the HVAC guy that maintains my system, he said the more air moving...
Forum: Introductions 08-02-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,254
Posted By razor02097
Welcome, hope to hear more about your projects.

Welcome, hope to hear more about your projects.
Forum: Conservation 08-02-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,163
Posted By razor02097
No I still cook inside. Most of the time I use...

No I still cook inside. Most of the time I use the microwave since it is much faster but even when I use the range it is still cheaper and easier to run the a/c a wee bit harder than maintaining and...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-31-13, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,492
Posted By razor02097
I assume you have a fridge with the coils...

I assume you have a fridge with the coils underneath? The fan not only helps to move the rest of the heat out from the coils but also keep air flowing around the compressor.

Just keep in mind the...
Forum: The Billiards Room 07-31-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,660
Posted By razor02097
Mother nature is messing with us.... Although I...

Mother nature is messing with us.... Although I can't complain :)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-31-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,977
Posted By razor02097
I'm by no means an expert on reel mowers but you...

I'm by no means an expert on reel mowers but you very rarely need to sharpen the reel. Usually the only time is if you run over a lot of pebbles, sticks, or hop curbs or pavers.

Most times people...
Forum: Other Improvements 07-31-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,967
Posted By razor02097
Depending on how humid it is where you are you...

Depending on how humid it is where you are you might check in to a evaporative cooler (a.k.a swamp cooler). They can use water more efficiently to cool the air than a grey water system.

Water can...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-31-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,714
Posted By razor02097
I did buy one and have been using it for a week...

I did buy one and have been using it for a week now. I found one from a seller on Amazon for $97. It was new but the box was a little ratty.

As far as savings so far... There really haven't...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-19-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,921
Posted By razor02097
I like the idea of using the heat for water. It...

I like the idea of using the heat for water. It could make the fridge more efficient and the heat wouldn't be wasted.
Forum: The Billiards Room 07-19-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,174
Posted By razor02097
If you aren't having anyone check on the house...

If you aren't having anyone check on the house from time to time; Don't forget to shut off the water and gas... Last thing you need is a flooded home or one that burnt down then receive a huge bill...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-13-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,714
Posted By razor02097
Amazon has YTH9421C1002 for $182 Honeywell...

Amazon has YTH9421C1002 for $182

Honeywell YTH9421C1002 Visionpro IAQ Touch Screen 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, Version 2 - Amazon.com...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-13-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,714
Posted By razor02097
Exactly what I was looking for :D Thank you...

Exactly what I was looking for :D

Thank you so much!
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