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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-26-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 51,256
Posted By MEMPHIS91
Unit is still running! No issues as of yet.

Unit is still running! No issues as of yet.
Forum: Solar Power 08-03-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,676
Posted By antdun
***UPDATE 3 years later*** In late July 2019 I...

***UPDATE 3 years later***
In late July 2019 I added an additional 3,600 Watts of panels so now I have a 9.98 kW solar array and the power production is fantastic! If you'd like to see a YouTube...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-07-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 291,916
Posted By Xringer
Sanyo blower motor noise fixed

The den indoor unit blower motor noise has been driving me nuts for years.
Latey, the screeching noise has gotten louder. Oddly, my wife can't hear it.
I have very bad hearing at higher...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-16-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,755
Posted By CrankyDoug
Take a look at this thread...... ...

Take a look at this thread......

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6711

I haven't installed the device yet so I can't give you any facts, other than reports from people who have...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-09-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,538
Posted By bennelson
Passive Solar Garage Door

Hi Folks!

I recently built a Passive Solar Garage Door!

Not a new or original idea, but still a good one. I loosely based mine on the one Gary Reysa wrote about in Home Power #117 (Link HERE...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-20-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,696
Posted By Ator
Lightbulb Panasonic Heat pump boiler

I've got great respect for the guys building their own heatpump systems, but didn't want you guys to miss out on this one.

Due to high subsidies on heat pumps in the Netherlands I was able to pick...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-16-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 92,295
Posted By pinballlooking
It was cold last night below 30F when I went to...

It was cold last night below 30F when I went to bed I went out in the living room and it was hot.
My wife fell asleep and the mini splits both were set to 78F. I turned them down to 74F and we went...
Forum: Solar Power 10-29-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,886
Posted By stevehull
CYG, Very interesting first hand experiences...

CYG,

Very interesting first hand experiences with electric coops in your area.

In Oklahoma, I have found few to no problems with coops. One thing that I have found is a killer - surprises.
...
Forum: Solar Power 10-16-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,886
Posted By roflwaffle
The problem with your example is that you're...

The problem with your example is that you're starting off with -$10000 in the PV panel comparison. In either situation, you would start out with a +$10000 investment. In one, you put that money into...
Forum: Solar Power 10-15-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,886
Posted By stevehull
Here is another advantage of Enphase . . . . ...

Here is another advantage of Enphase . . . .

A customer had an Enphase 6 kW system (I installed) where the Envoy (power and energy recording box) was acting abnormally. This box gets house wired...
Forum: Solar Power 10-15-16, 02:04 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,886
Posted By where2
Power Generation Issues: NONE since system went...

Power Generation Issues: NONE since system went live 8/1/2013. :thumbup:
Cleaning: More than a dozen of my panels have never been cleaned in 3+ years! I cleaned two at year 1, four more at year 2. I...
Forum: Solar Power 10-14-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,886
Posted By pinballlooking
My system went live 04/12/2013 9.2 Kw shortly...

My system went live 04/12/2013 9.2 Kw shortly after that I added more panels 12.5 kw.
I have done nothing at all except one time we had a freak snow storm and I pushed some snow off to get them...
Forum: Solar Power 10-14-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,886
Posted By mejunkhound
One more PS: What is great about this site...

One more PS:

What is great about this site are helpful pros like Steve: If you went to someplace like HVAC-talk.com for heat pump advice, all you would get from the 'pros' is a statement like:...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-04-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 51,411
Posted By jeff5may
The common name for this power factor correction...

The common name for this power factor correction circuit is a Boost Converter. In most applications, it is used as a DC to DC step-up converter, to get a high-voltage DC source to use inside a device...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-22-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 134,505
Posted By Xringer
evaluation

Yesterday, I removed the Dip Tube and cleaned it. I also cleaned the threads of the cold 3/4" input.
I noticed there weren't a lot of threads for the nipple to engage.
The coldwater input...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-21-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,210
Posted By Xringer
Mini-Split guide - mini-reviews Ver 1.0

I know that a few posters here have successfully installed a few brands & models of M/S cool & heat units..

So, now that some of these units have racked up some operating months.
I would like to...
Forum: Solar Power 02-02-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,706
Posted By celblazer
Here is what I use for my generator but should...

Here is what I use for my generator but should give you the info you need. Link...
Forum: Solar Power 06-21-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,706
Posted By gtojohn
I just finished my first whole month billing...

I just finished my first whole month billing cycle with my small array. 638 kwh of usage total, in June I used less power than January and thats with gas heating. Which is actually tied for my 3rd...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-21-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 51,411
Posted By WyrTwister
Johnstone Supply sells cleaners for both the...

Johnstone Supply sells cleaners for both the indoor and the outdoor units . As does W W Granger .

They also sell a " bib " to attach to the indoor unit while cleaning it .

God bless
Wyr
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 04-18-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,548
Posted By randen
Thought I would offer an up-date. I'm visiting...

Thought I would offer an up-date. I'm visiting the parents and checked up on the DIY HPWH. Its been purring away in the basement for more than a year.

Some of the data I'm checking. These are real...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-11-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 92,295
Posted By pinballlooking
Now that it is warming up and I know we have made...

Now that it is warming up and I know we have made it through the winter without using any natural gas heat.

Using the mini splits in the summer allowed us to carryover a good bit of solar power to...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-10-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,809
Posted By osolemio
Partly operational: Extensive solar thermal/electric hybrid system

My very extensive solar power project that I have been working on for about 5 years (on and off, as time and money permits), is now partly operational.

Temperatures here are in Centigrade:
...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-17-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 173,972
Posted By pinballlooking
Aquaponics System, Passive Solar Greenhouse build

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6802&stc=1&d=1458916235

We started out with our Chevy Volt then my wife and I were talking and we said it would be nice to charge our Volt...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-10-14, 01:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,730
Posted By AC_Hacker
Good question... I've been kicking myself that I...

Good question... I've been kicking myself that I didn't examine the floor, from under the crawlspace. I think that could have been useful.

The thermal imaging camera did show up some heat...
Forum: Conservation 09-02-14, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,134
Posted By ecomodded
Insulated toilet tank cuts tank area in half

First a couple of small points that matter.

Normally 1.6 gal toilets have space left in the tank to adjust the tank height 2-3 more liters then their rated at , as a fail safe for those heavy...
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