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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-28-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By nibs
As a Canadian, I have no idea what baggage may be...

As a Canadian, I have no idea what baggage may be attached to an imaginary line, Canadian costs for PV are quite high and do not return much except in a few regions.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-28-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By nibs
I was not aware that the original intent was to...

I was not aware that the original intent was to enable solar connection more easily, until it was pointed out to me. In this area PV cost/per KWH delivered is too high for any real inroads, for PV as...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-27-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By nibs
Have discussed this with a semi retired lineman,...

Have discussed this with a semi retired lineman, and a lineman who runs a company that has built miles of high voltage cross country transmission lines, here is my understanding.
It will only be...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-14-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,447
Posted By nibs
My favorite wife loves the warmth of the tile on...

My favorite wife loves the warmth of the tile on concrete floor with the hydronic going. minus 28 one morning here and we were both barefoot having morning tea.
Come in from the cold and snow, and...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-28-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,447
Posted By nibs
Version II the damn computer ate V I. ICF is...

Version II the damn computer ate V I.
ICF is great, materials cost when we did ours was about the same as single use plywood forms.
You may need a moisture barrier and insect proofing depending on...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-10-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 333,474
Posted By nibs
Great that it is still working for you, gave up...

Great that it is still working for you, gave up on trying to mow with mine, just use the forklift and trailer towing, especially with the grand kids in the trailer.
End of summer converted from the...
Forum: Other Improvements 11-01-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,052
Posted By nibs
You should not be heating with cold city water,...

You should not be heating with cold city water, you must recirculate the water.
My hydronic system has a delta T of from 10 to 15 degrees F (the water returning to the boiler only needs heating by...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-19-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 333,474
Posted By nibs
There are a few articles on youtube about it, the...

There are a few articles on youtube about it, the main thing to overcome is converting ac line power to DC for the motor.
If you start a thread I will chip in.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-19-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 333,474
Posted By nibs
I too am getting ready to do major surgery on our...

I too am getting ready to do major surgery on our electric garden tractor.
Converted it about 10 years ago to a series wound 24 Volt 2.5hp motor with 4 T105 golf cart batts. The second set of golf...
Forum: Tools 02-26-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,072
Posted By nibs
IMO one of the best things about it is that if...

IMO one of the best things about it is that if and when the bottom of the tank starts getting rust pinholes you have enough material that you can weld to.
When my cheapo modern ones rust through...
Forum: Conservation 02-26-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,343
Posted By nibs
IMO insulation is like fun and money, you can...

IMO insulation is like fun and money, you can never have too much. The lid in my house is R70, we have no attic, but the snow does not melt unless the ambient temp is above freezing.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-29-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,741
Posted By nibs
I must say that having a microbiologist for a BF...

I must say that having a microbiologist for a BF has been kind of handy in the era of runaway covid.
Have worn masks since march, keep alcohol in the car (not tequila darn it) for hand washing, and...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-29-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,741
Posted By nibs
My microbiologist friend tells me that bleach...

My microbiologist friend tells me that bleach kills mold, and does not believe that vinegar kills it, but she does say that it may set up a condition in which mold does not like to grow in, but does...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-28-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,402
Posted By nibs
Another excellent source of information is...

Another excellent source of information is heatinghelp.com, if you are respectful and not asking questions because you were too lazy to look up the answers, there is a huge body of information, many...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-28-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,741
Posted By nibs
mk1st says "Definitely DON'T try to "kill the...

mk1st says
"Definitely DON'T try to "kill the mold" with bleach!!"

My microbiologist friend says bleach is a very effective anti mold agent, curious why you say not to use it?
Also says be...
Forum: Energy Storage 01-28-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,324
Posted By nibs
The same power to weight ratio numbers apply to...

The same power to weight ratio numbers apply to wave power.
Sailing our yacht at night with only the stars and compass to entertain one, used to wonder about using wave power to generate...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-28-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,157
Posted By nibs
The foam will bridge any minor defects in the...

The foam will bridge any minor defects in the grade, the down sides that I can see, infloor heating would be a bit tricky if you wanted it. (We love our warm floor), and if you are bermed at all (we...
Forum: Conservation 11-09-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,257
Posted By nibs
Yeah, did not notice the date until after I wrote...

Yeah, did not notice the date until after I wrote it............ better late than never.
Forum: Wind Power 10-26-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,836
Posted By nibs
Having carved perhaps a thousand windmill blades...

Having carved perhaps a thousand windmill blades in the 1980's I wonder why more people do not just go to a two bladed prop. My blades really flew, in about 10kts of wind, they filled the circle, ie...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-26-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,517
Posted By nibs
Put in a header tank on the hot side of the fire...

Put in a header tank on the hot side of the fire place & split the supply side line with a tee into the hot line with a water temperature controller. But the big danger is boiling the water in the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-30-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,570
Posted By nibs
Sounds like you are pretty well insulated, but...

Sounds like you are pretty well insulated, but insulation is like money and love, you just cannot have too much of it.

Wrote that last night & was a little tired. To answer your primary secondary...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-30-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,570
Posted By nibs
Have you done a heat loss calculation, if not you...

Have you done a heat loss calculation, if not you are groping?
A tankless water heater is a terrible choice, they are designed to put out short bursts of very hot water, inslab heating needs a...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-13-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 47,123
Posted By nibs
Still using my ugly old 'once upon a time...

Still using my ugly old 'once upon a time craftsman' second set of 4 trojan T105s, we mostly charge the tractor with a 175 W 30V solar panel which we are going to try to mount as a sunshade. Use the...
Forum: Conservation 06-13-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,257
Posted By nibs
About 7 years ago we installed a hillbilly hot...

About 7 years ago we installed a hillbilly hot tub a 6' diameter galvanized stock tank.
we wrapped the wall with about 1" of flexible foam insulation and placed the tub on 2" of styrofoam wrapped...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-25-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 333,474
Posted By nibs
On my third summer with a set of 4 6V T105...

On my third summer with a set of 4 6V T105 trojans, 24 volts total, have yet to run out of power in any application. even driving in the local parade
Have abandoned the mower, but use forklift and...
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