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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-31-13, 01:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,103
Posted By Hv23t
They are brazed to the lines on the dehumidifier....

They are brazed to the lines on the dehumidifier.
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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-30-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,103
Posted By Hv23t
There is r290 flowing thru those lines. ...

There is r290 flowing thru those lines.

Hv23t
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-30-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,103
Posted By Hv23t
Jeff is correct on this, I took the 30' of...

Jeff is correct on this, I took the 30' of tubing, bent it in half and snaked it thru the hole pre bending it as I fed it in so it would coil up. After all but a couple feet were in I twisted the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-30-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Yeah that is good info. On my setup I'm not using...

Yeah that is good info. On my setup I'm not using it to seal in the refridgerant. I'm using it as a bulkhead fitting to keep the water in the tank and allow the hx lines to come out/in.
I know I...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-05-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
For my parents it's instantaneous. Lol.. I think...

For my parents it's instantaneous. Lol.. I think he bought it at the home despot for $405 before the government steals their 8.5%. If you average the kill a watt readings I took in the summer and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-05-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Maybe slightly off topic, for Christmas my...

Maybe slightly off topic, for Christmas my brother decided to help out my parents with their energy expenditures. I had previously hooked my kill a watt to their chest freezer during the summer. It...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-04-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,191
Posted By Hv23t
Sorry no real updates. I'm still trying to finish...

Sorry no real updates. I'm still trying to finish up the heatpump water heaters controls. Its still doing a excellent job, after I get it buttoned up I'll jump onto this one. Happy New Year

Hv23t
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-28-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Love it! Hv23t

Love it!

Hv23t
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-28-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
He actually picked the perfect time to do it and...

He actually picked the perfect time to do it and get away with it. I found it as we were walking out the door to go celibate Christmas with my family. So I had no time to punish him. And after a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-27-12, 11:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Couple things, one don't leave your defrost...

Couple things, one don't leave your defrost circuit board lieing around where your 6 year old son can get a hold of it. He saw me testing it using the 12 volt battery out of his electric pickup with...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-23-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Yes and Yes Hv23t...

Yes and Yes

Hv23t...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-23-12, 02:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Just finished assembling the defrost circuit for...

Just finished assembling the defrost circuit for the dehumidifier. It's a basic adjustable recycle timer. Adjustable from 1-180 minutes for both on and off times. I'm going to try 45 min on then 5...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-16-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Thanks for the info on the recall. My units...

Thanks for the info on the recall. My units serial #starts with QT which is not effected by the recall. My sister and her 2 year old son are staying with my parents while her husband finishes up...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-12-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 137,266
Posted By Hv23t
Is the A7 doing all the heating of your water, or...

Is the A7 doing all the heating of your water, or are you still using your boiler as well? That is an amazingly low energy usage. How many watts does it use while running?

Hv23t
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-12-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Actually it's funny you bring that up. The other...

Actually it's funny you bring that up. The other two water heaters I took out of the scrap run were solar water heaters just like your talking about. I really wanted to use one of them but they were...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-11-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,191
Posted By Hv23t
Interesting link, your idea is the same basic...

Interesting link, your idea is the same basic principle as mine. Yours could look better than my mad scientist looking contraption would.

Hv23t
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-11-12, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,191
Posted By Hv23t
Homemade Heat Pump Clothes Dryer

I have another dehumidifier I scored from my scrape metal run. I've been thinking of another use for it. So this idea jumped to my mind when seeing my power meter going nuts when the dryer was...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-10-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Well it's been just a couple hours short of 10...

Well it's been just a couple hours short of 10 days since I reset the kill a watts meter. It read 39.67 kwh, so right at 4 kwh ave a day. Or 1460 kwh a year, which at .12 kwh that's $175. That's not...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-09-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
I'll have to try your distilling method. The...

I'll have to try your distilling method.
The condenser and evaporator are looped together.
I've actually never heard of Legionella. The government here recommends keeping your water heater under...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-02-12, 11:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
One thing I found interesting. The propane water...

One thing I found interesting. The propane water heater I took out was estimating the price of propane at the time (25 years ago) at .78 a gallon. The last bill I paid last January was 3.48 gallon....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-02-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Yeah .22 is way high. I think that's what my...

Yeah .22 is way high. I think that's what my sister pays in Hawaii. She doesn't have to use the hvac much if at all. The first teir here is .12 for the first 28kwh a day in the winter and 18 in the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-30-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 72,870
Posted By Hv23t
Just stopped in at my parents house to say hi and...

Just stopped in at my parents house to say hi and check on the water heater. I think I plugged in the kill a watt on Wednesday afternoon, but I can't remember for sure. It read 5.07 kwh. So I reset...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-30-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,550
Posted By Hv23t
Yeah they have no insulation, I had two of they...

Yeah they have no insulation, I had two of they T'd into my 1 50amp plug and they blew the breaker at one point. I think it was in the morning when they were blow drying there hair with the heater...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-30-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,550
Posted By Hv23t
December and January were really bad. We had a...

December and January were really bad. We had a lot of friends and family staying with us during that time period. There were 3 motorhomes/travel trailers hooked to the house sucking electricty to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-30-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,550
Posted By Hv23t
Yeah this year was the first with electric...

Yeah this year was the first with electric everything. I'm on a well with quiet a bit of watering that has to be done for the yard and garden. As well as I have a swimming pool that uses 8kwh each...
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