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Forum: Solar Heating 01-10-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By skyking
you clarified your setup, and I agree that...

you clarified your setup, and I agree that raising the diff temp is the first thing to try.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-09-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By skyking
My best guess is, your system is suffering from...

My best guess is, your system is suffering from transportation losses. The collector temp is X, but you lose so much on the way back to the tank that you are pushing a rope uphill, so to speak.
I...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,914
Posted By skyking
The small heat exchangers get lost behind the...

The small heat exchangers get lost behind the piping.
https://i.postimg.cc/Qx9GLRvf/solar10.jpg
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,914
Posted By skyking
top of the triangle tube tank and much plumbing....

top of the triangle tube tank and much plumbing. Hot water from that tank is then fed to the 52 gallon hot water tank further into the house. One mistake:
There should be a second copper run to the...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,914
Posted By skyking
here is the ground loop end of things, the...

here is the ground loop end of things, the circulation pumps into the heat pump.
That was from that crawlspace I dug at the end of the geo installation.
https://i.postimg.cc/Pqx6pmKq/geo3.jpg
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 12-25-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,914
Posted By skyking
I finally got back to the thread. :D Working...

I finally got back to the thread. :D
Working from the architecture inward:
My brother's goal was to preserve the looks of the 1920 craftsman home, while adding a large garage and connecting...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By skyking
I think they are brilliant just as-is. It is what...

I think they are brilliant just as-is. It is what we do with the hot air that may differ.
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By skyking
heat up the foundations, slab, and possibly some...

heat up the foundations, slab, and possibly some eutectic salts. Use that solar air to heat things up and deliver the heat via registers.
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By skyking
The pumps yes. I don't think we are good...

The pumps yes. I don't think we are good candidates for a boiler, as we have relatively cheap electricity here and I would be doing:
1) solar panels
2)passive air heat
3) passive heat and cooling...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,160
Posted By skyking
thank you I will.

thank you I will.
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By skyking
I'd go drainback myself too. He was sold a bunch...

I'd go drainback myself too. He was sold a bunch of stuff. The glycol has a header tank for the stagnant pressures and temps, and the smallest possible fluid volume.
Even so, it had some teething...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By skyking
your original write-ups were pretty good, Pat. ...

your original write-ups were pretty good, Pat.
What price did you pay for the fans? do you think you needed 250 CFM, or could a slower fan keep the panel cool/house warm?
My brother has a...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,160
Posted By skyking
Pat, well done. I really appreciate you coming...

Pat, well done. I really appreciate you coming back with the reports.
We are still in the house in the woods with too much shade, but now I am approaching retirement and looking to build our last...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-14-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,185
Posted By skyking
Looking really great!! My green thumb is not so...

Looking really great!!
My green thumb is not so good, but I applaud your efforts. Bravo!
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-14-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By skyking
Some specifics: We all like natural light in...

Some specifics:
We all like natural light in the winter but not the summer sun's heat. Build with plenty of south facing windows, but put them behind a porch or really deep overhang.
That way the...
Forum: Conservation 08-11-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,311
Posted By skyking
If my wife could get level 1 charging at her...

If my wife could get level 1 charging at her work, I might get her into a Leaf. As it stands, no dedicated charging spots there. The daily drive would make her nervous at ~50 miles RT.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-09-15, 03:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,503
Posted By skyking
Have you installed the main loops? did you bore...

Have you installed the main loops? did you bore or go with a horizontal field?
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-06-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,533
Posted By skyking
here was what I was looking at. GREE Evo+...

here was what I was looking at.
GREE Evo+ 12,000 BTU Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-05-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,533
Posted By skyking
The open concept room is about 500 square feet,...

The open concept room is about 500 square feet, and the bedroom suite is around 250. I was going to put a 12,000 BTU unit in the big room and a 9000 BTU in the bedroom area.
It would work nicely to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 11-04-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,533
Posted By skyking
I have a couple of dedicated 120V circuits...

I have a couple of dedicated 120V circuits already run. Any suggestions on 120V units?
I am in the puget sound area, so not too cold. I also have an electric furnace as primary now so backup is not...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-09-15, 01:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,503
Posted By skyking
you only need a 2500 s.f. pit for a big system....

you only need a 2500 s.f. pit for a big system. you should be able to leave a little patch like that alone ;)
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-08-15, 11:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,503
Posted By skyking
Nice project :) I installed a horizontal system...

Nice project :)
I installed a horizontal system for my brother in Yakima.

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/geothermal-heat-pumps/1575-new-geo-system-install.html

It is at 6', and works OK. I wish...
Forum: Lighting 03-20-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,852
Posted By skyking
Those look sweet, thank you.

Those look sweet, thank you.
Forum: Lighting 03-20-15, 01:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,852
Posted By skyking
The directional aspect of the design addresses a...

The directional aspect of the design addresses a big problem IMO, light pollution. Maybe someday people in the suburbs and cities can see a hint of the glory of the night skies.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-01-15, 12:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,583
Posted By skyking
I did not think breaking into the main system was...

I did not think breaking into the main system was a wise thing to do.
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