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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-26-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By MN Renovator
While it's true the Raspberry Pi 4B is a very...

While it's true the Raspberry Pi 4B is a very powerful 4 gig ARM based 64-bit computer. I think you'd be leaving quite a bit out if you don't mention that it's not going to run like a standard...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-22-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By MN Renovator
Laptops are usually the best bang for the energy...

Laptops are usually the best bang for the energy they use because they are a package designed to run off of a small battery for as long as possible. Usually a machine with built-in graphics versus a...
Forum: Tools 02-03-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By MN Renovator
Definitely cool, I think I'll stick with layering...

Definitely cool, I think I'll stick with layering a thick height sandwich of Proto-Pasta Electrically Conductive PLA between a print and calling a PCB. I'm seeing about 400ohms resistance over a 2...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-29-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By MN Renovator
I used to think this way too until I talked to a...

I used to think this way too until I talked to a storm damage contractor casually who told me that on a non-porous surface, mold can be removed with bleach. On surfaces like wood and drywall, the...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-04-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By MN Renovator
The coil inside of the water heater would be...

The coil inside of the water heater would be exchanging the heat from the coil into the hot water in the tank, so it's not going to "run out after 3-7 gallons" as you said it, the capacity of the hot...
Forum: Conservation 12-30-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 56,939
Posted By MN Renovator
What are you planning to do for your living...

What are you planning to do for your living situation? Whenever I look at it, if I were to buy a smaller house, there seems to be less value in smaller homes because the houses my size are slightly...
Forum: Solar Power 12-20-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By MN Renovator
I'm not sure wiring up 3 computer power supplies...

I'm not sure wiring up 3 computer power supplies in series will work as well as you expect because you can't be completely sure all 3 supplies will carry the load evenly. That would rely on them a...
Forum: Conservation 12-16-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 56,000
Posted By MN Renovator
Extended warranties are expensive, run out, and...

Extended warranties are expensive, run out, and are only valuable for cars that are unreliable. This is a major reason why I'd prefer the Toyota. Sure you want more of your miles to be EV, but you...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-26-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By MN Renovator
I agree that you don't need a pile of attic...

I agree that you don't need a pile of attic venting, but you need some to allow the incidental moisture in winter to flow out. Moisture flows readily and usually it doesn't take much ventilation to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-18-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By MN Renovator
I'm curious about the infrared tracking on units...

I'm curious about the infrared tracking on units similar to this one. If you have one of these in a kitchen and have a crock pot or a full hot dinner spread with a dozen of the family over. ..or if...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By MN Renovator
With absolute perfect efficiency and the heat...

With absolute perfect efficiency and the heat only being in contact with the snow to melt it, it takes 288,000BTU of heat to melt a ton of frozen water(snow in this case). If you've ever shoveled a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-18-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,457
Posted By MN Renovator
I find desoldering braids (also called a solder...

I find desoldering braids (also called a solder wick) to work well for soaking up solder, you put the copper braid between the solder and the soldering iron and it soaks up the solder.

..but If it...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-14-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By MN Renovator
It really sucks that the manufacturer isn't...

It really sucks that the manufacturer isn't willing to supply a replacement.

Sometimes manufacturers only sell through distributors, in that case you would need to find a supply house that sells...
Forum: Conservation 06-19-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 56,939
Posted By MN Renovator
I like the video, good explanation. I guess you...

I like the video, good explanation. I guess you are locked in with the water heater contract as you've mentioned before, but where I live, a top quality 9 year warranty water heater costs $500 and...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-04-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,316
Posted By MN Renovator
My opinion on your quotes. Even in Minnesota,...

My opinion on your quotes. Even in Minnesota, people are encouraged to put in a 16 SEER system and our cooling load is small compared to Arizona. The difference in equipment cost shouldn't be more...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-04-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,316
Posted By MN Renovator
You asked the question, but it seems like you...

You asked the question, but it seems like you came here with an answer already in mind. Air conditioners exist that use less than half of the electricity that the US government's 13 SEER requirement...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-10-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,082
Posted By MN Renovator
I considered getting an Ecobee for the data...

I considered getting an Ecobee for the data logging function but was put off by the price. My current thermostat has an 'energy' button that counts the run-time based on when it is calling for heat...
Forum: Solar Power 03-23-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By MN Renovator
I agree that 3 solar panels in series would get...

I agree that 3 solar panels in series would get you to the terminal voltage you are looking to supply to the charge controllers. 5kw system is a bigger system than what I have on my house which will...
Forum: Solar Power 03-17-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By MN Renovator
What sort of solar modules were you considering? ...

What sort of solar modules were you considering? 60 cell modules? 72 cell modules? 36 cell modules?
What total solar module nameplate wattage are you aiming for?

If you've already decided or...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-15-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,321
Posted By MN Renovator
It's funny, I saw this COVID thread and before...

It's funny, I saw this COVID thread and before clicking on it, was picturing something that would be discussing the topics that we generally discuss on this forum.

The one that I think of is the...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-15-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,321
Posted By MN Renovator
This isn't even a factor. Why would you think...

This isn't even a factor. Why would you think that you have SARS-CoV-2019 in your home air filter? Perhaps if someone who you knew had it was in your house, sneezed directly in the air intake and...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-28-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,337
Posted By MN Renovator
I originally wanted to do this to balance the...

I originally wanted to do this to balance the HVAC airflow in my house, to monitor the temp rise of the furnace to replace the filter when airflow begins to drop, and to compare energy usage to the...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,549
Posted By MN Renovator
"Hope it's not Lyme disease! Yikes!" Did you...

"Hope it's not Lyme disease! Yikes!"

Did you exchange blood with the squirrel or have a tick end up on you from the squirrel that ended up feasting on your blood?
Lyme disease is a blood...
Forum: Tools 01-27-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,323
Posted By MN Renovator
That really sucks. If it's not a common model...

That really sucks. If it's not a common model where you could find another non-working one and swap parts, I wouldn't spend $140 to fix an old snowblower.
Forum: Tools 01-19-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,323
Posted By MN Renovator
Daox, have you identified the main jet? I don't...

Daox, have you identified the main jet? I don't see any pictures of it, so I want to make sure you don't think it's an insignificant/unidentified part. For newer carbs, they don't use an adjustable...
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