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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-24-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,287
Posted By Xringer
Check out the specs on the TS-45

Morningstar - Tristar 45A Solar Charge Controller for 12V/24V/48V Batteries, Lowest Fail Rate in The Industry, Built-in Diagnostics, (TS-45)
Brand: Morningstar Corporation

The last one I ordered...
Forum: Conservation 11-11-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Xringer
My hot water circulating pumps don't need to be...

My hot water circulating pumps don't need to be running, to get heat.
When I set the system for free-flow, there is enough natural circulation to heat the baseboards, so they won't freeze up.
The...
Forum: Conservation 11-10-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Xringer
Diesel Heater for Back-up heat during long grid failures?

I've been watching a bunch of YouTube videos about RV, Truck and Car heaters
https://www.amazon.com/Wayska-Muffler-Parking-Thermostat-Motor-home/dp/B08LDV7L1B/
Video: https://youtu.be/BRLgBq8njuY...
Forum: The Billiards Room 09-27-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,254
Posted By Xringer
I just got my booster shot yesterday, because...

I just got my booster shot yesterday, because it's been over 6 months since I had my second shot.
Also got the flu shot and I've been feeling beat all day. Too done in to take a walk around the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-27-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,287
Posted By Xringer
I think you might be correct!

I have never charged any RC nicad or nimh that had a lot of cells, nothing over 12v. Looking at the charger now, I see it can charge up to 25 cells! WOW! It should be pretty good on a 100w 12vdc...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-27-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,287
Posted By Xringer
I've got one of those RC chargers (older model)...

I've got one of those RC chargers (older model) that still works, but my guess is, the DC input to the charger would need to be a volt or two higher than the charge voltage needed for a 12v lead...
Forum: Solar Power 04-16-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,088
Posted By Xringer
120 Ah 50.4v

The rains have started. The sun is only been out a couple of days this past week.
Flooding season is here. But, I've got 5.85 kWh of NMC Li-Ion fully charged.

Untested, because we didn't have...
Forum: Solar Power 04-06-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,088
Posted By Xringer
48v bdgr - nmc - 80ah - 3.9kwh

After testing the old 48v pack, I found the old 12v Duralast batts might still be pretty good. The cheap HF tester showed 400 to 550 Cold Cranking Amps. These are rated at 800 CCA new. So, I plan to...
Forum: Conservation 04-02-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,031
Posted By Xringer
Since we lost our heat-pump hot water heater,...

Since we lost our heat-pump hot water heater, we've been burning oil to make hot water.
The burn runs are done on demand "Google, turn on hot water" when we have extra demand.
But, normally it's on...
Forum: Conservation 03-29-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,031
Posted By Xringer
Still working during the Apocalypse

Yeah, my wife was telling me, "Aren't you glad we didn't move to Texas"!

I just cut the old water mixer off my old HS Tarm. Installed one that works!
Found out that old people can't solder if...
Forum: Solar Power 02-07-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,088
Posted By Xringer
48V 1.6kWh Li-ion Power Pack??

I was wondering about my PWM charger and found this paper..
https://www.morningstarcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/8.-Why-PWM1.pdf

It seems like I should have been 'periodically' putting a...
Forum: Solar Power 02-05-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,088
Posted By Xringer
48 volts still there?? 10 years later?

We had a winter storm recently and lost Grid power.
I wondered if those old 12 volt car batteries (marked October 2010) still had any juice in them.?.
The back-up system still works! Got some...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-09-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 32,849
Posted By Xringer
This thread is not as old as me, but it's old!

I rarely use the attic fan these days. The basement is nice in the summer.
(Still use the basement fan, if the Radon gets too high).
We keep it dehumidified and the slab is cool enough that's it's...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-27-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,305
Posted By Xringer
Yeah, that's where it's at, on the floor. That's...

Yeah, that's where it's at, on the floor. That's why I keep my detector down
about 8 or 10 inches off the flood.
My home was built in 1956, so we don't need to pump IN any air. LOL!


Here's...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-27-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,305
Posted By Xringer
The flood came and the sump pumps started...

The flood came and the sump pumps started Saturday morning as the Radon increased.
Turned on the Radon pump yesterday for most of the day. It's back to low Radon today.
The water is still coming...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-24-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,305
Posted By Xringer
Yeah, some people call them Radon Fans, but I'm...

Yeah, some people call them Radon Fans, but I'm not a fan of that.
I think calling them Radon pumps came about because they are installed in a hole with a Sump Pump.
Both of them pump out stuff...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-22-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,305
Posted By Xringer
My Radon is: 4.0 for the 48 hours. 3.2 for...

My Radon is:
4.0 for the 48 hours.
3.2 for the week.
2.6 for the month (and year).

Over a week ago, we got some snow, twice. Since last Friday, we've had melting of snow during the sunny days....
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,305
Posted By Xringer
Radon, it's not safe!

Wow, 13 PCi/L is too high for comfort. Means you need some air moved out of your basement. My kid's house had about those readings and one radon pump fixed it.

My son-in-law had this one for a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-06-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,305
Posted By Xringer
AirThings Radon sensor

It's an older Gen1 model, so it's not able to talk to Amazon.. :thumbup:
It's about to finish up it's 1 week calibration run.

So far, I'm liking it. I've inserted the rain record since 11/29/20...
Forum: The Billiards Room 10-19-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 30,004
Posted By Xringer
I'm trying to do my part..

We only have to go a few miles to our babysitting job, and we are getting really good MPG. (See pic).
Plus, we buy our solar & wind power from a Texas company. It's cheap, but the local company...
Forum: The Billiards Room 10-19-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 30,004
Posted By Xringer
Who woke this old thread up? I was just...

Who woke this old thread up?
I was just thinking about a news report from last month..
It turns out that the COVID19 caused a big reduction in CO2 and air pollution.

So, how did that impact...
Forum: Tools 10-18-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,849
Posted By Xringer
I subscribed to a YouTube Channel

Since I've not been doing much lately, you might have figured that I had been COVID19ed..
Nope, still kicking and interested in all things 'Mini-Split'..
Saw this video about flares and wanted to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-06-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,472
Posted By Xringer
The Ooma I got for my Daughter is still going....

The Ooma I got for my Daughter is still going. She's been using it a lot with the
current Work-at-home still in place here in MA.
I really hate this pandemic, but it's been pretty easy driving on...
Forum: Solar Power 08-08-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 66,675
Posted By Xringer
Thanks for the info. I'll check it out when I get...

Thanks for the info. I'll check it out when I get time.
It's the season for maintenance on my heating systems & my back-up power.
I'm babysitting 5 days a week and my weekend leisure time is very...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-22-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 219,449
Posted By Xringer
I bet it's great to have those resources (power,...

I bet it's great to have those resources (power, food & etc) during these crazy times.
My healthy Keto diet is a disaster now. My wife and I are not eating like we used too!

We just went for a...
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