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Forum: Solar Power 11-14-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By u3b3rg33k
The tesla powerwall does this - it will act as...

The tesla powerwall does this - it will act as "the grid" to a regular microinverter/string inverter system.

a bunch of "how" it does that is discern-able here:...
Forum: Conservation 11-14-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By u3b3rg33k
I see two problems. 1: the exhaust will foul...

I see two problems.
1: the exhaust will foul up your burner and whatever else is in the inlet housing. if it's like the riello burners there's other things in there that won't be happy.
2: I...
Forum: Other Improvements 09-29-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By u3b3rg33k
what are your prices for kWh and propane? what...

what are your prices for kWh and propane? what temps do you actually run in the boiler?
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 08-18-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,802
Posted By u3b3rg33k
I looked into solar and ROI was around the 8 year...

I looked into solar and ROI was around the 8 year mark. since a cost effective, virtually no maintenance backyard nuke/gas plant does not exist, that's pretty good.
...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 08-16-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,802
Posted By u3b3rg33k
sounds like your co-op is the scam not the solar ?

sounds like your co-op is the scam not the solar ?
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 08-03-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,802
Posted By u3b3rg33k
there's also the option of putting in so much...

there's also the option of putting in so much solar that you curtail it most of the time, negating the need for daylight-hour storage. look at it like a solar peaker plant with high capital cost and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-01-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By u3b3rg33k
moisture in the system will be evident when you...

moisture in the system will be evident when you try to pull and hold a vacuum as well. if you can pull it down the first time and it holds then it was pretty dry.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-11-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,530
Posted By u3b3rg33k
if you don't need a big GPU, the NUC has a 25W...

if you don't need a big GPU, the NUC has a 25W power brick. full load under that idle. depends on what you want.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-28-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,530
Posted By u3b3rg33k
FYI the modern pentium/celeron branded chips have...

FYI the modern pentium/celeron branded chips have a lot disabled, even certain instructions. i would hunt for an i3 before going to one of those.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 02-23-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,530
Posted By u3b3rg33k
something like an intel NUC is a good place to...

something like an intel NUC is a good place to look as well. you can pick them up on ebay for a song.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-06-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,034
Posted By u3b3rg33k
PEX wouldn't work so great, copper would be fine....

PEX wouldn't work so great, copper would be fine. plenty of old oil fired systems used those without issue (well, until they caked up with minerals). it's all about rate of heat transfer.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-23-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,093
Posted By u3b3rg33k
What model samsung? and is it a "vent free" model...

What model samsung? and is it a "vent free" model (i.e. no lint dump to outdoors)?

the whirlpool I saw that is discontinued still had a 4" dryer vent, and I don't like that.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-19-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,943
Posted By u3b3rg33k
well dry wood chips are basically coal-precursor...

well dry wood chips are basically coal-precursor lumps so same same right?
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-16-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,943
Posted By u3b3rg33k
big boy pellet stove?

big boy pellet stove?
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-29-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,943
Posted By u3b3rg33k
the B&S engine just wore out. I think it was the...

the B&S engine just wore out. I think it was the rings/cylinder. had it happen on the log splitter, too (also a B&S motor). mind you these things had what would amount to light commercial use for...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-28-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,943
Posted By u3b3rg33k
DR makes good stuff, but not a big fan of the B&S...

DR makes good stuff, but not a big fan of the B&S engines. our chipper is the 18HP model (eats a up to 4x4s). well it was, the B&S motor wore out and it's now a 20HP Honda. nowhere near the hours on...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-16-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,589
Posted By u3b3rg33k
Please post a picture that sounds hilarious. ...

Please post a picture that sounds hilarious.
do you have 220V power readily available? you could probably pick up a free gas chipper on craiglist and slap a "5hp compressor motor" on it as a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-15-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,159
Posted By u3b3rg33k
Generally black does, and that matters if the...

Generally black does, and that matters if the primary method of cooling is radiation, and it's in the dark. plenty of compressors are blue/red too. either way the primary method of cooling a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-14-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,159
Posted By u3b3rg33k
if you have a hermetic compressor, it's cooled by...

if you have a hermetic compressor, it's cooled by the refrigerant. cooling the shell serves no purpose.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-02-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,589
Posted By u3b3rg33k
I wanted an electric chipper but I couldn't find...

I wanted an electric chipper but I couldn't find one I liked, so I threw a face mount motor and VFD on where an engine once lived. Idles at 300W, makes 10+ torque for short periods, full power at...
Forum: Solar Heating 01-22-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,915
Posted By u3b3rg33k
if you're using a preheat tank with an HX, use...

if you're using a preheat tank with an HX, use the tank water as part of your thermal system, and the HX for potable water, instead of the other way around. that way you don't have 40 gallons of...
Forum: Solar Power 01-02-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,605
Posted By u3b3rg33k
use the solar system to power a grid-synchronized...

use the solar system to power a grid-synchronized generator head? that won't have an inverter signature...
Forum: Conservation 12-03-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,335
Posted By u3b3rg33k
body on frame trucks look the way they do because...

body on frame trucks look the way they do because they kinda have to. this is interesting. Cd should be much better than an F150/1500.

If you offered me one of the range toppers in trade for my...
Forum: Conservation 10-06-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,113
Posted By u3b3rg33k
I'd love to see some numbers to back up that...

I'd love to see some numbers to back up that "fact".
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-26-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,442
Posted By u3b3rg33k
deteriorated carpet pad?

deteriorated carpet pad?
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