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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-10-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,804
Posted By ToddT
Over 35 years ago, I read that for every 1/64th...

Over 35 years ago, I read that for every 1/64th inch of buildup, a boiler loses 3% efficiency. That's going from memory but the scale buildup acts as an insulator to inhibit the heat getting to the...
Forum: Other Improvements 11-01-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By ToddT
Thanks. I'd done a bit of searching online for...

Thanks. I'd done a bit of searching online for gokart racing but these sites will surely help. It's never a matter of "if" but "how hard?" and "how much?"

I've run my company off the grid for...
Forum: Other Improvements 11-01-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By ToddT
Thanks... great points. I have a 13hp Honda that...

Thanks... great points. I have a 13hp Honda that ran a pressure washer plus a 6.5hp or so clone that is hooked up to a dead 1000w generator. Both 4 strokes. Both horizontal shafts.

I've been into...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-31-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By ToddT
Repurpose Auto AC for shipping container?

I'm building an office into half of a 40' high cube shipping container. I already have a couple of solar panels and a pair of 6v golf cart batteries. Being in Louisiana, air conditioning is a must....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-01-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,681
Posted By ToddT
Regarding the storm windows, I found magnetic...

Regarding the storm windows, I found magnetic interior storm windows had a 38 month return on investment but that was buying them made and installed.

A few other tricks from decades in Louisiana...
Forum: Conservation 02-03-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,126
Posted By ToddT
I'm no engineer to help with enthalpy and please...

I'm no engineer to help with enthalpy and please forgive if my comments are too simplistic, but as an efficiency nut, I have a few points to suggest.

First, go for as true a white roof as...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-12-16, 09:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,563
Posted By ToddT
I'd like to add a couple of tips for long term...

I'd like to add a couple of tips for long term generator operation. I run my small business off the grid, mostly on renewable energy. I was running a diesel generator on biofuels and it had a 30...
Forum: Biofuels 01-02-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,862
Posted By ToddT
I've long appreciated the work of Jean Pain. Oh...

I've long appreciated the work of Jean Pain. Oh to have spent an afternoon or two with him! But, I've never read anything about removing the composted material and maintaining the heat? Is there any...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 09-08-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 34,620
Posted By ToddT
Memphis91, please keep us posted on your earth...

Memphis91, please keep us posted on your earth tube research. I'm not too far south of you latitude wise, south Arkansas. My ancient sub-10 SEER central unit died this year and I'm researching...
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