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Forum: Product Reviews 01-31-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,825
Posted By philb
If you check HD online, you can find sales on...

If you check HD online, you can find sales on Ryobi tools. I bought an impact and drill in the case for $35 delivered. My batteries are about gone so I'm looking for another sale! I'll reuse the old...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-30-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By philb
I built the window screen solar box from build it...

I built the window screen solar box from build it solar last fall a year ago. It ran like a 3600 watt electric heater all winter. I have made several air to air heat exchangers in the past. This is...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-24-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By philb
If you use an 8266 and an Arduino, chances are...

If you use an 8266 and an Arduino, chances are very good you can copy the code from the internet. Most sites will give you code and a wiring diagram for free.
Forum: Solar Power 12-07-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,565
Posted By philb
NiHaoMike, That sounds like a great project. I...

NiHaoMike,
That sounds like a great project. I cant do that in my neck of the woods because anything that touches the grid is subject to their inspection and approval. They are concerned a lineman...
Forum: Solar Power 11-30-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By philb
Really impressive! Nice setup. Your only...

Really impressive! Nice setup.

Your only using Flex 60's and 80's. No expensive BMS?

I have 24 GC2 6volt batteries on one system that die when the sun goes down. Most of them are 8 years old....
Forum: Tools 10-10-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By philb
Xringer, Does your welder have a switch mode...

Xringer, Does your welder have a switch mode power supply or is it all solid state without large heavy transformers?
Forum: Tools 10-08-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By philb
Somewhere around two 47,000- 97,000 uf...

Somewhere around two 47,000- 97,000 uf electrolytic capacitors. Screw tops are preferred as it would simplify installation but not absolutely necessary.
Forum: Tools 10-08-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By philb
patrickh99, I have considered liquid cooling but...

patrickh99, I have considered liquid cooling but the welder has to be kept as light as I can get it. The welder frequently goes up ladders and scaffolding in my hands.

The heat sinks are working...
Forum: Solar Power 09-29-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By philb
You might use a stud finder to locate the screw...

You might use a stud finder to locate the screw holes instead of a magnet.
Forum: Tools 09-15-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By philb
My test equipment shows this 40 volt 59,000 uf...

My test equipment shows this 40 volt 59,000 uf capacitor at 34,000 uf, which is out of range. I'm going to get another capacitor. There's small difference between the before and after sine wave. It...
Forum: Tools 09-12-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By philb
Flux core or stick is all I do. I should get that...

Flux core or stick is all I do. I should get that mod done tomorrow.
Forum: Tools 09-11-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By philb
HF welders also don't have the electronics...

HF welders also don't have the electronics Lincoln's and Miller's do. It's just a cheap welder that's light enough to climb ladders and scaffolding in hand. I do prefer the old Ideal Arc welders...
Forum: Tools 09-10-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By philb
Thanks Oil Pan. That confirms what I was...

Thanks Oil Pan. That confirms what I was thinking. Cooling depends on how fast the welder transformer can dissipate heat. I2R almost always = heat. That's key no matter what size it is.

I googled...
Forum: Tools 09-09-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By philb
I'm not aware of any water cooled welders. It's...

I'm not aware of any water cooled welders. It's possible though. Water and electricity usually doesn't mix unless there are special provisions made. If I were going down that path, I'd try submerging...
Forum: Tools 09-07-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By philb
I was surprised too. There is a lot of iron that...

I was surprised too. There is a lot of iron that holds heat in the transformer and inductor.
The 'slots' in the heatsinks are parallel to the airflow from the fan and the fin height was tall as I...
Forum: Tools 09-07-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By philb
Wire feed welder duty cycle change

I was getting pretty desperate trying to get some welding done a few weeks back. My 2 HF wire feed welders refused to weld any more than 2 minutes at a time before shutting down. 102 degF temperature...
Forum: Solar Power 07-12-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By philb
Do you have more information? Are they...

Do you have more information? Are they photovoltaic or water panels?
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-08-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By philb
elozio32, I did leave the rebar out of the...

elozio32,
I did leave the rebar out of the post. That's a very important part. When I pored the stem wall, I put a bunch of rebar and left enough out sticking out of concrete to weld to the...
Forum: Solar Power 04-10-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By philb
You could easily feed two 6 volt golf cart...

You could easily feed two 6 volt golf cart batteries in series with an 85 watt module. I would buy a quality charge controller to turn off the panels and prevent overcharge.

My first batteries...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-26-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By philb
If you have any GFI or arc fault plugs, check...

If you have any GFI or arc fault plugs, check those out. The GFCI's have given me problems thats hard to trace. Replace them or take them out of the circuit.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-22-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By philb
If you have metal fabrication skills, then go for...

If you have metal fabrication skills, then go for it. I'm building one now. I plan to do a write up sometime in the fall.
I would suggest using supplied air or a large fan when cutting, welding or...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-16-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By philb
I'm just the opposite. I like chain saw...

I'm just the opposite. I like chain saw sharpeners. No matter what brand you buy, the compound angles are critical to sharpening them correctly so the chain cuts. I sharpened them for several years...
Forum: Solar Power 10-30-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By philb
You should not get any voltage on a solar panel...

You should not get any voltage on a solar panel from only touching one lead (+ or -) to ground unless it's grounded somewhere. I do check this because I don't want there to be any voltage. If there...
Forum: Solar Power 10-09-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,478
Posted By philb
Oil Pan 4, I didn't want a second meter or...

Oil Pan 4,
I didn't want a second meter or additional charges either, so I kept the grid and solar power completely separate with a Midnite Solar MNTRANSFER-60A 60 Amp 240 Volt Dual AC Manual...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-23-17, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,183
Posted By philb
OilPan4, I went down this same road in 2011....

OilPan4,
I went down this same road in 2011. Here is a book that will help you make the decisions easier. This guy makes and breaks concrete with rebar, stucco wire, mesh and expanded metal. The...
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