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Forum: Conservation 08-05-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,628
Posted By gasstingy
Great Job

I've enjoyed mostly lurking through this thread. I have high hope to add some off grid solar (we have 6810w rated grid tied solar) so that I can have backup power when the grid fails.

I love...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-23-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 50,515
Posted By gasstingy
I don't think a popcorn ceiling would be tough to...

I don't think a popcorn ceiling would be tough to get rid of, but could be more time consuming than you expect.

We repainted a popcorn ceiling one time with a heavily loaded paint roller. Since...
Forum: Solar Power 06-12-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By gasstingy
If I were of the notion to add solar to power...

If I were of the notion to add solar to power loads in my house without getting permission from the utility, or to power critical loads in a power outage (which very much intrigues me), I'd put those...
Forum: Solar Power 05-20-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By gasstingy
Kudos to you, to have your energy demands low...

Kudos to you, to have your energy demands low enough that 1700 rated watts of solar can power your home!

Our 6810w would cover our usage for about 10 months of the year until we converted our...
Forum: Solar Power 05-17-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By gasstingy
4 Sharp 175's bought in 2009 for $898.00/ea ...

4 Sharp 175's bought in 2009 for $898.00/ea $5.13/w
2 Sharp 175's bought in 2011 for $498.00/ea $2.85/w
24 Sharp 240's bought in 2012 for $337.00/ea $1.40/w

The reason I went with...
Forum: Solar Power 11-12-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 120,677
Posted By gasstingy
Sept results

Our September's since our 6.81 kW array went live,
Sep 13: 943
Sep 14: 889
Sep 15: 823
Sep 16: 910
Sep 17: 812
Sep 18: 766

Our total since 12/17/12: 57757 kWh as of 11/11/18. By my...
Forum: Conservation 08-07-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,628
Posted By gasstingy
NiHaoMike, I was stunned momentarily at the...

NiHaoMike, I was stunned momentarily at the suggestions to overcool the freezer(s) and heat the water an extra measure.

These are really good suggestions that fall so far out of what I typically...
Forum: Conservation 07-24-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,628
Posted By gasstingy
I kind of skidded to a stop when I read this...

I kind of skidded to a stop when I read this part, because I want to mow my grass with electrons, too. I have a 40v battery electric B&D push mower, and it is barely okay to trim some of my yard, by...
Forum: Conservation 06-13-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By gasstingy
I'd start with an Home Energy Audit. It helped...

I'd start with an Home Energy Audit. It helped me decide on the best size HVAC to install, which was smaller than the "rule-of-thumb" values every contractor came in with. {The savings on the...
Forum: Solar Power 06-12-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 120,677
Posted By gasstingy
We went a long time without internet at home, but...

We went a long time without internet at home, but have had it for the past year. I do have an Envoy, all the inverters are listed with Enphase and five inverters are speaking to the mother ship...
Forum: Solar Power 06-12-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 120,677
Posted By gasstingy
I'm happy for you that Enphase will work with...

I'm happy for you that Enphase will work with you. I've got an Enphase micro-inverter dead for two YEARS now and I have an open case number again, but no contact from them except to be issued...
Forum: Conservation 06-08-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,628
Posted By gasstingy
I took some liberty shortening the parts I wanted...

I took some liberty shortening the parts I wanted to comment on.

Congradulations on the success of your work. :thumbup: I admit I am envious of your electrical skills. My greatest claim to...
Forum: Conservation 01-10-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,526
Posted By gasstingy
And an extreme lack of products available to buy...

And an extreme lack of products available to buy that is not Chinese made in particular, or some other foreign country. :(
Forum: Conservation 01-03-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,526
Posted By gasstingy
That is seriously good news to me. I didn't...

That is seriously good news to me. I didn't think of a way to test the efficiency, so I just hoped they were {at least close to} as good as they claim on the packaging.

I've replaced 16 T8 to...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-02-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,779
Posted By gasstingy
After I finished the build of our second solar...

After I finished the build of our second solar array and getting the two of them grid-tied, I had an energy audit done on our home in the Spring of 2013 {I can't seem to pull it up now, but that's...
Forum: Conservation 01-02-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,526
Posted By gasstingy
OP4, Did you get those lights?, and are you going...

OP4, Did you get those lights?, and are you going to try and hook any up with the ballast removed?

I'm very interested in the outcome. I'd not even considered it possible to have an LED capable...
Forum: Conservation 12-28-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,526
Posted By gasstingy
I converted my 4' kitchen fixture from T8's to...

I converted my 4' kitchen fixture from T8's to LED's, with LED's I bought from a commercial lighting supplier. I removed the ballast, rewired the bulb holders on one end and simply removed the...
Forum: Solar Power 12-05-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 120,677
Posted By gasstingy
I've printed your first reply so I can follow the...

I've printed your first reply so I can follow the directions to the letter.

VERY much appreciated
Forum: Solar Power 12-05-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 120,677
Posted By gasstingy
Did you call 877-797-4743 to get help? If not,...

Did you call 877-797-4743 to get help? If not, I'd love to know the number you called.
Forum: Solar Power 12-05-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 120,677
Posted By gasstingy
I have struggled with Enphase to no avail for...

I have struggled with Enphase to no avail for months. I can't get past their telephone roadblock, because I don't have an Installer ID. I self-installed and I don't remember ever having an ID. I...
Forum: Conservation 11-15-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,653
Posted By gasstingy
Even if this gets killed, if you buy {take...

Even if this gets killed, if you buy {take delivery and register it} this year, I'm near certain it would not apply to you. If it does goes through the way it was reported and you took delivery in...
Forum: Conservation 11-15-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,653
Posted By gasstingy
Thankfully, it has to go through the Senate and...

Thankfully, it has to go through the Senate and then the Senate and House have to reconcile their two versions inito something they can send to President trump for his autograph.

Many are working...
Forum: Conservation 11-06-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 19,628
Posted By gasstingy
That's a lot of planned (180kWh) battery storage....

That's a lot of planned (180kWh) battery storage. I LIKE IT!

That would be okay for more than a week for me in the summer, because my usage is low and easier tamed during the summer. In the...
Forum: Conservation 09-18-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,448
Posted By gasstingy
Agree that ALL of my non-vacation travel would be...

Agree that ALL of my non-vacation travel would be covered with only home charging. That said, I'd hedge my bet with a Level 2, 40A EVSE.

I saw a new Bolt at the Huntsville, AL National Drive...
Forum: Conservation 08-11-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By gasstingy
I won't really address the last paragraph /...

I won't really address the last paragraph / question you proposed, but did want to make a comment or two. My wife and I live on 4.5+/- acres of land that was her inheritance, outside the city limits...
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