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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-06-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Ben, Looks great! Congratulations. ...

Ben,

Looks great! Congratulations.


Steve
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-24-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Ben, I use the brass lug nuts to connect...

Ben,

I use the brass lug nuts to connect the wires togtether. I also put on anticorission paste before i put wires in. Then I wrap with 3-M tape and do 30-40 wraps. A big ball that I want to...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-14-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
I have no problems mounting the junction box...

I have no problems mounting the junction box under a panel. That is what I did to protect it and to provide easy access through the roof.

Voltage rise is not all or none. It is progressive and...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-13-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Ben, The enphase "solution" for this string...

Ben,

The enphase "solution" for this string junction box is just WAY too complicated. We came up with a simple, inexpensive and quickly constructed junction box that uses plastic 6x6x4 inch...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-09-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Ben - again very nice videos. I also love the...

Ben - again very nice videos. I also love the easy set up using the enphase toolbox on my smart phone.

Here are a few suggestions. The debate on enphase M215 vs 250 microinverters will quickly...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-04-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
GREAT video. Great explanations of temps and...

GREAT video. Great explanations of temps and gradients. Too many people use what I call "innappropriate precision". This would you saying the floor was 58.7 F , but you properly said "about 60...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-21-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Here is the problem with white paint on a plywood...

Here is the problem with white paint on a plywood garage wall - fly poop. If you use a transparent stain/sealer, you don't see every single bit of fly "debris".

White paint looks GREAT at first ....
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-01-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Ben, I will try to find the write up on their...

Ben, I will try to find the write up on their site.

Steve
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-01-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
edited 3/1 2:30 pm central time Ben, ...

edited 3/1 2:30 pm central time

Ben,

Simply superb video. Clear, good visuals added in and understandable. But as the former university professor . . . . . let me suggest a few things. My...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-15-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Great video! I also second the use of "body...

Great video! I also second the use of "body pannel suction cup pullers". Saved more than one panel . . . . .

On your solar install, I recommend you put the combiner up on the roof under one of...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-21-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
How much was the install per square (100 sq...

How much was the install per square (100 sq feet)? Looks fantastic!

Steve
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-29-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Ben, You may want to reconsider EPDM roll...

Ben,

You may want to reconsider EPDM roll roofing as it lasts longer than 3-tab and is a LOT less expensive than standing seam.

If the roof is completely covered with panels, then why invest...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-27-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Ben - just a thought here . . . Assuming...

Ben - just a thought here . . .

Assuming you can get permission for the array size of 8 panels wide by 3 rows. I might suggest EPDM roll roofing on this south aspect of the garage. It is...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-17-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
"I'm pretty confident about 7 panels across. If I...

"I'm pretty confident about 7 panels across. If I can get away with 8, I'll try it. I still have to go talk to the building inspector and get everything checked out with him ahead of time."


Ben,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-17-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Ben, You have enough room on your new garage...

Ben,

You have enough room on your new garage roof to do an eight panel (60 cell) wide (panel width = 39 inches) install in a portrait configuration. This calculation allowed 0.5 between panels...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-13-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
"The upstairs is technically a "storage space",...

"The upstairs is technically a "storage space", although there's nothing stopping me from making it nice and using it as a club-house, home-office, etc. It's not zoned for occupancy, so I guess I...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-07-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
VERY impressive and I also like that you were...

VERY impressive and I also like that you were able to "hold off" the snow! Kudos to all your helpers - but you know what future THAT obligates you to . . . .


Steve
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-03-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Pinball - you can now order gluelam beams with a...

Pinball - you can now order gluelam beams with a built in camber. You specify the center static load and they build in and set the camber height during fabrication so when the load is applied the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-29-16, 05:03 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Why not put in "pull down" type plug. I have...

Why not put in "pull down" type plug. I have made up more than a few with rubber tubing attached to the end of the wire. Easy cheap and out of the way.

The future of charging will be inductive -...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-28-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
PLEASE use copper wire (as opposed to aluminum). ...

PLEASE use copper wire (as opposed to aluminum). You might want to get 3G copper compared to AWG 4. I just bought some AWG 3 and it was 4 cents a foot more than AWG 4.

Copper is really cheap...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-26-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Go with the 1/2 price specials - and lots of...

Go with the 1/2 price specials - and lots of them. You will NEVER regret putting in more light. I put in banks of lights wired in thirds.

One switch turns on every third light, turning on the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-17-16, 05:34 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Nothing prettier than a new poured slab. Very...

Nothing prettier than a new poured slab. Very nice finish work. I like the exterior stem wall blueboard!


Steve
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-12-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 81,576
Posted By stevehull
Have you considered some exterior slab closed...

Have you considered some exterior slab closed cell insulation around the footing? Even an inch would prevent a tremendous amount of thermal "bleed" in your Wisconsin winter.

I know its a garage ....
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