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Forum: Lighting 04-01-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By Elcam84
I guess you aren't into construction and familiar...

I guess you aren't into construction and familiar with cribbing. I have a set of taller jack stands but they are too wobbly at the height I need. Its more stable to add cribbing and keep the jack...
Forum: Lighting 03-30-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By Elcam84
Well the lights got put off for a long time... I...

Well the lights got put off for a long time... I finally swapped out 10 of my 4' T8s for Halco LED 4100K bulbs.

I tested a fixture before and after. With the electronic ballast one fixture was...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-25-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,150
Posted By Elcam84
I hope it doesn't get hotter but.... It was 95*...

I hope it doesn't get hotter but.... It was 95* here today and it's still March. We have about 1700-1800ish which is a little on the small side for the two of us. We have one totally unused room...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-17-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,150
Posted By Elcam84
To add an update. After talking to a couple of...

To add an update. After talking to a couple of the HRV and ERV companies and others non recommend either unit for our climate as it's just too humid and often like now there is no escape 66* 95%...
Forum: Solar Heating 12-20-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Elcam84
Legionella is definitely a concern but I would...

Legionella is definitely a concern but I would assume if your water heater is hot enough like mentioned you should be Ok but I worry if water flow is high enough at times that some could get through...
Forum: Solar Power 10-28-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,313
Posted By Elcam84
There are better routes to go that will pay for...

There are better routes to go that will pay for themselves over time and not catch on fire. Tesla has had a number of their commercial systems catch on fire at Walmart even when disabled and there...
Forum: Lighting 10-08-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By Elcam84
Well I had great plans but everything got in the...

Well I had great plans but everything got in the way.... This summer was extremely hot as in we had our last 101* day on the 6th of october. Yes 2 days ago... Went from 101* in the afternoon then the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-09-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By Elcam84
Unfortunately we have many many dams/reservoirs...

Unfortunately we have many many dams/reservoirs in poor condition in this country along with other aging infrastructure IE roads and out power distribution network.

Big dirt work...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-09-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By Elcam84
Pumped hydro is pretty much the only feasible...

Pumped hydro is pretty much the only feasible method at the moment. The mine shaft thing sounds good but very few mine shafts are straight down of any length and they are generally small and they...
Forum: Lighting 06-22-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By Elcam84
Adding to and upgrading shop lighting

Well have a new project in the shop and I am spending allot more time in the shop (66 mustang build) Torn down to the shell lots of welding etc...

I have Ok lighting in the shop. I have 5 8'...
Forum: Lighting 04-05-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By Elcam84
We have switched out our lighting to LED as the...

We have switched out our lighting to LED as the old ones fail or a new fixture is installed. The main benefit is not the cost savings but the better color light and higher CRI. I hate those old...
Forum: Conservation 03-25-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,975
Posted By Elcam84
Extremely important. It keeps the evap coil from...

Extremely important. It keeps the evap coil from being plugged up with dirt, hair etc. Also if that air wasn't filtered you would be blowing dirt and crap all over the house.

As for the...
Forum: Conservation 03-23-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,975
Posted By Elcam84
Basically what I was going to say about reusable...

Basically what I was going to say about reusable filters. In the automotive world they improve airflow at the detriment of poor filtering but in most all dyno tests the K&N didn't to an appreciable...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-25-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,885
Posted By Elcam84
Typical 1960 brick ranch house in TX around...

Typical 1960 brick ranch house in TX around 1700sqft. And no i will never have a window unit in any house i live in, well the shop does have a 2 ton but it's undersized.

Right now I have...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-21-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,885
Posted By Elcam84
That is true but not the whole story. That 35*...

That is true but not the whole story. That 35* air is the low at night. What happens is that during the day it is in the 60s ish and the humidity averages around 70% but often as high as the high...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-09-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,885
Posted By Elcam84
They do but with the amount of humidity we have...

They do but with the amount of humidity we have in the winter it's like peeing into the wind. Yeah you make headway but not much.

Not to mention I have nowhere to put an HRV and running the...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-07-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,885
Posted By Elcam84
My problem with humidity is in the winter. There...

My problem with humidity is in the winter. There is no dry air inside or out so it doesn't matter how well the house is sealed since I have nothing inside the house running in the winter to remove...
Forum: Other Improvements 02-04-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,885
Posted By Elcam84
Humidity control in winter

I live in Texas where it is always humid. We can be at or below freezing and the humidity can be 80%. So no bathroom vent fans or cooking or whatever is not to blame in fact if you run them you will...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 12-06-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 945
Posted By Elcam84
18,000 btu minisplit condenser (DFW)

Clearing out the garage and shop of projects that will never happen etc...

New Pridiom/Amcorair 181hx condenser. Just the condenser no inside unit. Unit was hooked up but wouldnt talk to...
Forum: Tools 11-29-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,234
Posted By Elcam84
Well I'm now looking at a lift or... I will be...

Well I'm now looking at a lift or... I will be getting a 66 mustang to restore pretty soon. It was a car my friends mom bought years ago and never put the effort or cash into it to restore. She...
Forum: Conservation 11-28-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 44,874
Posted By Elcam84
It doesn't surprise me. With dropping the other...

It doesn't surprise me. With dropping the other models they cant keep it going on its own. But they are following in the footsteps of Ford in dropping small cars. If the line isn't profitable you...
Forum: Conservation 11-04-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By Elcam84
True. And here there is no problem with excess...

True. And here there is no problem with excess heat in the attic in the summer here. And really we don't need those fancy collectors here in the summer either. At a friends shop years ago we had a...
Forum: Conservation 11-02-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By Elcam84
Yup they also have a built in heating element for...

Yup they also have a built in heating element for when its been shady r in the winter. They work extremely well. The one they had at the shop I stopped at looked decently built. They build them in...
Forum: Conservation 11-02-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By Elcam84
Not at all. Just the quickest way i could post at...

Not at all. Just the quickest way i could post at the time.
Forum: Conservation 11-02-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By Elcam84
Here is a pic i took from the last apartment we...

Here is a pic i took from the last apartment we rented. Every building has them in varying numbers... https://photos.app.goo.gl/JWkoJ9iKb71ojzdt5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JWkoJ9iKb71ojzdt5
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