EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Improvements > Conservation
Advanced Search
 


Blog Register 60+ Home Energy Saving Tips Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-21-15, 10:32 PM   #1
oil pan 4
Land owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NM
Posts: 993
Thanks: 12
Thanked 124 Times in 104 Posts
Default FLIR i7

New favorite toy.

One is not like all the others.


I put the amp clamp on it. It only had 10 amps, powering 2 window AC units. 2 bedrooms on one circuit. That's 1960s wiring for you. The breaker box is a modern QO 200amp load center I installed.

Dog.

Self explanatory.

Here is the difference between more insulation and less.

One void between the walls is not filled with cellulose. Can you guess which one?

Satellite DVR.

Soaking up the power.

Gas water heater pictures.


I am likely going to replace this one with an electric since it only provides water to the back bathroom only.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	breaker.jpg
Views:	749
Size:	33.3 KB
ID:	5757   Click image for larger version

Name:	breakers.jpg
Views:	1042
Size:	34.1 KB
ID:	5758   Click image for larger version

Name:	dog.jpg
Views:	1130
Size:	38.2 KB
ID:	5759   Click image for larger version

Name:	R13vsR3.jpg
Views:	758
Size:	31.9 KB
ID:	5760   Click image for larger version

Name:	satDVR.jpg
Views:	769
Size:	33.3 KB
ID:	5761  

Click image for larger version

Name:	waterheat.jpg
Views:	781
Size:	36.9 KB
ID:	5762   Click image for larger version

Name:	waterheater.jpg
Views:	832
Size:	36.2 KB
ID:	5763  

Last edited by Piwoslaw; 09-27-15 at 09:58 AM.. Reason: Corrected IMG code
oil pan 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to oil pan 4 For This Useful Post:
Daox (09-02-15), Piwoslaw (09-27-15)
Old 08-22-15, 07:26 AM   #2
pinballlooking
Super Moderator
 
pinballlooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SC
Posts: 2,730
Thanks: 157
Thanked 517 Times in 423 Posts
Default

Nice pictures. I can't wait until they ship my Flir one.
pinballlooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-15, 12:30 PM   #3
oil pan 4
Land owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NM
Posts: 993
Thanks: 12
Thanked 124 Times in 104 Posts
Default

Here is a before and after picture of a wall light with a 40 watt bulb, then replaced with a 7 watt, 60 watt equivalent LED.
Both pictures the light had been left on all morning.


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IR_0114.jpg
Views:	929
Size:	31.6 KB
ID:	5784   Click image for larger version

Name:	IR_0115.jpg
Views:	945
Size:	30.9 KB
ID:	5785  
oil pan 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oil pan 4 For This Useful Post:
Daox (09-02-15)
Old 08-31-15, 05:37 PM   #4
AC_Hacker
Supreme EcoRenovator
 
AC_Hacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,002
Thanks: 303
Thanked 703 Times in 526 Posts
Default Main Source of Heat Loss...

oil pan 4,

I think I found the major source of your heat loss.

It is this strangely shaped object in the photo below:


If this is an appliance, it certainly is a strange looking appliance. It would be a good idea to see if there are any other models of this appliance that are "Energy Star" rated.

If you look at any of your other images, none of them come even close to this one in terms of wasted heat.

In fact, along the bottom edge of the photo you can see what a huge amoint is lost from the appliance plug-in cord alone.

All in all, I can't imagine any way to utilize an appliance as wasteful as this one is.

Good you got your Flir 7... otherwise, you never would have known.


Sincerely,

-AC
__________________
I'm not an HVAC technician. In fact, I'm barely even a hacker...
AC_Hacker is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AC_Hacker For This Useful Post:
Piwoslaw (09-27-15)
Old 09-02-15, 09:33 AM   #5
gtojohn
Journeyman EcoRenovator
 
gtojohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 314
Thanks: 39
Thanked 50 Times in 45 Posts
Default

I took 2 of those heaters camping in February. We were forecast for a light freeze in the morning. The smaller heater got cold enough it crawled inside my mummy bag. The bigger one was fine on top of my daughters bag. We were toasty warm, even had to unzip some. My friends in the neighboring tent told me they were so cold they couldn't sleep. Good little heaters but a lot of upkeep!
__________________
1.47 kw solar, R-40+ attic insulation, 4 layers radiant barrier, solar attic fan, solar mini pool pump
gtojohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-15, 09:06 PM   #6
oil pan 4
Land owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NM
Posts: 993
Thanks: 12
Thanked 124 Times in 104 Posts
Default

My dog was real hot that day I just let him in.
The dogs keep crack heads, thieves and other liars out of my back yard.

Here is my echo 440 saw a few minutes after cutting up some standing dead trees. Cutting kiln dried hard wood logs really heats up the bar and chain.

The oiler is turned up on the max setting and I grease the bearing on the end of the bar.
I was mostly doing cold cuts where you cut with the top of the bar, that uses all for cooling and lubing bar and chain. As opposed to a normal cut on the bottom of the bar where some of the oil flings off when the chain makes that turn round the end of the bar.


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IR_0116.jpg
Views:	659
Size:	39.9 KB
ID:	5810   Click image for larger version

Name:	IR_0117.jpg
Views:	676
Size:	39.3 KB
ID:	5811  

Last edited by oil pan 4; 09-03-15 at 11:50 AM..
oil pan 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-15, 10:59 PM   #7
Quest
Apprentice EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 109
Thanks: 13
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AC_Hacker View Post
oil pan 4,

I think I found the major source of your heat loss.

It is this strangely shaped object in the photo below:


If this is an appliance, it certainly is a strange looking appliance. It would be a good idea to see if there are any other models of this appliance that are "Energy Star" rated.

If you look at any of your other images, none of them come even close to this one in terms of wasted heat.

In fact, along the bottom edge of the photo you can see what a huge amoint is lost from the appliance plug-in cord alone.

All in all, I can't imagine any way to utilize an appliance as wasteful as this one is.

Good you got your Flir 7... otherwise, you never would have known.


Sincerely,

-AC
LOL! I too, had one of these flea-bitten high heat loss device in the house. Good to have it with me while camping (keeping the tent+ sleeping bag warm, but fleas kept me awake anyways)....mine tend to be somewhat high maintenance and low thermal efficiency (still considered high heat loss).

If only I can find a hypoallergenic type with lower maintenance cost (less medical costs overall) and energystar 2.0 certified (I believe standby power consumption shouldn't exceed 0.4~0.6watts/hr), that would be ideal...but then again: that rather "cold-blooded" heater may not serve me all that well during camping trips....need longer time to warm up the sleeping bag...

Decisions, decisions, oh well, too late to get one nowadays...I've made up my mind to severe the ties with these high heatloss device altogether, but to rely on artificial forms of heating the house....

Good try though..
Quest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-15, 12:21 AM   #8
NiHaoMike
Supreme EcoRenovator
 
NiHaoMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,123
Thanks: 15
Thanked 245 Times in 231 Posts
Default

Haven't owned one but Sony used to make a version with built in Wifi.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIBO
Pretty sure it would easily fit your "low power" needs but the biggest problem (apart from trying to get one) is that I don't think it supports WPA2, meaning your network would be less secure.

Maybe it's time to develop an open hardware version. With a big focus on DIY serviceability, which is much to be said when most devices of that type are substantially less DIY service friendly than the latest iPhone...
__________________
To my surprise, shortly after Naomi Wu gave me a bit of fame for making good use of solar power, Allie Moore got really jealous of her...
NiHaoMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-15, 11:21 PM   #9
oil pan 4
Land owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NM
Posts: 993
Thanks: 12
Thanked 124 Times in 104 Posts
Default

Gasoline lawn mower.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IR_0118.jpg
Views:	623
Size:	40.1 KB
ID:	5819   Click image for larger version

Name:	IR_0119.jpg
Views:	653
Size:	38.8 KB
ID:	5820  
oil pan 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-15, 06:53 PM   #10
Elcam84
Apprentice EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 241
Thanks: 1
Thanked 28 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Nice shots. One of those or similar is pretty high on my list of toys I want.

Elcam84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
diesel engine, efficiency, flir, insulation, lawn mower

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design