EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Improvements > Geothermal & Heat Pumps
Advanced Search
 


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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-14, 03:56 PM   #551
nokiasixteth
Journeyman EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: richton ms
Posts: 327
Thanks: 38
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

I dont think that it ever has been below 0 here in mississippi. I believe the lowest its been was 6 degrees F.

nokiasixteth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-14, 05:42 PM   #552
Xringer
Lex Parsimoniae
 
Xringer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Woburn, MA
Posts: 4,875
Thanks: 106
Thanked 245 Times in 225 Posts
Default Defrost Video

It's been raining here.. Seems like about 3 days.. The sump pumps are running like crazy.

Frost conditions were perfect this morning.
It wasn't very cold, so the process was much faster than when it's down in the 20s F.



Here's the boring video.. Running at 4x speed.. To keep it short..

defrost - YouTube

It's like watching paint dry in normal x1 speed..
Now it's only 1/4 as bad now..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	tempdaycomp.png
Views:	637
Size:	1.9 KB
ID:	4208   Click image for larger version

Name:	humidday.png
Views:	721
Size:	1.1 KB
ID:	4209  
__________________
My hobby is installing & trying to repair mini-splits
EPA 608 Type 1 Technician Certification ~ 5 lbs or less..
Xringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 12:01 PM   #553
wuck
Helper EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sonoma County NorCal
Posts: 32
Thanks: 6
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default Yawn

Can't believe I watched that whole video. Me and 5-6 others. Just kill me now . . .


Pat
wuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 12:43 PM   #554
Xringer
Lex Parsimoniae
 
Xringer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Woburn, MA
Posts: 4,875
Thanks: 106
Thanked 245 Times in 225 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wuck View Post
Can't believe I watched that whole video. Me and 5-6 others. Just kill me now . . .


Pat
All 142 seconds!! Wow!
If you watched that video, you MUST be a hacker!

I'm sure to get an award from YouTube, for the most boring video since the paint drying video..

Sorry it was so long, but at any faster speed, the falling water droplets weren't visible..
__________________
My hobby is installing & trying to repair mini-splits
EPA 608 Type 1 Technician Certification ~ 5 lbs or less..
Xringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-14, 02:18 PM   #555
AnAppleSnail
Lurking Renovator
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default "Long-term Mini-Split case study" from BSI

How many posts to share a link? I've been lurking in some of the Ground-Source Heat-Sink DIY threads, then found my way here. One of my favorite building-stuff sites, BuildingScience dot com, put out a Mini Split study in the Massachusetts climate. Here is a link to it. Otherwise, go to their web site, then Information, and pick the article.




Thank you for sharing the information on your install and its performance since then!
AnAppleSnail is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AnAppleSnail For This Useful Post:
Mikesolar (12-13-14)
Old 12-12-14, 02:37 PM   #556
Daox
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 5,481
Thanks: 1,113
Thanked 369 Times in 300 Posts
Default

I bumped your post count up so you can post the link now. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the site.
__________________
Current project -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Daox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-14, 02:47 PM   #557
AC_Hacker
Supreme EcoRenovator
 
AC_Hacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,002
Thanks: 303
Thanked 712 Times in 532 Posts
Default

Here's the link right HERE

-AC
__________________
I'm not an HVAC technician. In fact, I'm barely even a hacker...

Last edited by AC_Hacker; 12-14-14 at 10:11 AM..
AC_Hacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-14, 03:04 PM   #558
Xringer
Lex Parsimoniae
 
Xringer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Woburn, MA
Posts: 4,875
Thanks: 106
Thanked 245 Times in 225 Posts
Default

That's not working for me.. This one downloads the pdf file..

www.buildingscience.com/documents/bareports/resolveuid/7f45efc07ee24ebe9c77622fe833f6fb


The 'Executive Summary' is very informative..
__________________
My hobby is installing & trying to repair mini-splits
EPA 608 Type 1 Technician Certification ~ 5 lbs or less..

Last edited by Xringer; 12-12-14 at 03:16 PM..
Xringer is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Xringer For This Useful Post:
gtojohn (12-14-14), Mikesolar (12-13-14)
Old 12-12-14, 06:45 PM   #559
lt190b
Lurking Renovator
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AC_Hacker View Post
Here's the link right HERE

-AC
AC Hacker, sometimes the links don't work! lt190b
lt190b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-14, 08:38 PM   #560
pinballlooking
Super Moderator
 
pinballlooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SC
Posts: 2,840
Thanks: 165
Thanked 537 Times in 440 Posts
Default

I enjoyed reading that report. It is very interesting that people that did setbacks or just turned off the units then turned them back on used the most energy.

They thought they were saving energy and they had the biggest temp swings and the biggest bills.

I was very surprised how well the newer systems worked in cold climates.

This is very useful data. The power usage charts show exactly what we were all saying on my install post today. The power usage varies greatly depending on lots of different things.

pinballlooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
air conditioner, diy, heat pump

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 05:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design