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Hugh Jim Bissel 04-21-2009 03:18 PM

Long time lurker, first time poster
 
Hi, I've been a lurker here for maybe 6 months, also just registered at ecorenovater. I've started P&G and EOC'ing. Not really tracking my mileage, though I do have the gas recepts so I'll have to see how I'm doing once I set up a garage entry.

What prompted me to register was the threads discussing ground-source HVAC. For the last year I've been employed by an organization to help install a ground-source heating/ac system, so I've got a little info on the subject. I'm neither a HVAC tech nor an engineer (though that will change in a few years, Lord willing and the creek don't rise), so I can't comment too much on the design aspects other than how it was applied to our specific project, though I'll do the best I can.

Personally, I'm a sophomore studying mechanical engineering, I live in the DFW area, and, unfortunately (or so I think sometimes), I'm much older than my collage status would imply (turning 28 this week). As you might be able to tell from my username I enjoy a bit of wordplay (you didn't really think my parents would be THAT mean, did you? (my name's Andy in real life BTW, but feel free to call me Hugh)). I definitely enjoy a good pun, but I'll try not to punish you too much. :D

I've got at '95 corolla and I keep hoping (yet not hoping) the engine will go out so I can convert it to electric, or someone will mess up my back-end so I can boattail the heck out of it.:D (Though probably should start with the smaller stuff first.)

Glad to finally be a card carrying member, and looking forward to meeting y'all (I live in Texas, I can get away with using words like "y'all", even if my spellcheck doesn't agree)!

cfg83 04-21-2009 05:51 PM

Hugh -

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Originally Posted by Hugh Jim Bissel (Post 99431)
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I've got at '95 corolla and I keep hoping (yet not hoping) the engine will go out so I can convert it to electric, or someone will mess up my back-end so I can boattail the heck out of it.:D (Though probably should start with the smaller stuff first.)

Glad to finally be a card carrying member, and looking forward to meeting y'all (I live in Texas, I can get away with using words like "y'all", even if my spellcheck doesn't agree)!

Welcome to EM! I know the feeling. I wish I had an acre and a big garage so that I could start a second car project.

Don't let that gull-durned spell-checker tell you what to write. Evry' now and then you need to misspell Geewhoseefat to get through the day.

CarloSW2

Hugh Jim Bissel 04-21-2009 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by cfg83 (Post 99457)
I wish I had an acre and a big garage so that I could start a second car project.

Now you're talking! I've often thought all I need is a couple of acres and a big garage filled with tools, and you wouldn't see me for weeks at a time. Just give me a couch in the corner.:D

There's so many projects I'd love to start (and hopefully finish LOL). Course, right now I don't even have a driveway (probably a good thing, I don't need the temptation of a project keeping me from doing schoolwork when reading ecomodder does a good enough job already:()

MetroMPG 04-21-2009 09:56 PM

The punsters are coming out of the woodwork. Interesting.

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Originally Posted by Hugh Jim Bissel (Post 99431)
(Though probably should start with the smaller stuff first.)

Goodness, who told you that? This is EcoModder! We're crazy (apparently).

Welcome to the forum.

Hugh Jim Bissel 04-22-2009 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 99532)
The punsters are coming out of the woodwork. Interesting.

Just like roaches. :D You must have left some food out or something!

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 99532)
Goodness, who told you that? This is EcoModder! We're crazy.

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Originally Posted by cfg83 (Post 97438)
CRAZY LIKE A BOX!!!!!!!!!!

LOL! crazy like a box of socks?

I am too, but not crazy enough to try an electric conversion or major (or even minor so far) body/aero work on the side of the road, (a driveway, my kingdom for a driveway!:() on my only vehicle! (at least, not yet!)

If I had a garage though, look out! Besides what I'd mentioned before, I'd love to try "vetterizing" a motorcycle, but go more in the direction of an Ecomobile only with a much smaller engine like a 250cc; and either a gas pusher trailer for the electric car or hybridize it with a onboard 250cc.

Too many projects, too little time, money, space... though thats probably good for now, then when I am in a better position to do something big I've got it all planned out instead of trying to plan it on the fly.:thumbup:


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