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Old 04-21-2009, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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. (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)!

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Old 04-21-2009, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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. (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.

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Old 04-21-2009, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.

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)
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The punsters are coming out of the woodwork. Interesting.

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

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Old 04-22-2009, 11:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The punsters are coming out of the woodwork. Interesting.
Just like roaches. You must have left some food out or something!

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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.

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