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Old 07-05-2014, 07:00 PM   #31 (permalink)
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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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Old 12-09-2014, 09:44 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Here is another update.


1) Reverse air conditioner freeze up problem

F357 is having some freeze up issues with his window A/C unit that
he is using as a heat pump (reverse air conditioner).

Reverse air conditioner freeze up problem - EcoRenovator

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2) Alaskan Home Energy Upgrade Project

Erich_870 is renovating his Alaskan home to reduce energy usage.
Check out what he has up his sleeve.

Alaskan Home Energy Upgrade Project - EcoRenovator

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3) Preparing for Infrastructure Lapses...

AC_Hacker questions what to do, and plans for power outages.

Preparing for Infrastructure Lapses... - EcoRenovator

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4) HP COP vs NG boiler $ Balance point

See how buffalobillpatrick calculates when its more cost effective
to run his heat pump versus his natural gas boiler.

HP COP vs NG boiler $ Balance point - EcoRenovator

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5) Building a large shop with SIPS

Stevehull is in the process of building a 40 x 60 foot shop with
SIPs (structurally insulated panels).

Building a large shop with SIPS - EcoRenovator
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:01 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Having an EcoRenovator garage would be helpful, for keeping track of planned and current modifications.
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:21 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Thanks John. It would be a really nice feature. Its actually been in the works for... well really way too long. Thanks for mentioning it though, we need a kick in the butt every once in a while.
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I keep forgetting to update this thread... Ah well, here is an update:

1) My Solar Arrays

An excellent and quick history on the making of gasstingy's solar PV array.

My Solar Arrays - EcoRenovator

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2) I got this tank of R134a...

Daox got a free 30lb tank of R123a and asks if it goes bad, and what can
be done with it.

I got this tank of R134a... - EcoRenovator

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3) Dxgshpwh (ground source heat pump water heater)

Memphis91 has done an amazing job putting together a ground source heat
pump water heater. Seriously check this one out.

Dxgshpwh (ground source heat pump water heater) - EcoRenovator

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4) Energy meter that can handle >= 5600W?

Anthezium asks about finding an elecricity meter that can handle 5600W.

energy meter that can handle >= 5600W? - EcoRenovator

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5) New Mini Split

WyrTwister shows us the install of his latest mini-split.

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Old 09-09-2015, 11:20 AM   #36 (permalink)
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1) Lennox Solar A/C

Gtojohn talks about hooking a Lennox air conditioner up to solar
panels.

Lennox Solar ac - EcoRenovator

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2) 4-ton GSHP - Hydronic conversion

TechShop shows the progress on his 62' x 42' shop with 2nd floor
apartment with hydronic heated floors and planned ground source
heat pump.

4-ton GSHP - Hydronic conversion - EcoRenovator

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3) New living roof

Sunspot shares his project of creating a living roof for an area
on his home.

new living roof - EcoRenovator

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4) Another heat pump food dryer

Mechanic has taken the reigns and created a food dehydrator out of
an old refrigerator.

Another heat pump food dryer - EcoRenovator

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5) Adding more Blown in Insulation

Geo NR Gee is considering blowing in some more attic insulation.

Adding more Blown in Insulation - EcoRenovator
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90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

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90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

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Another EcoRenovator update.

1) Most popular topics/threads of 2015!

What generated the most hubbub in 2015? Lots of interesting things!
Check it out:

Most popular threads of 2015! - EcoRenovator

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2) Ice storm, generators and lessons learned

Stevehull shares what he learned as he went through an ice storm.

ice storm, generators and lessons learned - EcoRenovator

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3) PV for a 30ft 5th wheel

Doug30293 is looking for a 400w solar PV setup for his 5th wheel.

PV for a 30ft 5th wheel (photovoltaic solar panels on RV) - EcoRenovator

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4) Warmed/heated toilet seat

Oil pan 4 shares his experience with a heated toilet seat he installed.

Warmed/heated toilet seat - EcoRenovator

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5) How to make the most of thermographic camera?

Piwoslaw is planning on borrowing a thermal camera and asks for tips
on how to best use it.

How to make the most of thermographic camera? - EcoRenovator

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6) Anything to look for in 12V charge controllers?

Daox is looking to pick up a 12V charge controller and ask for some
advise on what to look for.

Anything to look for in 12V charge controllers? - EcoRenovator

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