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Forum: Garage Gallery 11-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,927
Posted By mpire
Re: My Recent Build

Really nice job on the garage!

Please remove the Chinese imitation off color Confederate naval jack flag and replace with an accurate one. :headscrat

First National:
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Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-14-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By mpire
Make your own LED landscape lighting?

So I have a generic landscape lighting setup.

300w power supply and wires running all over the yard.

No LEDs, but I made a really cool Halloween costume and I have something like 1000 leftover...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By mpire
Re: Garage heating/ac

Check your power company to see what incentives you can get for a heat pump in your area.

They gave me $1000.
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-14-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By mpire
Re: Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

....because solar doesn't have any incentives in Florida.

....because I don't want to drill holes in my roof and then worry about the panels flying away in a weak hurricane.

....because its...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By mpire
Re: Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

I just threw away my old water heater. Granted it was 10+ years old and so full of solids that I spent hours trying to get it to drain. It had probably 40+ lbs of solidified minerals in that tank....
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-11-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By mpire
Re: Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

Is pex more conductive than copper?
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By mpire
Re: Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

I already have a GE Heat-Pump Water heater.

I run it in E-Heat mode exclusively.

It won't fit in my attic, so its in the garage.

Nothing freezes in Orlando, and if it ever does get to...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-11-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By mpire
Re: Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

Nope. We might get down to freezing for a few minutes during the night on one or two days a year.

I would put in valving so I didn't use it during the winter, but while I am up there soldering in...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By mpire
Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

My garage has a separate attic from the rest of the house and it has no air circulation. Its open on the eaves so air can get in, but it just can't get out.

Anyways, I am slowly insulating and...
Forum: Heating and A/C 09-12-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 52,975
Posted By mpire
Re: Mini-split A/C Shopping...

Nope, I don't think that would have been to code. I just re-used the hole in the wall to run the wire. So the 12/2 for the mini-split wire just passes through the box for the main house AC.

Each...
Forum: Heating and A/C 09-12-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 52,975
Posted By mpire
Re: Mini-split A/C Shopping...

# Randy-Forbes
# Thread-Jack

Keep in mind that the M Cars have offset LCAs vs the non-M cars.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,261
Posted By mpire
Re: Are Craftsman trimmers really this BAD!?

Its probably about a quarter inch shorter than new.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-11-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,261
Posted By mpire
Re: Are Craftsman trimmers really this BAD!?

I had a craftsman 2 cycle trimmer that was pretty good for a several years and then it wouldn't start. Then I rebuilt it and went through it and still didn't do well.

Now I have a Troy-bilt 4...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-24-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By mpire
Vertically sliding panels anyone?

So in a nutshell, I have this really nice window that is approximately 18" tall by 96" wide. I really like that it lets in some really nice light, but I would like to be able to block it off the...
Forum: Classifieds 04-08-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By mpire
Mini-Split Wall Brackets

I have a set of Mini-Split wall brackets that I bought for installing my new AC system a year ago or so. They have sat here collecting dust. Never used. Will send them your way for $50 shipped. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-12-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,766
Posted By mpire
Re: Truss modification anyone have any experience?

Its funny, a friend of mine asked me to help him redesign his trusses to make room for a small laundry room. The difference is that he wants to put the laundry room inside the trusses, so we want to...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-12-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,700
Posted By mpire
Re: Gluing lawn mower decals

This seems like really strange behavior to me.

I usually peel the decals off and apply them to blank sheets and then put them in the manual binder with the other information/reciepts, warranty...
Forum: Heating and A/C 10-20-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By mpire
Re: Location of expansion tank

In Orlando you only need a backflow preventer on the irrigation systems, not on the home systems. I do have a second pressure blow off on my hot water line that pops at 150 psi, but the water heater...
Forum: Heating and A/C 10-20-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,536
Posted By mpire
Re: a rant for the HVAC guys

My 2 cents is that its nice to have a good relationship with professionals.

I have an AC guy that I pay to come out and "clean and inspect" my AC units every 6 months. He really doesn't do all...
Forum: Heating and A/C 10-01-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 52,975
Posted By mpire
Re: Mini-split A/C Shopping...

So I don't scratch up the metal when I set stuff on it.
Forum: Heating and A/C 09-29-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 52,975
Posted By mpire
Re: Mini-split A/C Shopping...

I can't edit the old posts to put pictures up, so I can't fix the links. Sorry.

However, I did snap a few pictures of everything just to tag them on here.

Here is the unit in the master...
Forum: Heating and A/C 06-20-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By mpire
Re: Anyone done an inline Duct Fan?

I am pretty sure I have a 6 inch duct, but I am not 100% sure until I climb up there and check. When I finally get around to it, I intend to add some valves to direct the air to a large register to...
Forum: Heating and A/C 06-20-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By mpire
Anyone done an inline Duct Fan?

I am looking to boost the cooling in my office when I am in there. I found a duct fan I was considering. The general idea is that I am in that room most of the time during the day, and I would like...
Forum: Heating and A/C 06-20-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,587
Posted By mpire
Re: Where to buy mini split

I got a couple LGs from Wholesalers as well.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-18-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,439
Posted By mpire
Re: Can you recommend a Water Flow Meter for a homebrew sprinkler system?

All sprinkler valves are 24 volt, so this is just a really accurate sprinkler valve for 10x the price. I want to measure how much water passes through the whole system while its running.
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