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Forum: Heating and A/C 09-12-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 236
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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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 51,727
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,049
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,049
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, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
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, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,714
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, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,639
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, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,951
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 51,727
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, 09:29 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 51,727
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, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
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, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
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, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,369
Posted By mpire
Re: Where to buy mini split

I got a couple LGs from Wholesalers as well.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-18-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
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.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-15-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
Posted By mpire
Re: Can you recommend a Water Flow Meter for a homebrew sprinkler system?

Its not at all instantaneous. However, if I don't fix it before the next time the sprinklers run, it will be a geyser and then it won't have enough pressure to water the rest of the zone. Most...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-12-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
Posted By mpire
Re: Can you recommend a Water Flow Meter for a homebrew sprinkler system?

I looked at this pretty seriously, but the reality is that I can get all the functionality of this system with the Arduino. I only have 6 zones currently, so I threw together the controller in a...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-12-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
Posted By mpire
Re: Can you recommend a Water Flow Meter for a homebrew sprinkler system?

You can always hook up more relays to a Arduino Mega. There is also a Raspberry PI open sprinkler design. I don't see much point in reinventing the wheel when the code is already out there.... but...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-12-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
Posted By mpire
Re: Can you recommend a Water Flow Meter for a homebrew sprinkler system?

Well, with a little searching I have found the Toro TFS-100 sprinkler flow meter for around $180. Might be my best bet.
...
Forum: Heating and A/C 06-12-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,598
Posted By mpire
Re: The Nest Thermostat

Here you go guys, a simple $50 solution. ;)

http://planetstephanie.net/2012/05/09/thermostat-three/
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-12-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
Posted By mpire
Can you recommend a Water Flow Meter for a homebrew sprinkler system?

Hey guys, I am in the process of building my own sprinkler controller for my house. The real reason is that I want an android phone interface and the only product offerings on the market currently...
Forum: Heating and A/C 03-24-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By mpire
Re: Looking at Mini-Splits

LG is cheaper.

Just make sure that whatever you buy comes with the stupid little certificate so you can get the government incentives. It has to be certified, but most of the big manufacturers...
Forum: Garage Gallery 11-17-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 371,365
Posted By mpire
Re: Modern Garage in Far East

There are a couple options. There is the center jacking pad for the E46 M3 that I added to my cars. Its $9 with BMW part number 51717894027.

Here is one shown with the nutserts that I installed...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-05-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,461
Posted By mpire
Re: Insulating the garage attic?

The garage is air conditioned. I don't use it very often, but there is an AC unit in the garage that I use now and then when doing garage projects.
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