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re: Air-Cooled Standby Generator - Cooling Methods - bapple
[quote]footballdude[/quote] This is exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Thanks for the explanation and links. Just that little bit of a safety net is what I am looking to have. [quote]If an additional fan makes you warm and fuzzy then go for it, but I think you are trying to reinvent ...
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re: Air-Cooled Standby Generator - Cooling Methods - bapple
[quote]Turn it into a liquid cooled by putting a mist attachment on yoir hose.. Also keep it shaded if it is not[/quote] Interesting suggestions. It’s definitely out in the open but it’s also not surrounded by fences or anything so plenty of adequate space for airflow. [quote] If it is des...
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re: Air-Cooled Standby Generator - Cooling Methods - bapple
[quote]dont overcomplicate it, just mount or place a simple 20" box fan on one end blowing through and over it.[/quote] Well the enclosure has quite a large fan pushing air through the enclosure. So it’s a question of slightly reducing the air temperature. But if adding a fan can give me that lit...
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Air-Cooled Standby Generator - Cooling Methods - bapple
As hurricane season approaches, it got me thinking. I have a Honeywell 20kW standby genset and realize they get pretty hot, especially during peak hurricane season when the ambient temp is 90-100 degrees. I chose the air-cooled for less maintenance and cost compared to a liquid-cooled. I realize it’...
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re: Will a 7k running watt generator run central AC with soft start kit? - bapple
See my thread here: [link=(https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/display.aspx?sp=99036775&s=1&p=99036775)]LINK[/link] With the Micro Air, I got about a 70% reduction on startup for both units. Check the nameplate and see what the LRA is and reduce by 70%. That will give you a ballpark on the sur...
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Anyone run NG in their car? (Or bi-fuel) - bapple
I realize the infrastructure in the US isn’t set up for natural gas usage in cars as well as it’s set up for gas, but I’ve been pondering an idea. I’m not an expert on chemicals/plumbing (electrical is my expertise) so maybe y’all could help me out. It seems like it would make the most sense for...
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re: Expensive wiper blades vs cheaper wiper blades - bapple
[quote] I haven't found any brand that lasts longer than 6 months before they start streaking. [/quote] All blades will start streaking after 6 months. Where the newer single-piece blades shine is that you can clean them a few times before falling apart. The older metal ones had pressure points...
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re: HVAC Help - Reme Halo LED 24V Coil (SOLVED) - bapple
My HVAC buddy suggested I put a second relay with the coil between C and W and that fixed my issue. So I have jumpers on terminals 2 and 4 (normally open), C jumpered on terminal 3, and terminals 1 for each coil go to G & W respectively. Here's a photo of the inside of the furnace along with photos ...
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HVAC Help - Reme Halo LED 24V Coil (SOLVED) - bapple
So after a free HVAC servicing, it was suggested to put an air scrubber in my 3 ton units at my house. As an allergy sufferer, I figured I would try out an air purifier on the bedroom side of the house and if it helps me I'll put one on the kitchen side too. The Reme takes a 24V input so right no...
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re: Electrician Assistance - LED Lights Not Working on Appliance - bapple
So... all my years of electrical experience and I made one tiny oversight... DC has polarity and AC doesn’t... whomp whomp. What likely happened is one LED went bad and I removed the driver to test it. Then after finding out it still works I reinstalled with the polarity reversed on the secondar...
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re: Electrician Assistance - LED Lights Not Working on Appliance - bapple
[quote] Try connecting one LED to the driver with an ammeter in series. If you aren't seeing current in the 6-700 mA range then the driver is bad. [/quote] This is what I’m thinking. Another buddy of mine with electrical expertise said that if the LEDs are all getting dim before they stop workin...
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Electrician Assistance - LED Lights Not Working on Appliance - bapple
Purchased an “open box” unused vent hood on eBay due to long lead times. Warranty is of course past its window for free parts so I’m having to troubleshoot this and figure it out. The LEDs worked for 3 months then began to go dim slowly. I assumed this meant the driver was at fault. I tested it ...
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re: On a related topic, Open carry in New Orleans - bapple
[quote]You cannot conceal carry at a parade [/quote] As others have stated, the law does not specify whether it applies for “spectators” or “performers” at a parade. The general rule of thumb I tell my students is to be smart - if you’re on a float and will be drinking, it’s obviously unwise and...
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re: Looking for Lafayette daycare suggestions… - bapple
[quote]but I would do my best to find an in-home daycare.[/quote] Seconded. My wife reached out to the alumni association of her former sorority at LSU. We had about 20 girls contact us and they have a group chat in case one is ever not available for a substitute. We found 2 girls we really l...
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Vaccine Developers and The World Economic Forum - bapple
[link=(https://eugyppius.substack.com/p/the-vaccinators-will-never-stop-vaccinating?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjo0ODAxMzkwNywicG9zdF9pZCI6NDczNTY3NjIsImlhdCI6MTY0MjU4NzY4MSwiaXNzIjoicHViLTI2ODYyMSIsInN1YiI6InBvc3QtcmVhY3Rpb24ifQ.r1QvzaYZ_ecOWwpFGK6JatalIeqHl6TUtP7tR3fqOKU)]LINK[/link] This group of busyb...
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re: New LED Headlights 2010 GMC Denali - bapple
I have the same vehicle. I did an HID retrofit on some aftermarket headlights that are worlds better than the factory ones but a lot of work was involved. Here’s a thread if you’re interested: [link=(https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/display.aspx?sp=68414521&b=70&s=1&p=68414521)]LINK[/link] ...
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re: Best Home Standby Generator? - bapple
[quote]I could get basically a portable generator with the same output as a fixed whole home and just wheel it out as need be. Converting it to NG he said is easy and the electrical hookup is straightforward. Of course you lose all of the automation of a fixed whole house generator.[/quote] That’...
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re: Best Home Standby Generator? - bapple
I had a 20kW Honeywell unit installed a few months ago (unfortunately it was not delivered in time for Ida and I was without power for a week). It mostly has Generac guts but has run fine anytime it's been needed. Plus having backup parts is very easy with it being a common Generac unit. I have a co...
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re: How to Add a Door to An Existing Framed Opening? - bapple
[quote]From that photo it looks like a bifold door, like used on many closets or pantrys, would be an option to consider [/quote] I like this idea. The space is really small and a full-sized swinging door may be a bit much for the space since it’s tight. Not ideal but the options are a bit more l...
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re: How to Add a Door to An Existing Framed Opening? - bapple
Including a picture would certainly help... here: [img]http://i.imgur.com/pNf8uV8.jpg[/img] I appreciate all the input. I don’t have a ton of space seeing how this room was likely part of the garage previously. It is off the kitchen and garage and this little hallway (where I shot the picture ...
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