Started by Hoofer, June 09, 2021, 10:36:54 AM
Quote from: Solar on June 09, 2021, 10:52:57 AMSo am I to understand you're wasting the water onto the lawn and it's burning but would rather recover it?How about a 2500 gallon poly tank? They do take the heat and hold up to the sun several decades.White, black, green, whatever suits your fancy. Around $1200. for 2500 gallon tank..
Quote from: Hoofer on June 09, 2021, 10:55:45 AMWasting HEAT and WATER. Ideally, I use the waste to Pre-heat our hot water, and then dump that into poly tank for power outages.Wish I could put a tank into the attic for flushing toilets... probably weigh too much.
Quote from: Solar on June 09, 2021, 11:10:40 AMYeah, I wanted to do the same, but didn't even consider it I built my house.
Quote from: Hoofer on June 10, 2021, 01:59:54 AMI spend a lot of time, money & "energy" trying to be more efficient and lower the cost of living....One of the other things I need to do, Air Exchange, an air heat exchanger.Why don't they just build houses with this stuff in mind? I don't get it.Guy recently built a house, asked me, what I'd do - and I forgot to mention all these little things, than translate to energy savings. He did go with a modular (kids have allergies), and I suggested 6" or 8" walls, over 4" walls, insulated basement walls. Wow... those 6" walls make that house so QUIET!
QuoteBut, then he went 100% electric...? Ran out of money, I guess. I would have gone propane as much as I could, out in the country power fails are a given... and he's having them.
QuoteWell, the nice thing about the water-cooled AC, it doesn't matter how hot it is outside, that little 2 Ton unit just runs, and the house is always comfortable. I need a couple of Solar Panels to offload electricity from the pump, shift that over to the UPSes... Who knows, I might wind up just Fridges, Washer, Dryer, Cmomputers & lights on commercial power when this is all done.
QuoteIf you think of a toilet flushing solution, other than pumping from the basement, a big tank, I'd go for that.It's the weight of the water in the attic...