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#556 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2014 - 08:32 AM

Glad you are staying warm.



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Posted November 17, 2014 - 10:22 AM

That heats up nice.



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Posted November 17, 2014 - 09:32 PM

Way better than last year. The propane tank has lasted 8 days so far, backup tank is on the grill still full.


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Posted December 27, 2014 - 11:52 PM

Just an update, we have a cold snap here in Central TX. I have found if I set the electric heater to 70 and adjust the propane heater between low and medium I can keep it around 79 in here. Way different from the old shop.

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Posted April 03, 2015 - 09:58 PM

Well after a summer of cooling, and a winter of heating I decided to take the portable A/C out and blow it out. With some small paint jobs inside on Old Girl The filter was completely white with overspray and the upper coil was pretty nasty. As I was taking care of these I noticed a lower coil that the only way to get to it was to take the !@%~ thing apart. Well it is all back together blown out, and is working fine. I will be adding a small window unit for A/C as this had trouble keeping the shop comfortable in 110 Texas heat. Thought you might like to see what the inside of one of these look like.

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 07:09 PM

Added something to the "Man Cave"

 

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Looking good!

Funny around here I can keep my shop cool ish with a couple box fans. Now winter time would take a wood stove or large heating unit.

We have opposite problems

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Posted April 04, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Yea, the winter heat was well covered even on the coldest days, now I have to augment the A/C. I think a little 5K window unit in the other window should work. We (Grandson and I) are camping out here again tonight. Listening to the rain, and watching movies on the projector.



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Posted April 04, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Sleeping with the Grandson and GT's in the Man Cave (Priceless) Shop is dark so the flash was used.

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Posted June 29, 2015 - 09:38 PM

The Texas Summer has arrived Upper 90's and 70+ Humidity. I added a small 5K window unit to augment the 12K inside unit. It made a world of difference! I can stay comfortable when the outside temp will cause a sweat as soon as you walk out the door.  Will see what the electric bill impact will be. May upgrade to a 8K unit (biggest that will fit the window) next year. Enough to fog your glassed when you walk inside or out. :D

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Posted June 30, 2015 - 05:42 AM

I thought Texas was dry !!!!  70% humidity is like Pa lol



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Posted October 30, 2015 - 09:22 PM

Toying around with a secondary back-up system. Not sure if I'll go solar but that may be an option. For now I have mounted a couple large LED lights. These seem to work good off of 15-18 VDC. I tried them off the GT battery and only got a dim glow. I have a 18VDC 1A wall wart that I am power them from now, the volts drop to 13VDC and the current is 3/4A well within the warts capacity. I want to make these battery backup, (I have a circuit in mind). for now I was just testing how well they lit the shop. Pretty good so far.

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Posted October 31, 2015 - 09:42 AM

Leds are the way to go because of the high efficiency. Too bad they won't run on 12Vdc. If you have generator backup then it's not an issue. 



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Posted October 31, 2015 - 05:56 PM

I am looking into a voltage doubbler or a DC to DC inverter to allow me to run these off the GT. Funny, If I have less than a foot of wire they will light up off 12V, I have about 30' of wire on each and it takes 18V now, but the amperage is the same at 3/4 amp for both. I guess if I run #10 AWG wire they would work off 12V. I am running #24 AWG as I had plenty of it. 


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Posted October 31, 2015 - 06:40 PM

You might open one up and see how the circuit is designed. Sometimes you can mod stuff like this to work the way you want it to.




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