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by williaty
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 32666

Re: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!

I don't have time to find the link right now (I'm in between bouts of working on the snow in the driveway), but getting the notification email for this thread reminded me to post that there's a forum/group hosted on Yahoo Groups that's all about just building these types of solar heaters. They have ...
by williaty
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: Rechargeable battery question.
Replies: 4
Views: 6282

Re: Rechargeable battery question.

Tell me about the chargers you mention. I'm unfamiliar with issues regarding chargers and need to know what to look out for. Charging should be simple: Charge at the max current limit until the peak voltage is reached, charge at the peak voltage until the current drops below the target threshold, s...
by williaty
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 32666

Re: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!

Aaaah... cool. Or hot, I guess. :lol:
by williaty
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 32666

Re: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!

Why are the soda cans necessary? The downspout tubing would conduct the heat to the air. What do the cans add? I feel like I have to be missing something obvious because otherwise they're just restricting airflow.

Definitely an idea I'm interested in.
by williaty
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Energy
Topic: Rechargeable battery question.
Replies: 4
Views: 6282

Re: Rechargeable battery question.

For AA and AAA sized cells, the Sanyo Eneloops are head and shoulders above the rest right now when you consider the combination of price, capacity, durability, and self-discharge rate. For C and D, it's much more of a mixed bag as it separates out into groups of products that basically either have ...
by williaty
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Mega Arms - Don't bother!
Replies: 7
Views: 6422

Re: Mega Arms - Don't bother!

Jer, I followed you over from ZS. I wouldn't be as hard on Mega as you're being right now. The entire AR-15-related industry is in utter chaos right now. I've waited past the projected due date twice so far on parts from Aimpoint and LaRue Tactical and both of those companies have reputations as bei...