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Cooling your Home
Hi Group, I just read a 80's book about how to reduce energy and cost of cooling your home. I had to wait until the last 3rd of the book before it said how....
Dec 19, 2006
Thoughts on latest thread
It seems we're on to some good ideas here........ Perhaps a hybrid of sorts. A solar icemaker does work but then you have to be there to put the ice into the...
Dec 16, 2006
New Member with Surge Power Question
Hello. I will search the old messages but I was wondering about the lowest power surge for refrigerators so I can keep a small offgrid power system and I...
Dec 14, 2006
Re: Compressed Air Fridge? ammonia dangers overstated?
i see constant posts of the dangers of ammonia, and although the warning are legion and dire, but i have never read of a real person actually injured by...
Dec 13, 2006
Does anyone know how or where to get amonia to make a home made amonia Cacl2 absorption system? How would you charge the system?...
Dec 12, 2006
New file uploaded to RefrigeratorAlterna
Hello, This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the RefrigeratorAlterna
tives group. File...
Dec 12, 2006
Why are my posts not making it to the group?
Ok, I understand that this is a moderated group, but why are my msgs being silenced? Am I violating some rule? Smurf...
Dec 11, 2006
12 vdc refrig article
I just ran across a decent article on 12 vdc refrigerators. For the moment the article is available online at backwoodshome.
Dec 9, 2006
Absorbation fridge repair trick
Try turning it upside down for a day. Doug Re: Gas Refrigerator Posted by: "Jennifer Roberts" smurf_goddess@... twink_roberts Wed Dec 6, 2006 9:21 am...
Dec 8, 2006
This is probably a long shot, but does anyone in the group know where we could get a used gas refrigerator in central Florida? We've been looking for months...
Dec 6, 2006
Re: Digest Number 380
Tjis has become doubly important to me this week. I got the word from a specialist that my back can't be fixed. Trying to do it, would cause serious problems...
Nov 30, 2006
passive cooling cupboard
DH and I went to an estate sale held in an older house in a so-far- ungentrified part of San Francisco. There was a tall, narrow cupboard in the kitchen that...
Nov 27, 2006
Passive Cooling and Refrigeration
Lots of interesting ideas here on both refrigeration and cooling. Definitely go to the site to get the pictures and diagrams. All I can cut-n-paste in is the...
Nov 25, 2006
Compressed Air Fridge?
Hi, I'm new to the group. Has anyone ever considered driving a fridge compressor with compressed air? This air could be compressed by a wind turbine or steam...
Nov 23, 2006
slogin NOVEMBER is a busy time for city restaurants. Urban dwellers close up their...
Nov 22, 2006
Solar Powered Refrigeation and AC
It uses Vacuum Tube Solar cllectors to heat the ammonia absorption boilers instead of propane or natural gas. I have posted a JPEG detail in the Filesection at...
Nov 20, 2006
wind driven refrigerator
A friend of mine wanted to warm hos house with wind energy. He put up a vertical wind turbine to power a compressor. He used the heat that emanated from the...
Nov 17, 2006
New to group
Hello, All. I was a member of this group a while back. My name is Rose, I'm 58, I live in rural upstate New York, Zone 5. We already live very simply - no...
Nov 17, 2006
better than sims
Better than sims, is to get on a gardening/homestead
ing forum, ask questions, lurk, you`ll learn a lot. Doug Re: New to group / Waving to a fellow NYer Posted...
Nov 17, 2006
Re: Styrofoam recycling...
.. for insulation of an existing sub-grad
Hi Nolan, Here's what I can share on the subject.... In the Spokane area (Post Falls, actually), there's a company called "Foam-Molders&
quot;, which fabricates...
Nov 14, 2006
My Book - The Emperor'
s New Hydrogen Economy
I believe this will be of interest to fellow Refrigeration Alternatives listers. The book (The Emperor'
s New Hydrogen Economy) I began researching and writing...
Nov 14, 2006
I would like to take this opportunity to wish every veteran in this country a Happy Veteran'
s day.Some of you who are in more than one group with me will see...
Nov 11, 2006
Windup radio (was Re: [RefrigeratorAltern
atives] Re: New to group /
The windup radio we have has stood up pretty well. I believe we got it through Lehmans catalog. And when I wind it, I'm not very gentle. I'm looking at it...
Nov 11, 2006
hello ,..help me please
I have compressor refrigerator 1/4 hp.This compressor use the gases R12. I wish to change gasES from R12 to R134A.What to be I do?...
Nov 6, 2006
it has been a few years since I have heard much about the sunfrost
are they still some of the most energy eff. I used to hear more about them. I know they were expensive 10 years ago. I was looking to buy one of the 19cf r/f...
Nov 4, 2006
What is a better thermal design for refrigerator/
freezer door seals
It was recently mentioned that the main thermal energy loss is through the door seals of frig's and/or freezers. So what's a better thermal design for the...
Nov 2, 2006
Why Does a Cabinet Fridge Use More Energy than a Chest Fridge?
; <sueb1997@...> ... Hi Sue; Actually, there is not very much energy cost for the door being opened, which usually only totals about three...
Nov 1, 2006
Fridge on its back
We use a little RV-size fridge in our house. We were talking about how a fridge that opens on top, like a chest freezer, would lose less cold air each time...
Oct 31, 2006
Re: Above Ground Ice House Design
quot; <firekeeper38@...> ... They may still be the answer, for some of us........ Fortunately for us, we have superior materials to take...
Oct 28, 2006
Re: Above ground root cellar was:Alpine/was Don S
This is very much the kind of thing I was talking about. Due to bad knees and back, I cannot go up or down steps. So, a "normal" root cellar would never work...
Oct 27, 2006
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