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==Colin's Cosmic Contemplations==
==Colin's Cosmic Contemplations==
==Kate's Killer Thoughts and Reflections==
==Kate's Killer Thoughts and Reflections==
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*Week of July 10th
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**Monday Dan, Ehren and I did some planning and created a little lab which gave us an idea of the average shower temperature prefered by students living at miller farm, the ratio of heated water to cold water in said shower among other things
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** We also did some further research regarding the specifics of our hot water heater and washing machine
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**Later Ehren and I tried in vain to refind a site with average inlet water temperatures.
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**Later Colin and I tried in vain to find the same site.
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**Later I found it! *[http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/residential/pdfs/waterheater_lifecycle_1098.pdf US Department of Energy Residential Water Heater Analysis 1998]
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**I continued to hunt for a bladder to line our disel fuel tanks.  As of yet this has been unsuccessful.
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**Estimated average hot water use weekly at Miller Farm and posted.
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**Started our annual energy calender.
*Week of July 3rd
*Week of July 3rd
**Continued the search for a water bladder.  Thus far bladders primarily seem to be designed for stand alone use.  No where have I found the suggestion of lining an old fuel tank with a bladder to reuse it for water storage.  But the search continues.....
**Continued the search for a water bladder.  Thus far bladders primarily seem to be designed for stand alone use.  No where have I found the suggestion of lining an old fuel tank with a bladder to reuse it for water storage.  But the search continues.....

Revision as of 22:33, 15 July 2006

Contents

Colin's Cosmic Contemplations

Kate's Killer Thoughts and Reflections

Discovery: Having a job that says that you are "on duty 24 hours a day" does not lend itself to getting a lot of classwork done. oops.

Dan's Dusty Tomes of Lore

Ehren's Elegant Chicken Scratch

We used a thermometer from the greenhouse to find the temperatures at which Dan, Kate and I like to shower and then took the average. We also determined the gal./min. shower usage and approximated the hot water to cold water ratio.

Scratch: Hot water use info -http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/info/documents/pdfs/26465.pdf -http://www.hydroquebec.com/residential/energywise/calcul_consom.html Sizing Water Heaters: Gainsville Regional Utilities http://www.gru.com/YourHome/Conservation/Energy/WaterHeaters/sizing.jsp Water Heater Buyers Guide(a personal site): http://home.inu.net/davidstua/wh_cal.htm

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