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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 24th
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**Talked in class about what we need to set up our test run with the solar hot water heater.  Talked about what everything was, where we all thought we'd find it, and how to best assemble it.  Made a plan that Ehren and I would do the shopping and then we'd all start working to put the monster together.
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**Tuesday Ehren and I went to TSC and Mendenhall's and found just about everything we needed.  No plexi yet, but we need that later anyhow.  The helpful guy at Mendenhall's made sure that we knew the copper tubing would be expensive before he cut it.  Jelly beans were eaten and it was a successful, efficient trip.
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**Saturday class time Colin, Ehren and I reattached the yellowed panels  to the hot water heater with screws and duct tape.  We realized soon after that we should have tested whether it had leaks.  Oops. 
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**Colin and I got a little pipe tape lesson from Ehren as we fit the pipe to hose connectors on.  We then attached the super hot temperature hoses.  We tested whether we could indeed get water to go out one and in the other by hooking one hose up to the garden hose.  It worked!
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**We soon realized that we needed a couple more things so Ehren and Colin ran off to get that while I found the specs on the pump we had purchased.  They stated that the pump uses up to 8amps so it ought to still run even if our panel is putting out less than that.  It also show some handy data about how much flow for how many amps, etc.
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**I put a link to that info from the wiki and updated what we had purchased and acquired until the guys got back.
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**We then cut open the barrel, fit the carefuly coiled copper tubing inside and Colin and Ehren sweated our connectors on while I took pictures and learned how ( through watching this time, not doing.... but my time will come.)
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**Some discussion occured about the best location of the panel, especially because we only had 25ft of electrical wire.  We eventually decided against the roof ( since this is a temporary lab ) and both the connector we needed for the pump and a longer wire went on the shopping list. 
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**We uncoiled the hoses down the stairs causing all the water that we had used to test with to shoot out.  It was pretty warm!
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**We brought the barrell down and planned to meet on sunday with Ehren having gotten the things we needed.
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***Left to do:  cut the hose and attach the pump and hook up the panel.
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*Week of July 17th
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**Tuesday worked with everyone on finishing up the hot water audit.  Colin and I briefly talked about reorganizing the information that we had to make it more readable/accessible.  Then we were sucked into the interesting realm of Dan and Ehren's calculations, and worked on making Colin's little program work correctly.
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**Later in the week worked on organizing our hot water audit.  Figured out how to make a link to another part of the wiki. (example: click LABS and then see the lab info.)
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**Divided and conquered with Colin to finish the Hot Water Audit up!
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**Monday evening I met with Dan and Colin to get an update on what was done in class, and to see what they had done.  We talked about the schematic that Colin and Ehren had drawn up and anxiously awaited class the next day.
*Week of July 10th
*Week of July 10th
**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
**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

Revision as of 12:05, 30 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

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