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BrianW

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  1. BrianW

    May 2019 Discussion

    What a dew plummet the last 24 hours.
  2. BrianW

    May 2019 Discussion

    Working down in Stamford today and my work van was showing 86 driving on 95. Already well above uptons forecast high of 80 for here.
  3. BrianW

    May 2019 Discussion

    Look like another great sunny day on tap.
  4. BrianW

    Heavy heavy lawn thread 2019

    Emerald Ash Borer completely killed my 2 green ash trees my uncle planted in 1958. They were awesome old trees with cool low branches. Its insane how quick they die once they are attacked. Ash trees will be extinct soon as there is no defense against them except treating with insecticide.
  5. BrianW

    Heavy heavy lawn thread 2019

    This has been like the ultimate lawn growing weather. Lawns everywhere look like Ireland or the Pacific northwest. I read this Pacific Northwest type weather has been perfect for grass. Cool temps, ton of rain and a day or two of sun here and there. Most grass thrives in cooler temps in the 40-60 degree range. Look at your bag of grass seed and I bet the seeds are from WA or OR. Its like the ultimate grass growing climate. Get that seed down. Stuff I seeded last month has exploded in growth.
  6. BrianW

    Spring 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    Congrats Vegas.
  7. BrianW

    May 2019 Discussion

    Been really fascinated with the law of thermodynamics.. Sort of weather related I guess.. I no longer use any fossil fuels to heat my house. Pumping heat at 560% efficiency is where its at...
  8. BrianW

    May 2019 Discussion

    Crazy how localized they are. I have never seen any around here in the New Haven area. If the fungus doesn't kill them this year there are going to be massive amounts of them. Look at the egg mass increase.
  9. BrianW

    April 2019 Discussion II

    http://www.sercc.com/perspectivesmap?region=CONUS
  10. BrianW

    April 2019 Discussion II

    Been a crappy crappy April down here on the CT shoreline. According to my station 20 of the last 31 days have had measurable rainfall. I am also having terrible solar production with my panel compared to prior Aprils.
  11. BrianW

    April Discussion

    Was working in Norwalk right on the water today. There was sleet and freezing rain around noon. Van said it was 35. Landscapers were putting mulch down. Tons of stuff sprouting including some forsythia. Felt weird.
  12. BrianW

    Spring 2019 New England Banter and Disco

    Sort of weather related.... Thermodynamics is going to be the future of heating and cooling. Moving heat and not creating it using zero fossil fuels is where we are headed... The theoretical efficiency has major room for improvement. You can now buy a mini split/heat pump with almost 500% efficiency. I just installed another mini split and combined with my solar panels I am aiming towards 100 percent heating/cooling using the sun... Thermodynamic heat pump cycles or refrigeration cycles are the conceptual and mathematical models for heat pumps and refrigerators. A heat pump is a machine or device that moves heat from one location (the "source") at a lower temperature to another location (the "sink" or "heat sink") at a higher temperature using mechanical work or a high-temperature heat source.[1] Thus a heat pump may be thought of as a "heater" if the objective is to warm the heat sink (as when warming the inside of a home on a cold day), or a "refrigerator" if the objective is to cool the heat source (as in the normal operation of a freezer). In either case, the operating principles are identical.[2] Heat is moved from a cold place to a warm place.
  13. The old stoves are nice but the new stuff destroys the older stuff on efficiency and emissions. If your stove doesn't have air tubes or a catalytic converter your using way more wood and sending 5-6 times the amount of smoke/particulate into the airm My newer insert literally has zero smoke coming out of it once its up to temp. The tubes on top inject air and burns up the smoke like a blowtorch extracting even heat from the smoke. Some studies have shown a reduction almost 50% in wood consumption as well. Today’s wood stove models feature improved safety and efficiency--they produce almost no smoke, minimal ash, and require less firewood. While older uncertified stoves release 15 to 30 grams of smoke per hour, new EPA-certified stoves produce no more than 4.5 grams per hour. https://www.epa.gov/burnwise/choosing-right-wood-burning-stove
  14. Its a saltbox roof. I forgot the slope but I think its 4/12. June 2018 data.
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