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by Matt Gruber
Dec 14 2018 8:37am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)
Replies: 135
Views: 8866

Re: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)

amber when my dad built his house in 1948 he neglected to put a fresh air vent in the base of the fireplace, and we had to open a window a little, or, as you say, the house would get smoky. It was not there to heat the house, it was a hobby fireplace, like when you get bored you make a fire. did mak...
by Matt Gruber
Dec 13 2018 5:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)
Replies: 135
Views: 8866

1st bill with no heat pump- up 42% and ac Tstat update

Last winters bills nov 179kwh dec 456 jan 388 feb 182 - goodman heat pump started to leak, but no more cold. total 1205 kwh 1st bill up 42% so to estimate the entire heating season i'm adding 42% to 1205 so my 1st guess is that no heat pump will add 506 kwh for the entire season. or $50.60 at .10/kw...
by Matt Gruber
Dec 07 2018 2:29pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

turkey soup

so i made an "improved" soup today. Added mushrooms, spinach, lintels, raw garlic. Extra onion. (out of collard greens). Cut back on bone broth and rice. Celery, potatoes and salt as usual. 14oz of turkey from 1/2 of carcass boiled for 1 hour. 8 bowls instead of 5. Those lintels really expand :D tas...
by Matt Gruber
Dec 05 2018 8:35am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Re: 1st studies of healthy eating athletes ( page 5)

dug up by Dr. Greger
don't miss this 6 minute video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aog5kWeIu9o
by Matt Gruber
Nov 30 2018 9:23am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)
Replies: 135
Views: 8866

winter like cold snap!

used 6 heaters this morning. :) had 3 cold mornings in a row, 42F, 45, 50, highs were 55-59 so more like January. Did NOT try the heat pump. The 850w will heat the kitchen, takes 2-3 hours (i don't use any heat in the kitchen at night, so it was 66F at 6am, and 70 felt good after 2 hrs. or so) 5pm u...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 24 2018 6:57am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Pumpkin pie without the pie

Has anyone ever eaten pumpkin pie, but not the crust? I don't like the crust, so today i made an experimental breakfast. I took a 1/4 can of 100% pure pumpkin, added oats, grits, ground flax, ginger and cinnamon, and a little sugar and salt. Boiled in the Mwave. Not really the pumpkin pie flavor on ...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 22 2018 7:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

turkey test

Time for the turkey test. Previous article i linked says turkey is acidic! So i put it to the test. Ate 2 or 3 times my usual amount, a half pound or so. :D 3 hours later i checked my ph, it dropped from 8 to 7 NOT ACIDIC AT ALL :thumb: Glad i spent $8.75 for 100 test strips. still have 91 left. Of ...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 17 2018 7:47am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)
Replies: 135
Views: 8866

TEST: 850w table heater and 685w desk heater (page 6)

Got cool enough for a test, 52F . Den is a small room, 9'x13', on the north side and it got down to 66F , after 4 minutes w/685w it felt warm, and comfy after 6 min. Desk is against the wall, so the heat rises and has to come toward my chair to escape. Toasty after 12 min; had to move back a few inc...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 14 2018 8:22am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Re: Tea is good, but adding milk ruins it(NEW update page 5)

Many people turn a grain of truth into a false conclusion. Take peanuts. When quizzed on why a (book selling) vegan Dr. does not recommend peanuts, he said some people are allergic to peanuts and could die :roll: Another Dr. that wants to save lives, takes peanut butter to Africa and has saved thous...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 09 2018 8:48am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Re: Tea is good, but adding milk ruins it( page 5)

you have been duped. very common with food. i was duped into eating 4 eggs a day (for 1 month). try some pineapple and let us know if your gums bleed. you have been duped again. pineapple is one of the most popular fruits in the world. Nope, ! Not duped, just informed. I happily eat pineapple,..too...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 08 2018 12:48pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Got a 12# turkey for .49/lb

Been a vegan for 6 months, the reason for the turkey is for variety, and for $6 it was hard to pass up. Plan is to swap in 2-3 oz of turkey at lunch, in place of the home ground peanut butter, every other day until i use it up. Also will be good to see if i notice any difference in anything. i do ha...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 07 2018 2:44am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Re: Tea is good, but adding milk ruins it( page 5)

Oats come in many forms, whole grain, rolled, steel cut, quick, 1 minute oats, organic, etc etc,. I doubt many folk cook whole grain oats for breakfast (to long to cook), ......so most use Rolled , steel cut, or 1 minute (quick) oats, which are all the same base product, with different mechanical p...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 06 2018 7:59pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Re: Tea is good, but adding milk ruins it( page 5)

Hill, It takes me a week or 2 to eat one 4# pineapple, about 2# net. I eat about 6 ounces day 1, and 4oz next day or 2. about 20oz get frozen, then maybe 3x a week i eat 3 or 4 oz at a time. DG had them for $1 so it was a great deal. Prefer mangoes, ate lots of them all summer, but never more than 1...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 06 2018 7:20pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Re: Tea is good, but adding milk ruins it( page 4)

Replaced the 1 minute oatmeal with "old fashioned" oatmeal but ground flax instead of canola oil. And replaced SUGAR with salt..... .....looking around at all the empty PB jars, i'd say the PB replaced the IC, Unless you have been buying some weird synthetic oatmeal,..... there is no nutritional di...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 06 2018 8:01am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Re: Tea is good, but adding milk ruins it( page 4)

One food that keeps coming up as unhealthy is MILK. Anything made with milk. BAD for humans (but good for baby cows). Here in 5 minutes, Dr. Greger explains how milk ruins tea, with proof. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3KGv1J0qt4 The big surprise is that i don't miss it at all. (it has been seve...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 06 2018 7:41am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Re: Tea is good, but adding milk ruins it( page 4)

You've replaced dairy with sugar, is that good? Yes it's natural pineapple fructose but, Great Q! Actually i replaced, at breakfast, cream cheese and jam on a roll with, today, peanut butter on a smaller roll, with fresh pineapple. Many days i don't have fruit at breakfast, so then it is PB+jam, bu...
by Matt Gruber
Nov 06 2018 3:44am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improved turkey soup ( page 5)
Replies: 119
Views: 4354

Re: Tea is good, but adding milk ruins it( page 4)

One food that keeps coming up as unhealthy is MILK. Anything made with milk. BAD for humans (but good for baby cows). Here in 5 minutes, Dr. Greger explains how milk ruins tea, with proof. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3KGv1J0qt4 The big surprise is that i don't miss it at all. (it has been sever...
by Matt Gruber
Oct 21 2018 1:28pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)
Replies: 135
Views: 8866

1st test! shower floor pre heater/ wall heater

A true luxury :D An item anyone can do without, but once you have it, you wonder how you ever lived without it. :D Cool front gave a perfect day 76F high :D Shower floor was 78F before and 88-93 after 2 minutes ON and 5 min OFF. Feet loved it as soon as i stepped in :D I'm going to add some insulati...
by Matt Gruber
Oct 20 2018 11:39am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)
Replies: 135
Views: 8866

shower floor pre-heater

During a cold snap the floor of my shower (a steel tub, actually) gets very cold, as it sits on a concrete slab. In the past i run some hot water 1st, to take the chill out. This winter i'm going to use " 800w oven broiler #2". plan is to plug it in for 2-3 minutes, unplug, let it drop to where i ca...
by Matt Gruber
Oct 19 2018 7:59pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)
Replies: 135
Views: 8866

Re: heat pump experiments, and pic of $13 kitchen table heater (page 5)

amber it is not hard to make a guard. i'm using the elements from an old VHF TV antenna. just use more of them with 12 awg solid wire in between. i've added more since the picture. Aluminium wire connected the TV antenna elements. so no cost to be safer. could use chicken wire too, numerous things c...
by Matt Gruber
Oct 19 2018 2:41pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)
Replies: 135
Views: 8866

Re: heat pump experiments, and pic of $13 kitchen table heater (page 5)

Hi ed ! thanks for your comments :) . I just spent 2 hrs rewiring it! Added a dual outlet so i can charge things like my phone, where i won't ever forget they are on charge. Before i'd charge in the den, but it was too easy to forget. Also added an on/off switch under the table where it is easy to u...
by Matt Gruber
Oct 16 2018 8:03am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)
Replies: 135
Views: 8866

Re: heat pump experiments, and kitchen table heater (page 5)

kitchen table heater with guards 800w on 120v IMG_20181016_085653.jpg If anyone likes this idea, you can get an element from walmart w/local free pickup, and it is only $13. https://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-Bake-Element-WB44X200/40105172?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227030247798&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=5...
by Matt Gruber
Oct 14 2018 1:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEST 850w table heater and 685w desk heater ( 1st bill in, page 6)
Replies: 135
Views: 8866

space heater for kitchen table

Also will be testing a heater under my kitchen table. Off for now to see if i ever touch it with my leg, since it is a bare element from my oven. (and it is still ac weather here in FL). Years ago i took it out of the top of my oven since it was burning things. No wonder why, it is 3200w :shock: How...
by Matt Gruber
Oct 13 2018 3:44pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: my new (to me) ebike, ready to modify!
Replies: 52
Views: 5799

Re: my new (to me) ebike, ready to modify!

There doesn’t seem to be any standard sequence for the sensors. You’ll be able to tell if it’s not right. :( Oh well. I did unbundle all the wires so i can see where they go. I'll try to copy it, but i'll put a 36 ohm power resistor in the power line for testing. Have to start somewhere. Looks like...
by Matt Gruber
Oct 11 2018 2:22pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: my new (to me) ebike, ready to modify!
Replies: 52
Views: 5799

Re: my new (to me) ebike, ready to modify!

:?: so on the PCB the 5 sensor wires are all lined up in a row. is it safe to assume they are in the proper sequence :?: so i should open the new one and copy the sequence, right :?: good chance of success :?: will compare the PCB on both for throttle, motor and sensors. better work or i'll have to ...