Dennis Heidner
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Dennis Heidner replied to Bruce Navin's discussion LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers
"So this is an old post... with some new comments on it.   The problem is not likely coming from the LED bulbs - alone.  It probably is a combination of old analog garage door openers and general RF noise in the neighborhood... with the…"
Dec 3, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"For Rod, second part... When I see really large electric services... my first reaction my be "what a waste",  but when I stop and catch my breath and take the time to ask why... something more useful is generally discovered.   My…"
Nov 29, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"Rod,  I did see earlier that you had calculated the loads.  The key is even though a consumer device may not have the accuracy... you can still use it to find the "phantom loads".   You need to use that spread sheet of…"
Nov 29, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"Note to readers 0.5A instead of 5A for reading with A/D.... the edit to correct that didn't apparently take because of timeouts... likewise  0.1A instead of 1Amp.. "
Nov 28, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"Rod, I have some of the CT's that you referenced in the openenergymonitor system.  They are at "best" 3% devices...  the openenergysystem is likely to have system error/uncertainty in/around 10%.   The utility meters…"
Nov 28, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"1200A service... really?  or did you mean 200A.  That size service would likely result in its own large transformer (probably ground mounted)... and likely three phase to home. The electrician likely did the audio/video system as well as a…"
Nov 28, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"yes,  I'd think even for a very large house / residence that you'd want to look carefully at the loads and decide which of the motors you want to put on timers and upgrade to more efficient motors ASAP. Besides well pump, if the…"
Nov 28, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"Yup,  but it also looks like for the tariffs above residential services that they include riders for KVA... if the right conditions are…"
Nov 27, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"It's not just the CT's that you need to worry about.   The CT will pick up the current and provide a voltage across a "load" resistor that can be measured.   The system accuracy of the external measurement is dependent…"
Nov 27, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"I think you met the reply for Rod Frost."
Nov 27, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"I have TEDS,  they ARE NOT REVENUE grade.  The 1000's and 5000's have serious problems in which they can under report or over report (randomly)... they are really only useful for getting a rough feel.  And I've been…"
Nov 23, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"In the case of the threads original author... that would mean that the readings the utility would be taking and basing their monthly charges would be LOWER not higher than the authors digital data logger.  E.g. the worst case if the meter was…"
Nov 20, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Utility Meter Accuracy
"If you wish to be successful in arguing with the utility, make sure that you've had your monitoring equipment tested and have a valid certificate of calibration that includes the accuracy. It needs to be traceable back to NIST through a known…"
Nov 19, 2015
Dennis Heidner commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post VW Isn't the Only One That Circumvents
"I need to correct my comment below... its no longer editable.. the test standard is for 57.5% not 53.5%... it is still much lower than real life."
Nov 2, 2015
Dennis Heidner commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post VW Isn't the Only One That Circumvents
"Dishwashers, washing machines and now dryer standards have also been subject to test procedures that might not match reality in the field... but are convenient for the manufacturers. Dryers specifically have the standard test loads - for the drying…"
Nov 2, 2015
Dennis Heidner replied to Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion How Would You Weatherize this Historic Home?
"Bob provided a good answer below.  Since this is a building of historic value I'd also check with universities in the state to see if they have preservation specialists.  Step back and work the problems together and while the cost…"
Oct 29, 2015

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