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post #3226 of 4738 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 02:31 PM
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[QUOTE=rcracer1971;4082869]K guys here is some food for thought. I just got some pricing for replacing the 2 unit heaters. I can get two brand new unit heaters to replace them ole nasty ones for $3300.00. This cost does not reflect what it will take to re pipe the gas is no issue really as I have all the equipment to do it. Also the flue pipe is not reflected in this price. If I had the money it would have already been done. As RCAR is the only home for me for racing. These units would allow the track to breathe easier on gas usage. Not a whole lot, but may gain up to 40 percent less usage. Which in the long run is quite a bit of money. If this was to happen, I would want a counterpart to help oversee this, so nobody could say I stuck money in my pocket. There would also be a copy of the receipt(s) of materials used and units bought. This way everybody involved knew they did not get screwed. I am very keen on this. ) QUOTE}


If I had my way about things we would two heat pumps with gas back up. the heat pumps would allow the track to be heated and cooled. Heated up to 30 degrees or so, (where ever the set point is set in the thermostat by me) before the gas heat kicked on. Hence saving the money on gas. Electric would go up a little, but it would weigh it self out by hardly any gas usage. The electric would not get no where what the gas bill does. This would be Trane equipment, As they are proven to be the best not only in residential standards but commercial as well. There would haft to be duct work installed. Which the cost would go way up. If this was to happen, oh my god the place would be so quiet. No loud blower noises. But this would take a few of us to do.)QUOTE}





I have mentioned it befor that the building was set up through the gas company with the combined btu capacity of all the current units running. Since they do not, there is no need for the 800 or larger meter and 5lb. regulator to be there it costs more for gas sevice when using that equiptment per therm than smaller regulators, meters and lower pressure. Plus I think there is also a 2"+ header in there that can carry more volume at lower pressure and you could get away from the maxtrol regulators at each furnace. Another option would be a 425 meter on 2lb. and a maxtrol on two units. That will cover 600K btu easily especially with the large piping. Figure out what furnaces can be eliminated and then call marketing at the gas company to downsize the meter and regulator and it will save money.

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post #3227 of 4738 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 03:22 PM
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Sounds like we have some very knowledgable people at R/CAR! And, philanthropic people as well.

Here's the flyer for the event on Saturday. .PDF version too.


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Any chance there will be enough for the mini cooper class on Saturday? If not, I may just come watch for a while.

Also, do the Hurricane races have controlled practices to keep the mini coopers and sportsman away from the faster, more experienced classes?
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I appreciate everyone's willingness for ideas, help, and everything involved about heating the building.

Any upgrades will have to be approved by the fair board, and need to be talked about at the track.

Lets get the thread back on "track" concerning racing.

We have a huge race this weekend and most of the chatter has been about climate control rather that racing
(Once again, all is appreciated).

With the winter season wrapping up in the next 4 weeks or so, any upgrades will be implemented in the off-season, to better prepare for next season.

Now back to our regular scheduled program...Lets Talk Racin' Guys

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Railroader you have a PM.
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I am racing this Saturday! USGT [Tamiya TA05v.2R] and 17.5 Expert Sedan [AE 6.1]. I am going to try to not be last. Oh, and beat regetsama of course.





















And I'll be wearing shorts probably.
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I have that body on the shelf, Indy.

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Is the weight rule for 17.5-X 1380 grams?
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I will be right there with you in 17.5 Expert. The paint is drying on a new shell and you won't see Serpent decals on a TC5 anymore! I am ready for a strong B-Main showing
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I forgot to take a picture of a Porsche 911 GT3 I just painted for another racer for the USGT class. However, here is a picture of a Parma Ford GT for the Sportsman class with the same team paint scheme.

Paint used:
Black - Pactra Outlaw Black
Orange - Pactra Competition Orange
White (backing) - Pactra Sprint White
Silver (window trim) - Pactra Indy Silver

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JTSBELL... Do you guys have a speed passion tuning box that will adjust drag brake on a Citrix?
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I forgot to take a picture of a Porsche 911 GT3 I just painted for another racer for the USGT class. However, here is a picture of a Parma Ford GT for the Sportsman class with the same team paint scheme.

Paint used:
Black - Pactra Outlaw Black
Orange - Pactra Competition Orange
White (backing) - Pactra Sprint White
Silver (window trim) - Pactra Indy Silver
That looks great! Lots of time before you ever got to squirt some paint on that I'd say!
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