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Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-21-19, 10:11 PM
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Posted By sunspot
Honey bee swarm traps

I hung a few swarm traps this year hoping to attract some new bees (no luck yet). Some of you might be interested in how I decided to hang the traps especially if you have trees you don't want to...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-30-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By sunspot
The microwave proximity sensor arrived. Works...

The microwave proximity sensor arrived. Works without issue (lower right in photo). One step closer...

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Forum: Forum News & Feedback 01-30-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By sunspot
That was it. Thanks.

That was it. Thanks.
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 01-30-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By sunspot
Strange. No issues on the android phone but the...

Strange. No issues on the android phone but the Linux box keeps returning the same error message. Must be something on my end. And yes the steps taken were exactly as you describe.
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 01-30-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By sunspot
Hello MetroMPG, I wanted to update a thread...

Hello MetroMPG,

I wanted to update a thread I started. Used the search function for "nest camera". Clicked on the result and get the following error message:

"Invalid Forum specified. If you...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-07-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By sunspot
Thanks Ralph. I've got a Pi running Naturebytes...

Thanks Ralph. I've got a Pi running Naturebytes software now. It's in the house for testing and waiting patiently until I get the nest site prepped. Works great. I've yet to add the PIR sensor but...
Forum: Solar Power 11-22-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By sunspot
Thanks for those details Doug. I've got one on...

Thanks for those details Doug. I've got one on the way as well.
Forum: Solar Power 10-08-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By sunspot
I'm curious about this myself. Please post...

I'm curious about this myself. Please post anything you learn. Thanks.
Forum: Solar Power 08-27-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By sunspot
DC well pump

Looking for thoughts/advice/experience. I've got an unused well (6" casing) I'd like to ressurect for watering an ~1/4 acre garden plot. The submersible pump I removed was hanging at about 100'. The...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-27-18, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By sunspot
Propane stores best.

Propane stores best.
Forum: Other Improvements 06-18-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By sunspot
Instead of timers and ICB's you might look at: ...

Instead of timers and ICB's you might look at:

Pumptec Family | Residential/Light Commercial | Drives & Protection | North America Water | Franklin Electric...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-09-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By sunspot
Thank you all for the very informative...

Thank you all for the very informative contributions to this thread. I've learned a great deal.

I assumed I'd be using direct burial armoured cable for the mains install so figured a conduit would...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-04-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By sunspot
installing a new steel roof on a barn

The process of installing a screw down steel roof will be old hat to many of you but if it isn't, or you have 10 minutes to kill, here's a video of our barn being re roofed.
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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-02-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By sunspot
I'm digging a bit deeper so I can still get 12"...

I'm digging a bit deeper so I can still get 12" of separation and have sufficient cover over the works.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-01-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By sunspot
trenching for phone and power

We've got overhead wiring for phone and power. We also have big trees and winter storms with strong winds. Not a great combo. So... proactively I thought I'd install underground conduits for the...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-01-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By sunspot
On further research, is there a solution that...

On further research, is there a solution that doesn't require a subscription, account, user fees, or wifi? I'm thinking more of a power cord and remote hard drive. I don't need live streaming.
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-31-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By sunspot
nest camera

There was a Great Gray Owl in the yard the other day which got me thinking (again) that I'd like to put a nesting platform up to hopefully attract a nesting pair of raptors. And if I'm going to climb...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-20-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 787
Posted By sunspot
repurposing golf balls

Over the last few years we've been gardening - a lot. And gardening seems to involve a lot of digging. As we dig we find... golf balls! Seems the previous owner spent his time smacking balls in every...
Forum: Solar Power 05-27-17, 06:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 597
Posted By sunspot
Small PV system goes live!

Connecting that last wire, flipping the switch and seeing it come to life - the feeling can't be beat. For those of you with larger systems I can't imagine the satisfaction of watching it power up...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-20-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By sunspot
Added a bit of whimsy. ...

Added a bit of whimsy.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z130/Greg_M_/seedling%20shelf/sign_1_zpsts7r3yxo.jpg...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-11-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By sunspot
I was extolling the virtues of hydroponics to my...

I was extolling the virtues of hydroponics to my sister explaining how the battle with slugs would finally be over. She showed her cruel side when she said the lettuce rafts could become slug ferries...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-09-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By sunspot
hydroponic first steps

It was a blustery day for a launch but the lettuce rafts are adrift!

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z130/Greg_M_/garden/raft_1_zpslqfz5mk4.jpg...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-19-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By sunspot
Thanks guys. Just what I need, another project!...

Thanks guys. Just what I need, another project! Fascinating stuff. I'll be having a go at it once I figure out what type of system I want to try.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-17-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By sunspot
DWC hadn't occurred to me. I'll read up on it....

DWC hadn't occurred to me. I'll read up on it. I've been learning a bit about micro-greens and thought I might try that in the winter months.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-16-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By sunspot
Yeah, good question. Truth is we probably don't....

Yeah, good question. Truth is we probably don't. I started building this as a valentine's gift for the best wife in the world but it took longer than I thought to put together so... it's waaay late....
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