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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-04-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,575
Posted By truckncycle
My wife and I are seriously considering cork for...

My wife and I are seriously considering cork for our kitchen and dining room. Your floor looks great.

How is it for sound obsorbtion?
Forum: Other Improvements 11-06-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,779
Posted By truckncycle
The countertops turned out great. I liked how...

The countertops turned out great. I liked how they delt with the bubble holes. If they had wanted to round over the edges of the counter more, the granite tool supply houses have diamond router...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 11-04-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,518
Posted By truckncycle
Now if I can just find my DD214.

Now if I can just find my DD214.
Forum: Conservation 11-03-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,185
Posted By truckncycle
Welcome. I love old houses. We don't have too...

Welcome. I love old houses. We don't have too many around here.

Insulating the water heater and switching to low flow shower heads as well as adding aerators to the faucets (if they don't exist)...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-03-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By truckncycle
Did a quick search. San Francisco and Seattle...

Did a quick search. San Francisco and Seattle banned the purchase of bottled water by the city itself so the ban is not as extensive.
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-03-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By truckncycle
I thought San Francisco banned it last year.

I thought San Francisco banned it last year.
Forum: Conservation 10-15-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,667
Posted By truckncycle
If you are not already using one, I would switch...

If you are not already using one, I would switch to a half face respirator instead of the disposible kind. They work better and the valve keeps you cooler. Installing soffit vents and their related...
Forum: Introductions 10-08-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,103
Posted By truckncycle
Welcome to ER. I think a college town would...

Welcome to ER.

I think a college town would be perfect for dumpster diving since most of the students will have to move every year.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-10-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,237
Posted By truckncycle
I have used vinegar in the past. It is not very...

I have used vinegar in the past. It is not very affective on most weeds but it does damage them. I am probably waiting until they get too old to spray them. There used to be a herbacide that was...
Forum: Conservation 08-25-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,641
Posted By truckncycle
Your garage is detached isn't it? Just want to...

Your garage is detached isn't it? Just want to make sure that there is no reason to use drywall on the inside of the garage.
Forum: Other Improvements 08-25-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,680
Posted By truckncycle
:eek:Oh No, the computer crashed and locked me...

:eek:Oh No, the computer crashed and locked me out again.

Thats what I would worry about with a smart system - at least those attached to a computer. I know in the past there have been various...
Forum: Conservation 08-24-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,641
Posted By truckncycle
Is the garage electrical on its own sub-panel or...

Is the garage electrical on its own sub-panel or does it come from the house? Where does the main power come in?

That is a scary looking connection above. When I added a bunch of circuits to the...
Forum: Conservation 08-20-09, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,641
Posted By truckncycle
If you wanted to use spray in insulation and you...

If you wanted to use spray in insulation and you didn't know your future electrical requirements, you could always run rigid conduit. You can get it in metal or pvc. My suggestion is to add a bunch...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-18-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,198
Posted By truckncycle
That is very cool. Supposedly mosquitoes aren't...

That is very cool. Supposedly mosquitoes aren't a problem. I know that some cities are using a similar system as the last stage in their sewage treatment.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-12-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,330
Posted By truckncycle
Gilroy gardens south of San Jose, CA has circus...

Gilroy gardens south of San Jose, CA has circus trees. They really show you some of the things that you can do with trees if you have time. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park -- Home of the Circus...
Forum: Other Improvements 08-12-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,239
Posted By truckncycle
Our summer temps are often above 100 during the...

Our summer temps are often above 100 during the day. AC is required. We would need it less if we had a white metal roof instead of dark brown comp. I added radiant barrier in the attic but the AC...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-12-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 33,606
Posted By truckncycle
You said you wanted crazy. Move your compost...

You said you wanted crazy.

Move your compost bin into the garage and let the heat warm your garage.

One of the earth ships that I saw in a magazine as a kid had water drums in the wall. During...
Forum: Solar Heating 08-10-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 33,606
Posted By truckncycle
Does your garage have any windows? You could try...

Does your garage have any windows? You could try reflecting the sunlight on to the floor and using it as a thermal mass. Although it does get cold enough here (high 20s) to wear a jacket in the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-06-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,845
Posted By truckncycle
The open cell foam style covered with vinyl seems...

The open cell foam style covered with vinyl seems to work pretty well. It came with one of our doors but I know you can buy it. Our other doors have mostly the aluminum rod with the vinyl v or o...
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-05-09, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,175
Posted By truckncycle
I love the treehouse. It is really beautiful. I...

I love the treehouse. It is really beautiful. I remember reading National Geographic World in the 70's as a kid. They often showed various earth ships.
Forum: Conservation 08-03-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,670
Posted By truckncycle
It is so dry here in summer that it takes forever...

It is so dry here in summer that it takes forever for anything to break down unless I turn the pile daily and add water. I would not be willing to compost cheese or ice cream. I think they would...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-23-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,712
Posted By truckncycle
I was wondering what the plant to the right of...

I was wondering what the plant to the right of the watermelon is too. Is it a canna?
Forum: Conservation 07-08-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,954
Posted By truckncycle
The Florida Solar Energy Center has a lot of...

The Florida Solar Energy Center has a lot of interesting information. I saw that there was a link to it from the cool roof article. I also found this link to more research that they did where they...
Forum: Introductions 06-30-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,535
Posted By truckncycle
I didn't even think that dimming ballasts were...

I didn't even think that dimming ballasts were available except for compact flourescent tubes. I did a quick search and found that they are.

Lutron Electronics, Inc. - Lutron Electronic...
Forum: Solar Heating 06-29-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,746
Posted By truckncycle
When I first saw your pictures, I hadn't read...

When I first saw your pictures, I hadn't read your entire post. I thought that you were going to turn the Citicar into a solar collector.
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