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Forum: Introductions 07-03-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By oil pan 4
Unless your panels are mounted at greater than...

Unless your panels are mounted at greater than about 30 degrees, with 0 degrees being horizontal. Might need to occasionally wash your panels.
Forum: The Billiards Room 06-21-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 25,177
Posted By oil pan 4
I remember the world was supposed to end if we...

I remember the world was supposed to end if we hit 400ppm.

Expect a bumper crop of really strong hurricanes and cyclones as this is perfectly normal during solar maximum ramp up years.
The...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-17-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By oil pan 4
This is what the chipper blade is made of, from...

This is what the chipper blade is made of, from the DR website:
"our knives are made of high-carbon/high-chromium forged alloy tool steel"

Yeah most tool steels don't have a lot of chromium.
Add...
Forum: Conservation 06-17-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,958
Posted By oil pan 4
I like. Where I live it likes to rain a lot in...

I like.
Where I live it likes to rain a lot in in the spring (maybe), then barely rain the next 9 months I would need more like a 30,000 gallon tank. Add some light agriculture and them I need a few...
Forum: Tools 06-17-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By oil pan 4
Mix your own gas. I found that 90% argon to 10%...

Mix your own gas.
I found that 90% argon to 10% CO2 was ideal for thin sheet metal that you want to look good. C80 was good for general purpose automotive where some rust would be involved. 50/50...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-17-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,527
Posted By oil pan 4
Been using the laser edge dot com blades for...

Been using the laser edge dot com blades for almost a year. Yeah they rule in abrasive soil that wears normal steel blades blunt after a several hours of use.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-17-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By oil pan 4
I finally sharpened the blade. It was smashing...

I finally sharpened the blade. It was smashing through the green wood more than cutting.
The blade appears to be fairly high alloy. More alloy than tool steel but not quiet high speed steel.
A...
Forum: Conservation 04-01-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,475
Posted By oil pan 4
Heating oil is a good backup. It's just too...

Heating oil is a good backup. It's just too expensive to run all year, but when you need it you will be glad you have it.
Forum: Conservation 03-29-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,475
Posted By oil pan 4
Oh man the coal furnace earned it's spot during...

Oh man the coal furnace earned it's spot during the February freeze.
Time to expand the coal furnaces role to water heating, glycol heat piping, closed loop air heating and hot air for the dryer.
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 03-28-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,874
Posted By oil pan 4
I know this is one old post but it's nice to...

I know this is one old post but it's nice to update old posts, you know so you can see how things played out.

This happened after new mexicos out of cycle "blue wave"....
Forum: Tools 03-28-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,751
Posted By oil pan 4
Hey I found lithium ion upgrade batteries for my...

Hey I found lithium ion upgrade batteries for my old Dewalt tools. There's 2 types. One uses the original NiCd-NiMH charger and the other type comes with its own charger. I have had the battery for...
Forum: Conservation 11-15-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,048
Posted By oil pan 4
It's rain water collection now, since the pump...

It's rain water collection now, since the pump died.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-01-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,641
Posted By oil pan 4
I was thinking start with something like this. ...

I was thinking start with something like this.
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=9111&stc=1&d=1604262674
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-01-20, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,641
Posted By oil pan 4
If you put full power to one it will over heat...

If you put full power to one it will over heat and fail. Maybe if you put 120v on a 240V it wouldn't.
I think you best bet would be to use an "electric grill" or a hot water heater element on a...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-27-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By oil pan 4
I have dried and collected as much wood chips as...

I have dried and collected as much wood chips as possible and have been burning them in my coal furnace.
They burn great. I can cold start the coal furnace by stuff about 30 lb of wood chips and...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-21-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By oil pan 4
I don't know about that. Using gasoline to...

I don't know about that. Using gasoline to generate power you are probably looking at 50 cents to $1 per kwh.
Now if you had a liquid cooled generator and could pipe that hot engine coolant from a...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By oil pan 4
The problem is when the next big one hits the...

The problem is when the next big one hits the power is going to go out for a while there.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-20-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By oil pan 4
Yeah wood just burns really fast compared to high...

Yeah wood just burns really fast compared to high grade coal.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-19-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By oil pan 4
I would recommend fossil fuel or renewable fuel...

I would recommend fossil fuel or renewable fuel backups as that part of Canada is ground 0 for solar storm power disruptions in the northern hemisphere.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-19-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By oil pan 4
It's just a coal furnace that you shovel coal...

It's just a coal furnace that you shovel coal into.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-14-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By oil pan 4
Got a big pile of wood chips now and I'm thinking...

Got a big pile of wood chips now and I'm thinking let them dry out and burn them in the coal furnace.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-30-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By oil pan 4
Yeah I have a Kohler v twin riding lawn mower...

Yeah I have a Kohler v twin riding lawn mower from like 2008 that's had the hell beaten out of it. The Kohler engine uses an oil pump and filter.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-28-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By oil pan 4
Yeah I definitely don't want to chip something...

Yeah I definitely don't want to chip something 4x4. The biggest wood I would chip is rotten wood. It's light as a feather and will catch fire from the slightest spark.
If I grind those into dust...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-26-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By oil pan 4
Gasoline powered wood chipper

Well I got the small DR chipper shreader.
The electric one works. Problem is when I cut down one smaller 15 foot tall tree it takes me at least 40 minutes to feed all the little sticks and twigs...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-19-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,168
Posted By oil pan 4
Seems kinda pointless with the entire state of...

Seems kinda pointless with the entire state of California on fire from one end to the other polluting the air as far east as NY. Oh and good thing they have their own emissions stands yeah really...
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