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Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-10-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 255,554
Posted By davidbr13
The damaged hole needs to be welded up first...

The damaged hole needs to be welded up first since it has taken out so much material. Remember that slot is on both sides.

When drilling the new hole, see if you can put a hardened bushing in...
Forum: Wind Power 10-15-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,046
Posted By davidbr13
Totally agree with Mikesolar. I have Hugh's 200...

Totally agree with Mikesolar. I have Hugh's 200 edition brakedrum windmill book. Its perfect for DIY. And he has an updated version available online that uses a different, even easier to build,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-11-13, 08:57 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 255,554
Posted By davidbr13
100A! Wow! I pull around 50A on my E15...

100A! Wow! I pull around 50A on my E15 Elec-Trak and I thought that was high (it goes higher through tall, tough grass if you don't slow down, but I try to keep it at 50A or less on average). Its...
Forum: Lighting 05-31-12, 06:13 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,080
Posted By davidbr13
The utilitechs I have have been going strong for...

The utilitechs I have have been going strong for over 2 years. For the price, that is better than most of the CFL's I have used. The other utilitech variations that are at the local lowes seem to...
Forum: Lighting 05-29-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,080
Posted By davidbr13
The utilitech pro brand available at lowes is...

The utilitech pro brand available at lowes is great. I get the "40watt equivalent" that costs under $9 each. They are brighter than the "60W equivalent" CFL's. I have them side by side in the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-09-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 255,554
Posted By davidbr13
Hi, Daox. I got three of those for my elec-trak...

Hi, Daox. I got three of those for my elec-trak ("battery defender pro" at batterymart). They seem to work as advertised, but they get unbelievably hot during use (too hot to touch)! Also, my...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-16-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 255,554
Posted By davidbr13
I need to comment on those HF item no. 65834...

I need to comment on those HF item no. 65834 chargers. I bought a trio for my elec-trak. They seriously under-report the voltage, and so consistently undercharge your batteries. They do seem...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-13-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,740
Posted By davidbr13
Quick update - I put the final 2 pages up, and...

Quick update - I put the final 2 pages up, and added links on my EV page and the David's Home Page (http://www.davesevs.com) homepage so it is easier to get to. I'll add updates when I get the deck...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-12-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 255,554
Posted By davidbr13
Yes!!! Been a while since I posted, but I had to...

Yes!!! Been a while since I posted, but I had to brag on this...

Took my restored E15 Elec-Trak for its first drive, today! Took a couple laps around the back yard before parking it in the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-12-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,740
Posted By davidbr13
E15 Elec-trak restoration

Yes!!! Been a while since I posted, but I had to brag on this...

Took my restored E15 Elec-Trak for its first drive, today! Took a couple laps around the back yard before parking it in the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-25-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 255,554
Posted By davidbr13
That's awesome! Haven't been around here for a...

That's awesome! Haven't been around here for a while, but just dropped back in to ecorenovator and found this cool project. Gotta say finding a motor is the hardest part. If the one you have is...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-29-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,603
Posted By davidbr13
If you wind up rewinding the motor (no pun...

If you wind up rewinding the motor (no pun intended), then be sure to have a higher grade insulation baked on. sounds like that is what failed in the first place.

I agree you need a bigger motor,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-11-08, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,391
Posted By davidbr13
Buffalo grass is available. Not sure if you have...

Buffalo grass is available. Not sure if you have to buy seed or sod, though. I've seen it on several lawns in Texas in areas with long, hot, dry summers. It is still thick and very dark green,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-30-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,391
Posted By davidbr13
Have you considered an alternative to grass? ...

Have you considered an alternative to grass? Turf grasses are usually about the thirstiest plants out there (probably because they take up so much area). In some areas of California, for example,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-29-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,575
Posted By davidbr13
So here's the pics. The first is obviously an...

So here's the pics. The first is obviously an overall picture. The second is a typical picture of how you notch around things like hinges and crossbeams, and tape the edges with foil tape. The...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-29-08, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,575
Posted By davidbr13
I just googled 'radiant barrier'. Everything I...

I just googled 'radiant barrier'. Everything I found basically says the same thing, and it relates to installation in different areas. I was interested in the rigid foam insulation you can get that...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-28-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,575
Posted By davidbr13
I can now say the effect of the radiant barrier...

I can now say the effect of the radiant barrier and an air space, installed in the garage door, is definitely something you can feel. This morning, my unheated garage was at 61 deg. F while it was...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-15-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,300
Posted By davidbr13
Buckminster Fuller would be proud! He would have...

Buckminster Fuller would be proud! He would have loved to use one in his dymaxion house, I'm sure.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-15-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,603
Posted By davidbr13
Hey, dcb (hey those are my initials, too), that's...

Hey, dcb (hey those are my initials, too), that's the exact same motor/switch that I bought surplus some time ago for converting a push mower, so it should be the same power range as what you are...
Forum: Conservation 10-15-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,196
Posted By davidbr13
That looks like a pretty good way to go. I've...

That looks like a pretty good way to go. I've been at it, too, insulating over the garage, making a cover for the attic stairway, and adding a radiant barrier on the most sunlit side of the roof, a...
Forum: Conservation 10-14-08, 07:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,196
Posted By davidbr13
Daox, in the highlighted area, I would try first...

Daox, in the highlighted area, I would try first using some of the foam channels to get air from the new soffit vents into the attic area. Then fill the rest of the volume between the channels and...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-13-08, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,575
Posted By davidbr13
FWIW, I received my shipment Friday, only 3 days...

FWIW, I received my shipment Friday, only 3 days after ordering it. It is very high quality material, very strong.

I can definitely say that you get a LOT more for your money ordering from these...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-08-08, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,987
Posted By davidbr13
If you're interested, this guy has a page about...

If you're interested, this guy has a page about his electric snowblower. I think his is plug-in, but then he only does a driveway:

A Quick and Dirty Snowblower Covversion...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-07-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,575
Posted By davidbr13
Radiant barrier sources

Anyone who has looked at the radiant barriers at the home stores has probably gotten sticker shock. the best places to use this stuff as far as best bang for the buck goes is as a water heater wrap...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-07-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,987
Posted By davidbr13
At the smaller end of the spectrum, every now and...

At the smaller end of the spectrum, every now and then surplus sites get a shipment of plug-in push mower motors and sell them dirt cheap. A while ago I picked one up to replace the motor on my push...
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