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Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-20-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,392
Posted By oil pan 4
Yep definitely getting accelerated blade ware....

Yep definitely getting accelerated blade ware. But dang it cuts good.
I went with a 100 inch belt. A 4L101 gets real loose after a while. A 4L100 is almost too tight at first, like the blades don't...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-30-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,392
Posted By oil pan 4
Well I am going to try increasing the blade...

Well I am going to try increasing the blade speed.
Turns out the old smaller 42 inch deck pulleys will fit on the 46 inch deck spindles. So I'll be replacing 6.25 inch pulleys with 5 and 3/16....
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 08-16-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,260
Posted By oil pan 4
The Chevy Silverado hybrid from 2008 had 120v...

The Chevy Silverado hybrid from 2008 had 120v plugins but no one cared.
Forum: Solar Power 08-09-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,316
Posted By oil pan 4
For 1 reflecting more light on solar panels voids...

For 1 reflecting more light on solar panels voids their warranty. 2 unless you can reflect the light over every single cell you won't see any increase in output on traditional panels.
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 08-09-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,260
Posted By oil pan 4
Oh now the coop is trying to up charge me $80 a...

Oh now the coop is trying to up charge me $80 a month just because I have solar.
Yeah green energy is pretty much a scam.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-09-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,392
Posted By oil pan 4
I got a craftsman T2400, 46 inch, 19hp single...

I got a craftsman T2400, 46 inch, 19hp single cylinder. It was a pile of parts probably about 6 years old, barely any hours. Still had the factory oil, not even blacked out and had oil easy change...
Forum: Introductions 07-03-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
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: 28,492
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: 3,538
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: 3,030
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: 796
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: 27
Views: 10,392
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: 3,538
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: 13,726
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: 13,726
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: 13
Views: 4,260
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: 4,362
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: 9,237
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: 3,454
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: 3,454
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: 3,538
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: 2,889
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: 2,889
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: 3,538
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: 2,889
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.
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