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Forum: Conservation 05-22-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,872
Posted By wyatt
I made a 3rd grade-level drawing to illustrate...

I made a 3rd grade-level drawing to illustrate the principals. The vent could be opened or closed according to temps in the greenhouse and/or house. Normally large doors were installed on the...
Forum: Conservation 05-22-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,872
Posted By wyatt
I have a book I bought several years ago on a...

I have a book I bought several years ago on a similar subject. Basically you were building a house inside a house (both insulated, both with windows). The basement was used as a heating/cooling...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-06-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,987
Posted By wyatt
Jenny, to answer your question, any reputable...

Jenny, to answer your question, any reputable home inspector should be able to inspect that property. What you are describing is basically just a finished walk-in basement with a traditional shingle...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-05-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,135
Posted By wyatt
Keyed Alike

When we purchased our house, we changed the locks out. Firstly, we wanted to have new keys. Secondly, there were 4 knobs, 4 deadbolts, and 8 unique keys! I went to our local Home Depots and looked...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-05-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,105
Posted By wyatt
Our average is $132 per month for everything...

Our average is $132 per month for everything (including garbage, which I want to say is $13 a month and we can't opt out). We are in a 1900 square foot two story house in Northern Alabama. Highs in...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-05-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,135
Posted By wyatt
Your story reminds me of how I insulated a cheap...

Your story reminds me of how I insulated a cheap Harbor Freight dehydrator so we could speed up drying times when making fruit strips. It was our first time making them, and it was taking WAY too...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-06-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,496
Posted By wyatt
Remember to protect against freezing. Running a...

Remember to protect against freezing. Running a line through the attic sounds good until it bursts on the one night a year that might be cold enough to do so... Perhaps in the "winter" you will have...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-06-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,888
Posted By wyatt
What about heating some water in the microwave......

What about heating some water in the microwave... Only need two cups? Use a measuring cup to heat two cups! It's even easy to pour!
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-26-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,770
Posted By wyatt
I think you may be correct on the self sharpening...

I think you may be correct on the self sharpening aspect... My blade and reel were very rusty to begin with (lack of use, sitting outside), and after mowing the front lawn twice, and the whole yard...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-23-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,770
Posted By wyatt
I looked for the kits at Home Depot and Lowe's......

I looked for the kits at Home Depot and Lowe's... neither had it and I only found one guy that knew what I was talking about. I stopped at O'Reilly Auto Parts on the way home and asked if they had...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-16-10, 12:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,770
Posted By wyatt
It isn't actually avoiding knocking down the...

It isn't actually avoiding knocking down the grass, it is just not crushing it first with the large drive wheels. I too would have to see it to be sure on how it works, and I would have to sharpen up...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-14-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,770
Posted By wyatt
Cordless Powered Reel Mower (Old Model,...

Cordless Powered Reel Mower (Old Model, Discounted) $350 (http://www.cleanairgardening.com/corelbrilac3.html)
Cordless Powered Reel Mower (New Model, Out of Stock) $400 with free grass catcher...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-14-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,770
Posted By wyatt
I came across this posting about a month ago, and...

I came across this posting about a month ago, and found it so intriguing I watched Craigslist for a reel mower. One finally came up at a price that was too good to pass up (almost free, and...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-14-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,770
Posted By wyatt
I came across this posting about a month ago, and...

I came across this posting about a month ago, and found it so intriguing I watched Craigslist for a reel mower. One finally came up at a price that was too good to pass up (almost free, and...
Forum: Biofuels 07-06-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,653
Posted By wyatt
I am guessing that this isn't like the "rocket...

I am guessing that this isn't like the "rocket stoves" I have seen in the past, burning wood. If it is, you will have to ask yourself, what is the water being used for? If it's potable, I would not...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 06-26-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,365
Posted By wyatt
get up in your attic and seal up all...

get up in your attic and seal up all penetrations, all phone lines, electric wires, pipes, and heating duct penetrations. use expanding foam. you may need to bridge the gaps using scrap wood if...
Forum: Other Improvements 06-14-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,984
Posted By wyatt
We had some 15 year old glue that we contended...

We had some 15 year old glue that we contended with... we did the steamer (what a time consuming process!), we did the picking at it with razors... but in the end what worked best was using the paper...
Forum: Introductions 05-28-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,165
Posted By wyatt
If the water in the pool is to be kept above the...

If the water in the pool is to be kept above the temperature of the soil (65 F; EXTREMELY LIKELY) you could also specify that the exterior of the concrete be insulated. This is probably the biggest...
Forum: Solar Power 05-27-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,154
Posted By wyatt
No solar to date. We started with the assumption...

No solar to date. We started with the assumption that the biggest bang for our buck was in sealing up our house, insulating a bit better and putting in better thermostats. I would say we have done...
Forum: Solar Power 05-26-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,154
Posted By wyatt
I am up in the Huntsville area, good to have you...

I am up in the Huntsville area, good to have you all around.
Forum: Introductions 05-26-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,165
Posted By wyatt
Are you insulating the return as well? It seems a...

Are you insulating the return as well? It seems a shame to heat water from ~80deg to ~110deg to have it lose some heat to the air. Maybe not a big deal, but worth consideration. I am guessing that...
Forum: Solar Power 05-25-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,154
Posted By wyatt
Tracking the sun will effectively DOUBLE your...

Tracking the sun will effectively DOUBLE your solar systems output, so when you have the chance, you should look into it, although if you only plan on using it for power outages, you may not need...
Forum: Introductions 05-25-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,165
Posted By wyatt
I like the idea, but again, no pool. I was going...

I like the idea, but again, no pool. I was going to ask, would it not be less expensive to move the air than it would the water? Or do you have small enough tubes to get a "syphen" effect to keep...
Forum: Conservation 05-16-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,195
Posted By wyatt
I have seen a product for sale at Home Depot. It...

I have seen a product for sale at Home Depot. It is a plastic valve that screws onto the end of your sink (in place of the flow regulator) and is activated by pushing the long plastic extension. It...
Forum: Conservation 04-29-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,220
Posted By wyatt
As was mentioned before, power grids are aging...

As was mentioned before, power grids are aging and expensive to replace/upgrade. Also, many power plants are near capacity, and building new ones is expensive. If the masses save some energy, it may...
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