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Forum: Other Improvements 08-13-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,363
Posted By natethebrown
Here is a really great video I saw that might...

Here is a really great video I saw that might help you figure out the best path forward:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD_3_gsgsnk
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-19-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,098
Posted By natethebrown
I was going to suggest a robot mower which is...

I was going to suggest a robot mower which is roughly $3k, but it sounds like you need more versatility. I would definitely go with a good Zero-Turn mower for roughly an acre. Here is my rationale:...
Forum: Conservation 12-11-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,509
Posted By natethebrown
I would say go with these: ...

I would say go with these:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Common-0-75-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Actual-0-6875-in-x-3-875-ft-x-7-875-ft-Expanded-Polystyrene-Foam-Board-Insulation/3365568
Mine were the 1/2" thick...
Forum: Lighting 07-01-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,557
Posted By natethebrown
Here are a couple of top down views. The first...

Here are a couple of top down views. The first one is plants from under the growlight. The second are sun grown plants. Note, they were started at different times, so a comparison between...
Forum: The Billiards Room 05-16-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By natethebrown
I am just finishing up replacing my wooden...

I am just finishing up replacing my wooden privacy fence now, and I will tell you what I did and why. Now, I will say soil conditions may change how you do things but down here in the South our soil...
Forum: The Billiards Room 04-27-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,240
Posted By natethebrown
To be honest, I think you are looking at things a...

To be honest, I think you are looking at things a bit wrong. I will use your analogy a bit and expand to what I mean.

First, you have to maximize your oxygen production. The easiest and...
Forum: Lighting 03-08-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,557
Posted By natethebrown
So far, things are looking pretty good. ...

So far, things are looking pretty good.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/natethebrown/2017%20Garden/all_growth_3_7_17.jpg

As of right now, the grow light sits about 4" above the tallest...
Forum: Lighting 02-21-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,557
Posted By natethebrown
LED Grow Light

Last year's garden had a lot of problems, including an inadequate seedling grow light. Last year, my seedlings were really leggy and weren’t developing very well. I was forced to put them outside...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-29-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 41,251
Posted By natethebrown
For your lighting arrangement, I have a...

For your lighting arrangement, I have a suggestion. My suggestion comes from how I use my garage. Often, I just need a little bit of illumination in the entire garage to find something, then I...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-10-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,055
Posted By natethebrown
My large semi-raised bed garden

I thought I would go ahead and post about my gardening experiences. I have learned some lessons along the way that, perhaps, someone may find useful. As far as a little background, last year...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-29-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 174,782
Posted By natethebrown
Awesome work! I am sure it feels nice to start...

Awesome work! I am sure it feels nice to start seeing some production from all of your hard work!
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-01-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,015
Posted By natethebrown
That is unfortunate. I forgot to mention, Ubuntu...

That is unfortunate. I forgot to mention, Ubuntu cannot run my laptop screen at it's native (higher) resolution, so I understand. It is possible that the latest Ubuntu fixes that issue, so thanks...
Forum: The Billiards Room 08-12-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 20,899
Posted By natethebrown
I somewhat disagree. I think this forum covers...

I somewhat disagree. I think this forum covers exactly that but just in different words. Every single contributor that has posted a project on here has hit one or both of the aspects of "Eco". For...
Forum: Solar Power 05-15-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,645
Posted By natethebrown
Nothing like living in a house that pays you to...

Nothing like living in a house that pays you to live there!

One of these days I will do the same....
Forum: Conservation 04-13-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,509
Posted By natethebrown
I didn't use any glue. I cut all the boards a...

I didn't use any glue. I cut all the boards a bit over-sized and they fit tightly in each garage door panel.
Forum: Conservation 02-19-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,509
Posted By natethebrown
Cheap Garage Door Insulation

Since we finally got a cold snap down here in the South, I thought I would go ahead and insulate my garage door. My garage is the standard double garage with approximate dimensions of 7' x 15'. I...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-18-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,615
Posted By natethebrown
I thought I would let you know my dad just...

I thought I would let you know my dad just released his book on this very subject.

Modern Potable Rainwater Harvesting: System Design, Construction, and Maintenance: Daniel M Brown:...
Forum: Product Reviews 10-14-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,178
Posted By natethebrown
And I just had one go out.....Wow, what a waste.

And I just had one go out.....Wow, what a waste.
Forum: Product Reviews 09-29-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,178
Posted By natethebrown
IKEA LED Bulbs

This past weekend my wife and I went shopping at the IKEA in Atlanta. In their lighting section I noticed LED bulbs (10W, 600 lum, 2700K) for $4.50 a bulb. Since I still have a couple more...
Forum: Conservation 08-15-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,513
Posted By natethebrown
I was like you, in some ways. My roommate and I...

I was like you, in some ways. My roommate and I kept the house at 59-60 (yes, that is not a typo), during the winter. I often wore 2 pairs of socks and a beanie. When I got my own apartment, I was...
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