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Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-27-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,226
Posted By natethebrown
2019 Garden

I have been busy getting the garden ready for this new growing season. Like last year, I got a bunch of bags of leaves to mulch up and put into the garden. Here is the start of the mulching...
Forum: Lighting 02-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,709
Posted By natethebrown
LED Grow Light Version 1.1

Well I was one of those "lucky" feds who got a 35 day paid vacation and had plenty of free time to get around to upgrading my LED grow light. I added the 4 additional COBs and drivers then tidied...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-05-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,087
Posted By natethebrown
The test report was signed by two different...

The test report was signed by two different people on page 1. I, personally, would trust the accuracy of the test report.
Forum: Other Improvements 01-04-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,087
Posted By natethebrown
Yes, I have never used this product but I have...

Yes, I have never used this product but I have used Tiger Foam, does that count? I am an Engineer and I love numbers, so lets talk numbers.

Per this website: Thermal Conductivity...
Forum: Other Improvements 12-25-18, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,087
Posted By natethebrown
Considering EPS and other foams have a better...

Considering EPS and other foams have a better thermal conductivity rating, I am not convinced this product has much of any value... Seems like a mediocre product with a good marketing team.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 10-01-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,690
Posted By natethebrown
Or you could go with an Instapot. I have no...

Or you could go with an Instapot. I have no quality complaints about ours.
Forum: Other Improvements 08-13-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,735
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: Tools 07-17-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,180
Posted By natethebrown
I am looking forward to buying my own Harbor...

I am looking forward to buying my own Harbor Freight Tool Box, probably the 72" one. Considering the quality is nearly the exact same as the boxes from the big box stores (Lowes, Homedepot, etc) and...
Forum: Conservation 06-13-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,135
Posted By natethebrown
How do you plan on using linear actuators? I...

How do you plan on using linear actuators? I would assume you are hoping to get a good 160 deg of travel for the panels, which I think would be hard to do with a linear actuator.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-12-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,226
Posted By natethebrown
Plants can be hard to kill!

I have been a bit busy lately to post any updates. Any ways, I grew a lot from seed. 5 different varieties of tomatoes, squash, herbs, peppers, and, later, sun flowers. April was warming up quite...
Forum: Conservation 06-03-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,893
Posted By natethebrown
I think you are better off buying, renting, or...

I think you are better off buying, renting, or borrowing an Infrared Camera. You should be able to spot most leaks easier than a blown door test as well as quickly see the results of your labor.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-26-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,686
Posted By natethebrown
To give a good answer I would need to know your...

To give a good answer I would need to know your reasoning behind putting in a garden. Gardens aren't typically easy, are typically time consuming, and sometimes aren't cost beneficial.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-22-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,226
Posted By natethebrown
Thanks for your concern, I will keep an eye out...

Thanks for your concern, I will keep an eye out for any plant issues this year. Like I mentioned in problem 3, I believe you are correct about the "greeness" of the wood chips. I don't know that I...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-19-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,345
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: Lawn and Garden 03-16-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,226
Posted By natethebrown
A quick update. The garden looks good. So far,...

A quick update. The garden looks good. So far, minimal to no weeds popping up in the garden. The leaf mulch is definitely doing its job!
...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-01-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,226
Posted By natethebrown
2018 Garden

After the failure of last year, I have another year and another chance to start over. Here is a rundown of the issues I had last year:
1) Grass! The cardboard and wood chips did little to prevent...
Forum: Lighting 12-11-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,709
Posted By natethebrown
Yeah, those pot heads really know their...

Yeah, those pot heads really know their technology and have really pushed the grow-light market technology development! I think it would depend on a few different circumstances if I was to agree...
Forum: Conservation 12-11-17, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,873
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: Appliances & Gadgets 11-20-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,165
Posted By natethebrown
Me not being a very knowledgeable IT guy, it is...

Me not being a very knowledgeable IT guy, it is nice to find out that there are good ways to deal with potential security/privacy risks.

I second the question on the duration of the device...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-17-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,395
Posted By natethebrown
From the little bit of research, it looks like...

From the little bit of research, it looks like you could eventually have issues with phosphorus build up from the detergents. If I were in your shoes, this is what I would do:
Note: I would not...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-16-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,395
Posted By natethebrown
What is the by-product from? A lot of things can...

What is the by-product from? A lot of things can be harmful to the environment if it isn't decomposed enough.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-16-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,165
Posted By natethebrown
I'd pass. Security is my main reasoning. You...

I'd pass. Security is my main reasoning. You will be allowing a government piece of equipment on your wifi network. Can you, without a shadow of a doubt, trust that they wont use their equipment...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-12-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,708
Posted By natethebrown
All the mower blades that I have ever sharpened...

All the mower blades that I have ever sharpened can be sharpened with a file, indicating a fairly soft steel. From what I understand, they make the blades out of soft, typically non-hardenable,...
Forum: Conservation 10-24-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,353
Posted By natethebrown
My parents have been living on rainwater...

My parents have been living on rainwater harvesting for a number of years now. They have had many many many issues and my dad has worked through them. He is a multi-disciplined engineer, so it is...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-30-17, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,723
Posted By natethebrown
Too many big 1.5" branches too quick. The...

Too many big 1.5" branches too quick. The chipper self destructed. The biggest issue, from a usability standpoint, I have with the chipper is the chute is quite narrow, making it really hard to...
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