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Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-03-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,996
Posted By basjoos
In regions with a lot of chicken CAFO's they feed...

In regions with a lot of chicken CAFO's they feed the chicken manure/litter/sweepings from the chicken houses to cattle in nearby feedlots. From what I've heard, when they process these cattle in...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-11-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,741
Posted By basjoos
Its mounted on a 4' x 6' plywood deck whose one...

Its mounted on a 4' x 6' plywood deck whose one side is bolted to the wall of the house and whose other side is supported by two 4x4 posts. The vibration isolators are rubber industrial units bought...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-10-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,741
Posted By basjoos
Finished installing my Mitsubishi heat pump 2...

Finished installing my Mitsubishi heat pump 2 weeks ago and it has been running nicely ever since. The industrial rubber vibration isolation feet I installed on the outdoor unit are very effective...
Forum: Lighting 08-09-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,196
Posted By basjoos
You can use one of those liquid electrical tape...

You can use one of those liquid electrical tape materials to cover the exposed wiring. Its a "liquid rubber" type fluid that you paint onto the wires, dries in a few hours and saves you having to...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-19-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,741
Posted By basjoos
I plan to mount the unit using rubber grommets to...

I plan to mount the unit using rubber grommets to damp any vibration that might reach the platform.
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-19-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,741
Posted By basjoos
I'm getting ready to install a Mitsubishi 2-zone...

I'm getting ready to install a Mitsubishi 2-zone mini-split and decided to mount the outside unit on a small platform outside the second floor on the north side of the house. Here in South Carolina,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-05-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,202
Posted By basjoos
Besides low temps, the other main factor causing...

Besides low temps, the other main factor causing limited plant growth in the winter is the short day length. This is why a lot of overwintered veggies that just sit there through Dec and Jan, then...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-20-12, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,202
Posted By basjoos
Spinach is cold hardy to around 0F. The cold...

Spinach is cold hardy to around 0F. The cold hardiness of lettuce varies greatly depending on the cultivar, but the cold hardier lettuce cultivars can take down to 5F.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-12-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,615
Posted By basjoos
This fungus (Geomyces destructans) was recently...

This fungus (Geomyces destructans) was recently introduced from the Old World and kills bats by invading the bat's body while they are in hibernation and their slowed metabolism is unable to resist...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-11-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,266
Posted By basjoos
Below is a quick list of vegetable cold hardiness...

Below is a quick list of vegetable cold hardiness to help you decide when to fall plant, when to harvest in the fall before that cold snap arrives, and when to plant in the spring.
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Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-11-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,969
Posted By basjoos
It would probably depend on your soil type. The...

It would probably depend on your soil type. The lightweight sandy and loamy soils being less likely to put much side pressure on your blocks compared with the heavier, expand and shrink, clay soils....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-11-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,608
Posted By basjoos
They often get only 4 to 5 feet high, but if well...

They often get only 4 to 5 feet high, but if well fed, can reach 8 to 9 feet in height. You can also double crop asparagus by planting a tall vining cherry tomato such as Matt's Wild cherry tomato...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-10-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,818
Posted By basjoos
The main concern I have with this coop is with...

The main concern I have with this coop is with the amount of ventilation when the windows are closed. Chickens, like other birds, need good air quality to thrive (remember the canary in the coal...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-10-12, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,608
Posted By basjoos
Give the asparagus lots of room. They can get 8...

Give the asparagus lots of room. They can get 8 feet high and tend to sprawl out from the bed into the paths unless you surround the bed with poles carrying several lines of twine to keep them...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-10-12, 06:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,615
Posted By basjoos
The following article is about bat species found...

The following article is about bat species found in South Carolina and, among other things, discusses what is known about their summer and winter roosting locations. Many of these species are wide...
Forum: Conservation 05-14-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 41,063
Posted By basjoos
The paragraph above refers to excess free lime in...

The paragraph above refers to excess free lime in the finely pulverized mineral stabilizer filler used in the interior of the shingle during the manufacturing process. Filler is used inside the...
Forum: Conservation 05-13-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 41,063
Posted By basjoos
Whitewash is just calcium carbonate (limestone)...

Whitewash is just calcium carbonate (limestone) and has no detrimental effects on a composition shingle roof with no flashing. I live in an area with acidic soils and have to add lime to the garden...
Forum: Conservation 05-13-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 41,063
Posted By basjoos
I was repainting my house bright white with sky...

I was repainting my house bright white with sky blue trim (it was brown with a dark brown roof when I brought it) and thought why stop at the roof line, so I bought two 40lbs bags of hydrated lime...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-19-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,233
Posted By basjoos
Be sure to test the plastic for strength every 6...

Be sure to test the plastic for strength every 6 months or so, or better yet replace it every year or two. Those polyethylene buckets weaken and start cracking into pieces after a few years in the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-05-12, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,753
Posted By basjoos
I hope those plants are wind tolerant and that...

I hope those plants are wind tolerant and that bus never gets on the freeway.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-01-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,907
Posted By basjoos
A well designed green roof should outlast most...

A well designed green roof should outlast most other roof types since the rubber waterproof layer is protected by a layer of soil from UV exposure, hail, and the other forms of weathering that...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-01-12, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,161
Posted By basjoos
One nice feature of hover mowers is that if your...

One nice feature of hover mowers is that if your unmowed lawn gets so high and thick that it bogs down a wheeled mower, you can still cut it with a Flymo, since the mower hovers above the tall grass...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-15-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,888
Posted By basjoos
[QUOTE=tomboy mom;14861] any idea how the...

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any idea how the seminole does in the desert? i have table queen acorn that are partially shaded and these seem to require very little water. i would love to find a...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-15-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,888
Posted By basjoos
I like watching ladybug larvae, they look like...

I like watching ladybug larvae, they look like microscopic alligators on the prowl.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-15-11, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,374
Posted By basjoos
The main problem I have with the "bats and birds...

The main problem I have with the "bats and birds eating the mosquitoes" meme is that mosquitoes seem to spend most of their time near ground level in and around the bushes and other vegetation,...
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