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Forum: Conservation 04-01-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,060
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: 10,060
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: 4
Views: 2,060
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: 3,303
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: 7,238
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: 2,071
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: 2,071
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: 10
Views: 1,866
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: 1,236
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: 1,236
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: 10
Views: 1,866
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: 1,236
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.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-19-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By oil pan 4
It's just a coal furnace that you shovel coal...

It's just a coal furnace that you shovel coal into.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-14-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By oil pan 4
Got a big pile of wood chips now and I'm thinking...

Got a big pile of wood chips now and I'm thinking let them dry out and burn them in the coal furnace.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-30-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By oil pan 4
Yeah I have a Kohler v twin riding lawn mower...

Yeah I have a Kohler v twin riding lawn mower from like 2008 that's had the hell beaten out of it. The Kohler engine uses an oil pump and filter.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-28-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By oil pan 4
Yeah I definitely don't want to chip something...

Yeah I definitely don't want to chip something 4x4. The biggest wood I would chip is rotten wood. It's light as a feather and will catch fire from the slightest spark.
If I grind those into dust...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-26-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By oil pan 4
Gasoline powered wood chipper

Well I got the small DR chipper shreader.
The electric one works. Problem is when I cut down one smaller 15 foot tall tree it takes me at least 40 minutes to feed all the little sticks and twigs...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-19-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,464
Posted By oil pan 4
Seems kinda pointless with the entire state of...

Seems kinda pointless with the entire state of California on fire from one end to the other polluting the air as far east as NY. Oh and good thing they have their own emissions stands yeah really...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-16-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,632
Posted By oil pan 4
Yes I have 240v on 20 amp breaker out side the...

Yes I have 240v on 20 amp breaker out side the garage for leaf charging and to run my electric pressure washer.
Then have 240v on a 60 or 70 amp breaker inside by the garage door.
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-15-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By oil pan 4
For think wire any 10 watt soldering pen is fine.

For think wire any 10 watt soldering pen is fine.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-15-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,632
Posted By oil pan 4
Well I almost killed my little electric wood...

Well I almost killed my little electric wood chipper.
I took the guard off the top so I could fit more sticks in it. It's definitely dangerous, it's a good way to lose some fingers.
It's also about...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 09-04-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By oil pan 4
Torch. And there's a 10 charter limit.

Torch.
And there's a 10 charter limit.
Forum: Conservation 08-03-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,073
Posted By oil pan 4
Put the refrigerator out in the garage, then it...

Put the refrigerator out in the garage, then it won't matter.
Actually the biggest energy waster is running the dryer during the day in summer.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-24-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,612
Posted By oil pan 4
First impression is these blades are worth it. ...

First impression is these blades are worth it.
They are the heaviest I have tried to date, I have ordered stuff from online, bought from the local mower shops, ect.
The "stay sharp secret" is...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-20-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,612
Posted By oil pan 4
I think found the final solution to mower blades...

I think found the final solution to mower blades that stay sharp longer pretty much for the life of the blade.
Laser-edge dot com.
They perfected what I was trying to make.
This company applies a...
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