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Forum: Conservation 02-16-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By oil pan 4
I have only been here 6 years and seen it go...

I have only been here 6 years and seen it go almost 9 months without measurable rain fall.
Whom ever told them they could design around regular rain fall was not from around here or was playing a...
Forum: Conservation 02-15-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By oil pan 4
It hasn't rained here in over 120 days.

It hasn't rained here in over 120 days.
Forum: Conservation 12-04-17, 10:48 AM
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Posted By oil pan 4
I got the first water bill. $48 for 0...

I got the first water bill.
$48 for 0 consumption.
Need to get going on the well. Install.
Forum: Conservation 11-15-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
My 16 inch well kept up with a 100gpm pump for an...

My 16 inch well kept up with a 100gpm pump for an hour and a half.
The well service said I have a really good well for my area.
12 feet of water and 16 inch bore diameter means I could easily put 2...
Forum: Conservation 10-29-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I resell used EGR coolers on ebay so I have a...

I resell used EGR coolers on ebay so I have a good selection.
I actually have the perfect EGR heat exchanger, it came off some kind of large farming tractor engine, I can not identify it which makes...
Forum: Conservation 10-28-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I say turbos are proven to work because I put a...

I say turbos are proven to work because I put a turbo on my high compression IDI and got a instant 20% improvement in fuel economy.
I'm not putting on a turbine alternator.
1 I know turbos work
2...
Forum: Conservation 10-27-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
The main tank is going to be about 8 feet cubed. ...

The main tank is going to be about 8 feet cubed.
Should hold around 7,000 gallons or about 60,000 pounds of water. I should only need 3 total satellite collectors.
Problem is when it doesn't rain...
Forum: Conservation 10-26-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I weighed anchor on the one well. It's a 12.5...

I weighed anchor on the one well. It's a 12.5 inch diameter, 100ft deep dry hole.
Second well has water at 106' and has a TD of about 118'.
Forum: Conservation 10-26-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I was at tractor supply today and saw a 100...

I was at tractor supply today and saw a 100 gallon rubber made stock tank with drain plug that had a hole punched in the bottom. So I bought it for 30% off.
Perfect for satellite rain water...
Forum: Conservation 10-26-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I'm going to get the water tested first. Plus...

I'm going to get the water tested first.
Plus my tremulous over kill UV system has the power to decompose complex organic molecules then the ozone will oxidize whatever is left. Not to mention what...
Forum: Conservation 10-26-17, 02:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I only can get ahold of the tubes. The full...

I only can get ahold of the tubes. The full reactor setup is a few hundred thousand dollars.
Forum: Conservation 10-25-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
When I power one of these tubes up to full power...

When I power one of these tubes up to full power in atmosphere any bugs that fly near it die or have their wings singed off.
They are used to sterilize 250 to 300 gallons per minute with clear...
Forum: Conservation 10-25-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
At some point I would like to have a stationary...

At some point I would like to have a stationary backup 1800rpm, liquid cooled kubota diesel generator . I have even been looking for an old timey cast iron radiator to put in the house to cool engine...
Forum: Conservation 10-25-17, 02:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
The municipal water system in town is crumbling. ...

The municipal water system in town is crumbling.
They fix a leak and where they fixed it starts leaking again a few days or weeks later.
They have had 2 large street flooding water main blow outs...
Forum: Conservation 10-24-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I will mass murder birds if I start getting bird...

I will mass murder birds if I start getting bird poop in my water. But I have a hot shinny roof like on the MN water collecting Web page so it shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: Conservation 10-23-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
If I do solar the well house will have its own...

If I do solar the well house will have its own solar. So very short runs for DC, 500ft or so if I run single phase out there.
Forum: Conservation 10-23-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
Hey I was probably looking at that same one on...

Hey I was probably looking at that same one on ebay last night. Well a 24v verson.
I looked at some 48v ones and they were expensive.

A lot of the smaller ones were designed to be hooked straight...
Forum: Conservation 10-22-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
The well I have is probably at least 200ft deep,...

The well I have is probably at least 200ft deep, could be 300ft deep. I doubt the water level is much less than 200ft, according to farmers and the well service around here.
Next chance I get I will...
Forum: Conservation 10-22-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
Can a 12v pump even lift 200 to 300ft? Wells...

Can a 12v pump even lift 200 to 300ft?
Wells here have to be really deep.
I will need at least a 3/4hp submerged pump pumping to a non-pressurized tank and that might only get me a few gallons per...
Forum: Conservation 10-21-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I didn't think it would make the water safe to...

I didn't think it would make the water safe to drink.
I was thinking more along the lines of a clarifier, something that takes the big chunks out with out having to buy a filter.
Still going to use...
Forum: Conservation 10-20-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I found a sand pool filter on the property. I...

I found a sand pool filter on the property.
I hadn't considered using a pool filter to filter cistern water.
Any ideas?
Or a waste of time?
Forum: Conservation 10-18-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I already have used LiFePO4 batteries and don't...

I already have used LiFePO4 batteries and don't want to use them for several reasons.
1 they suffer really bad from numbing.
2 when charged when at below 20F their capacity can be permanently...
Forum: Conservation 10-17-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
Total power going to UV should only be a several...

Total power going to UV should only be a several dozen kwh per year.
I didn't say I was going to use gshp for heating, I will likely use what ever I can get my hands on that will burn, wood, wood...
Forum: Conservation 10-17-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
This is me inching my way off grid. First I...

This is me inching my way off grid.
First I have decided not to get natural gas, then I am cutting way back on electric usage, get the well going and harvest my own rain water, further reduce...
Forum: Conservation 10-16-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,302
Posted By oil pan 4
I have a septic tank. I'm like 3 miles from city...

I have a septic tank. I'm like 3 miles from city limits.
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