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Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-14-18, 12:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 27,079
Posted By nibs
Still using my ugly old 'once upon a time...

Still using my ugly old 'once upon a time craftsman' second set of 4 trojan T105s, we mostly charge the tractor with a 175 W 30V solar panel which we are going to try to mount as a sunshade. Use the...
Forum: Conservation 06-14-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,847
Posted By nibs
About 7 years ago we installed a hillbilly hot...

About 7 years ago we installed a hillbilly hot tub a 6' diameter galvanized stock tank.
we wrapped the wall with about 1" of flexible foam insulation and placed the tub on 2" of styrofoam wrapped...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-25-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 210,931
Posted By nibs
On my third summer with a set of 4 6V T105...

On my third summer with a set of 4 6V T105 trojans, 24 volts total, have yet to run out of power in any application. even driving in the local parade
Have abandoned the mower, but use forklift and...
Forum: Tools 11-18-16, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,969
Posted By nibs
In the early 1980's looked at the possibility of...

In the early 1980's looked at the possibility of selling house sized gensets running on natural gas, in San Diego, the break even at that time was reasonable. Just got wrapped up in other projects so...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-02-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By nibs
Steve, the main reason I thought about 12V pumps...

Steve, the main reason I thought about 12V pumps is familiarity, have been using them for years and know them well. Also they are inexpensive I have several, I buy them at yard sales, the weak link...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-02-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By nibs
Have not researched other pumps, but am very...

Have not researched other pumps, but am very impressed with the Shurflo style pumps, they operate on 12V, we will have a battery bank for solar so 12 v is no problem and if we use mercury switch...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-01-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By nibs
Angry Thank you for the input. It is great to get the...

Thank you for the input. It is great to get the positive feedback. sounds like I will be putting in 2,000 lin ft.
Is it better to stay with 250 ft loops?
I was thinking that perhaps a good way to...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-26-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By nibs
"I'm older than you." Then act your age and...

"I'm older than you."
Then act your age and drop the insults.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-23-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,862
Posted By nibs
I always try to do my epscrete either in a...

I always try to do my epscrete either in a sheltered location, or on a windless day,
I find it pretty hard to stop the stuff blowing around.
Some people wet the eps in the bag with a little liquid...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-23-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By nibs
The floor will be slab on grade, from the...

The floor will be slab on grade,
from the bottom, waterproof membrane, 2 or 3 inches of epscrete, 2 or 3 inches foam insulation, pex piping, and 2 possibly 3 inches of fiber entrained high strength...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-11-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,862
Posted By nibs
I have used fly ash in quite a lot of my work, it...

I have used fly ash in quite a lot of my work, it works really well, ups the strength or replaces some of the cement.
Put a brick of EPS crete into the firebox of my hot tub heater, after a couple...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-11-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By nibs
How much pex for inslab heat.

!,200 sq ft house, hope to put in the floor next season. Will be 2 inch concrete, planning 2 0r three loops,
1 living room,
2 2nd bdroom, bathrm, & utility rm
3 master bed.
May combine 2 & 3...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-08-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,862
Posted By nibs
EPS crete (DIY insulation infused concrete)

First off my camera is down, so no pics.
We first started reading about EPS crete about 5 years ago, it is fairly common in Europe, in NA not quite so much.
Here is how we do it.
We collect...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-07-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,316
Posted By nibs
EPScrete is cool stuff, insulating concrete, I...

EPScrete is cool stuff, insulating concrete, I built a little machine to grind up styrofoam, and use epscrete extensively, last place I used it was behind the chimney on a fireplace, wanted to keep...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-07-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,316
Posted By nibs
With the foam, you do not need to be quite so...

With the foam, you do not need to be quite so fussy with compaction, a good firm base is good.
I use either sand and wet it down well, or epscrete 1 cement, 2 sand, and 5 or 8 eps grindings by...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-06-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,316
Posted By nibs
You need to make certain that the insulation will...

You need to make certain that the insulation will not take up water, if the foam soaks up water it loses much of its insulating value. Pretty much the only two types that are monocellular are the...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-28-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By nibs
Thank you for the input. It makes sense. I...

Thank you for the input. It makes sense.
I would hope that the trusses are better than R3, because they make up about 1/4 of the volume of the roof structure. If I calculate the truss as being 6"...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-11-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By nibs
Boy no opinions on using the tar covered...

Boy no opinions on using the tar covered insulation below the slab on grade floor.
Still wondering if the oils from the tar might migrate upwards through the cement.
Or what material, plastic?,...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 08-11-16, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,531
Posted By nibs
Chiming in a little late here, but the space...

Chiming in a little late here, but the space behind the chimney would lend itself to styro-crete. Ground up styrofoam entrained in concrete.
I did that behind my fireplace and it seems to be working...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 07-25-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By nibs
Riddle me this (condensation)

Just finished the plywood cover on my new flat roof and have a question about dew forming and drying on the roof.
construction is as follows.

Box beam trusses 1 ft tall, plywood clad, with Roxul...
Forum: Solar Power 07-09-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,476
Posted By nibs
Did not realize that this thread was still going....

Did not realize that this thread was still going.
To answer the payback, I am in BC Can and the rules are a little different here. As for experience, bought my first PV panel in 1980, built hundreds...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-23-16, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,232
Posted By nibs
Sunspot. If you are ever up this way, HWY 3...

Sunspot.
If you are ever up this way, HWY 3 east of Grand Forks drop by.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-22-16, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,232
Posted By nibs
Am very happy with the results of my sand filter....

Am very happy with the results of my sand filter.
just a note to let you know we started pumping the hot tub through the sand filter.
Wound up using a 55Gal ex beer yeast barrel (good pedigree),...
Forum: Wind Power 06-17-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,152
Posted By nibs
Rob, I used tape drive motors which are no longer...

Rob, I used tape drive motors which are no longer available in any quantity, and the manufacturers would not make them for me because of liability.
We enclosed them in stainless housing with tapered...
Forum: Solar Power 06-17-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,476
Posted By nibs
Thank you for that. That site is fantastic, it...

Thank you for that.
That site is fantastic, it is the first one I have seen that switches you to a canadian location if that is the closest.

Too bad, looks like a 10 year payback minimum on the...
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