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Forum: Forum News & Feedback 01-30-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,589
Posted By MetroMPG
Sounds like it may be a similar problem that...

Sounds like it may be a similar problem that pinballlooking had - bad URL cached?
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-13-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
She's dead, Jim

I went to use the mower this week and when I checked the voltage before starting (my usual habit), it read only 9.x.

Hmm!

I always recharge the mower right after using it, so my first thought...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-24-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
year #6!

The salvage mower runs again!

Hard to believe it's on its 6th season.

But it's definitely not happy this year. So far I've only mowed 3 times, and I'm sagging the voltage well below safe...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-10-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,449
Posted By MetroMPG
If you do the F100 project, please consider...

If you do the F100 project, please consider posting it on EcoModder. Lots of DIY EV conversions of road vehicles there.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-24-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,603
Posted By MetroMPG
Reviving another free mower: Black and Decker corded LM110 (rectifier)

These things seem to find me like stray kitties:

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5490&stc=1&d=1435171427

This is an AC (corded) Black and Decker LM110 lawnmower that a...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-22-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,380
Posted By MetroMPG
Article: "Donít knock down that 50-year-old building; re-skin it"

I just read an article about a competition called the "Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Awards"

The Zerofootprint Prize (http://www.reskinningawards.com)



Award winners include everything from...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-03-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
Project finished. Today I got the batteries...

Project finished.

Today I got the batteries snugged down & wedged in place, wire connections cleaned up (taped), the mower "hood" back on, and the digital voltage gauge installed.

Ran into a...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-21-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
Hi Doug I just used the 10A limited ammeter...

Hi Doug

I just used the 10A limited ammeter built in to my cheap digital multimeter.

Aside from that, if you want to measure higher current, you could possibly use one of the "clamp" style...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-16-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
Thinking about this more, I seem to recall seeing...

Thinking about this more, I seem to recall seeing 6-8 amps while cutting, while erroneously measuring current from only one of the 2 batteries.

So that would make it 12-16 amps in light-moderate...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-29-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
Mission accomplished So, trying one more new...

Mission accomplished

So, trying one more new (used) battery arrangement means the mower now has enough juice to do the entire lawn (~20-25 mins).

I now have one 12 amp-hour battery (which seems...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-28-11, 10:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
I was just sticking that BB Battery model number...

I was just sticking that BB Battery model number into Google. Digikey was one of the first results. Then I searched on Black & Decker's site by the part number.

There's no dedicated battery...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-27-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
WOO - yikes! OEM replacement battery: $133 CAD!...

WOO - yikes! OEM replacement battery: $133 CAD! (plus taxes & shipping)

Detail (http://servicenet.blackanddecker.com/Parts/Detail/15032)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-27-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
Looks like the OEM battery is $85 USD (Digikey,...

Looks like the OEM battery is $85 USD (Digikey, plus shipping)

BATT SEALED LEAD ACID 12V 28AH - BPL28-12-B1 (http://parts.digikey.com/1/parts/1363-batt-sealed-lead-acid-12v-28ah-bpl28-12-b1.html)
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-27-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
Ha! You know I already thought about it......

Ha! You know I already thought about it... nothing like 130 lbs of batteries on a 45 lb lawnmower! :D
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-27-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
Oh, forgot to say: One reason I'm...

Oh, forgot to say:

One reason I'm particularly happy to have found this 12v rechargeable mower is because I can use it at my workshop/shack, which only has solar power (panels on the lower right...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-27-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,870
Posted By MetroMPG
Reviving a free, dead 12V cordless Black & Decker mower

This Saturday was my town's "Community Treasure Hunt" day, when residents put out large, unwanted items at the curb and half the town goes shopping! Stuff that's left over gets collected and taken...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-27-10, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 47,708
Posted By MetroMPG
Project update: Shower curtains are up, and...

Project update:

Shower curtains are up, and it's pretty much finished. It's not physically attached to the house - but the sides which touch the house have sill gasket foam strip tacked to the...
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