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Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-21-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By sunspot
Honey bee swarm traps

I hung a few swarm traps this year hoping to attract some new bees (no luck yet). Some of you might be interested in how I decided to hang the traps especially if you have trees you don't want to...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-30-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By sunspot
The microwave proximity sensor arrived. Works...

The microwave proximity sensor arrived. Works without issue (lower right in photo). One step closer...

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8509&stc=1&d=1548904342
Forum: Other Improvements 06-18-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
Posted By sunspot
Instead of timers and ICB's you might look at: ...

Instead of timers and ICB's you might look at:

Pumptec Family | Residential/Light Commercial | Drives & Protection | North America Water | Franklin Electric...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-20-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 967
Posted By sunspot
repurposing golf balls

Over the last few years we've been gardening - a lot. And gardening seems to involve a lot of digging. As we dig we find... golf balls! Seems the previous owner spent his time smacking balls in every...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-15-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,490
Posted By sunspot
seedling shelf

I just finished a shelf for starting seedlings indoors. It's got room for a heating mat at the bottom. Three shelves above that have six T8 flourescent tubes each. I used lumber yard spruce so it's...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-26-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,185
Posted By sunspot
Quick, easy, PV mount

Plans for the garden include irrigation, pond aeration, and an electric fence around the apiary. The power will come from PV/batteries so I thought I'd get on with putting a panel out where it will...
Forum: Other Improvements 10-26-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,858
Posted By sunspot
What stevehull said. I don't rely on teflon tape...

What stevehull said. I don't rely on teflon tape anymore unless it's a tiny (ie 1/8" NPT or smaller) fitting.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-20-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By sunspot
I just want to add a couple of photos of progress...

I just want to add a couple of photos of progress made on the buffer tank portion of this filter installation. The four 400 l tanks are plumbed in parallel with 1" pvc discharging through a gate...
Forum: Solar Power 11-26-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 996
Posted By sunspot
Very interesting large scale solar project

124. Green Acres, the largest solar farm in Western Canada | Green Energy Futures (http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/hutterite-solar-western-canada-biggest)
...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-30-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 126,345
Posted By sunspot
PM sent re:framing

PM sent re:framing
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-19-15, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,420
Posted By sunspot
new living roof

I'm blessed with a wreck of a house that needs enough work to keep boredom away for several lifetimes. One project on the list is a roof over the entry door. Having experimented with a green roof on...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-01-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 126,345
Posted By sunspot
Not for me. I look forward to your updates....

Not for me. I look forward to your updates. Thanks for taking the trouble to post.
Forum: Conservation 05-30-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By sunspot
I never measured the incoming air temp but yes,...

I never measured the incoming air temp but yes, it was significantly (a lot) cooler. Over cooling the house wasn't a problem because of the temperature logic on the skylight. Your climate sounds...
Forum: Conservation 05-28-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By sunspot
Years ago I was renovating a house (without AC)...

Years ago I was renovating a house (without AC) located on a hill. I used corrugated metal pipe - two runs of 8" I think it was. The pipe went out the basement wall, across the back yard, and exited...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-29-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,051
Posted By sunspot
Sadly, not much is new. I did press the...

Sadly, not much is new.

I did press the 'glass tight to the corners with go bars

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z130/Greg_M_/house/solar/IMG_3928_zps79defsec.jpg...
Forum: Solar Heating 03-19-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,051
Posted By sunspot
It's Orca Composites 555 VE.

It's Orca Composites 555 VE.
Forum: Conservation 02-28-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,692
Posted By sunspot
Two standards that apply: ASTM D 1621 ...

Two standards that apply:

ASTM D 1621 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics.

ASTM C 165 Standard Test Method for Measuring Compressive Properties of...
Forum: Solar Heating 02-23-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,051
Posted By sunspot
According to the resin manufacturer the heat...

According to the resin manufacturer the heat distortion temperature is 239F.
Forum: Solar Heating 02-22-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,051
Posted By sunspot
Trying to maintain some momentum, motivation, and...

Trying to maintain some momentum, motivation, and progress on this so I got a start on the fiberglass liner.

I'm using a 1/2 oz veil and two layers of 1 1/2 oz mat in vinyl ester resin. First...
Forum: Tools 01-18-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,992
Posted By sunspot
Perhaps a garden sprayer would work for you? ...

Perhaps a garden sprayer would work for you?

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Forum: Solar Heating 11-28-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,051
Posted By sunspot
thermal storage tank progress

Three years ago (seriously!) I started building a storage tank for water to be heated by solar panels and a woodstove. Here it is:
...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-02-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,338
Posted By sunspot
Unless they're always full the backfill will...

Unless they're always full the backfill will likely crush them.
Forum: Solar Heating 01-08-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,033
Posted By sunspot
There'll be multiple panels and a woodstove...

There'll be multiple panels and a woodstove contributing heat to the tank. I started the tank a while back. The plan is to fiberglass the inside (vinylester resin) and if all goes well (fingers...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-13-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 28,177
Posted By sunspot
I think insulation is the unfortunate scapegoat...

I think insulation is the unfortunate scapegoat for poor ventilation. Condensation occurs on relatively colder surfaces. Want to reduce condensation on the inside of that quonset hut, boat hull,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-05-13, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,480
Posted By sunspot
They are indeed bat houses. I posted about them...

They are indeed bat houses. I posted about them here:

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/lawn-garden/2244-bats-bat-houses.html

The cut out corner is to allow light through to the honeysuckle...
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