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  Topic: Landscaping project
Slim

Replies: 522
Views: 236164
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 21 10:16 am   Subject: Landscaping project
I would compare the gauge of the metal you have with what you're not buying.

I imagine you could satisfy dpack's internetgineering suggestion for rigidity if you were to sink the posts, affix any n ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Slim

Replies: 1300
Views: 910417
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 21 10:47 am   Subject: Wildlife
There was a woodpecker at the college I went to that favored a metal lamppost for advertising its territorial claims..... Quite an effective nose maker. Apparently they seek out different trees depend ...
  Topic: Exporting
Slim

Replies: 90
Views: 6006
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 21 12:29 pm   Subject: Exporting
I wish I could enjoy the schadenfreude, but just like Texas' winter power debacle, it's the common person that is suffering, and too deserving of empathy, regardless of whether or not they voted for t ...
  Topic: the bear, the woods, there was confusion
Slim

Replies: 8
Views: 133
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 21 11:37 am   Subject: the bear, the woods, there was confusion
Oh we were consistently getting down to about 4 F in the evenings, but that's normal here. (We're actually expected to soon get some daytime highs above freezing for the first time in a while and some ...
  Topic: the bear, the woods, there was confusion
Slim

Replies: 8
Views: 133
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 21 11:32 am   Subject: the bear, the woods, there was confusion
Well that's a bit bit different.

I thought bears hibernated though?

They do, but it's not a full "wake me up in May" kind of thing.
They'll go out in search of food if it's warm, ...
  Topic: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 627
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 21 9:54 pm   Subject: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
What are the coldest temperatures like? I would suspect that they're not so cold that an air source heat pump won't be able to handle 95% of the heating needs. That could be where the wood stove comes ...
  Topic: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 627
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 21 11:20 am   Subject: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
We have a simple setup. When we moved in the baseboard radiators were not functional, so I removed them, knowing we weren't likely to get a new boiler and re-plumb them. The only heat was the propane ...
  Topic: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 627
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 21 8:53 pm   Subject: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
I got a fujitsu, looks like they're around your way as well: https://www.fujitsu-general.com/uk/products/split/index.html
  Topic: Top bar beehive
Slim

Replies: 13
Views: 299
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 21 5:15 pm   Subject: Top bar beehive
My dad and brother's hives are all just pine boards. Exterior is painted, metal roof, interiors are unfinished. Quite long lasting
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 363
Views: 772730
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 21 5:12 pm   Subject: Exciting news
If transplanting, you could start lettuce now (making an educated guess on your climate)
Folks around here have lettuce going in unheated greenhouses
  Topic: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 627
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 21 5:04 pm   Subject: Ground Source Heat Pumps...are they worth it?

Slim uses an ASHP, and uses wood as a 'top up'. Keeping the wherewithal to have a top up with wood is something I would suggest.

Other way around actually. We burn about 4 cords a year, and repla ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
Slim

Replies: 522
Views: 236164
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 21 1:31 am   Subject: Landscaping project
2x2 with butt joints, is going to be different than 2x2 with triangulation and hurricane ties or some other form of metal brackets at the unions
  Topic: pump storage, low volume high density
Slim

Replies: 22
Views: 1088
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 21 6:22 pm   Subject: pump storage, low volume high density
Li-ion won't go away soon, but it is being updated.
New batteries are being developed with all sorts of different approaches, and some of those may one day beat out lithium, but it'll be a while. Unt ...
  Topic: pump storage, low volume high density
Slim

Replies: 22
Views: 1088
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 21 6:20 pm   Subject: pump storage, low volume high density
"In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise - Yale E360" https://e360.yale.edu/features/in-boost-for-renewables-grid-scale-battery-storage-is-on-the-rise
Faster than anticipat ...
  Topic: pump storage, low volume high density
Slim

Replies: 22
Views: 1088
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 21 10:42 am   Subject: pump storage, low volume high density
I could have been more specific. I meant lithium electric car batteries, not lead acid which give of hydrogen.
There are companies that are very keen to reclaim the lithium batteries from EVs and tur ...
 
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