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My new vids on deigning small houses using Sketchup For people that want to design your own small structures these Sketchup lessons might help:
lamar5292
Feb 14
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Re: swamp coolers Here is a link for building your own swampcooler: http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=33842 I plan on building one for my MaxiVan. The pump and fan
misscus2004
Aug 15, 2013
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Re: Building for wind loads Thanks for leaving me someplace to jump in! Rob
Rob
Aug 10, 2013
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Re: Building for wind loads Yup I realized that after I posted it but figured you needed something to point out Rob lol. LaMar
lamar5292
Aug 10, 2013
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Re: Building for wind loads ... California is a big place, folks in Modoc county would probably disagree with your statement or point out that you may have confused SoCal as being the
Rob
Aug 10, 2013
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Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video) Don't miss the fact (hard to, I hope) that this would make a very efficient, cheap shelter for 4 season survival; fancy it up as much as you want. Whether you
jerry diamond
Aug 9, 2013
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Re: Building for wind loads I am familiar with Bergey water pumps Rick but that is not what he was describing and they use tail furling and are low wind speed. LaMar
lamar5292
Aug 8, 2013
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Re: Building for wind loads If you coat the poles good in tar you won't need the tar paper. That is to keep the wood sealed from moisture and protect it from termites. I still recommend
lamar5292
Aug 8, 2013
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Re: Building for wind loads The Aeromotor been around since 1888, their in use all over the western states. Primary used for pumping water. Its a motor it can be used for a lot more the
Rick H Parker
Aug 8, 2013
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Re: Building for wind loads I have a couple hundred of the 40" X 48" pallets so plan to use this size for the project. I'll probably set them in place prior to pouring cement for the
Lyn
Aug 8, 2013
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Re: Building for wind loads ... The turbine is large (8'high and 8'wide), has a vertical axis (unlike my AirX which has a horizontal axis) and is mounted on a platform 4' above the
Lyn
Aug 8, 2013
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Re: Preventing Frost Heave I would think 4 cables would be sufficient for that size. I would also suggest metal strapping around the corners under the sheathing which is how we build
lamar5292
Aug 8, 2013
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Re: Building for wind loads Hi LaMar The turbine s are the same, the output instead of turning a generator powers a shaft Mike the Hillwizard See My Korat Cats at hillwizard.com
mike
Aug 8, 2013
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Re: Building for wind loads Hi Lyn, I am not that familiar with a mechanical wind turbine as you are describing. Most electrical wind turbines use either tail furling or like my Air X has
lamar5292
Aug 8, 2013
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Preventing Frost Heave ========== MY PRIOR:
sail4free
Aug 8, 2013
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Building for wind loads Here in Zone 9 (northern California) I don't have the frost heave issues that you guys are talking about, but many of the same ideas would seem to be good for
Lyn
Aug 8, 2013
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Preventing Frost Heave ========== If one is committed to using a rubble-filled trench for their foundation, they might as well incorporate a PT permanent wood foundation as part of
sail4free
Aug 8, 2013
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Re: Preventing Frost Heave Added: A steel strap can be used in place of braided cable and would probably be cheaper: https://www.randgsupply.com/Warehouse/SetUp/steelstrap.htm LaMar
lamar5292
Aug 8, 2013
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Re: Preventing Frost Heave To anchor above ground sheds they commonly use hurricane anchor ties. You can buy them or make them cheaper and they consist of a braided steel cable that runs
lamar5292
Aug 8, 2013
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Preventing Frost Heave ========== LAREN: ========== I've also been thinking about a Pallet Gothic Arch -- maybe push the envelope with
sail4free
Aug 8, 2013
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Preventing Frost Heave -- WAS: Introduction - labor vs $$ Posted by: "sail4free" sail4free@... ... Hi Jim; It needs to drain around the post, or the post can rot. Pouring concrete around a post creates a cup to
LarenCorie
Aug 8, 2013
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ROCKET STOVES: BIGGEST & BEST VS CHEAPEST & SIMPLEST People will always need heat and cooking ability.  Attached is the Rocket Mass Heater book if you have not seen it; it would be a good thing for you to know
jerry diamond
Aug 7, 2013
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Re: Preventing Frost Heave -- WAS: Introduction - labor vs $$ You ask the locals (or someone with the county building dept) how deep a foundation has to go & put your poles down below that, or spend the money for
Rob
Aug 7, 2013
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Re: Preventing Frost Heave -- WAS: Introduction - labor vs $$ Good clean sand without a lot of silt and no rock over 1 inch would work as backfill. It needs to be very fine but not dust and clean sand and pea gravel or
lamar5292
Aug 7, 2013
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Preventing Frost Heave -- WAS: Introduction - labor vs $$ ========== That's some good intel. Maybe I need to read the article again but "back fill with non porous substrate"? What would that be? They're recommending
sail4free
Aug 7, 2013
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Re: Introduction - labor vs $$ Ok this is just how I would do it if I wanted to save money and have a pole barn that will last. This is for a smaller single wall pole barn. First I would
lamar5292
Aug 7, 2013
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Re: Introduction - labor vs $$ Well guys, there is a thing called adfreezing that is a frost heave that happens when soil is in contact with cement or a pole and that soil freezes causing
lamar5292
Aug 7, 2013
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Introduction - labor vs $$ ========== LAMAR:
sail4free
Aug 7, 2013
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Introduction - labor vs $$ ========== LAMAR: ========== In Boise, ID,
sail4free
Aug 7, 2013
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Go Green Festival Set for October 12, 13 Thayer City Park ... From: mike slack To: jerry diamond Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 9:22 AM Subject: Jerry please publicize,
jerry diamond
Aug 6, 2013
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