Started by MountainDon, January 13, 2009, 02:18:39 AM
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Quote from: MountainDon on December 01, 2010, 01:28:22 PMI've noticed that my Sams does not list the batteries on the web, but does carry the batteries in stock. My Costco does not carry batteries but the one across town does. puzzling
Quote from: AdironDoc on December 05, 2010, 03:56:34 PMI was looking at some of your threads, Glenn. Really remarkable. oI think you should write a book.I wonder if you'd make a recommendation on gin-pole length. Pipe lengths come in 10' here so I'd be at 40-60ft depending on final site inspection. Can I figure on roughly 1/2 of the mast height? Do you put a pulley on the end of the gin-pole or fix it securely and then on to near the top of mast? Did you find it necessary to double guy the gin pole to the mast at more than one point, such as near the top, and 1/2 way between?
Quote from: Squirl on December 06, 2010, 02:16:01 PM Doc,I have never seen designs for 1.5" diameter pipe that tall. Most commercial towers I have seen sold are 4-6 inch. I have seen them as low as 2" at the top. I am with glenn in the distances of unsupported pole. Personally I would be using guy wires every 10 ft with that thin of pipe, starting at the lowest place to clear the blades. It might be cheaper to buy bigger pipe than more wires. Let us know how it works out.
Quote from: Squirl on December 06, 2010, 02:16:01 PMI found a loophole in NY state laws. There are right to farm laws in almost every state including NY. There is a provision for wind turbines for power. This is to stop local municipalities from harassing farmers with zoning/permitting. My recollection was that it required 7 continuous acres to be considered under right to farm laws. I don't know if tree farming qualifies.Edit:Here is a link to right to farm laws:http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/assets/righttofarm/index.html
Quote from: AdironDoc on December 08, 2010, 03:04:13 PMThat was a clever loophole, Squirl. Don't know that I'd qualify on that one, but I googled wind turbine heigh restrictions and see most upstate county zoning laws put a height restriction of somewhere around 100ft give or take. Distance from property lines seems to vary greatly from a distance equal to the height, to over 300ft with sound limitations as well. I should be fine at a meager 60ft.
Quote from: altaoaks on December 10, 2010, 10:51:27 AMill be looking forward to hearing more about how you do with your new turbine. it is the same plan i have to back up some solar panels. i guess since "fees" for permits are so high at my place, the cabin will start out at the 120 sq ft and will be off grid. i asked them at the placer county hijacking office about a wind turbine, they said no restrictions, but they may be looking at some guidelines going in somewhere in the near future. but at this time only need a electric permit. i think, correct me if im wrong, that would only apply if i were grid-tied.yep, im not going to let them get to me, im just going to do the real cabin down the road. ill spend the time getting septic in and other things in place, at least we can spend quality weekends there with that. the good news is also my property taxes will only be about 500 a year until we build, and it sounds like a lot of places are higher than that.adriondoc, did you buy your set-up, or is it something you set up on your own? i keep getting these emails from a DIY site who had plans for a homeade set-up you could build on the cheap, and it looked pretty good from an appearance stand point, but from what i am seeing they just really arnt that expensive to buy and install. anyway, i cant wait to hear how your project is going.
Quote from: altaoaks on December 10, 2010, 10:51:27 AM....only need a electric permit. i think, correct me if im wrong, that would only apply if i were grid-tied.
Quote from: MountainDon on December 10, 2010, 02:30:26 PMQuote from: altaoaks on December 10, 2010, 10:51:27 AM....only need a electric permit. i think, correct me if im wrong, that would only apply if i were grid-tied.Don't assume that if you are off grid you do not need a permit for electrical. For our location the county inspector still wanted to see all the requirements for inside the building to comply with code. Partly that is a safety issue. Partly is is the fee. Partly it may be because someday the grid may be connected to (they mentioned that). Partly it may be because that's the way it's always done. Even the low voltage parts have sections in the NEC.
Quote from: altaoaks on December 11, 2010, 10:40:15 PMmountaindon, thats too bad the power co by you doesnt participate. are they a small local co?
Quote from: altaoaks on December 11, 2010, 10:40:15 PM by the way, how are taxes, and land prices your way.