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Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - November 25, 2022, 07:30:20 PM
Version 3.1.9 - 11.25.2022
- Enabled subtractive geometry for all shed rafter roofs.

#3
General Forum / Solar system renovation
Last post by Cassy0110 - November 24, 2022, 03:33:56 AM
I would like to renovate my solar system. Our overall average for the year is somewhere between 1,800-2,000 kWh. We do live in a two story home with two high efficiency heat pumps. I would like to install something newer and more powerful. I've read this article https://generatorpick.com/best-off-grid-solar-system/ and thinking about Renogy, the first one. Have you used it? Any reviews? 
#4
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Dogtrot at Hightop
Last post by MountainDon - November 23, 2022, 09:30:36 PM
Yes, we are almost through another whole year, and this one has had too much excitement for us, what with the wildfire just missing us. We've been winterized for a month but have made it up once a week or so for a couple of days at a time. No showers and only minimal plumbing in use: kitchen sink, small water heater, and a quick blow out of the pipes with the onsite built-in air compressor. We're prepping burn piles of some of the felled and still somewhat green trees that the fire killed. We may try burning some in spring if there is still some ground snow.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the US members. We will have a pre-roasted turkey and a couple of days at the cabin.
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Forum News / Re: photobucket fix
Last post by sarkysanstoloto - November 23, 2022, 09:35:14 AM

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Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Dogtrot at Hightop
Last post by Redoverfarm - November 19, 2022, 02:45:44 PM
Another year has passed.  With the pending weather forecast I decided to close Dogtrot down until spring.  There is no assurance that the temperatures won't plummet causing freezing of the water system.  Temps this morning was 16F.

Here is the last weekend which was a music weekend.  Total attendance was approximately 30.  The cook stove was fired up along with fireplace which kept it warm into the 30F night.

https://imgur.com/a/mmyxy0p
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Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Garage Apartment at Redove...
Last post by pmichelsen - November 08, 2022, 10:44:16 AM
Quote from: Redoverfarm on November 03, 2022, 08:19:05 PMWell more progress on the apartment.  The self tapping trim head screws worked good for the Trex fasteners.  Only downside was that each screw had to be pre-drilled one size under the diameter on the screw.  Another was the time involved.  The first deck board was 30 minutes.  That was improved as I progressed.  You can see the fastener screws

https://imgur.com/a/4mIEfKR

Here is the decking once installed

https://i.imgur.com/C01bkbP.jpg

The railing installed

https://imgur.com/a/QQuAQgH

I picked up a used set of spiral staircase which I painted and installed at the end of the decking.  This was part of an emergency egress.  It had to be modified because the previous height was less than my 10'3". 

https://imgur.com/a/aeaa8l7

All in all I am pleased with the results.  I only lack making doors for the storage area and this project will be completed.


Looks real sharp! 
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Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Garage Apartment at Redove...
Last post by MountainDon - November 06, 2022, 10:07:07 PM
It is looking good, John.
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Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Dogtrot at Hightop
Last post by Redoverfarm - November 03, 2022, 08:52:48 PM
Well it's been sometime since I posted any up dates.  You ask why so long.  My internet was so bad that it was a chore just accessing this site.  I have been battling the telephone company for over a year at the house to have it upgraded.  Over a year ago they ran a fiber optics line at my driveway.  In fact they placed the fiber switch on my property.  So what's the problem then.  Apparently they would up grade but wanted to include VOIP in the internet.  Meaning my phone would be through the internet.  That would mean if the internet was down I would be unable to call out if and a emergency would arise.  I wanted my standard phone and upgrade.  Well enough rambling on.  Today I got my upgrade the way I wanted.  Unbelievable the difference.

Back to my original update.  Since the solar was installed about April 26th the generator has only came on 4 times to date.  That being there was a few days which were heavily overcast and the solar could not keep up with the voltage of the preset start settings.  For the last 8 years it had run twice weekly just to maintain the battery voltage.  I only wish I would have done this years ago.

The batteries had reached 9 years of age and started giving me problems so I exchanged them for new ones . 

I was worried that there would be a conflict between the charge controller and the generator when they would be working at the same time.  Not the case.  If the generator was running the charge controller would just rest until the generator went off and then it would come back on line if it's own accord. 

I did restain the deck and railings. It had been about 5-7 years since I had done this.  I used Cabot's oil based stain.  Hopefully it will last the same amount of time.

https://imgur.com/a/0mW07wg

https://imgur.com/a/31RkDqz

Since I got the deck stained and the solar operational I hosted my mothers 90th birthday party there on the 22nd of this month.  Overnight guest were pleased and impressed with Dogtrot.

On November 12th I am hosting a music weekend at the cabin.  Hopefully everything will go off without a hitch.
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Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Garage Apartment at Redove...
Last post by Redoverfarm - November 03, 2022, 08:19:05 PM
Well more progress on the apartment.  The self tapping trim head screws worked good for the Trex fasteners.  Only downside was that each screw had to be pre-drilled one size under the diameter on the screw.  Another was the time involved.  The first deck board was 30 minutes.  That was improved as I progressed.  You can see the fastener screws

https://imgur.com/a/4mIEfKR

Here is the decking once installed

https://i.imgur.com/C01bkbP.jpg

The railing installed

https://imgur.com/a/QQuAQgH

I picked up a used set of spiral staircase which I painted and installed at the end of the decking.  This was part of an emergency egress.  It had to be modified because the previous height was less than my 10'3". 

https://imgur.com/a/aeaa8l7

All in all I am pleased with the results.  I only lack making doors for the storage area and this project will be completed.