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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1000 on: September 27, 2008, 07:32:23 PM »
I had to go to our other place and put a roof on the renters house so to keep from wasting the trip I took the trailer and brought back a stack of roof sheeting, and my other car.

My friend Whitlock went along so he could look at my impressive junk pile in the back of my shop in Kerman and help me in trade for me helping him. 

He said since his wife has seen my junk pile....er .... I mean....stored natural and unnatural resources, she now doesn't bother him about his...and that was just the one in Mariposa... not the one at the old place.

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« Reply #1001 on: September 28, 2008, 05:27:52 AM »
Is that going to be the batmobile? I guess the color is right.  ;D


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« Reply #1002 on: September 28, 2008, 07:30:48 AM »
That is a good idea, Scott.  A 1919 Dodge Brothers Batmobile. 

I have some 20 mil plastic that I can make a plastic cape for Sassy out of.

I just noticed --- If you squint your eyes to where they're barely open and look at the picture very hard, it almost looks like a bat. [crz]
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What are you doing...it doesn't really work.   I was just messin' with your mind. d*


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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1003 on: October 02, 2008, 02:09:08 AM »

I can see it now, when Glenn gets done it will have a front loader, and a winch boom on the back! ;)
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1004 on: October 02, 2008, 04:44:11 AM »
I can't help thinking of that old movie chitty chitty bang bang.


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« Reply #1005 on: October 02, 2008, 07:23:17 AM »
I am actually considering converting one of my Dodges to run on wood.  They would be ideal to run on wood gas.  It would just be an add on unit.  I'd beat the Oil companies then. d*  :)

That car took first place in a car show - Peoples Choice --  There were lots of cherried out cars there, but the 1919 Dodge as is still took the prize.  I washed it but no detailing and under the black spray can paint job the rust has been taken off with a wire brush and sander by the previous owner.  I told the viewers that it still had the original dirt on the engine.

The story of Pancho being shot in the same year and model 1919 Dodge Roadster.

http://www.hsgng.org/pages/pancho.htm

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"Don't let it end like this, tell them I have said something." The last words of Doroteo Arango Arambulam also known as Pancho Villa, the last Mexican Hero.

A group of seven riflemen fired 150 shots in just two minutes into his car in Parral, Chihuahua. 16 bullets in his body and 4 in the head. Brilliant last words! I mean... the man got 4 bullets in the head and he was still able to speak!

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A few years later, on Friday July 20, 1923, Villa, accompanied by an entourage of his elite guards, “Los Dorados (Golden Ones)” picked up a consignment of gold with which to pay his Canutillo ranch staff and was driving through the city in his black 1919 Dodge roadster when a group of seven riflemen fired 150 shots in just two minutes into his car. In the on slot of shots, 16 bullets lodged in his body and four more in his head. Pancho Villa had lived by the gun and died by the gun.
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1006 on: October 02, 2008, 07:32:48 AM »
I like that- Stored natural and unnatural resources [cool]

That is neat old car. It might rain on saturday do you have it under the car port yet ???
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« Reply #1007 on: October 02, 2008, 07:36:34 AM »
Not yet-- I just told Sassy one rain would simply wash it off. ::)

I need to get into the lower level of the garage and clean it out a bit.  I still have a few giant boulders left from when I built it in there ....and some stored un-natural resources. heh
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1008 on: October 03, 2008, 01:57:12 PM »
I am actually considering converting one of my Dodges to run on wood.  They would be ideal to run on wood gas.  It would just be an add on unit.  I'd beat the Oil companies then. d*  :)
There's a good Yahoo "WoodGas" group Glen, Have you seen it ?

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« Reply #1009 on: October 03, 2008, 06:24:43 PM »
I heard of it once and never did join --- then it exited my mind....  Guess I better look it up.

Thanks, Steve.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/WoodGas/

http://www.woodgas.net/


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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #1010 on: October 04, 2008, 03:05:13 AM »
glen, mother earth news did this exact thing w/a p.u. truck along time ago. i remember reading about it. i still subscribe to MEN.
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« Reply #1011 on: October 04, 2008, 03:44:34 AM »
i sent you an e-mail on the wood gasification article glen. let me know if you get it. don't know how to post it here. the article is from MEN, may/june 1974.
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« Reply #1012 on: October 04, 2008, 07:30:45 AM »
Thanks Dan.  I will check it out.
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« Reply #1013 on: October 04, 2008, 07:50:55 AM »
Didn't get it, Dan.  Try again.

Here is a wood gas update from MEN.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Green-Transportation/1981-09-01/Wood-Gas-Update.aspx
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« Reply #1014 on: October 04, 2008, 06:58:50 PM »
Looking for more power for our electric system.  The new fridge while very nice eats a lot of juice.  Winter will help, less water pumping but less power also.  Fixing the solar panels to the proper angle will help, but I want more.

I found a treadmill at a garage sale yesterday.  $40 and that's good.  I'm not going to walk on it though.  I'm gonna tear it's heart out.  The motor in a treadmill is usually a DC permanent magnet motor which can also be a generator.  [crz]

I got that one and today at the SPCA permanent yard sale there was another one.  I asked the lady how much and she said it was just in her way - take it, so I got another one.  One is 1.5 HP and the other is 2.5 HP so now I have something to play with and see what kind of power I can make with them. [idea]
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« Reply #1015 on: October 05, 2008, 04:44:12 AM »
yeah, sorry, i got a notice that the e-mail didn't go through but it looks like you have the info i was trying to send you. ???
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« Reply #1016 on: October 05, 2008, 05:50:00 AM »
Thanks anyway, Dan.  I studied a lot on this iin the past, then lost interest then did it again - built some of it then stopped. Some day I'll do it - more good info comes out every so often.  From WWII we know it works.  A guy in Eureka, CA at the Blue Ox Sawmill did one on a Pinto teaching school kids about it..
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« Reply #1017 on: October 15, 2008, 05:28:27 AM »
Some of the sheeting in the pix of the car above - under it- is now fastened to the top of the roof to make my clean rainwater collector.  More as I can get a break to get to it. 

Currently I'm installing a livestock water system on a mountainside and across a ravine.  Not much time to work for me...
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« Reply #1018 on: October 17, 2008, 06:32:22 PM »
OK... didn't get anything special done today but did get up to my good friend and our member, Harry51's place to pour concrete with him.  There was to be a bit of a wait to put plastic on for the cure as we poured late, so Zach and I went to the store and got steak and beer to prepare it for a barbecue.

After services we did the ceremonial lighting of the barbecue near the pool and had our dinner at the pool of the underground complex.



Video to follow.
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« Reply #1019 on: October 17, 2008, 06:40:06 PM »






  That should git -er goin eh :o

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« Reply #1020 on: October 17, 2008, 06:46:55 PM »
heh .... the whole mountain in the back of the pix to the left and 2/3 of Harry's place is already burned.  What harm could I do -- set my own place on fire? [rofl2]

Time for that live action video and Harry's recitation of my old dead Catholic uncle's blessing of the food. rofl.  I wonder if Andrew knows that one? hmm 

It actually is for real... that was what he said as we prepared to eat at my grandmother's after working on the homestead remodel in about 1960 or so.



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« Reply #1021 on: October 18, 2008, 07:01:34 AM »
Using that device a rare steak would be what? 12 seconds??
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« Reply #1022 on: October 18, 2008, 07:07:53 AM »
I'm not sure if it would last that long, but fortunately I just light the Oak and Charcoal with the flame thrower. rofl

The steaks are (sometimes) cooked at a somewhat slower pace.  Last night was good.  They were on about 10 minutes and came out medium rare. :)
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« Reply #1023 on: October 18, 2008, 07:25:16 AM »
Nice spot there Glenn. The sun going down on the hills behind you looks good. Our days of shirt sleeve weather at sunset are about 10 weeks gone. We're getting more and more lucky to see the sun at all.

Was that taken with the Lumix in movie mode? I just got mine out to try it and it seemed to do a pretty good job. We didn't have any pyrotechnics though.
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« Reply #1024 on: October 18, 2008, 08:09:44 AM »
Yes - that was the Lumix in Movie, taken by Zach.  He works with me on Mike's bigger house project and fills in at Harry's on concrete pours.

We will still be very nice here in the days - near 80F and likely near 50's at night.  The hill behind is where I am currently putting in a livestock watering Station about 1/3 of the way up on the side - 40% grades where I'm working crossing a gulch with a cable to support a 2" pipe from the spring to a storage tank.  From there it goes up the mountainside about 160 feet to a stock tank using a solar powered pump.

Viewed from my driveway, here is Carla's ranch and my equipment and the below water tanks are at the end of the brown squiggly road going up the mountain to the trees on the right upper center of the picture.  I rebuilt the top section of road and all landings, animal access areas and cable anchor points with my Bobcat and trackhoe to have a work area and place to turn around.  The pipe support cable goes about 20 feet above the gulch and is around 100 feet long.






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