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Homestead Energy Independence

Someday, we'd like to achieve energy independence through some combination of pedal, solar, and hydro power. Most of our progress so far has been in the heating department, using a wood stove and passive solar heat. We're also experimenting with small-scale plug and play solar components to provide backup during a power outage.

Dancing with firewood
Posted Fri Jul 11 15:10:49 2014 by mark
Ethanol problems
Posted Wed Jul 9 15:51:06 2014 by mark
The sound of one rooster fighting
Posted Wed Jul 2 07:36:43 2014 by Anna
A singular morel
Posted Wed Apr 30 16:10:34 2014 by mark
Comforter drying rack
Posted Thu Apr 24 07:17:31 2014 by Anna
Running out of winter stores
Posted Thu Mar 27 07:42:28 2014 by Anna
Collecting firewood in the snow
Posted Wed Mar 26 08:10:32 2014 by Anna
Heavy duty shade trellis
Posted Wed Mar 5 15:58:36 2014 by mark
Pump monitoring protocol
Posted Fri Feb 28 17:01:13 2014 by mark
Cutting up branches
Posted Sun Feb 23 15:22:17 2014 by mark
Gravity powered gate opener
Posted Sat Feb 22 15:35:46 2014 by mark
Unpowered gate opening part 2
Posted Fri Feb 21 15:48:07 2014 by mark
Unpowered gate opener
Posted Thu Feb 20 15:54:33 2014 by mark
February firewood
Posted Sun Feb 16 07:49:01 2014 by Anna
Chicken-bone biochar
Posted Sun Feb 9 07:28:09 2014 by Anna
H2O
Posted Wed Feb 5 16:02:06 2014 by mark
Unauthorized space heating
Posted Tue Feb 4 16:13:08 2014 by mark
Cattle panel underground greenhouse
Posted Fri Jan 31 15:54:32 2014 by mark
Back up power for the modem
Posted Thu Jan 30 16:45:13 2014 by mark
Assessing dead trees for firewood
Posted Wed Jan 29 07:58:10 2014 by Anna
Even colder night
Posted Sat Jan 25 08:33:36 2014 by Anna
Bartering
Posted Fri Jan 24 16:02:27 2014 by mark
Firewood harvest day 2
Posted Wed Jan 22 15:48:31 2014 by mark
Harvesting firewood
Posted Tue Jan 21 15:38:38 2014 by mark
Oil filled radiator heater notes
Posted Tue Jan 14 16:15:12 2014 by mark
Best small space heater?
Posted Sat Jan 11 14:23:38 2014 by mark
Is a hot water heater fuel efficient?
Posted Sat Jan 11 08:28:47 2014 by Anna
What I learned from the arctic outburst
Posted Fri Jan 10 08:12:00 2014 by Anna
Arctic outbreak
Posted Mon Jan 6 07:44:51 2014 by Anna
Experimental oil lamp
Posted Fri Dec 27 12:01:51 2013 by Anna
Testing an old can of fuel
Posted Thu Dec 26 16:31:08 2013 by mark
Pre-mixed 50:1 fuel
Posted Wed Dec 25 14:41:24 2013 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar power cost
Posted Tue Dec 24 16:15:38 2013 by mark
Lost and found firewood
Posted Fri Dec 20 08:00:33 2013 by Anna
Low pressure hot water temperature
Posted Sat Nov 30 15:03:52 2013 by mark
Thermo Cube begins year 2
Posted Fri Nov 22 15:54:18 2013 by mark
Heat retention in a greenhouse
Posted Fri Nov 22 12:01:43 2013 by Errol
Solar access
Posted Thu Nov 21 12:01:27 2013 by Errol
Making a shade trellis
Posted Wed Nov 20 15:34:19 2013 by mark
Solar orientation of a greenhouse
Posted Wed Nov 20 12:00:16 2013 by Errol
Windy nights
Posted Tue Nov 19 15:57:56 2013 by mark
Solar greenhouses
Posted Tue Nov 19 12:01:54 2013 by Errol
Wood-splitting warmup
Posted Mon Nov 18 15:16:57 2013 by mark
Low-Cost Sunroom
Posted Mon Nov 18 12:01:38 2013 by Anna
Low pressure hot water
Posted Fri Nov 15 16:17:56 2013 by mark
Carpe diem
Posted Fri Nov 15 07:28:47 2013 by Anna
Still learning to start fires
Posted Wed Nov 13 07:23:02 2013 by Anna
Battery charger comparison
Posted Sat Nov 2 15:22:18 2013 by mark
Heated kennel pad safety
Posted Fri Nov 1 15:48:19 2013 by mark
Fixing a broken refrigerator handle
Posted Mon Oct 28 16:03:56 2013 by mark
Small-diameter firewood
Posted Mon Oct 28 07:38:55 2013 by Anna
GFCI outlet failure
Posted Sat Oct 26 15:29:35 2013 by mark
Redneck woman
Posted Fri Oct 25 16:07:15 2013 by mark
Cold cranking
Posted Tue Oct 22 16:22:21 2013 by mark
Splitting satisfaction
Posted Mon Oct 21 16:25:58 2013 by mark
List of enthanol-free gas stations?
Posted Fri Oct 11 17:02:42 2013 by mark
Wood stove pollution and health effects
Posted Wed Oct 2 07:34:01 2013 by Anna
Cold nights
Posted Wed Sep 18 15:56:49 2013 by mark
Long sleeve crankiness
Posted Thu Aug 15 16:14:45 2013 by mark
The wrong way to clean ATV battery terminals
Posted Sat Aug 3 16:53:59 2013 by mark
Graduated cylinder fuel test
Posted Thu Aug 1 16:00:08 2013 by mark
ATV fuel switch protocol
Posted Thu Jul 25 16:20:50 2013 by mark
Ethanol free scam?
Posted Tue Jul 23 15:46:18 2013 by mark
Low-cost presents for homesteaders
Posted Sat Jul 20 07:17:05 2013 by Anna
Filling up the woodshed in 2013
Posted Wed Jul 17 07:00:48 2013 by Anna
Sun angle math
Posted Tue Jul 16 12:02:00 2013 by Anna
Best utility wagon for firewood?
Posted Sun Jul 14 14:24:51 2013 by mark
Changing house temperatures with plants
Posted Wed Jul 10 12:00:51 2013 by Anna
Shade houses
Posted Tue Jul 9 12:01:09 2013 by Anna
Power outage supper
Posted Wed Jul 3 17:53:32 2013 by mark
Kwik Way
Posted Sun Jun 30 14:56:39 2013 by mark
Getting in hot water
Posted Sun Jun 30 08:04:08 2013 by Anna
Low-tech, sustainable hot water heaters
Posted Fri Jun 28 08:08:59 2013 by Anna
Greywater wetland in action
Posted Tue Jun 25 07:32:21 2013 by Anna
Envisioning a sunroom add-on
Posted Mon Jun 24 07:44:58 2013 by Anna
Straw bale ATV
Posted Wed May 22 16:03:14 2013 by mark
Low-cost greenhouse add-on
Posted Tue Apr 30 07:56:57 2013 by Anna
Stihl FS-90R trimmer update
Posted Tue Apr 23 16:34:25 2013 by mark
Flooded golf cart battery update
Posted Thu Apr 18 15:49:38 2013 by mark
More warm weather tasks
Posted Thu Apr 11 07:27:20 2013 by Anna
How to start a chainsaw?
Posted Sun Mar 31 15:05:09 2013 by mark
Non-ethanol chainsaw fuel debate
Posted Tue Mar 26 16:12:16 2013 by mark
A three-person-and-one-dog project
Posted Sun Mar 24 08:49:44 2013 by Anna
Keeping chicks warm without electricity
Posted Sun Mar 17 15:11:56 2013 by mark
Recovering batteries with Da Pimp
Posted Sat Mar 16 08:22:23 2013 by Anna
Disadvantages of aquaponics
Posted Wed Mar 6 12:03:07 2013 by Anna
Movie star root cellar and farm tour
Posted Wed Mar 6 07:50:32 2013 by Anna
Truck-share
Posted Tue Mar 5 07:41:44 2013 by Anna
Got Sun? Go Solar
Posted Sun Mar 3 08:29:34 2013 by Anna
Heated kennel pad update
Posted Sat Mar 2 15:23:51 2013 by mark
Emptying woodshed as March roars in
Posted Fri Mar 1 07:57:48 2013 by Anna
Windfall
Posted Mon Feb 25 07:58:57 2013 by Anna
Generator oil change part 2
Posted Wed Feb 20 16:07:12 2013 by mark
Mud season hauling
Posted Wed Feb 20 07:45:35 2013 by Anna
Outdoor worm bin winter update
Posted Sun Feb 17 13:40:37 2013 by mark
Bioshelter and passive-solar greenhouses
Posted Sun Feb 17 07:52:30 2013 by Anna
Wood splitting process
Posted Sat Feb 16 14:18:35 2013 by mark
Installing smoke detectors
Posted Fri Feb 8 08:06:15 2013 by Anna
Backup generator fuel drainage
Posted Wed Feb 6 16:18:16 2013 by mark
Two water systems
Posted Tue Feb 5 07:41:57 2013 by Anna
Space Heater vs Light Bulb
Posted Thu Jan 31 14:54:31 2013 by mark
Emergency preparedness goals
Posted Sun Jan 27 07:49:16 2013 by Anna
Refrigerator root cellar upgrade update
Posted Sat Jan 26 13:57:28 2013 by mark
Just in Case
Posted Sat Jan 26 08:11:04 2013 by Anna
Refrigerator root cellar upgrade
Posted Tue Jan 22 16:50:32 2013 by mark
Power outage kitchen management
Posted Tue Jan 22 07:33:36 2013 by Anna
Playing it safe
Posted Mon Jan 21 15:39:05 2013 by mark
Intrepid line-workers bring back power early
Posted Mon Jan 21 07:54:30 2013 by Anna
Golf cart battery backup power
Posted Sun Jan 20 16:02:35 2013 by mark
Halfway prepared
Posted Sun Jan 20 07:01:09 2013 by Anna
Power outage, day 1
Posted Sat Jan 19 07:01:08 2013 by Anna
Supplemental power
Posted Fri Jan 18 18:14:36 2013 by mark
Power outage
Posted Fri Jan 18 17:55:35 2013 by Joey
Sigma BC 1009 Bicycle speedometer
Posted Sat Jan 12 14:58:44 2013 by mark
Rocket-stove bathtub
Posted Sun Jan 6 07:59:43 2013 by Anna
Generator fuel drainage
Posted Thu Jan 3 16:31:47 2013 by mark
Sycamore firewood
Posted Wed Jan 2 08:22:30 2013 by Anna
How to remove yourself from catalog mailing lists
Posted Sat Dec 29 08:23:37 2012 by Anna
Combining two trailers into one home
Posted Thu Dec 27 15:36:43 2012 by Anna
Calling all root storage techniques!
Posted Tue Dec 25 07:55:43 2012 by Anna
Pedal power upgrade
Posted Mon Dec 24 16:46:11 2012 by mark
Snow no longer melts off the roof
Posted Sat Dec 22 08:03:32 2012 by Anna
Thermo Cube update
Posted Thu Dec 13 16:12:06 2012 by mark
Agricultural history and sustainable systems
Posted Wed Dec 12 12:01:24 2012 by Anna
Homesteading exercise
Posted Sat Dec 8 13:56:32 2012 by mark
Double duty firewood porch
Posted Tue Dec 4 15:39:49 2012 by mark
Fig rooting experiment, week 1
Posted Mon Dec 3 07:53:14 2012 by Anna
Heated kennel pad
Posted Sun Dec 2 15:08:43 2012 by mark
Drying clothes on the line in the winter
Posted Sat Dec 1 07:40:48 2012 by Anna
Thermal mass in the fridge root cellar
Posted Thu Nov 29 07:46:38 2012 by Anna
"Why don't you heat with a rocket stove?"
Posted Tue Nov 27 07:50:28 2012 by Anna
12 degrees
Posted Mon Nov 26 07:41:46 2012 by Anna
Standing snags are firewood insurance
Posted Sat Nov 24 08:00:54 2012 by Anna
Replacing an oven heating element
Posted Fri Nov 23 16:37:53 2012 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar freeze protection
Posted Mon Nov 19 16:15:27 2012 by mark
Straw bale load limit
Posted Mon Nov 12 16:31:33 2012 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar anchors part 2
Posted Sat Nov 10 14:51:33 2012 by mark
Anchoring the refrigerator root cellar
Posted Fri Nov 9 16:31:08 2012 by mark
Circular saw upgrade
Posted Mon Nov 5 16:29:52 2012 by mark
Wood chopping teamwork
Posted Wed Oct 31 15:09:00 2012 by mark
Splitting lumber ends for kindling
Posted Wed Oct 31 08:19:15 2012 by Anna
Hardy Kiwi ground protection
Posted Mon Oct 15 15:20:39 2012 by mark
Fall 2012's first fire
Posted Tue Oct 9 07:48:17 2012 by Anna
Moving the freezer
Posted Fri Sep 28 07:48:31 2012 by Anna
Supplemental chicken coop lighting
Posted Fri Sep 21 16:14:19 2012 by mark
Metal roof acoustics
Posted Tue Sep 18 15:17:02 2012 by mark
Sliding
Posted Tue Sep 11 15:48:25 2012 by mark
Mobile home roof update
Posted Mon Sep 10 15:17:08 2012 by mark
Lightstone
Posted Thu Sep 6 16:49:10 2012 by mark
Building a new roof for a mobile home
Posted Mon Sep 3 15:32:08 2012 by mark
Raindrop sacrifice
Posted Wed Aug 29 16:30:12 2012 by mark
Fighting tomato blight with pennies?
Posted Sun Aug 26 13:36:59 2012 by mark
Walnut balance
Posted Wed Aug 22 15:23:07 2012 by mark
Chainsaw chaps
Posted Mon Aug 13 15:31:33 2012 by mark
Root mass autopsy
Posted Fri Aug 10 16:43:54 2012 by mark
Sensor Plug repair update
Posted Wed Aug 1 16:22:43 2012 by mark
Thermoelectric power generation
Posted Fri Jul 20 14:19:06 2012 by mark
Sun angle and sun path
Posted Tue Jul 10 07:02:50 2012 by Anna
Hot tin roof
Posted Fri Jul 6 17:10:35 2012 by mark
Woodshed innovations
Posted Fri Jul 6 07:00:56 2012 by Anna
Back up generator update
Posted Mon Jul 2 15:45:25 2012 by mark
Woodshed expansion update
Posted Sun Jul 1 16:38:50 2012 by mark
Acid cavity prevention
Posted Wed Jun 20 15:15:44 2012 by mark
Solar powered deer deterrent upgrade
Posted Sun Jun 17 17:11:56 2012 by mark
Clip on solar hat fan review
Posted Tue Jun 12 16:45:07 2012 by mark
Solar powered deer deterrent update
Posted Mon Jun 4 14:59:51 2012 by mark
Adding solar power to deer deterrent
Posted Sun Jun 3 15:37:15 2012 by mark
Battery powered deer deterrent
Posted Sun May 27 14:09:05 2012 by mark
How many batteries do I need for my solar panels?
Posted Sat May 26 07:13:32 2012 by Anna
Types of batteries for solar panels
Posted Wed May 23 07:22:31 2012 by Anna
Solar panel tower update
Posted Sun May 20 14:14:50 2012 by mark
12 and 13 Amp circular saw comparison
Posted Sat May 19 15:40:30 2012 by mark
DIY garlic curing rack
Posted Tue May 15 16:02:53 2012 by mark
DIY solar panel tower
Posted Fri May 11 17:21:40 2012 by mark
Spelunking with chickens
Posted Sun May 6 16:00:55 2012 by mark
Testing the wireless deer fence
Posted Fri May 4 16:03:28 2012 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar 2012 update
Posted Fri Apr 20 16:35:16 2012 by mark
Freezer work bench
Posted Wed Apr 18 16:23:40 2012 by mark
2012 frost protection
Posted Wed Apr 11 15:49:56 2012 by mark
Rubbermaid enclosure scares chicks
Posted Fri Mar 16 16:42:59 2012 by mark
These boots were made for Quick Hoops
Posted Tue Mar 13 16:45:22 2012 by mark
Connection correction
Posted Sat Mar 10 16:01:05 2012 by mark
Wing nut connection
Posted Fri Mar 9 16:58:16 2012 by mark
Electric fence problems
Posted Thu Mar 8 16:36:08 2012 by mark
Chick coop improvements
Posted Tue Mar 6 16:27:04 2012 by mark
Keeping new born chicks warm
Posted Fri Mar 2 15:28:16 2012 by mark
Composting toilet compromise
Posted Mon Feb 27 16:10:58 2012 by mark
Golf cart vs ATV
Posted Thu Feb 16 15:26:11 2012 by mark
Golf cart road driving
Posted Fri Feb 3 15:44:52 2012 by mark
How not to heat a Rajkumar oil expeller
Posted Wed Feb 1 16:40:09 2012 by mark
Wagon loads of walnut
Posted Mon Jan 23 16:35:18 2012 by mark
How long does old firewood last?
Posted Fri Jan 20 08:11:13 2012 by Anna
Seasoned walnut
Posted Thu Jan 19 15:26:31 2012 by mark
Seeing a tree within the forest
Posted Tue Jan 17 16:01:47 2012 by mark
Midwinter stores
Posted Mon Jan 16 07:49:31 2012 by Anna
Back up heat
Posted Sun Jan 15 16:57:11 2012 by mark
Hibernation
Posted Sat Jan 14 16:40:36 2012 by mark
How small can a wood stove fire be?
Posted Fri Jan 13 15:49:36 2012 by mark
Finger crossing
Posted Mon Jan 9 16:28:19 2012 by mark
Chopping block sweet spot
Posted Sun Jan 8 16:11:31 2012 by mark
Heated chicken waterer winter update
Posted Thu Jan 5 16:23:09 2012 by mark
Frozen
Posted Tue Jan 3 18:16:43 2012 by mark
Teamwork approach to firewood
Posted Wed Dec 28 16:21:13 2011 by mark
Home from town
Posted Fri Dec 23 08:30:30 2011 by Anna
Desk lamp modification
Posted Thu Dec 22 17:46:51 2011 by mark
January Weekend Homesteader
Posted Fri Dec 16 18:19:12 2011 by Anna
Fixing a broken plastic Whirlpool refrigerator door
Posted Mon Dec 12 15:21:43 2011 by mark
Thermostat pod details for DIY heated chicken waterer
Posted Fri Dec 9 17:14:10 2011 by mark
Trickling compared to a quick boost
Posted Thu Dec 8 17:00:36 2011 by mark
Activity keeps you warm
Posted Fri Dec 2 12:00:58 2011 by Anna
Choosing emergency sleeping bags
Posted Fri Dec 2 10:48:42 2011 by Anna
Insulated waterline box construction
Posted Thu Dec 1 16:28:22 2011 by mark
Buried
Posted Wed Nov 30 16:57:04 2011 by mark
Dressing for warmth
Posted Wed Nov 30 12:00:41 2011 by Anna
Funny looking snake
Posted Tue Nov 29 15:28:21 2011 by mark
Heating one room
Posted Tue Nov 29 12:00:45 2011 by Anna
State of the wood shed in late November
Posted Tue Nov 29 07:44:15 2011 by Anna
DIY heated chicken waterer installation note
Posted Mon Nov 28 17:02:06 2011 by mark
Staying warm during power outages
Posted Mon Nov 28 12:00:39 2011 by Anna
High temperature caulk comparison update
Posted Sun Nov 27 14:14:05 2011 by mark
smoking venison on a chimney top
Posted Thu Nov 24 12:00:41 2011 by Joey
December Weekend Homesteader
Posted Sat Nov 19 15:08:45 2011 by Anna
Storing drinking water in canning jars
Posted Tue Nov 15 12:01:28 2011 by Kathleen Olsen
Saving money on firewood
Posted Sat Nov 5 15:59:29 2011 by mark
5 in 1 portable power update to the update
Posted Wed Nov 2 16:30:55 2011 by mark
Cinder block purchasing notes part 2
Posted Sat Oct 29 16:23:51 2011 by mark
November Weekend Homesteader
Posted Fri Oct 28 08:34:13 2011 by Anna
Extending daylight hours in a chicken coop
Posted Sun Oct 23 15:32:48 2011 by mark
Purifying drinking water by distilling
Posted Sat Oct 22 08:53:07 2011 by Anna
Advanced clothesline drying
Posted Fri Oct 21 12:01:10 2011 by Adrianne
Battery cable repair update
Posted Sun Oct 16 17:04:45 2011 by mark
Portable Super Winch wiring field notes
Posted Tue Oct 4 16:51:22 2011 by mark
Portable Super Winch wiring harness solution
Posted Mon Oct 3 16:52:49 2011 by mark
How do you hire a good homesteading helper?
Posted Fri Sep 30 16:16:55 2011 by mark
DIY Super Winch 12 volt extension-jumper cable
Posted Wed Sep 28 16:34:21 2011 by mark
Uses for free biomass
Posted Tue Sep 27 12:01:00 2011 by Anna
DIY solar powered automatic chicken coop door opener
Posted Sat Sep 24 15:45:13 2011 by mark
Building an electric deer zapper 2.0
Posted Fri Sep 16 15:55:14 2011 by mark
Steam powered lawn mower and harvesting compressed air
Posted Sun Sep 4 16:06:59 2011 by mark
Tanks-a-lot
Posted Sun Aug 21 16:13:16 2011 by mark
Deer Zapper update
Posted Tue Aug 16 16:49:57 2011 by mark
K9 electric fence deer Zapper
Posted Wed Aug 10 16:46:12 2011 by mark
The power of a pickup truck
Posted Sun Aug 7 07:21:34 2011 by Anna
Thank you Roland
Posted Fri Aug 5 15:43:53 2011 by mark
Lessons learned from irrigation pump replacement adventure
Posted Wed Aug 3 16:03:43 2011 by mark
220 volt pump wiring junction box
Posted Mon Aug 1 16:07:37 2011 by mark
Repairing a broken battery terminal part 2
Posted Thu Jul 28 16:05:49 2011 by mark
How to repair a broken battery terminal
Posted Wed Jul 27 16:24:05 2011 by mark
August Weekend Homesteader: The Sun
Posted Tue Jul 26 12:21:56 2011 by Anna
Ethanol: enhanced destruction?
Posted Mon Jul 25 15:23:28 2011 by mark
Flipping over a mystery in the creek
Posted Sun Jul 24 19:00:43 2011 by mark
Homesteading historical puzzle
Posted Fri Jul 22 16:18:13 2011 by mark
How to pump water out of a creek
Posted Tue Jul 19 16:57:39 2011 by mark
Solar powered automatic chicken coop door opener
Posted Mon Jul 18 16:39:45 2011 by mark
2011 summer power outage
Posted Wed Jul 13 07:29:23 2011 by Anna
Low budget air conditioning
Posted Sun Jul 3 16:45:41 2011 by mark
DIY blacksmithing and knife-making
Posted Mon Jun 20 12:00:36 2011 by David Zimmerman
Chick friendly broody hen nest box
Posted Mon Jun 13 14:48:57 2011 by mark
Grilling from scratch
Posted Mon Jun 13 07:12:53 2011 by Anna
outdoor shower
Posted Wed Jun 1 16:29:02 2011 by Joey
More notes on emergency chick warming without power
Posted Tue May 24 16:24:12 2011 by mark
Disposable hand warmer=emergency chick warmer
Posted Mon May 23 16:07:03 2011 by mark
Water tank pipe freeze prevention update
Posted Sun May 22 16:53:54 2011 by mark
Portable power pack battery jumping
Posted Sat May 21 16:21:29 2011 by mark
Can radiation be used to increase crop yields?
Posted Sat May 14 15:32:17 2011 by mark
How to be cool
Posted Thu May 12 16:40:21 2011 by mark
220v pump still works good for creek irrigation
Posted Tue May 10 16:58:13 2011 by mark
How to Keep dogs away from chicken scraps
Posted Sun May 8 14:58:24 2011 by mark
Miniblind Madness
Posted Sat May 7 18:05:03 2011 by mark
5 gallon bucket solar shower free loader
Posted Fri May 6 17:15:11 2011 by mark
Waste cardboard as mulch
Posted Sun May 1 17:15:09 2011 by mark
How to make a rocket stove shower
Posted Sat Apr 16 17:00:55 2011 by mark
Using the whole buffalo
Posted Thu Apr 14 08:08:19 2011 by Anna
5 gallon bucket aquarium heater results
Posted Sun Apr 10 15:24:21 2011 by mark
5 gallon bucket solar shower update
Posted Sat Apr 9 16:39:42 2011 by mark
Do it yourself five gallon solar shower
Posted Wed Apr 6 16:37:29 2011 by mark
Do it yourself extension cord repair
Posted Fri Feb 25 15:44:52 2011 by mark
Portable power
Posted Thu Feb 24 15:39:44 2011 by mark
Pitchfork power
Posted Mon Feb 21 16:59:40 2011 by mark
Morning winter sun blockage
Posted Wed Feb 16 15:44:52 2011 by mark
Wagon trouble
Posted Tue Feb 15 18:05:42 2011 by mark
Stove top vent hole hack
Posted Fri Feb 11 17:32:38 2011 by Anna
Kobalt wheelbarrow load limit
Posted Mon Feb 7 16:21:18 2011 by mark
Post Up
Posted Sat Feb 5 17:31:15 2011 by mark
Do it yourself chimney sweeping
Posted Wed Feb 2 16:27:43 2011 by mark
Do chickens sleep better with the light off at night?
Posted Sun Jan 30 15:37:32 2011 by mark
Stove pipe secrets
Posted Thu Jan 27 15:48:16 2011 by mark
Concrete board+12 tiles=a nice hearth
Posted Wed Jan 26 16:30:23 2011 by mark
Jotul 2.0
Posted Tue Jan 25 16:43:51 2011 by mark
RIP, Little Blue
Posted Mon Jan 24 07:58:02 2011 by Anna
Ultra low budget do it yourself solar water heater
Posted Sun Jan 23 14:02:03 2011 by mark
State of the woodshed report
Posted Fri Jan 21 08:35:34 2011 by Anna
Outhouse technology
Posted Tue Jan 18 16:40:43 2011 by mark
Testing the temperature on top of the wood stove
Posted Tue Jan 11 07:45:12 2011 by Anna
How to bake with a wood stove
Posted Mon Jan 10 16:30:11 2011 by mark
Sticky reflections
Posted Sun Jan 9 16:00:37 2011 by mark
Free wood
Posted Fri Jan 7 15:33:23 2011 by mark
A load of horse manure
Posted Thu Jan 6 17:16:04 2011 by mark
Farm truck
Posted Wed Jan 5 17:17:45 2011 by mark
Do it yourself L.E.D. deer deterrent
Posted Tue Jan 4 18:51:56 2011 by mark
Thaw
Posted Sat Jan 1 08:20:39 2011 by Anna
Managing the wood pile
Posted Thu Dec 30 08:39:38 2010 by Anna
Visiting a neighor's wood stove
Posted Tue Dec 28 07:28:23 2010 by Anna
How to get wood stove heat to a lower floor
Posted Mon Dec 27 08:16:07 2010 by Anna
Stove pipe fans
Posted Sat Dec 25 09:40:09 2010 by Anna
Hazy shades of winter
Posted Thu Dec 23 16:23:31 2010 by mark
Cooking on the wood stove
Posted Thu Dec 23 08:46:16 2010 by Anna
Straw bale warmth
Posted Tue Dec 21 19:10:51 2010 by mark
Difficulty levels of self-sufficiency
Posted Mon Dec 20 06:00:29 2010 by Anna
Frozen water notes
Posted Thu Dec 9 15:54:14 2010 by mark
Wood stove biochar experiment
Posted Thu Dec 9 08:02:57 2010 by Anna
Do it yourself chicken water heater
Posted Wed Dec 8 16:31:45 2010 by mark
Frozen chicken nipple prevention
Posted Tue Dec 7 16:44:13 2010 by mark
Frozen chicken water solution?
Posted Mon Dec 6 16:41:07 2010 by mark
How much wood does a Jotul use?
Posted Sat Dec 4 08:10:03 2010 by Anna
Oyster mushrooms in the firewood
Posted Mon Nov 29 08:03:15 2010 by Anna
Delete the damper
Posted Sun Nov 28 17:47:40 2010 by mark
Efficient wood stove in action
Posted Sun Nov 28 08:44:21 2010 by Anna
Jotul F 602 installation notes
Posted Sat Nov 27 17:18:05 2010 by mark
Jotul F 602 lights like a charm
Posted Sat Nov 27 08:52:10 2010 by Anna
Mobile home woodstove completion
Posted Fri Nov 26 19:25:55 2010 by mark
Mobile home woodstove hearth details
Posted Tue Nov 23 16:10:28 2010 by mark
Jotul F 602: Small stove for a small house
Posted Sun Nov 21 07:40:14 2010 by Anna
Cured
Posted Sat Nov 20 18:48:24 2010 by mark
High temperature caulk application
Posted Fri Nov 19 16:21:53 2010 by mark
Alcove insulation
Posted Fri Nov 19 07:23:13 2010 by Anna
Woodstove mobile home installation notes
Posted Thu Nov 18 16:31:51 2010 by mark
Mobile home woodstove project
Posted Wed Nov 17 16:45:02 2010 by mark
Lego cinder blocks
Posted Mon Nov 15 16:25:19 2010 by mark
Ceiling support kit components
Posted Mon Nov 15 07:34:00 2010 by Anna
Deluxe Rain Cap
Posted Sun Nov 14 16:45:21 2010 by mark
Tour of an underground solar house
Posted Sun Nov 14 07:00:28 2010 by Anna
Woodstove ceiling support kit
Posted Sat Nov 13 18:36:41 2010 by mark
The princess and the leaves
Posted Sat Nov 13 09:23:16 2010 by Anna
Smallest wood stoves
Posted Thu Nov 11 12:00:43 2010 by Anna
Woodstove preparations
Posted Wed Nov 10 16:26:55 2010 by mark
Choosing an efficient wood stove
Posted Wed Nov 10 12:00:39 2010 by Anna
Wood stove in a mobile home
Posted Tue Nov 9 12:00:25 2010 by Anna
Disadvantages of exterior wood furnaces
Posted Mon Nov 8 12:00:29 2010 by Anna
18 volt DeWalt mini review update
Posted Mon Nov 1 17:23:52 2010 by mark
Sleep vibrations
Posted Sun Oct 31 17:48:37 2010 by mark
5 in 1 portable power pack update
Posted Fri Oct 29 17:48:29 2010 by mark
Sailing
Posted Sat Oct 23 17:19:19 2010 by mark
Skylight graduation
Posted Thu Oct 21 17:24:00 2010 by mark
Golf cart battery cable repair
Posted Thu Oct 14 17:00:17 2010 by mark
getting to know my batteries
Posted Fri Oct 8 16:50:19 2010 by Joey
Increase R-value with indoor insulation panel
Posted Thu Oct 7 17:06:52 2010 by mark
Indoor plant migration
Posted Wed Oct 6 16:26:44 2010 by mark
freedombox for a solar powered house
Posted Wed Sep 22 14:14:51 2010 by Joey
an untrained electrician on logbooks and safety
Posted Tue Sep 21 16:21:46 2010 by Joey
Getting ready for winter
Posted Sat Sep 18 16:26:27 2010 by mark
An old solar-powered house
Posted Fri Sep 10 16:44:26 2010 by joey
Chicago Electric 5-in-1 Power Pack Review
Posted Fri Sep 10 07:53:09 2010 by Anna
How to make biochar
Posted Wed Sep 1 12:00:39 2010 by Anna
Hollywood sun-dried tomatoes, part 1
Posted Wed Sep 1 07:31:20 2010 by Anna
Cheap sources of solar and wind equipment
Posted Fri Aug 27 12:00:32 2010 by Anna
Improving household efficiency
Posted Thu Aug 26 12:00:41 2010 by Anna
How to insulate windows
Posted Wed Aug 25 12:00:43 2010 by Anna
Insulating a mobile home
Posted Tue Aug 24 12:00:52 2010 by Anna
Zimmy's grid tie solar and wind
Posted Mon Aug 23 12:00:30 2010 by Anna
Plug and play grid tie inverters
Posted Sun Aug 22 08:20:50 2010 by Anna
Harbor Freight review
Posted Wed Aug 18 16:25:20 2010 by mark
Plug and play solar backup
Posted Wed Aug 18 07:31:15 2010 by Anna
Firewood detail
Posted Fri Aug 13 21:23:02 2010 by mark
Summertime firewood
Posted Mon Aug 9 20:41:34 2010 by mark
4 wheel drive dump truck option
Posted Fri Aug 6 16:40:50 2010 by mark
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you could put coils like a ratator. in your woodstove have water comeing in and warming and comeing out hot . i have heard of this but have never done it .once set up it would be free you use the stove to keep your selfs worm anyway .

Comment by tom Fri Jun 28 11:59:09 2013