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Old 05-19-2017, 01:59 PM   #101
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Congrats! I'm hoping to have my New Flyer "out and about" in a year or so.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:55 AM   #102
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Today - a Saturday (no work) - it is raining like crazy.

I have plenty of projects but most of my tools and supplies are in the basement.

So, I was thinking... maybe a spiral staircase would be a cool thing. Then I don't have to go outside and open one of the big basement doors.

I know Offgr1d has a hatch in her VanHool to get down there but I was thinking something a bit easier. Maybe an electric hoist that could lower me down and pull me up?!?!

I suppose I should note... I am from the desert. Thus; allergic to rain.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:56 AM   #103
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Congrats! I'm hoping to have my New Flyer "out and about" in a year or so.

Thanks! Keep after it and she'll be ready before you know it!!
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:05 PM   #104
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Excellent!! 5Ah may be an attainable goal then. We'll have to wait until I stock it. Of course, come to think of it, it is a huge frig/freezer for a single guy - I'm likely to never have it more than about half full.
That's an easy one that I use all the time. Fill clean milk bottles with water. That way you have extra water if needed. And in the freezer make sure some to add a case of small water bottles that can also do double duty as ice packs in a cooler.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:18 AM   #105
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As much as I would like to think I am a skilled wood worker, I am not. I also wish I had a workshop equipped like Norm Abram's but I don't.

So, I decided to farm out the work of building some cabinets to an actual cabinet maker. He is working on them now. I have grown tired of living out of boxes.

I love a variety of different "looks" (everything from very rustic to very modern) and had a really tough time deciding which direction to go. I finally decided on the modern, sleek, semi-glossy look and picked an oiled olive wood laminate for them.

I haven't done anything with the counter tops yet. I'll have to let the cabinets drive the counter top and floor selection. Slow and steady...
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:01 AM   #106
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This past Saturday was a great day for working on the roof!!

I was able to get all four of my solar panels installed and connected. Making power from the sun is fantastic!!

These are SunPower E20, 435 watt panels, for a total of 1720 watts.



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Old 05-30-2017, 10:52 AM   #107
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Those are the biggest panels I've ever seen. You're going to give people panel envy.
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:14 AM   #108
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Size does not matter.... at least that's what I've been telling myself...
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:22 AM   #109
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Incredible job! When I get to my solar panels (if I ever get to them...), I'll be studying your pictures!!
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:48 AM   #110
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Incredible job! When I get to my solar panels (if I ever get to them...), I'll be studying your pictures!!
Thanks! I added a lot of detail on my blog that might be useful when you get around to installing your system.
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