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Shed move..again.

05 Nov

Holy crud I am tired of moving this stuff back and forth. I might just burn down my metal shed if I have any more issues to save transporting stuff again. The wood and bikes stay for now..the shed is rejammified to near capacity..full capacity when the motorbike and scooter are added..I need a freekin shipping container.

As you can see in the pics, Loki has been responding to training and can now go outside off leash when we are present..no chasing chickens and generally responds really well to the ‘come’ command.

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Posted by on November 5, 2011 in dogs, todo

 

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8 responses to “Shed move..again.

  1. kymber

    November 6, 2011 at 2:37 am

    jambaloney will really relate to this post. we get up to 100km winds here and if stuff isn’t tied down or held down with iron poles it blows all over the yard.

    btw – we are both really enjoying your blog!

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      November 6, 2011 at 8:37 am

      Hehe..you need a wind turbine! Too many trees here for it. Glad you enjoy it..nothing too serious as we don’t take ourselves too seriously ( unless we are being serious!)!

       
  2. jambaloney

    November 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    oh you poor bugger!!

    this is one of the reasons i killed myself making attic storage, basement full and damp, outside is a roll of teh dice – i hope you can get another permanent shed build soon, i am thinking of building a vertical log shed, check it out here:

    http://www.alaskacabin.net

    we are thinking seriously about a wind turbine, do you know a lot about them? best models etc.

    cheers!

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      November 6, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      We have a bunch in the attic already but there is room for more..#1 issue with small places..no storage. I really want a shipping container. I investigated wind here but the conditions were not good…but what I do know is this..if conditions were good I would have one..there are some models which are cheap and suck..others are good..but to get started if you don’t need a large tower to get high enough for good wind it is much cheaper..from what I read towers can be the most expensive thing. I would just get a small model if I were you, mount it on a metal post attached to a cutoff tree or something..but that is me. 8 think you can get 300watt models for a good price..I would love to have that option..of course if you wanted to store the energy you need a battery bank..but you could just have a simple light which turns on when there is wind with a waterheater load dump for the excess when it is there..personally besides a water turbine ,it would be what I would want..not a huge tower wind turbine or anything…jsut some thought..hehe

       
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      November 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      The cabins look neat too now that I looked..it reminds me of my flooring..cost $250 for all the raw wood but very labor intensive..they are cool though..if you had access to a sawmill it would be a very different story!

       
  3. jambaloney

    November 6, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    funny you should mention the tower, i think that problem is solved for us. i don’t know if you were reading us when kymber put up this post:

    http://framboisemanor.blogspot.com/2011/10/junk-was-everywhere.html

    but one of the things buddy left behind was one of those old galvanized tv antenna towers that is about 25-30 feet tall from what i can gather from the sections. with a few guide-wires, i think it will do the trick! as you can see in the pics in that post, we are on a hill and the land around the house is cleared, so thanks for the heads up! i have seen some decent kits complete with inverter on e-bay, i think i may try diy first. we have net metering in cape breton so i can feed back to the grid, i will get some batteries too, i know they are expensive, but less so that a generator in the long run (power outages are frequent as the wind knocks over trees a lot – you are familiar with this phenomenon ;-)

    my step dad had done some good board making using an Alaskan MK III chainsaw mill and a ripping chain. is that what you used? did you post??

    the vertical cabin would come in real handy for a shed i think, smaller diameter logs are abundant here, there has to be 200 dead ones on our property alone! much less prep and diy is again highly feasible!

    cheers!

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      November 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      Got my inverter off ebay..less than 300 for a small high quality inverter..small wattage is fine to start..for our inverter we wanted a low conumption at less cost. Same thing for the charge controller..small amps = low cost…the wattage is low for our battery bank..etc..basically offgrid on the minimum. The easiest way to go offgrid without putting 5000-10000 towards a new system..Yeah, I remember reading about the tower now..i thinl that works. I have seen the chainsaw mills finished products..it would be a reat way to get this done.for sure!

       
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      November 6, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      ..and also, for the record, I am no expert on any matter..hehe

       

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