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by SmartLikeTruck
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Energy
Topic: A Different Form of Solar
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: A Different Form of Solar

I clicked on this thread fully expecting to see Minto wheels, which is somewhat low temperature differential thermal to mechanical energy without the precision machining for a stirling engine. I've played with parabolic mirror setups, the tracking setup is where it gets complicated, if I was to foll...
by SmartLikeTruck
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 554
Views: 30581

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

In the last week Cast and fired 4" j-tube rocket core with flyash geopolymer ceramic, the performance isn't terrific but 4" and smaller j-tubes aren't known to perform real well without a good chimney behind them. This will give me a good baseline to compare the 4" batch box to. This j-tube was made...
by SmartLikeTruck
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: SmartLikeTruck
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: SmartLikeTruck

Andy F wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:09 am
How many hours is a regular shift these days up there?
I get an 8 hour shift when returning to the rig, then six 12 hour shifts, then a split shift to switch to nights then six more 12 hour shifts. Two weeks on one week off.
by SmartLikeTruck
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: SmartLikeTruck
Replies: 2
Views: 422

SmartLikeTruck

Hey y'all I'm in mid latitude eastern BC Canada, nestled against the Rockies. I work in the oil & gas patch in northern BC and Alberta (drilling rig). I lived in the southern Yukon for a good number of years, thus I have plenty of experience living and working in some pretty extreme cold. -58 C is t...
by SmartLikeTruck
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 554
Views: 30581

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

In the last week: Finished processing our pastured organically fed turkeys Made a metric crapload of turkey stock from roasted necks and backs. Brined and smoked a little roasting pig midsection that needed to come out of the freezer to make room for turkeys - nice break from turkey taste and smell ...
by SmartLikeTruck
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Mushrooms

I've not tried the cardboard method but I've had success using tissue samples of grocery store button and king oyster mushrooms on pasteurized grain. Rye seems to be most often used for grain, I've personally used wheat and barley and both worked great. I'm glad I stumbled into this thread as it's a...
by SmartLikeTruck
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: HAM/SW Radio
Topic: Portable Ham like I have.
Replies: 26
Views: 2893

Re: Portable Ham like I have.

USB programing cable and open source CHIRP software are must haves for these radios.

https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home

Trying to program them via the keypad is possible but annoying to say the least.
by SmartLikeTruck
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Energy
Topic: Home Heating in the GSM
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: Home Heating in the GSM

I'll be heating our buildings using batchbox rocket stoves. I'm starting this winter by heating my 8' by 16' workshop with a 4" batch box low mass heater. I'll probably move on to my poly-tunnel greenhouse in the late winter or very early spring to get some season extension. After I cut my teeth on ...