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Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:57 am
by Tom Kleffman
200# of beef chuck at $.50 a pound, and two boxes of five 17.5 pound prime rib roasts for $2 a pound. From a wholesaler for the dining out industry. <sigh> this end of the world shit is fucked up, but my family is not going hungry in it. take care all, eyes open, no fear.

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:58 am
by gadget
Tom Kleffman wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:57 am
200# of beef chuck at $.50 a pound, and two boxes of five 17.5 pound prime rib roasts for $2 a pound. From a wholesaler for the dining out industry. <sigh> this end of the world shit is fucked up, but my family is not going hungry in it. take care all, eyes open, no fear.
Awesome prices Tom!

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:48 pm
by Tom Kleffman
Yes. Prices are great for really bad reasons. <sigh>

Eyes open, no fear, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Tom

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:30 am
by Kink
Been a while since I've posted, figured I'd share my latest project - a quantum board LED grow light build! Got it all wired and lit up within 2 hours of the parts being delivered, everything looking fantastic besides one of the strips having 8 dead diodes on it ( :roll: my life). The picture is at the lowest voltage, believe me when i say at 100% with the dimmer it is so bright you physically cannot look at them!

Each strip has the following diodes:
58x Samsung LM301B 2700k, 16x LM301H 4000k, 16x LM301B 6500k, 4x 660nm Deep Red, 2x 730nm Far Red(IR)
The deep red + IR allow for the Emerson Effect, greatly increasing photosynthesis.

These things are a game changer and certainly where we need to be heading in these coming years. The total build cost for this 7 strip, 250w (1400ma, 24V each) setup was roughly $310 (Excluding the heatsinks). This will allow me to grow full sized vegetable plants indoors, but for microgreens you would only need 2 of these strips per 2-4ft long shelving unit and they will excel beyond your wildest dreams.
I hope all of you are doing well and staying safe in this crazy year we've had so far.

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