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by Frozenoem
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: TV and computer monitor you can run on 12V
Replies: 3
Views: 10040

Re: TV and computer monitor you can run on 12V

Even Walmart has 12Volt up to 32" I believe it's been awhile since I considered one. Last time I checked the requirements in amps for draw said, it was easier using a 1500Watt inverter and just using an AC tv, for 20 amps total pull from battery. You can gain useful insight just trying different You...
by Frozenoem
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Winter is coming! Discussion for heating and insulating
Replies: 5
Views: 11280

Re: Winter is coming! Discussion for heating and insulating

I've been in perpetual insulation and heating mode since 1989 in my Maine house - on grid. My Maine Camps - 2005 - off grid. Thus far for the house, low e, dbl. pane windows and storm windows. Doors are steel foam filled, with entry storm door. Garage unheated but, has 6" fiberglass batts and foam C...
by Frozenoem
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Solar Power Discussions
Topic: Your solar panel to Battery bank...
Replies: 1
Views: 5880

Your solar panel to Battery bank...

Troy, I think I've asked a few times for an answer to this question, using my limited knowledge of solar. I believe I've watched all your videos and just can't ascertain what I'd like answered from them. What is the greatest distance between your solar panels (say past the chickens. down by the old ...
by Frozenoem
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Off Grid Toilets
Replies: 14
Views: 16145

Re: Off Grid Toilets

I'd be curious to find out what they would say to your having a "natureshead" or "airhead" store bought composting toilet and a graywater only drywell capable of handling 800-1000 gallons of sinks/tub/water. Wonder if the requirement for above would shrink from septic to graywatewr or drywell with t...
by Frozenoem
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Off Grid Toilets
Replies: 14
Views: 16145

Re: Off Grid Toilets

I can't see anyone being charged $5000 for a perc test? Sounds like your friend had a septic system designed by a licensed professional. Shucks, in Maine perc test isn't required just the design by the licensed site evaluator, and a pass off on the design by a plumbing inspector. We're still allowed...
by Frozenoem
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Troy mouse problem
Replies: 5
Views: 6663

Re: Troy mouse problem

I've used the bucket of death and it works. I can also testify to seeing it used for 20-30 mice per day in a state park. It works best within the house/camp or log cabin. For a slower alternative you might try "ALittle Bite'll Do Them" that's a mouse/rat killer sold at Aubuchon's or Farmers supply s...
by Frozenoem
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Off Grid Toilets
Replies: 14
Views: 16145

Re: Off Grid Toilets

Thought I hit preview but, guess I hit submit on the last one. Is the info you're working off of written codes or have you asked the local regulator for an explanation of the codes. have they offered to do an LTAR or percolation test for them to decide if you really need a 1000gal septic tank, and 1...
by Frozenoem
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Off Grid Toilets
Replies: 14
Views: 16145

Re: Off Grid Toilets

Are you planning to put your tiny home in a wetland?? Have you researched the 'percolation" for your soil or has the county. 1000 Gallon leach field is what most would use for a 4 bedroom house. How large a septic tank are they saying you require for this house you're building. And if it's just a ma...
by Frozenoem
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Off Grid Toilets
Replies: 14
Views: 16145

Re: Off Grid Toilets

I believe I saw a picture of their humanure (same as your old RV video) toilet and it was quite similar, please don't ask me for a webpage - it started on tinyhomes and progressed to I know not where. I realize that Ithaca is probably a different county to you (It's been 30 years since I've wanted t...
by Frozenoem
Fri May 30, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: Off Grid Toilets
Replies: 14
Views: 16145

Re: Off Grid Toilets

I was reading an article about a AARP friend's tiny home build, and you know how surfing works - there are other off-grid users in NY who have composting toilets in use. Thought you might by interested in knowing some are used around the corner from Ithaca and the college at a $59 night b&b called K...