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by tazmanddevil67
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Car and Auto Projects
Topic: leaking roof.
Replies: 4
Views: 16187

Re: leaking roof.

I'm sorry to say, Fixing a roof on a RV is NOT Easy Or Simple. I had to totally rebuild a Motorhome roof framing and reseal it, And put a new ceiling in after that was finished. It took about 2.5 months to finish it working on it part time.
by tazmanddevil67
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Wild Edibles & Natural Foods Discussions
Topic: Food Preservation
Replies: 7
Views: 13000

Re: Food Preservation

A Solar Dehydrator is definately the way to go for large amounts of Vegtables from a garden, But keep in mind figuring out a way to keep the bugs out while dehydrating the food. And using a 12 volt PC fan to circulate the heat evenly.
by tazmanddevil67
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Alternate Energy Discussions
Topic: ALTERNATE BACKUP POWER
Replies: 3
Views: 4925

ALTERNATE BACKUP POWER

I am really suprized that no one has thought about getting a old or used APC unit and disconnect the internal batteries and connect Deep Cycle 12 volt batteries in parallel for more amp hours. Troy it would be a Idea for your PC and Monitor, And a L.E.D. light or 2. So when the battery bank is down ...
by tazmanddevil67
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Off Grid Living Discussions
Topic: IS YOUR WATER FREEZING
Replies: 4
Views: 6292

IS YOUR WATER FREEZING

Troy just a thought, How about putting a Add on room to where the wood stove is and your bulk water tank will be heated. Also how about a heat exchanger on the wood stove. A bigger diameter pipe cut at the stove end so it will run horizontal, Slide down to where it is level with your window then ins...
by tazmanddevil67
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Off Grid Living Discussions
Topic: REGULATED HEAT IN A EMERGENCY
Replies: 4
Views: 6714

REGULATED HEAT IN A EMERGENCY

As we are seeing Troy's trials and tribulations, I will recommend a back up heat system. 10,000 btu blu flame dual fuel propane heater. My reasoning is when you leave and end up arriving later than you expected the Blu Flame heater is thermostat controlled. So when the heat goes out the Blu flame ki...
by tazmanddevil67
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Alternate Energy Discussions
Topic: ADDITIONAL POWER FOR BATTERY BANK
Replies: 9
Views: 10884

Re: ADDITIONAL POWER FOR BATTERY BANK

The Alternator of choice in my opinion is a Delco Remy for a 1977 Gmc Truck you can get a remanufactured one for around $30 at Autozone. Worked perfectly when I built a lawn mower generator I charged a almost Dead Battery in 45 minutes. As far as gas tanks go you can use a plastic boat tank, Or a 5 ...
by tazmanddevil67
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Camper and RV Repair
Topic: RV Exterior Improvments
Replies: 10
Views: 20858

Re: RV Exterior Improvments

We used to use 2x4 framing staked into the ground under trailers to attach tin skirting too, Then dig a mini trench to drop the bottom of the skirting in the ground to secure it. It eliminates putting screws into the camper.
by tazmanddevil67
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Grid Living Discussions
Topic: How to survive a power outage in comfort
Replies: 2
Views: 5559

Re: How to survive a power outage in comfort

Here's my take on the light issue, Purchase a cheap inverter from Harbor Freight or wallmart $20 or less. Purchase some 9 watt Compact Flourescent lights. Go to Good will or Salvation Army Store and purchase some cheap table lamps. And get or use a 100' extension cord. You could also buy a deep cycl...
by tazmanddevil67
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Solar Power Discussions
Topic: Solar + A/C = Atmospheric Water Generator
Replies: 4
Views: 11796

Re: Solar + A/C = Atmospheric Water Generator

A humidifier will make gallons of water a week.
by tazmanddevil67
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Solar Power Discussions
Topic: Affordable Solar Panels and Miscellanious.
Replies: 4
Views: 6974

Affordable Solar Panels and Miscellanious.

100 watt solar panels $169.00 : http://www.amazon.com/RENOGY-Monocrystalline-Photovoltaic-Battery-Charging/dp/B009Z6CW7O/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1383763516&sr=8-9&keywords=solar+panels+12v" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Troy could use the Leds he makes and use a bigger solder board to...