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    Re: PV array grounding

    Hi Pat,

    Actually, I am waiting on the inspector so I can share my thoughts and hopefully get his feedback. I know for a fact that the rails must be grounded, along with the PV panels. Although, I...
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    Re: PV array grounding

    I agree Pat, and feel the same way. Something just doesn't sit well with me. You and I have both seen what lightning can really do to wire. They also did not connect the ground wire to the PV...
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    PV array grounding

    I have a question. I had a PV array installed, and noticed they ran a #6 solid bare copper around the array. No problem here since they used stainless steel clamps, but the installer ran the wire...
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    Re: How many Chickens??

    If you buy peeps, it will take them at least 26 weeks to mature enough to start laying eggs. If my memory is correct, chickens usually lay one egg every 26-28 hours, and only during daylight. So if...
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    Re: Roofing opinion and leak

    With a good volume of rain, I could see water rushing up under the shingles at the bottleneck point. Otherwise, I am not sure what type of membrane was used, or the proper way to fix the problem.
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    Roofing opinion and leak

    I have a roofing question, but let me start with the history. Back in September 06, my roof leaked. The roofer looked at the roof and the area in question, and stated that someone had put shingles...
  7. Thread: Greenhouse

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    Greenhouse

    My wife loves to grow vegetables and flowers. We tried growing them in a garden, but the deer, chickens, and rabbits seem to wipe out the garden. The fence kept everything out but the deer. The...
  8. Thread: Chicken ID'ing

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    Re: Another chick pic

    In the second picture, the middle peep looks like an Aracauna, it should have puffy looking cheeks. The peep to the left is a Turken AKA Transylvania Naked Neck chicken.

    On the first picture, my...
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    Re: Advantage of cloning?

    I was taught that reproduction and mixing of the gene pool helped increase resistance to diseases. If you clone an entire herd, then when one gets sick, they all get sick! You could lose the entire...
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    Power and grounding project

    I have a flat concrete slab and need to install a receptacle on this slab along with some lightning protection for coax cable. I am thinking of using super strut to make a square frame that is fixed...
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    Advantage of cloning?

    I keep seeing on the news how the USDA has approved clone animals for human consumption.

    What is the benefit of cloning over AI? Is it really cost effective for ranchers or dairy farmers to...
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    Re: Generator motor problem

    Got the generator fixed today. Had to pull the carburator off... I looked inside and didn't notice much, but cleaned it anyway. Darned if that didn't fix it! It fired right up, sputtered for a second...
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    Generator motor problem

    I have a 10kW genrator which has a Honda GX-610 18HP motor. I usually run it every two months... Sadly, I let it sit for 5 months, and just went to start it. The fuel had Stabil in it, so it was...
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    Re: Cost of replacing submersible pump?

    I have a 60Gal pressure tank, and the pump lasted 5 years. I asked the guy why it didn't last longer, and he said the hurricanes we had causing power surges or a close by lightning strike could have...
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    Re: Cost of replacing submersible pump?

    You are correct. It was the Grundfos 22SQ. The final price came in at $1300, so I was a little relieved. He replaced the pressure switch too. I can't complain, they did do a good job and were...
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    Re: Cost of replacing submersible pump?

    Thanks Egon. I had trouble finding 3" submersible pumps online. I found only one manufacturer, so it is hard to get an idea of parts cost. There are plenty of 4" pump makers though.......
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    Cost of replacing submersible pump?

    Got up this morning, used the restroom, and discovered I had no water! It was still dark when I got up, so outside I go to find the problem. Luckily the multimeter has a backlit display. I find 220V...
  18. Thread: Laying hens

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    Re: Laying hens

    Sorry Pat, but Archie Bunker doesn't do anything for my hens. My hens prefer to watch the Barnyard movie. It keeps them cackling when they see a bull with utters. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
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  19. Thread: Laying hens

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    Re: Laying hens

    It can take some hens 26-28 weeks before they start laying.

    Joe
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    Re: Getting rid of bahia grass

    Insects can destroy areas of grass too. Mole crickets usually eat Bahia and Bermuda, so I doubt that is it. But grubs, etc.. can do a number on any grass.

    Can't you seed Bermuda? I thought it cost...
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    Bermuda vs. Bahia in East Texas

    Just got back from a wonderful visit with some friends in East Texas. They just moved there and purchased a home on 20 acres. So, I was able to talk to some of the ranchers nearby about forage and...
  22. Re: What makes a better tasting beef cow? Hay or grain

    Take note of what Cowboydoc stated. He finishes them out on grain. Most of the 4-H market steer kids will graze them for 8 months (depends on breed on how fast they grow), and the last 30 days they...
  23. Thread: Chicken questions

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    Re: Chicken questions

    I let my chickcens free range, but your garden with nice red tomatos would be a fine treat for them! Chickens love tomatos! And they like to dig in the garden for bugs. Dogs, foxes, weasels,...
  24. Thread: Neoprene Cinch

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    Re: Neoprene Cinch

    I would also be nervous to tighten a flank cinch. Unless the sadle is far forward which might be uncomfortable for the horse... Then again, some horses are more tolerant than others.


    Joe
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    Re: what uses the most gas?

    BTU's generated is a direct result of the type of fuel you burn, and the more BTU's you generate then the more fuel you consume. How the energy is transferred in terms of efficiency would be another...
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