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paul wheaton wrote:The well: I think that we do not make the call until I have $50,000 in hand. It might end up costing just half of that, but when they get 200 feet down and say "nothing yet - should I keep going?" then we need to say "keep going". So I think we need to be prepared. I have two people that have contacted me to loan some of the coin. About half. I do not yet have all of the other half. I thought that if sales of the new book and the cards were strong just before christmas ... but ... oh well.
My little tiny house in Missoula with a 16'x14' roof = >2.24 10x10 squares, would catch (62.34*2.24)*15 = 2094.6 gallons each year. I can do survival rationing of 1000 gallons/per person/per year.
How many 10' squares of roof do you have Paul?
-Fisher Price House
-chateau de Poo
-bee hive lean too
something tells me right now, this very moment, you have more than 2000 gallons of water per person per year for eight people just waiting to be harvested
paul wheaton wrote:wheaton labs is owned by Paul Wheaton and is over 220 acres near Missoula, Montana. It is actually TWO pieces of property, base camp and the lab. Base camp is on-grid, ROCKY, has wifi, and is where Paul and Jocelyn live in the "Fisher Price House." The lab is down a paved, then gravel, then dirt (some times mud adventure!) road, is off-grid (with our solar trailers), no wifi / spotty cell reception, and is where ant village is located.
Steve Mendez wrote:I hope this isn't sidetracking your subject here.
How far down would you have to drill to hit hot water?
I think there is a geothermal aquifer in your area.
The property that we rent a tiny portion of has an artesian geothermal well that supplies enough water at 102 degrees f and I think 160 psi to run a fairly large hydroelectric generator at the well head and then gravity flow through Tilapia raceways that produce up to 250,000 lbs of fish a year.