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Joseph Yarbrough

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Thank you for the post. My daughter is studying at Humboldt State - Environmental Engineering.  I hope this grabs her attention.  - J
1 year ago
Crap.. I saw something weird.. lmao.. I totally understand. Just trying to simplify your design...Cheers!!
1 year ago
Regarding the J-Tube grate weld, I would have made the pot screen round, slotted it to opposite tack points so it could slide up or down to fit any pot. Just a thought.
1 year ago
Welcome to permies. Where real down to earth life begins or transformed. Joseph
1 year ago
@Frank  Cool. I'll look in the permies library for other books.  Jsyk, I'm planning on building a tinyhouse here in Sacramento then taking it to my property in Oregon to build an earthbermed home.  After I get a CO. I will probably sell the tinyhouse.  I would like to be able to transfer the power gensys to my permanent home and expand as needed. I intend to go RMH, RMO for my heat. From what I know now,  I won't need much in the way of A/C. I'm hoping I can build a cellar deep enough where I can just hide out there until nighttime. All my lighting will be LED.
1 year ago
@Todd. Would you be able to share some details about your build? pics, plans, obstacles? I read that you're building in a no code zone. Are your plans engineered? Looking the absolute least expensive, diy( that I can) way to build.
@Jim Great looking home!! Im curious about the front and back. It appears that the front has one row of tirebale and the back has three? How tall is your ceiling on the back wall?
Warmest Regards,  Joseph Yarbrough
1 year ago
@Frank. Thank you! I have just two more questions.  I read somewhere something about ac output being cleaned up for more efficient consumption.  I think it was called a sine wave "converter"?  Do you know what I'm talking about and does the book cover this? And, I want to support USA manufacturing. Does the book cover this?
1 year ago
i have no clue what a min gpm would be to keep my fish happy.  i dove into aquaponics based on vague instructions that I have read. I live in Sacramento. Maybe i need to read more than these posts which is kinda where I wanted to go anyway.  Is the 12v book listed in this thread the easiest to understand?  I don't mind changing pumps. The only thing that concerns me is that going dc on everything is going to make it harder to find end user devices and infrastructure. I don't want to build something,  end up needing to leave my oasis for some reason or another and not being able to sell what I've created bc people don't understand it. I would be more flexible if I were in my 30's but alas,  I am not. I'll be lucky if I last another 10yrs.  So I think I would be better off going inverter route
1 year ago
Thank you Frank! I would like to get a small system to use at my home in Sacramento so that I can familiarize myself with the workings and get my newbie status out of the way before I go off grid. I want something that meets all the sine wave, monitoring, etc.. cause I don't know what I'm talking about stuff. I could start real small for a aquaponics system I currently have running 24/7. It's a 1/2hp motor plus I have a 40w bug zapper, but I don't need that on it.  May I please get a recommendation?
1 year ago
posting here and on 48hrs as requested. Thank you for your time. Also, I realized that I wrote "I have to know before I forget". How rude can I be. ugh!!
> I'm reading as fast as I can, but I have to know before I forget. Regarding a post from 2009 Underground Housing, did you build the structure pictured for $1k?
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> Post by: paul wheaton , master steward
> Jun 10, 2009 07:29:23
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> So I'm combining a lot of ideas from a lot of people and coming to a new space amd I just need to express it.
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> First, we have
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> Sepp, building a shelter in a day (above).
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> Total cost for the structure is about $1000 (two layers of felt and one layer of pond liner) plus the cost of the track-hoe.  Note that the soil is a meter deep over the structure.
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> And then we have Mike Oehler's designs that are in many ways similar - with light coming in all four directions.
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> Then add in the idea of the umbrella architecture:

below this was a picture of the dwelling