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Old 03-25-2020, 04:20 PM   #181 (permalink)
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It is amazing when one tiny detail determines success and failure. I do not have any idea how we could have kept flies out of our Field Expedient Composting Toilet, but they stayed below the seat...
I should have added airtight plug in the seat lid.

Was the FECT a mil-spec item? I can't find anything beyond WWI.


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Armies used to use "thunderboxes" or portable latrines.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:58 PM   #182 (permalink)
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Cheaper, better, smaller. They are pretty much a win win win.
It seems to be, but emptying their composting tanks while living in an apartment doesn't seem so great. I'd rather give it a chance if I lived either in a house with enough space to cultivate a garden or in a farm.[/QUOTE]
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Sorry, it was just a latrine, and I made up that term.





The shop light is barely shorter than the space between rafters, but then there is the part with the pull-chain. I tried hanging the light to a board above the rafters, but the string that I had broke each time that I tried to knot it.

I need to mount it and the surge protector, which doesn't have mounting holes, properly, but for now they are mounted on the pegboard.

Right now the Internet is slower on my desktop than it was earlier on my laptop in the shed!

I hope that it still works in my shiny new dusty office!
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It needs a skylight, or at least a transom light.
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What is the R-value of a skylight?
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I've a 10x12 shed on the back of the carport. It has a 2x4ft skylight (I cut right into the slumlord's roof) that cost me $20 at the recyclers. It's two layers of plexiglass in an aluminum frame, FWIW.

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I remember saying that the Internet was slower on my desktop (using ethernet) than it had been on my laptop using wifi in the shed, but Google's stopwatch says that it took a minute and 37 seconds for this page to load. Unfortunately, I counted 44 seconds between when I clicked "Start" and when the stopwatch started counting.

I cannot work with two-minute load times!

I had a client at 1pm and I planned on returning here and working afterward, but I posted here and caught up with the coronavirus thread. Then I decided to have a can of broccoli cheese soup, which at the time was the only canned food that I could buy.

Mom complained, so I ate it first.

Last week she bought me one of those giant sandwiches that are basically made with a loaf of French bread.

I just ate the meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, but I ate three-quarters of it with that soup.

Then I had about a three-hour nap.

I didn't have time for that!

I am going to close up here and see how much work I can do in my room.

Mom said that I can replace the barn doors with an exterior door (like the ones that we discussed earlier), so I could put a lock and deadbolt on it, and not need to move my laptops back and forth.

As I mentioned before, I would like to move my desktop out here and put a cabinet where my desk was, although I kind of prefer this folding table to that desk.

It has more space!
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If it's any help, we pushed decent signal 1300 ft on cat6, but then you'll need a modem at the far end.

Just put a decent padlock on the hasp of the door, not like thieves are going back there since there is always more money in the house. Having said that, if you have speed heads in the 'Hood all bets are off.
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Another vote for a padlock though decent ones are hundreds of dollars.

I'm reluctant to recommend Xist watch more youtube but check out the lock picking lawyer if you want to know how effective locks really are.

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