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Old 10-13-2010, 05:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Darin, I bet you could get half the neighborhood to pitch in helping you out on working on the garage, so you're not doing it all yourself.
So precient!

One of the neighbours offered to rake my leaves!! (So he can have them for his garden & composter.)

I gave him permission.

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Old 10-13-2010, 07:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So precient!

One of the neighbours offered to rake my leaves!! (So he can have them for his garden & composter.)

I gave him permission.
This is why, when I finally get my own home, I want to install both an outdoor boiler and a biomass incinerator/generator.

Leaves and grass clippings, etc, are abundant here in the country. Free fuel!

And it'll be better for me to burn them in an incinerator, than have the neighbors burning them in the open.
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Would painting it bright pink score you any points with the neighbors?

The location looks sunny, so maybe a solar-air heater for starters? Did the building come with any tools/machines that may be of help when modding?

We are all willing to pitch in (virtually) - just start a thread on EcoRenovator
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It gets better! Another neighbour offered to clear snow this winter in exchange for a place to park a vehicle (there's room at the end of my driveway). Leaf raking: check! Snow clearing: check! Now just need someone to offer to mow the grass...

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Yeah - I'll probably start a thread on ER.

It is relatively sunny. I'm adding a small array for photovoltaic power this week. I don't have grid power, and had most of the parts for a basic PV system, so figured why not?

I have extra batteries from project ForkenSwift, and I picked up a 1500 watt inverter on sale last week. I'll be able to run almost all my tools except the welder. Actually, I should be able to run it on everything but the highest power setting.
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I think the simple solution for this is a North American EcoModder House-Fix-Up-Meet-Up!

Unfortunately I already know I can't make it, but I'll offer to buy some sort of foodstuff for the helpers
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It gets better! Another neighbour offered to clear snow this winter in exchange for a place to park a vehicle (there's room at the end of my driveway). Leaf raking: check! Snow clearing: check! Now just need someone to offer to mow the grass...

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Leave that to the Google-Goats :

Google hires goats to cut grass - Telegraph

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Old 10-19-2010, 01:51 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:20 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I've got 2000sq ft (13 full size cars!) rented at the moment..

All that seems to have happened is that both myself and my mate (with whom I share the rent) have parked various cars there, awaiting the glory of the "Completed project!"

I have, at the moment..

1x 320 Bmw e30, awaiting a complete overhaul- sitting on tyres

1x 325 BMW e30 awaiting a 3.5 m30 conversion (it'll be my drift/track car)

The Saab as a daily driver (need to get cracking on a WAI before winter arrives!)

The Burd's Clio

The Burd asking for mk 1 Golf/rabbit cabrio...

Not to mention the unit is 180 mile round trip from my new flat..


Therefore I know what you mean about "too many projects!"

We lost almost 2 months cleaning and painting the unit before we moved stuff in- nice to have a pleasant workplace-

we have electricity, running watter , sink and a fridge in the unit, plus a toilet at the end of the access corridor. I'm tempted to get a cheap caravan and stay there over the weekends..
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There is no such thing as too many projects! There is such thing as not enough free time and money though.
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There is no such thing as too many projects! There is such thing as not enough free time and money though.
There is such a thing..

I currently have 4x the projects my income can support!

although the superduper hypermiletastic scab is saving me some pennies

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