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Old 09-20-2020, 05:58 PM   #81 (permalink)
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justacarguy.blogspot.com: high school guys making farming stuff from used up tires... this is cool

Just burn the sidewalls. Unless you need mechanically stabilized gravel


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Frankly, I'd just cut them in half. Half the cuts and they'd go twice as far.

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Old 09-20-2020, 07:33 PM   #82 (permalink)
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I don't quite have that many tires.
But I'm am reusing some tractor tires that went on 24 inch rims as raised planters.
Fillem up with a mix of local dirt, local wood chips, store bought top soil and potting soil.
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SawZall? How much harder is it to cut the belted tread vs the sidewall?
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Old 09-20-2020, 11:53 PM   #84 (permalink)
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The saws all won't cut the bead ring. It cuts the side wall and steel belt just fine.
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When it was below zero earlier this month some tires may have been burned.
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When it was below zero earlier this month some tires may have been burned.
Glad I donít live next door.
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PNM rate increase. They wanted a 14.4% increase they got about half that. Word is they're going to court to fight for the rest of it.
https://www.pnm.com/0115-ew-rate-increase-request

Looks like we are starting to pay for that renewable energy mandate.
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Remember how renewables like wind and solar were supposed to be cheaper than coal and natural gas, because hydro electric is? You know because hydro electric, wind and solar are pretty much all exactly alike. Yeah that was just a lie to hook you into the renewable energy scam.

With this coming stupidity in the form of higher energy costs I will need to find ways to further utilize the coal furnace such as water heating, heat piping so heat my reach the furthest reaches of the house where there are split heat pumps.

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Remember how renewables like wind and solar were supposed to be cheaper than coal and natural gas, because hydro electric is?
'Member when nuclear was "Too Cheap to Meter"??

IIRC, 1954, the same year they put 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegience. That was my political awakening.
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That's when reactors used cheaper, more efficient designs and the military industrial complex was happy to cover all fuel related costs so they could build nuclear weapons.

Adding "under god" to the pledge I figured was to trigger communists, based on the timing.
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It was. I was shocked (at that young age) because I figured the Founding Fathers had written it out, not some Socialist minister sixty two years earlier.

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