Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty). Live streaming video at http://ustre.am/TM8N
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
drill bits, files, and a keen eye
Assembled the gimbal stand. Decided late last night how to proceed with a firm mount. Ended up having to slick out two nice round holes with a bit of effort for the pipe mount. The rig went together like clockwork - swings and tilts like a charm.
Just got delivery of 2 radiator fans slated for greenhouse ventilation and some oven knobs. If you are ever looking for a cheap 12VDC kick ass fan...look at automotive supply. These were 16" diameter and $27 each. People always ask me how do you control the temperature with a solar oven. A dial temperature knob on a solar oven has multiple implications. 96,109,72,0,B,0