Julia Winter wrote:Looks good - I really like the diamond pattern developing on the wall there. Seems like a good way to utilize "off cuts" (smaller pieces of lumber) without looking shabby - make the shorter boards part of the design.
Was it done like that to use up lumber, or just because it looks cool?
Eliot Mason wrote:Re: Water and the kitchen. <snip>
Thinking about water delivery... what about using a 275 gallon IBC poly tote? Its not hard to find ones that have had food (such as oil or vinegar) in them, they seal tightly, have a bottom valve and (drum roll) they can be picked up by the tractor using a pair of pallet forks. Thus the tractor could be used to drive a full container of water to the lab (or wherever...), and then, because its acting as a fork lift and can, you know, lift things, the tote could be place on an elevated platform. Now we've got water, some water pressure (or at least a height differential), and with two totes the tractor can ferry back an empty tote or there could be two full totes to feed the kitchen.
Things I'm not sure about ...
algae - the translucent tank allows algae growth over time does the tractor even have a pair of detachable pallet forks? and is it reasonable to think it can be available for this task? weight - just the water in a full tote weighs just under 2300 lbs, the tote something like and additional 130 lbs . I think the tractor can lift 2, 275 lbs. an external elevated rack - that's a structure to build, and move. do we have time to do that?
Jeremy Adams wrote:Wanted to let everyone know that the Adams family had a great time up there meeting everyone extending our
Circle of friends. We contributed where we could and learned some cool new stuff boys are excited about finishing some canvas buckets Ernie Wisner turned them on to (there finishing there tools now) and the skidable kitchen is now a few steps closer to being a full functional off grid kitchen. Thanks Paul and Joycelynn for the hospitality, thanks to Fred and clan for getting things rolling, thanks to Ernie and Erica for bringing us in on the build and nice to work with Bill, Tony, and Elliot. Thanks to the film crew Josiah and Tuesday nice to meet you guys see ya on thrive through.