Villiam Jones

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My soil ph is roughly 6. I got an incredible crop this year. I get a good crop every year but this year the bushes had so many berries they were bent to the ground.. I have harvested 3 gal so far and have hardly made a dent in them. I recently planted a dozen more blueberry plants. May be too much of a good thing. I'm in Western NC in case your interested watching my garden drown.





6 years ago
The Black Walnut puts the substance Juglone into your soil which is poison to many plants. I am constantly killing those trees to keep them away from my garden. I have one near my blueberry plants which I will be cutting down very soon.
6 years ago
I found a Inverter that will do 220vac and 60hz Here
6 years ago
Sorry I didn't even notice that. I would think it would not matter but I have not tried nor do I have knowledge that it would work. I did find a couple Inverters that would do both Freq. I also posted a question to one of the sellers since it should be fairly easy to modify one to change freq. Its only 10hz which is very minor. I would love to hear from someone with firsthand knowledge though.
6 years ago
I was looking at a chart not too long ago and I noticed that marble has a high thermal conductivity. I would imagine that making the box for the mass heater out of marble then installing the round pipe then covering everything inside with cob would make a fine mass heater. It would be much better than making the box out of wood which would act as an insulator as well as rot from the micro organisms in the cob. As for the barrel look around and find a Stainless steel barrel and I bet you could make a really sweet looking mass heater.
6 years ago
Building your own solar panels is not that hard. On Ebay do a search for "solar cells 3x6". You can get 40 1.8 watt cells for around 30-35 bucks. You will need tabbing wire, flux, buss wire, a diode and a soldering iron. Next buy a Solar panel frame for $35-50 and buy a piece of glass locally. You can get glass on ebay as well. You must also seal the cells from oxygen to prevent oxygen from degrading the cells. So look up a Encapsulation Kit as well. There are several You tube videos that explain how to put it all together.
So you can get a 65 watt panel for a about 100-120 bucks








Consider getting a European 220 VAC Inverter to power your normal Well pump. In other words have 2 inverters. One at 110 vac to run household stuff and another at 220vac to run your well pump. Search ebay for "power inverter 220v". They have a Universal Socket on them but if you look carefully the socket will accept a normal power plug. What I would do is wire the power to my well pump through a double pole double throw switch so either grid power is going to the pump or a plug that goes to my Inverter. Look up "Transfer switch"


A word about inverters. They are basically power oscillators and the components take a lot of stress. In other words they don't last very long. If you open one up you will see a long row of power transistors on a heat sink. Testing these transistors isn't that hard. Just unsolder them and test them with an ohm meter. So you might open yours up and get the parts numbers off the power transistors and get some extras. Either that or buy a couple extra Inverters. Or just wait till yours blows up, because it WILL.

How to test a Transistor

[youtube] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REW2lF0sb74[/youtube]
6 years ago
Thanks so much for your help. I will definitely look into Motherwort. I wish it was caused by calcium or magnesium but unfortunately its caused by a heart defect. I am willing to bet it is not helped by low mag levels. My doc always tests those when I see him. Thanks again. Maybe there is hope after all.
6 years ago
Are there any herbs that help with Heart Arrhythmia. I have a heart defect called ventricular tachycardia. I take a drug called Metoprolol which regulates my heart rhythm. Without it I am in big trouble. I'm worried that in the event of some disaster I would die because I can't get my meds.
Thanks
6 years ago
I consider the use of food stocks to run folks cars to be EVIL. Why? Its really simple. using food for fuel drive up prices of food. I wonder how many of the very poor in third world countries are going to bed hungry or mal-norished because Americans are using food to run their cars. After the drought we had last year much of the corn crop was destroyed, yet the Obama administration would not allow the percentage of ethanol to be lowered to reduce the impact on food prices. Even the use of non edible crops takes crop land away from food production. I'm not a big fan of gasoline but I'm even less a fan of ethanol. It also causes many problems for motors. I have a motorcycle in the shop right now because of ethanol. It corrodes parts, dissolves gaskets and diaphragms in carburetors
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2011-03-17-food-costs-world-hunger.htm
6 years ago