Matthew Connors

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Acworth, New Hampshire
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I'll be installing a new dug well on my property in New Hampshire. I have found lots of guidance on the process, but can't seem to find information on where to locate the well.
Some things I do know are that it should be uphill of anything that may contaminate it and away from surface water.
Beyond that, what should I be looking for in where to situate a well?

Thanks
6 months ago
Are you a community minded person who desires to live close to the land? Are you looking for an affordable access to housing and land for rural off-grid living, art, farming, or forestry?
Opportunities exist at a community land trust in the hills of South West New Hampshire for self starter type folks who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and create something from scratch.
 
Offered is a shared raw land site for an affordable 3 month trial lease. If things are going well, options exist for a yearly lease, and even a 99 year lease on a personal site with access to 140+ acres of forest and pasture for sustainable practices.

The homesite is currently raw land without any utilities. Best suited for people who are self contained and willing to work with me to create the living support systems together.
Bring your tiny house, yurt, tent, rv, or whatever you have! A yurt and RV are also available, as we all see fit to use.

Fees and conditions are negotiable. Work trades are gladly accepted. Available beginning September 1,  2018.  

Interested folks…..feel free to reach out! Share widely. Be well!
6 months ago
Are you a community minded person who desires to live close to the land? Are you looking for an affordable access to housing and land for rural off-grid living, art, farming, or forestry?
Opportunities exist at a community land trust in the hills of South West New Hampshire for self starter type folks who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and create something from scratch.
 
Offered is a shared raw land site for an affordable 3 month trial lease. If things are going well, options exist for a yearly lease, and even a 99 year lease on a personal site with access to 140+ acres of forest and pasture for sustainable practices.

The homesite is currently raw land without any utilities. Best suited for people who are self contained and willing to work with me to create the living support systems together.
Bring your tiny house, yurt, tent, rv, or whatever you have! A yurt and RV are also available, as we all see fit to use.

Fees and conditions are negotiable. Work trades are gladly accepted. Available beginning September 1,  2018.  

Interested folks…..feel free to reach out! Ayurtdweller@gmail.com. Share widely. Be well!
6 months ago
Hi Christine.

Maybe this interests you? If so, get in touch!
Ayurtdweller@gmail.com

Are you a community minded person who desires to live close to the land? Are you looking for an affordable access to housing and land for rural off-grid living, art, farming, or forestry?
Opportunities exist at a community land trust in the hills of South West New Hampshire for self starter type folks who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and create something from scratch.
 
Offered is a shared raw land site for an affordable 3 month trial lease. If things are going well, options exist for a yearly lease, and even a 99 year lease on a personal site with access to 140+ acres of forest and pasture for sustainable practices.

The homesite is currently raw land without any utilities. Best suited for people who are self contained and willing to work with me to create the living support systems together.
Bring your tiny house, yurt, tent, rv, or whatever you have! A yurt and RV are also available, as we all see fit to use.

Fees and conditions are negotiable. Work trades are gladly accepted. Available beginning September 1,  2018.  

Interested folks…..feel free to reach out! Share widely. Be well!
6 months ago
I have this crazy idea that just might work.....

The idea is to have a heated earthen floor for my yurt.
Thinking that I'd like to put the yurt on the ground instead of the typical deck and heating the floor with a RMH.
Wondering if the idea is feasible. Please poke holes in my plan!




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1 year ago
I have a source of milk from a local dairy. I'm getting about 20 to 50 gallons a week. The dairy is not Organic, but is a grass fed. The milk is from cows that have just birthed and is colored a little and high in mast count.

What uses can you think of for this quantity? My pigs, chickens, and dogs can only use so much.
Thanks.
3 years ago

Terry Ruth wrote:1. FPSF are driven by world wide IRC code and/or ACE 32. ACE 32 points back to the structural requirements of code or a PE analysis, more specifically bearing capacity, plastic, and moisture indexes to resist the loads of the building, or, transfer them to the ground. In most cases, that exceeds what rocks on soils are capable of, yielding deep footing depths past frost lines in cold climates that exceed the minimum 12" FPSF. But it can happen on certain high bearing strength soils or bedrock. Soil test are recommended.


2. If the above structural requirements are meet, a sieve test would determine the needs for insulation. Non-frost susceptible passing #200 sieve or less than 6% granulars by mass = n/a. That is the first step, establishing a requirement. The second step is finding a spec that applies to these foundations or a PE, since ACE 32 or IRC/ACI does not apply.



I am sorry Terry, I am having a hard time with the technical aspects of your wording. Would it be possible to translate your post to a DIY level? Thanks!
3 years ago