Joshua Plymouth wrote:
D Nikolls wrote:Consider much wider post spacing, with heavy bracing, and increase wire tension as required; crudely trimmed sticks secured to fence between posts can help with wire spacing and support some of the weight. A top wire that is thicker or in better shape can help support lower wires..
If you can scrounge old cable or heavy wire, you can run a top cable to hold up woven fence over long runs; I have a removable ~hundred foot run of 7ft plastic deer fencing supported by an old winch cable and tensioned with a 3300lb WLL ratchet strap... wire would be more demanding, but if the materials are free...
I am really curious to see this in action, what materials can you provide me with? All of my life I have always seen cattle fencing with posts every 8-12 feet. max of 15, and even that was pushing it. I always heard it was because of the weight of the wire and that cattle would push it and bend it, but I have some places in my land where it is a straight stretch of land for 1,000 ft, and if somehow i could reduce the number of posts throughout that, it would save my life.
Jan White wrote:That's about the size of our house. We've got a super basic metal box wood stove, about 15x20". I would hate to have that thing going long enough to even boil a bit of water in the summer. Even in winter, it's sometimes hard to run it hot enough for long enough to cook anything substantial without heating the house up unreasonably. I realize you'll have the mass absorbing heat, but still, it might be tough to make it work all year.
Another thing about cooking in such a small space is it produces a lot of humidity. And all your clothes smell like whatever you cooked for three days afterwards.
John F Dean wrote:I am not in favor of shooting stray animals ....but I have when they were destructive. You might try less restrictive methods first ...like pepper spray. Or pepper where they seem to be attracted to.
Tim Comer wrote:Thanks for the replies folks.
I have decided to skip the solar project. I seem to be getting nowhere in my design. I'll leave it at that.