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Brian Carmody

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Thanks so much everyone! Very helpful.
1 year ago
Hi Everyone,

One of my apple trees has what looks like a spider web/silk net wrapped around the last 6 to 8 leaves on one branch. Those leaves have become brown and shriveled.

Inside there are "tons" of very tiny caterpillars moving around. I've attached two pics.  I don't want to ruin a good thing, but I also want to prevent a bad thing from happening before it's too late.  I don't know if these are just a bunch of caterpillars turning into future butterflies (good thing), or an angry horde of caterpillars that will consume my apple tree and all my hopes and dreams. That last part would be bad, to clarify.

Thanks in advance for your experienced guidance.

Brian
1 year ago
Hi Everyone. I reeeeally want to build a rocket mass heater for my living room. It's a wood floor, with typical wood joists and a basement below. (Massachusetts)  I want to install the rocket mass heater in my existing fireplace chimney, but I'm concerned that I'll need (lots of) additional support installed in the basement to carry the weight of a RMH above it.

Has anyone installed a RMH in this condition before? What materials did you use to keep the weight load "light"?

Thank you!
2 years ago