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Jesse Matlock

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since Jul 26, 2011
Central Oklahoma Zone 7A
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Nice fix! I have a sprayer just like that. I was gonna have my buddy 3D print me a new handle, but i like the hardwood version. I just need some Black Locust wood!
5 years ago
Joy- a lot of your questions can be answered in this book
Hand Sculpted House
I've found it hosted on the web if you google it.

In it it describes each element of the cob, why they are important, what to look for, and different types of each element that can be used. It has great information on testing for clay, and also says that anywhere on earth you can find clay that is suitable for cob.

Good luck!
Jesse
5 years ago
cob
This book talks about different types of straw.
Hand Sculpted House

Although I have no practical experience, the best thing to do would be to make some test bricks and see if it works well. I'm sure it would, and its local, and best of all free!
5 years ago
cob
Hey Nathtan,
This group started as a yahoo group, now has their own forum. They discuss all aspects of DIY solar hot water and solar air as well. Tons of info on DIY collectors. I like the PEX or CPVC myself.

Simply Solar

A simple wood box, insulated with some polyiso, and a run of CPVC, PEX, or copper (if you could afford that). A drainback design would work great for the cold. You could use a snap switch in the panel to run the pump. Good luck!
Sooner A
5 years ago
Thanks for the quick replies! ...and the good news!
Jesse
6 years ago
Have a quick question,
I planted some onion plants back in Feb. They are growing very well now with lots of leaves, however, the tops of the onion are exposed. Should I cover these with more soil? Mulch? Leave it? Thanks!
Jesse
6 years ago
Thanks, John for the response.
Jesse
Is there any way we could have Previous/Next thread buttons in the thread, so we dont have to go to the index to go to the next thread?
Thanks,
Jesse
Hey Permies!
I found a nifty little website I would like to share.

Plantcatching.com

Its a nifty plant/seed/whatever trade/swap/offer site.

You simply input your address, city, or zip code and it brings up a google map where you offer up seeds, plants, edibles, etc. Its like a freecycle for growies with a map. Check it out, it needs more participation.

Jesse
6 years ago
Hello all,
I have been doing research into domestic hot water and maybe radiant heating for my home in central Oklahoma. I think the best idea would be a PEX/CPVC collector with a storage tank to heat exchange incoming cold water.
For a 1500 sq ft house, what would be the approximate tank size, and collector square footage for
a. 100 gallons hot water/wk?
b. 100 gallons hot water/wk and 1 living area (300sq ft) of radiant floor heat?
Thanks in advance for the ideas.
Jesse
6 years ago