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by Danux
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Food Storage
Topic: Cheese Waxing
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Canada

Re: Cheese Waxing

bacon&cheese wrote:How where do you get the wax, price?


I got mine from makecheese.ca, there's a link in the first page of this thread.

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by Danux
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Lead Carbon Batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Canada

Re: Lead Carbon Batteries

Man, there are some pretty lean days (City data) around winter solstice LOL. OTOH, that is a poorly optimized panel placement, if one were positioning for maximum power. It looks like the NAIT data is per-panel, which would yield some interesting numbers, but like you suggest, the data is not displa...
by Danux
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Lead Carbon Batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Canada

Re: Lead Carbon Batteries

Good data, it'll take a bit to wrap my head around the presentation. I've been trying to rationalize 2D trackers, but I think I will overgenerate with my panels at fixed angles, as it is LOL.

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by Danux
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Lead Carbon Batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Canada

Re: Lead Carbon Batteries

I do not yet have to buy, still have a few years, so I also am waiting to see how the chemistries evolve - I have time to research, and I figure there is going to be something excellent, with the push to electrify personal vehicles. LifePO4 looks good, Tesla's new 2070 cell is getting a lot positive...
by Danux
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Lead Carbon Batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Canada

Lead Carbon Batteries

Anyone researched lead-carbon batteries? I just stumbled on to this chemistry recently, they are claiming similar amps in/out, and longevity, to lithium chemistries, but at less than half the cost. They are considerably heavier, so not popular with, say, vehicle manufacturers, but in a permanent hom...
by Danux
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Food Storage
Topic: Storing food across temperature extremes?
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Canada

Re: Storing food across temperature extremes?

I've been looking at dugout homes that sound similar to the native shelters you're describing. The idea seems sound, although I would be concerned about the place filling with water as it warmed up. Most of the dugouts I see are built into hillsides, only places lacking hills seem to use a hole.

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by Danux
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Food Storage
Topic: Storing food across temperature extremes?
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Canada

Re: Storing food across temperature extremes?

A root cellar is a good idea, I'll have to find the time to make one. Is there government data on frost lines in Canada, that you are aware of? I've often wondered what the temperatures are, beneath me, as I dig deeper - how deep would you have to dig, in order to keep an earth-sheltered house habit...
by Danux
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Food Storage
Topic: Storing food across temperature extremes?
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Canada

Storing food across temperature extremes?

Is it possible to store,say, dehydrated/freeze-dried food in an uninsulated seacan in Canada? I'd say the temperatures would vary between -40C in winter, to +40C in the summer. How much variation in temperature can, say, canned food take? Like a can of beans, for instance.

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by Danux
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Food Storage
Topic: Cheese Waxing
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Canada

Re: Cheese Waxing

It was Kraft Crackerbarrel cheddar, just in a cabinet in the kitchen. Reaches maybe 26C in the summer. I would think that the wax coating would nullify and ambient humidity. I'm quite sure it was primarily the water remaining in the cheese that has given me grief here. Perhaps next time I'll slice i...
by Danux
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Water sources, storage and purification
Topic: Rainwater off a seacan
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Canada

Re: Rainwater off a seacan

Good advice. I hadn't planned on drinking it, but have a couple of purifying solutions available if I needed to. Mostly for irrigating.

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