When I mention I live off grid, many people suggest that it must be tough living without running water and electricity. Huh? I have both running water and electricity. In the following video, I decided to give a tour of our new and improved water system. We have pressurized running water between 30 and 50 … Continue reading Tour our Off Grid Water System
When the pump failed, I knew I had to change it before I left for work. If I left the house before changing the cistern pump, my family would be without water for the day. Unless they hand bucketed it from the cistern. This was an early morning emergency that turned out well considering. Behind … Continue reading Cistern Pump Quick Change
This is my final post on the snowplow this year. It has been a battle with the carburetor, battery and electrical system, as well as a replacement of the entire pump and motor assembly. I am happy to say the snowplow truck functioned the entire season without a major break down unlike the 1st and … Continue reading Snowplow Success!
It was the second day after Christmas, and it was quiet all through the house as my son was watching his new Brady Bunch Season 1 DVD while Ma and Pa sipped coffee from the couch. Then rose a bang and an “Oh, no!” with such a clatter as the DVD player slipped to the … Continue reading A broken Christmas present becomes a learning tool for both my son and me.
Have I got a deal for you? A cheap snowplow truck that is aged, but still looks good. The engine runs, the plow blade lifts and turns. Reality Check: The plow truck cannot go into first gear. The mechanic during the transmission build discovered the flywheel is the wrong size and causes a shudder throughout … Continue reading Life issues today, solve problems of tomorrow
For years, I have done most of my own mechanical work on my vehicles. Since I moved to N. Idaho and the shop/garage keeps getting put off for other priorities, I have taken my vehicles to the mechanic in town. However, when it came to the old farm truck radiator, I couldn't justify seeing a … Continue reading Old Farm Truck New Radiator Warning!
Money… it seems to be the main driving force that built civilization. It also seems to be what people are most worried about. The phrase “death by a thousand cuts,” describes many people’s financial burdens by over extending credit, which our society in America has made all too easy to do. However, the phrase can … Continue reading Saving Money on Your Electric Bill with DIY Plumbing.