I have wanted an electric chainsaw for a few years now, and when I was asked by my wife and son what I wanted for Father’s Day, I went with the Oregon CS1500. The Oregon electric plugin chainsaw was one of the few chainsaws left out there that doesn’t use batteries. I did not want … Continue reading Bucking Challenge: Electric v. Gas
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.
When picking out an appliance, a person in an off grid home is constantly asking, "Does this appliance have a phantom load?" A phantom load is an appliance that draws power when it isn’t being used and even when it is turned off. For example, your old VCR that had the clock display that flashed … Continue reading Phantoms of the Home
So what is all the hype about the Tesla Powerwall? Is it really anything new or just a redesign of what is already out there? Is it new technology or just new packaging? Let’s take a fresh look at the Tesla Powerwall specs… Telsa 10 kw Powerwall Lithium-ion Quantity 1 10 kilowatts of stored power … Continue reading A realistic look at the Tesla Powerwall
The goal in living in an off grid home is to manage your use of electricity and to get your household consumption as low as possible to be able to have enough stored energy in your battery bank to last till the next sunny day. LED light bulbs are a 1st step towards saving power, … Continue reading Electricity: Saving Power & Money with LED Lightbulbs.