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  • 44man

    Active Member
    MDS Supporter
    Feb 19, 2013
    8,696
    southern md
    The wife had me buy a 3500 watt inverter generator today. I am not really sure why but I figured it wasn’t worth asking why
     

    RFBfromDE

    W&C MD, UT, PA
    Aug 21, 2022
    1,103
    The Land of Pleasant Living
    Recently?

    I've had mine since the 80s...

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    Harrys

    Short Round
    Jul 12, 2014
    2,169
    SOMD
    Some USS Constitution Rum bottled by The Tobacco Barn Distillery. This way when the SHTF I will be happy and won't care.
     

    SpruceJPG

    Member
    Dec 30, 2012
    124
    Carroll County
    It's a lot more efficient to just run a fan directly off the battery, rather than laundering it through an inverter. Since I've got lots of 20V and 60V Dewalt tools, this fan was a no-brainer. Runs all night and then some on the same battery I'd use for a leaf blower. There are two versions. A slightly more expensive one has an AC port on it for using it with grid power, too.
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    I have the Milwaukee M18 version of this, and used it to dry spilled water in the back of an SUV. On a new 5ah non high-output battery, it ran for 13 hours and still had one bar of juice left.
     

    steves1911

    Active Member
    Dec 2, 2011
    2,689
    On a hill in Wv
    Fed ex just delivered a 10x8 greenhouse. Nothing special just one of the "tent" types but should be enough to grow things like kale and spinach most the winter.
     

    kstone803

    Official Meat Getter
    Feb 25, 2009
    3,791
    Ltown in the SMC
    Cool

    Then we got two acres of kale growing lol

    And a spot about 100x100 of turnips and two smaller fields of assorted green and for some reason two acres of deer greens to feed the cockroaches, I mean deer

    And by the way, I love kale

    I waited too long to plant kale, may throw some seed down this week as a hope and prayer. My family devours it.
     

    44man

    Active Member
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    Feb 19, 2013
    8,696
    southern md
    I waited too long to plant kale, may throw some seed down this week as a hope and prayer. My family devours it.
    Generally getting it from n by sept 15th is best but the old folks always said plant any crop before All Hallows’ Eve and your chances are good for getting a crop

    Just use plenty of fertilizer. At least 50 lbs of nitrogen per acre, figured the right way

    Good luck
     

    lazarus

    Active Member
    Jun 23, 2015
    10,805
    If a box fan draws 80W of power, at 18V that's 4.44A (80W x 18V = 4.44A) then the batteries will last around:

    2Ah battery - about 1/2 hour
    4Ah battery - about 1 hour
    6Ah battery - about 1 1/2 hours
    8Ah battery - about 2 hours

    I have a decent amount of batteries because each time I get a tool, I try to get it on sale with a free battery. This would also be useful in charging phones and smaller items.
    Don’t forget to factor that at 80%. You’ve got inefficiencies in the DC-AC inverter and voltage step up
     

    MigraineMan

    Active Member
    Jun 9, 2011
    15,950
    Frederick County
    Put the meat grinder to task this weekend, making sausage, ground jerky, and "bacon" from last year's venison harvest from the freezer. Followed the Bearded Butchers' venison bacon recipe/method as best I could, and produced a loaf that I sliced up this evening. Hit 160F with the probe thermometer after baking (was raining outside) for about 5 hours at 175F. Ran it for another hour at 150F just to be sure - might have over-done it a little, but there's about 45% pork butt in the mix. It's a little brittle, buuuttt ....

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    Took it for a test-fry.

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    Oh. My. God.

    That is absolutely fantastic. Has the mouth feel of scrapple, with a pork-bacon flavor finish. Tested it on Jr, and he gave it an unconditional "Damn, that's great!" Will taste-test with The Wife when she gets home this evening ... she's the acid test.

    You could eat it raw, but why would you? Might have to make a VLT sammich out of this.

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    Om nom nom!
     

    govwontletmebuycoolguns

    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    MDS Supporter
    Feb 3, 2010
    3,504
    DPRM
    Did a ton of yard clean-up and winterizing today. Winterized the boat, and exercised two generators. Used the last of my fuel supply, so re-filled/stabilized 10gal diesel and 35gal gas. Also got two empty propane tanks swapped out while I was at it.
     

    pbharvey

    Habitual Testifier
    MDS Supporter
    Dec 27, 2012
    28,100
    Picked up a bushel of apples in western maryland to grind into apple sauce
     

    Docster

    Active Member
    Jul 19, 2010
    9,582
    Some USS Constitution Rum bottled by The Tobacco Barn Distillery. This way when the SHTF I will be happy and won't care.
    I had some 2 yrs back and didn't like it.
     

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