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Old 05-28-2018, 11:18 PM   #61
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Re: The Riveteer Pulls Up Stakes!

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Ah, don't mention it!

Brian, not quite ready for move in. Electricity still has to be run in, good electricians stay busy round here.
And don't forget internet , we can't loose ours best reporter, ha.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:46 PM   #62
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Re: The Riveteer Pulls Up Stakes!

gina, got a question.

can you receive over the air broadcast television (not connected to cable or satellite)in kerrville from san antonio? i am testing equipment at the salvation army facility and without getting into long explanation want to know, ... if yes, can you get the close captioning over the air. dont bother with this if not convenient to tell . just thought to ask since you live in k ville.
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:57 PM   #63
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Re: The Riveteer Pulls Up Stakes!

Short answer: I don’t know.

Long: I haven’t owned a tv in 5 years. I’m not the person to ask!

Perhaps someone else out here will post up
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:22 PM   #64
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Short answer: I don’t know.

Long: I haven’t owned a tv in 5 years. I’m not the person to ask!

Perhaps someone else out here will post up
No $114 month cable bill? How do you survive. Gotta have my Bering Sea Gold, American Pickers tv shows, et al.

I was thinking you said something like that at that store we were all eating lunch at coming back from Menard tx. No big deal. May just pick this up for my diagnostic testing bag o tricks
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:30 AM   #65
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Daaaaang Girl! Bookoo jealous!
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:45 AM   #66
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When's the move date already? I know if I'm excited to see it in it's new spot, you've got to be going crazy to get it there.
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Hey Gina.... Hopefully..your lil bit o peacefulness is off of one o those nice county roads that dead end at someones gate...(read...lite traffic)

Nuthin worse than havin those pesky barritone bellows smokin up n down a busy road rite if front of your place.... (@2am)
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:35 PM   #68
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:13 PM   #69
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When's the move date already? I know if I'm excited to see it in it's new spot, you've got to be going crazy to get it there.
Still no definite move date (heavy sigh). Getting power is taking longer than planned....investigating all options...

Water meter was installed last week, so some progress was made...

Yes, I've got itchy feet to get out there!
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Hey Gina.... Hopefully..your lil bit o peacefulness is off of one o those nice county roads that dead end at someones gate...(read...lite traffic)

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Once you get living out there it will be a more relaxed pace. Work in mornings and evenings and rest in A/C when real hot. I am on my my 3rd. homestead in 25 years I don't have another in me and I realize just to enjoy the living. The work is never done. I made a lot of mistakes in the planning stage as far as placement, but it's all fun.
I started a brush pill with intentions of burning 3 years ago. The Red Birds love it for nesting. We have birds at our feeder and bird water / bath off the porch/ window year round and love watching them. The brush pile has changed to wildlife habitat. Enjoy the adventure.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:08 AM   #73
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Hey Gina, congratulations on your piece of land, I just ran into this wonderful news
it's a lot of work for sure, but it should be reward it!!!
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No thru traffic at all, short road with only two other homes. One is a retired chief of police.
Wish mine was as quiet.... But Im close to towns....Waco Crawford McGregor Valley Mills....so thats a consolation I guess

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Congrats! Love the Airstream. Wonderful area down that way. Is your electric served by BEC? If so, they offer internet services. They are building out fiber in a bunch of areas. Closer to Borne to start was the first, but still in the area.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:11 PM   #76
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So plan to build, eventually....

Unfortunately, my area is served by KPUB. It’ll cost so much to hook into the grid that i am seriously considering going 100% solar. Still researching the options.
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I had a generator and a couple of 12 volt batteries for lights when Gen was off in 1995. I was in Bastrop and spent all I had on land. I got an old park model trailer. I ran the generator for A/C and small fridge. and turned off when I went to sleep. Used propane for heat and did the same turned off when I went to sleep. If your Riveteer has a propane fridge, they use very little gas. These new Ice chests hold ice for a week. These new 3500 watt generators are Quite. Just a thought till you get the grid. I was running HVAC service at the time and would stop to get ice, gas and propane between calls , on company time. It helped to defer cost My boss would smile and shake his head when he saw the ice chest and tanks in the bed of service truck. It was a real adventure.
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Just stating the obvious: going totally off-grid for electricity is all about balancing battery capacity / panel output and draw.

As Windmill says, step one is minimizing draw. Does the airstream already have DC lights, etc? That'll help on inverter loss (but can increase transmission loss due to low voltage and high current). Are all lights LED? Do propane for everything possible, then buy that in bulk.

Step two: where ya gonna put the panels? Looks like you're covered in trees. Need to anticipate tree growth, too. Panels needs to be pretty close to the batteries, which needs to be close to home. 8 gauge cables are EXPENSIVE.

Batteries: these can be as simple as golf cart batteries (don't use car) or electric forklift batteries, or ones designed for solar. How many days of power do you want on hand for cloudy days? Or, generator backup for that? ('nuther thing to buy, maintain, fuel). And batteries don't last forever, so expect maintenance and cycling in new ones every couple years.
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Solar sounds romantic and all but unless she's going to sweat the summers out , air conditioning needs signaficant AMPERAGE. Something I don't think solar can provide. Could be wrong, if enough money thrown at it.
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lf you're on the crest of a hill, might be worth looking at a wind study for wind generation as an addition to solar.
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