Living off the grid?

Discussion in 'Non-Dart stuff' started by Erik, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. CraigB

    CraigB Best looking Craig B in the forum! $:-{P> Staff Member Site Admin

    That new one looks flippin' cool!

    (Oh yeah, and DAMN Erik! You're making me look young! :lol: )
     
  2. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    LOL yes to cool...as for the getting young part...well I am getting old! lol
     
  3. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator


    For those who like the blues and enjoy watching me make lumber for my offgrid cabin in the woods :) Here is a video of me milling a large pine into 2x8 rafters for the deck roof and 2x6 joists and floorboards for the deck.

    Couldn't mill this log alone on the old mill!
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  4. Plugger1982

    Plugger1982 New Member

    I love the whole living off grid and tiny house concept. I read this mag on my iPad. Well worth a look: http://www.tinyhousemagazine.co/

    (Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated to the publisher, just thought it might be of interest to others).
     
  5. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    I love it too but no longer live full time at the cabin (I'm there now though). It's mostly my home away from home when working in Omak (either running the sawmill or working for the phone company).
     
  6. CraigB

    CraigB Best looking Craig B in the forum! $:-{P> Staff Member Site Admin

    Did you see me wave as I drove past ya last week Erik? I had to go to Walla Walla for a couple of days doing a side job. Glad I went before it got really hot! I definitely prefer the cool (45 degrees to 60 is great!).
     
  7. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Not sure how I missed this but perhaps because I moved from the TC's back in 2015. If you ever do come by my way though, stop in! We live in Moses Lake now. So 80 miles north of Pasco.
     
  8. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

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    Guess it's been a couple years since I posted here (and 5 since I started it I think) and I might try to update a little more often in the future.

    I'm working on the generator which failed a couple months back (control board) and Generac has had trouble fixing though they think they know what happened now and plan to come out this week to get it sorted. I'm also installing new solar panels to boost my power production a LOT. I'll have 6 new ones on the roof when done and each is a 24v panel vs the old 12v panels I started with. So I'm going from 605 watts of 12v panels to 1830 watts of 24v panels :D With just 3 plugged in so far I'm seeing a massive improvement on battery charging. Once they are all hooked up I will have a lot less need for the generator in the winter which is the plan.

    Then I need to get back to finishing the floor, porch, wiring and the list goes on and one :D
     
  9. CraigB

    CraigB Best looking Craig B in the forum! $:-{P> Staff Member Site Admin

    Didn't know you worked in Omak either. I was there doing a job in late January. At the edge of nowhere! LOL.
     
  10. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Yup, I manage a large part of the Okanogan as well as the area around Moses Lake
     

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