Still working on it

Due to a slight delay in funds availability, I haven’t made a whole lot of progress lately.   Well, that’s not entirely true, the wood burning stove is installed and working, about 3/4 of the insulation is in place and the electrical is done.   I have moved in to the building in order to use the wood burning stove for warmth as propane is simply not economical enough in -20 degree weather.   I only use the propane heater now right before bed to help keep it warm overnight when the wood burns down.   I have not yet installed the windows, though I expect that to be next week.  At that point I will be able to finish the insullation.   I have also gotten the composting toilet, though installation is not yet complete.  I have to get an inline fan to vent the exhaust under power so that there is no chance of odor escaping into the building.   I have found that at -20 degrees F the router freezes and stops working, so in the mornings I have to go get my router (which is wrapped in 3 socks for insullation) and bring it in near the fire, warm it up, then go put it back in the utility shed.   I shudder to think what that temperature is doing to my solar batteries.  I think I’m losing close to 30% efficiency because of that.   I am working on some ways to heat the utility building during the cold part of the evening.  I do have some pictures to post but my camera is in another building and it’s cold, so you’ll have to wait.  More soon…

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