Richard Brown

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  1. Nope. I added the 2nd laundry room and just put electric since the other one was also. i would have liked a gas range but not adding a new gas line.
  2. Mine would top $500 in summer. That’s why we use the levelized billing. Well i got off of it after getting the solar panels. Its been over a year and I’m going to get back on it. It should be under $200 its an investment but I think its worth it in the long run.
  3. Thats my house bill. The shop is connected to the house. I have two laundry rooms. One for me and the wife in our master suite and one for everyone else. I’m retired kind of and home all day, i watch my grand daughters and work in the shop nights and weekends. I have electric stove and dryers but water heaters and central furnace are gas. I’m working to lower the bill but its been that way for 28 years. I’ve just gotten use to it. Lol i always say I could probably turn off the main breaker and still have a bill higher then most. It is what it is.
  4. All these shortages are mostly due to covid.
  5. I used 4 48” 4 t8 bulb fixtures mounted in the ceiling. They have led bulbs 5000 daylight color. the color of bulbs matter if you use colors be it paint or dyes. I had soft white bulbs but it made purple look blue. I timurned a pen I tjought was blue and when I walked outside it was purple. Lol
  6. Ok I’m back. After like 14 months I cut my electric bill to $200 a month. I lose about $28 a month on average because of that rule change I mentioned. Plus I work in my shop a lot after dark which hurts. If I could work during the day and use the two electric dryers only during the day I would likely save a lot more. I’m losing money for produced power not used 4.8 MWh so far since they were installed. my whole house generator paid off as well this year. Power was out a few hours one day but 17 for another. I have a 22kw generac. Power was always out here before i invested in the d
  7. I had one and sold it. Used it like twice in 4 years. I use my grizzly planer to flatten and straight line rip on the table saw.
  8. As for as a .5 micron bag I’m going to say no. Get the wynn canister filter. A bag filter gives you like 30 sf of filter area and the wynn canister gets you 220 sf of filter area st the same micron level. Its easier to clean and will not clog as often. https://wynnenv.com/woodworking-filters/ i second the separator idea. here’s my set up 3hp 2 canister filters cyclone 6” duct 30 gal can to collect dust
  9. A little background first. After always being a very close family all living in the same area. Hurricane Katrina dispersed us. My Dad survived Cancer but we lost my uncle, then my sister and 16 year old niece to car accidents. I had two brain surgeries in 2 months and we realized how important it was to get together more. So, we had just started a family get together once a month with 12-20 people about 6 months before covid hit. so today after everyone has been fully vaccinated we finally got together for a Crawfish boil. It was nice weather and a great day. It lasted about 6-8 hour
  10. Actually it is either 1 or 2 part. I like it because of its properties against water and it being one coat. It my understanding is that it bonds to the wood and or resin in like 3 min. after that it won’t stick to its self so as you spread it around it covers any areas that you missed. thanks for the reply and i will look into the Osmo as well. my son like waterlox which is also expensive but a very nice finish that is water proof. Great for table tops, desk etc.
  11. After leaving a popular forum that was taken over by ads, I tried to run my own forum. I did do based on only donations. After several years I gave up. Donations do not come in on a timely manner or consistent bases. I’m not sure why they changed things or by how much. I’m just thankful to have a forum available to use at the moment. .
  12. Somehow my account had the wrong email listed without my knowledge. David got one of the Admins to find and fix the problem so I could reset my password and get signed in again. THANK YOU !
  13. I needed to be able to cut and rip thick slabs. So i bought this monster.
  14. Anyone have 1st hand knowledge and a opinion on the Rubio Monocoat finish?
  15. Carving it out was my other option that I did not list. So no one thinks kerf cuts is a option
  16. I’m making a replacement seat and back for a antique chair. The back is curved. I’m making a piece that goes from seat to top of back and it curves with the chair back. my problem is I tried to make thin panels to laminate together over a form. However the oak keeps splitting as I get thin with it. So I was going to try and steam it to bend that piece is around 5/16 thick but again Zi have a crack in the middle. I’m now thinking of curf cutting two pieces on opposite sides bending over a form and gluing them together. any help would be appreciated. This is jus
  17. I still think solar panels are worth it. The rules changed here before I bought mine. You only get the fuel cost back when selling power back to them. So you pay .09 Kwh to buy power and only receive .025 kwh to sell that same power back to them. I’m still arguing my case with the public service commission. The power company talks about their power cost but Solar power owners have power cost as well. My point is check your laws and regulations first. still I have 30k out on 34 panels that creates more then half the power I consume, I negotiated Twice the normal credit towards the pow
  18. My electric was running an average of $350 a month. I have electric stove, 5 ton high efficiency AC, about 2800 sqft with another 1000 sqft shop. I have all led Bulbs and still have a high bill. i just invested in 34 solar panels so I’m off averaging and will get back on when we have the solar panels for a year.
  19. I’m actually from Chalmette in St Bernard. Katrina Made a direct hit and wiped us out so we have been here since.
  20. Actually I used the clips wynn sells. I screwed the filer to the box from the inside and screwed a 1 1/2 inch wood ring to the bottom. I use that to band the clear bag to. I cut the bag in 1/2 due to Lack of space. I have 9’ ceilings so its pretty tall.
  21. I see two things that could increase your systems performance. The first thing is using larger duct. You can increase the Suction by up to 50% using 6” pipe instead of 4”. You will need to step down to 4” by each tool and the fittings can get expensive more so if you have a large shop. The reason larger ducts work better is your moving more volume and stepping down at the machine increases the speed at the machine. If you just have 4” duct the whole way it starves the blower and the air speed drops especially on the longer runs. The second thing is switching to pleated canister filte
  22. That’s the 3 hp. I can try to find pictures of the 1.5 system
  23. A Anemometer took readings in multiple locations before and after the changes each time. I have to use the strap now to make sure I do not lose it. Lol