Buildings and Renovations, Other, Plumbing

Build a Basic Grey Water Filter System- Part 1

12 Dec , 2014  

The grey water filter system was hatched from a late night fix of a blocked, groundwater pipe. The main drain┬ápipe, which has been in use for 30 years, was 3″ in diameter and made from PVC. It’s job was to move ground water from the front of the cabin (uphill) and empty to the back […]

Plumbing, Power generation, Solar Power Projects

Changing the Angle of a Solar Panel with Whatever was Handy

5 Nov , 2014  

Decided to take the Friday off before the October 24th weekend and get some extra work in at the Cedar Workshop test facility (aka cabin). The plan was also to knock off a few of the items off the “To-Do’s list. In this video, I show the simply way of changing the angle of a […]

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Buildings and Renovations, Food, Heat and Cooling, Plumbing, Solar Power Projects

The Long List of Cabin To-Dos

8 Oct , 2014  

This video covers the typical “To Do List” for someone who owns or maintains a cabin/cottage off grid. You can make plans, but when you finally set foot on the property, you soon discover there’s a lot more that needs to be done. The hardest thing is to stay focused and finish the job you […]

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Buildings and Renovations, Plumbing

Roof Ice Rips Off Water Supply Pipe

28 May , 2014  

Had another interesting surprise on the same weekend as the broken wind turbine tower. The 8 inch thick ice on the roof melted to a point that it let go and slid off. In its travels down the roof, it managed to rip off the water line. The water line carries water pumped from the […]

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Buildings and Renovations, Equipment, Food, Other, Plumbing

Pump Water from a Lake to a Cottage (And make your spouse happy with running water!)

8 Aug , 2013  

Had a few questions from viewers on how to get water. Went up this weekend and concentrated on filming footage of the water system. We occasionally pump water from a freshwater lake to the cabin. Maybe once during each 3 days stay. The cabin/cottage is on a remote mountain lake and doesn’t have access to […]

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Appliances, Buildings and Renovations, Plumbing, Woodworking

4 Day Mini Laundry, Washer and Dryer Project

19 Jun , 2013  

This project takes place on the home front. Had to work through the weekend and get the space ready for the new stacking washer and dryer unit. Since the 10 year Kenmore washer packed it in and we live 90 percent on the second floor of our home, we decided to move the laundry units […]

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