Buildings and Renovations, Heat and Cooling, Power Tools

Splitting Hardwood Logs with a Ryobi 4 Ton Electric Log Splitter

17 Mar , 2014  

Just before winter, my neighbour took pity on me and gave a heck of a deal on an used Ryobi 4-Ton Electric Log Splitter $100 Bucks! Awesome! The plan was to use the log splitter at the cabin but, the extreme cold made it difficult. So, I decided to take the log splitter home to the […]

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Heat and Cooling

The Joys of Moving Firewood Logs when it’s Super Cold Outside!

17 Feb , 2014  

The project for the weekend was to build an outside fire to warm some pieces of wood splitting equipment. The equipment runs off of hydraulics and the fluid needed to be thawed out. The logs could be split by hand, but they are over 24″ in diameter and the wood splitter would make the task […]

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Solar Power Projects

How to Charge a Generator Battery with a DIY Solar Panel, MPPT Charge Controller and the Sun

13 Nov , 2013  

The project for the day was to do some firewood splitting. Off camera, there was a pile of 18 – 24 inch tree rounds. They were a freebie given to us by a city dwelling neighbour (it cost $$ to dispose of trees in the city, most people are more than happy to give it […]

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