Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Geodome with snow

Dome on 2/28/12

Working on the second set of plant trays but I ran out of material.

Most of the buckets were seeded on 2/10/12 and on 2/26/12 all most all of the
seeded pots had sprouted and had their first set of leafs.

Bike Trailer

I have wanted to make a bike trailer for larger items like recycling trips, straw bales or anything to big to carry in my backpack.
35 bucks worth of wood and angle iron
20 bucks on pipes, clamps and a swivel caster
I had tubing, bike wheels and screws laying around.

Trailer hitch made from 3/4" galvanized pipe, four pipe clamps, a swivel caster and thick tubing to protect the frame from damage.

Six1.5"x2.5" studs and angle iron.

Angle iron cut to 6" long, slotted for wheels and drilled mounting holes.

A swivel caster makes a great trailer hitch.

Trailer frame assembled with wheels.

Plywood bed attached, the cart is 30"x63" and weighs at least 50 lbs.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Aquaponic Geodesic Dome Green House

1000 gallon tank

Mocking up trays

Attaching the skin

Adding the second layer

Mixing cob in bath tub, a mixture of soil from the yard, sand and straw.

Sealing the perimeter with cob

Dome completely sealed

water tank and filter trays

Rocket mass heater and compost bins

Water gets pumped up, filtered in tank of stone and piped down to plant trays

3 gallon buckets with 50/50 mix of ground coco husk and composted manure mix

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