Sunday, September 25, 2016

Chimney holes

Deciding to just avoid all possible hot chimney pipe exposure to the walls, I've added a cement board outer wall:

There's still a gap, so I put cement board all the way around as well:

and then added a little extra aluminium at the top for heat buffering. Can't hurt, right?

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Rescued umbrella


Home grown umbrella pole attached to canvas umbrella rescued from the trash.  Creates great shade!

Gen challenges - carbon build up

I had to take the diesel gen apart yesterday, to try and figure out how bad the carbon build up was, and how to fix it.  It was bad.   This...