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Old 10-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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About myself

My name is John. I worked in IT most of my life but I am now retired and looking for fun projects to tackle. Right now I am interested in solar power as a way to save money since I am now on a fixed income. I am thinking about a garden next year and may invest in a greenhouse for year round gardening. There's a stream in my back yard that I'd like to make use of but I need to test the water to determine if it's safe for vegetable plants. I'll worry about it next year.

I've put a kitchen, bathroom and shower in my basement so I've done some DIY projects, but electrical stuff baffles me (watts, volts, amps, kwh). It's all too confusing. Anyway, I'm glad to me a DIY member and hope to get lots of helpful info from everyone.


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Old 10-16-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, John! I understand on the alt. power. I'm researching solar passive water heating and solar space heating "closets" before I retire soon. Researching now before "downsizing" from our 4 bdr. to a 1000 sq.ft. later...



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Old 10-17-2012, 06:43 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome John.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:54 AM   #4
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Hi John, Welcome to the Forum
It is a good idea to include your location in your profile.
Also check out how to Post pictures in the How To section,

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