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by DrkAngel
Jun 25 2019 7:12pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Week 5 - June 23, 2019 Summer is here! Tomatoes getting tied up. Will need to get more diligent about trimming "suckers" etc. Upside down hanging Tomatoes, green bags , in background, Will not be trimming Suckers. Hoping for wider, rather than longer, plants 190623_01.jpg Harvesting out most ...
by DrkAngel
Jun 25 2019 10:54am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... High Tunnel (greenhouse) progressing. Will be laying down beds and planting some, before end walls and roof are completed. Leaving 3' center aisle, near 4' paths against end walls, for storage, tools, bench, possible heated and lighted cold frame for starting plants? Large picture - click on ...
by DrkAngel
Jun 19 2019 3:11am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Just for Fun! Too much like work? A few pics to just enjoy ... Snap Peas flowers, remarkably beautiful from useful vegetable Fun01.jpg Strong, healthy Tomatoes, but plucking flowers to allow stronger plant before dedicating plant strength to fruit. (Same with Squash and Peppers) Fun02.jpg Hea...
by DrkAngel
Jun 19 2019 2:59am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... No Stake Tomatoes Last year, we built overhead supports for twine strung Tomato plants. Organic twine did not hold up for the entire season, trying 2 new systems this year. Vinyl coated steel cable, thinnest I could find, local surplus-bargain store had 200' rolls for $12. Polypropylene twine...
by DrkAngel
Jun 19 2019 2:49am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Week 4 - June 16, 2019 Onions, perfect for harvest as green, for cutting up in salads etc. Personal favorite is adding to Tuna fish or Egg Salad sandwiches. Peas and Lettuce doing well, lost a section of Green beans to Snail plaque, pick over 100 Snails from bed along fence! Dropped them in b...
by DrkAngel
Jun 17 2019 5:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 5425
Views: 384349

Re: new eZip motor

Posted this up for you before ... I run in series between battery and controller (with XT60 plugs) Fairly weather resistant, lighted LCD for day or night use. Volt, Amp, Watt, Ah meter < $10 https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gzAAAOSwQmJcdj9~/s-l1600.jpg Soldering is not the tortuous wizardry that you m...
by DrkAngel
Jun 15 2019 9:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 5425
Views: 384349

Re: new eZip motor

You do remember I tried pleading and begging with you to not cut all the XT60 connectors off your batteries? I foresaw all these battery problems and disasters and did warn you. This is only one more example of your belligerent contrariness that keeps making your projects so complex and troublesome ...
by DrkAngel
Jun 10 2019 10:15pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Week 3 Better pics Tomatoes surrounded with ground cover fabric, to kill weeds and prevent Bacterial Wilt, (caused by water splashing dirt onto leaves). 19060_01.jpg Strawberries, producing a bounty! Transplanted less than a month ago. 19060_02.jpg Peas and GreenBeans against the fence Green Onions ...
by DrkAngel
Jun 10 2019 9:54am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Week 3 - June 8 2019 Laid down ground cover cloth around Tomatoes. Should prevent weeds and should prevent "bacterial wilt" from rain water splashing soil on leaves. 190608_01.jpg Peppers, eagerly awaiting a full day of rain! 190608_02.jpg Peas growing, Green Onions ready for harvest and Lett...
by DrkAngel
Jun 10 2019 3:55am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

Goldfish, in moderate numbers do not require a "bubbler" witness the typical goldfish bowl, Koi ponds, etc (or the tiny bowls used to separate male Betas). Air to water interface is usually sufficient for oxygen transfer.
by DrkAngel
Jun 09 2019 9:52am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Homemade Battery Packs
Replies: 1614
Views: 414443

Re: Homemade Battery Packs

Had a wire malfunction of my Volt-Amp-Watt meter ( - no battery level indicator ) and accidentally discharged 2 paralleled Hoverboard batteries to near 30V, (3.00V per cell) - Yes the LVC ( Low Voltage Cut-off ) worked So, I separated and did a 2A metered charge on each to measure capacity. BMSed 36...
by DrkAngel
Jun 09 2019 9:36am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 30168

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

Comfort Cruiser is down, for hub motor upgrade, so pulled out my "pedal bike" ... 2008 eZip Trailz - Pedal eBike ~ 14,000 miles! Upgrades: 24-36V+ controller 11-28T DNP 7spd 20 >> 16T motor freewheel for 20mph+ from 24V Anyhow ... had to try my 33.3V 1kWh pack on it Proper pealing height seat adjust...
by DrkAngel
Jun 09 2019 9:05am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... Rain Barrel Woes - Resolved! ... ? Some were concerned about the rain barrels promoting Mosquito growth, so, after a bit of research ... it seems Goldfish eat Mosquito larva ... and algae, that grows on the inside of the barrels. Fish "feces" has got to be good as fertilizer ... ? So, a 2fer ...
by DrkAngel
Jun 05 2019 10:56am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Rescue Motor - Aotema (Wilderness Energy BD-36)
Replies: 31
Views: 3608

Re: Rescue Motor - Aotema (Wilderness Energy BD-36)

. ... SureStop replacement brake - $19.99 + shipping ($2.05 to NY State) for Schwinn Candis etc. Could be used to convert any dual brake bike to single lever(?), requires additional cable housing. Important to keep front brakes adjusted to maximize braking effectiveness and minimize SureStop pad we...
by DrkAngel
Jun 03 2019 7:03pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... 2019 Week 2 - June 1 Modest harvest of Radishes, Green Onions and Rhubarb. Pouring rain might dampen our spirits, but the plants are rejoicing! Most impressive - we had 3-4 inches of rain yesterday and all my "drain operation" pathways are dry and solid! Southern Tomato edifice Climbing lines...
by DrkAngel
Jun 01 2019 10:57pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: EZip Trailz LS - 2013
Replies: 214
Views: 30168

Re: EZip Trailz LS - 2013

At 14,000 miles, 2nd rear axle (from older eBike) dying, bearing cup wear through. Since I use this eBike for Comfort Cruising, I have decided to convert the rear from 24V 450w external geared motor to a simple 36V 500w rear hub motor. New oem rear wheel (without motor) costs about the same as compl...
by DrkAngel
Jun 01 2019 10:46pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Watseka XP Resurrection?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Watseka XP Resurrection?

After 6 months of it setting around, owner finally stopped by and I got the bike for $20. Just gotta order up the parts, will make a 36V 13.2Ah battery using 3 hoverboard batteries in parallel, in oem battery case. Can't build battery till I get the brakes! Too much temptation to take a test drive ....
by DrkAngel
Jun 01 2019 11:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)

the 75 dollar ebike! kudos for keeping the low buck mantra going. lets see some low buck/low power + high sweat equity ebike action! cheers, len $50! ... ? Will be adding a $175 1000w hub motor, so might be pushing $405 total including 14s 51.8V 10Ah RC Lipo (4 x 7s 5000mAh) Should be able to hit 3...
by DrkAngel
May 31 2019 9:51am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)

Toss the old rear suspension and throw in a quality air/coil, and a decent suspension fork. A good value one is the Suntour XCR https://forums.mtbr.com/shocks-suspension/confused-about-low-end-suntour-suspension-forks-640272.html Suspension is solid and excellent! Appears to be a Zoom DH suspension...
by DrkAngel
May 30 2019 7:00pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)

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by DrkAngel
May 30 2019 11:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)

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Info from 2006 posting

Liberty Stealth Climber.png
https://visforvoltage.org/comment/2037#comment-2037

Looks like I better go with the 1000w rear hub and save this 250w motor - controller for some Casual Cruiser ... if they even work?

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by DrkAngel
May 29 2019 12:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Liberty Stealth Climber (MTB)

Looking for parts-n-such for Liberty Stealth Climber - MTB. Picked up an "Antique?" "Vintage?" eBike for $50 https://visforvoltage.org/files/u331/443_long.jpg Missing key (lock is welded into fork) OEM brake pads (worn out) Battery pack - empty (missing) - will build own, but housing-shell would be ...
by DrkAngel
May 27 2019 10:13am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

We are debating the use of wood chips, mulch, pea gravel as path alternatives. Wood chips - to be cleaned up and added to compost annually Mulch - to be cleaned up and added to beds annually - commercial (colored) mulch = not recommended! Pea gravel - as permanent solution - requires washing-cleanin...
by DrkAngel
May 26 2019 10:46am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!
Replies: 161
Views: 9353

Re: Raised Bed Gardening - Cement Blocks!

. ... 2019 Week (1) - May 25 Harvested Rhubarb, Green Onions and (best tasting ever) Radishes. Most everything in Pantry section planted and Family section getting greener. Front fence given annual repair. Eventual rebuild postponed for another year. 190525_1.jpg More beds prepped and some planted....
by DrkAngel
May 24 2019 4:15am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 5425
Views: 384349

Re: new eZip motor

Battery pack reputed 3500mAh cells!
Without them advertising as Samsung or Panasonic cells ... I'd be extremely suspect as to quality and actual capacity.