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  1. Chic Rustler

    A new journey into homesteading "pic heavy"

    4 cages. 30x30. ill build another one soon and get them all hung. my old ones are wore out
  2. Chic Rustler

    A new journey into homesteading "pic heavy"

    finally started building new cages for the rabbits. hopefully we can get them hung this week.
  3. Chic Rustler

    A new journey into homesteading "pic heavy"

    finally getting things going on the homestead front. hopefully the late start wont be too bad on us. 10 kits
  4. Chic Rustler

    Alaskan's Life

    thats quite the view. if texas gets anymore populated I might move their
  5. Chic Rustler

    emergency heat

    this is a propane heater and a regulator/fitting combo i got off amazon. with the bottle i habe less than $300 invested. the 20 lb propane bottle will run this heater for at least 12 hours straight. but it has a thermostat and cycles on and off as needed so im betting it will go 24 hours per...
  6. Chic Rustler

    Psoriasis help

    i dont have a clue, but i hope someone can help. that sounds taxing to say the least
  7. Chic Rustler

    Wife needs to stop sending me to town

    let us know how it goes
  8. Chic Rustler

    A new journey into homesteading "pic heavy"

    ive had enough travel for a lifetime. i was born the son of a carny.(traveling carnival folk) I've made a different life choice, a sucker job as they call it, and im quite happy right here on my 3 acres. i got nowhere i need to see. I've been all over Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico...
  9. Chic Rustler

    A new journey into homesteading "pic heavy"

    air-conditioning, welding, plumbing, and an industrial maintenance cert.
  10. Chic Rustler

    A new journey into homesteading "pic heavy"

    finally got around to hanging them up. the wife will be thrilled
  11. Chic Rustler

    poor man's back up generator

    yeah. gonna make it a monthly routine to fire up the generator and power some stuff. just to keep it in good running order
  12. Chic Rustler

    poor man's back up generator

    here's the old breaker. I'm gonna say loose connection. seen it before with air-conditioners.
  13. Chic Rustler

    poor man's back up generator

    it's 6 awg on a 60 amp breaker, it's ok. some idiot had a 60 amp breaker in there running a welder with under sized wire. the breaker melted down and everything over heated. I don't know when it happend but that what I found when I opened it up. so i replaced the breakers that were melted and...
  14. Chic Rustler

    poor man's back up generator

    with the price of the generator, the costs of the gas cans, fuel, additives, and electrical supplies I'm up to about $600 total investment. you can't get a new 5500 watt generator for $600 after taxes and a transfer switch runs between $500 and $900. not too bad for a poor boy
  15. Chic Rustler

    poor man's back up generator

    I we t over everything with the wife on how to do it. and did a test run tonight. it ran every light and fan in the house and shed, the refrigerator, and deep freezer. then for fun I turned on the coffee pot (900 watts) and the microwave. with all that on I got a little bit of a flicker when...
  16. Chic Rustler

    poor man's back up generator

    so the top double pole breaker on the left is the one for the generator or welder. in the event I want to weld I'll turn it on and run the machine. when I'm done I'll unplug the welder and turn the breaker off. here's where it gets tricky. in the even I want to run the house on the generator...
  17. Chic Rustler

    poor man's back up generator

    after some work and breaker changeouts were are in business. I got a ground buss Installed, all the bonding straightened out and it's ready to go.
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