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I had a busy weekend!! My generator came in, I connected it to Natural Gas and my home's generator connection and broke it in for about an hour. After that I cut over to generator power, and I was able to run both tanks, my internet stuff, my blower motor for the heater, my water heater, the Fridge, and some lights in the house. I call this a huge success! I ran on generator power for about 30 min then cut back. (you are supposed to break it in like this for the first 4 hours apparently).

After that I started learning how to pour concrete! I needed a pad to put the generator on because the chances are good that if I'm using this it's not going to be great weather. This side of the house is a little low so it tends to get swampy and I wanted to elevate the generator until I have the time to bring in dirt and level the area.
Concrete Pad by Wiskey2727, on Flickr

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And of course you had to go 'fancy schmancy' with yer 1st attempt also huh.......WOW!
I am shocked seeing the 1-week growth video.....looking forward to the 6-month, and 1-year also!
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And of course you had to go 'fancy schmancy' with yer 1st attempt also huh.......WOW!
I am shocked seeing the 1-week growth video.....looking forward to the 6-month, and 1-year also!
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Well,.. The forms come off today - so we will see if it holds ;) I hope so! I think it looks really good. I'm not entirely sure if I kept it wet enough because I struggled with the plastic and ended up using wet towels but didn't realize the issue until 10 hours after the pour. It was night though so I think it should be okay. Next time I do this for a concrete BBQ pad, or pads for my garbage cans I'll buy a plastic painters drop cloth. That will work much better. The whole project only cost $25 in concrete! It was really cheap. Heavy, (5 bags, 80 lbs each) but cheap.

I'm looking forward to the growth videos too!!! Next up is the 1 month video,.. I have data for it but not with a still camera. I'll post it when I get to a months worth of still images. I think it should be only a week or two before I get to that point.

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I just got back from Masichuticts! I was out there for about a week. While I was gone the weather dumped rain on my generator under it's running cover, and it all stayed dry! Plus the Pad stayed above water which is great. Later I will install rain gutters but for now we are where we are with this. Yesterday evening I fired the generator up and all worked as expected under the running cover after I made a few adjustments to avoid having the generator shut off for Carbon Monoxide.

While I was gone my Month time lapse caught up with the camera not moving. Here is 1 month of growth on the tank:


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Yeah.....I thought they needed bigger tanks for all their swimming? We might have to rethink this? 🤔 🤣

I'm shocked Whiskey at THAT growth in just one month! VERY NICE!
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Yeah.....I thought they needed bigger tanks for all their swimming? We might have to rethink this? 🤔 🤣

I'm shocked Whiskey at THAT growth in just one month! VERY NICE!
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Thank you Hack! You miss it when you look at the tank every day, but these things really do grow! I love seeing the side by side.

I also like hanging a picture next to the tank that is a complication of photos spanning from the tank setup. It's fun to look back at.

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