Margali's Griffin Wood Ranch

Margali

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I was feeling better so I overdid it, LOL. It was worth it though.

Drove to Walmart and used scooter while picking out new fishing rods. This time I was smart enough to buy a hard sided gun case that rods fit in to keep them safe. Then a nap before walking back to pond to fish.

Dominic with the single catch of the day. I believe it is a green sunfish.
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Training new sheep and LGDs to electric netting. Scarf and wetherby both took a zap to forehead and moved away. Poor Leo got it straight to the nose and ran yelping to hide in the trees. I'm happy he got a good zap and cringing at the same time. It's only 7kV so not super hot either.
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Seems low to me, too. I mean, I'd expect more. I'm no solar expert though. :old :caf :pop

While I have a couple solar boxes, the plug ins have a much stronger hit -- goats are challenging! Not like sheep. I get 12-13 showing on the box. For sure it's set me on my butt with an accidental touch!! 🤣🤐
 

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Here is 1st step of my next project, elevating the water tower. Bottom of tote will be even w midline of roof. For this I actually concreted it in.
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Math!
330gal tote = 2,752lbs
Tote is 40"x48" = 13.33ft2
So live load is 237lb/ft2

American Wood Council span calculator for #2 mixed southern pine gives 2"x8" @ 120lb/ft2 max span of 8'.
Double load, 1/2 span = 4'
Actual span will be 44"= 3'8" to give 2" wiggle room each side to slide tote into frame.
 

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Missed some of the calculation, empty weight of totes.
  • 275 Gallon Poly Caged IBC Tote: 135 lbs
  • 330 Gallon Poly Caged IBC Tote: 155 lbs
  • 120 Gallon Premium Stacking IBC Tote: 185 lbs
  • 220 Gallon Ultratainer IBC Tote: 268 lbs
  • 300 Gallon Stainless Steel IBC Tote: 424 lbs
  • 550 Gallon Stainless Steel IBC Tote: 650 lbs
  • 550 Gallon Megatainer IBC Tote: 570 lbs
 
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