[Market-farming] Solar Powered Inflation fans?

Paul A. Bock bockpa at plesh.com
Wed Feb 4 10:03:43 EST 2004


Hello,
  There is a company called "Real Goods", kind of like an old-time
Sears-Roebuck, we-have-everything-in-our-catalog, for alternative energy,
off-the-grid, independent living, and sustainability kind of company.
Another place to find good hands on advice and info is "Home Power" ,
www.homepower.com
 Paul Bock
Stone Gully



-----Original Message-----
From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Allan
Balliett
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 6:39 AM
To: Market Farming
Subject: [Market-farming] Solar Powered Inflation fans?


I'm looking for a source for a solar powered inflation fan for the
hoophouse I'm installing in the next couple of weeks. I'd love to
find something that is sold as a package, but, aside from that, I'm
looking for an appropriately low amp 12volt squirrel cage fan that
can be adapted to inflating the plastic.

I guess I'm also looking for a good source for solar gear. Suggestions?

While I'm at it, I should ask 'how many are inflating double layers
now and how many are going with single layers'? Steve Moore, the
ultimate 4-Season guru, told me that he's seen a vast difference
between his single layer house and his inflated house this season and
will no longer suggest single walled houses. (Seeing a 10degree
difference inside the row covers on cold nights!)

What's your experience?
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