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  • in reply to: Central Ontario #64654

    No this was a wind farm setup. Each blade was as long as a

    transport truck trailer with a bit of overhang. Shelborne

    area is the windest in Ontario also the highest

    I work in an auto plant near there, they were trying to get

    us to buy the power. I also know of a guy in that area

    who bought land and thought he was going to build

    Ontario Hydro wanted $30,000 to put in the poles and wire

    to his land. First he went off grid 1kw solar 1kw wind

    ended up hooking up to the grid and selling hydro

    in reply to: Central Ontario #64651

    Not every windmill site gets approval There was a site

    approved around Shelburne not every farmer approached in

    the area got one

    in reply to: Off Grid, but keeping all mod cons??? #64648

    Batteries at best last 5 years just because you can get them

    at low cost this time remember that the system will need

    maintenance with battery replacement periodically.

    in reply to: Off Grid, but keeping all mod cons??? #64645

    Think propane for cloths dryer and cooking stove,

    When you use a dishwasher if you wait until it’s full which is

    energy efficent it really just a place to store dirty dishes

    and if you do them after every meal you use to much hydro

    Had one when the kids were small and when it broke after

    12 years I refused to replace it and now even my wife

    admits the house stays cleaner. Most systems have battery

    storage for 3 days windmill with a solar panel or 2

    1kwhr generation wind and 1kw solar is pretty standard

    3kw/hr * 24hrs * 30 days = 2160kw Check your hydro bill

    and yes thats only if the wind blows 100%

    in reply to: bild it your self (D.I.Y enegy) #64640


    in reply to: Central Ontario #64639

    Lost their contract from a supplier maybe, I think this is

    going to be a growth area in the future thanks to BP.

    The only seafood I’ll be eating is Alaskan King Crab and

    maybe getting a fishing licence. Let’s see do you pefer

    mercury or a drop of oil with your seafood?

    Would you have trusted the dutchman around power generating

    equipment or in charge of the maintenance budget?

    Here the windmill people offer farmers to lease the land

    $6000 a year for the windmill on their farm, 40 foot blades

    3 transport trucks just for the blades. What’s the farmer

    gotta do “Nothing” can he grow $6000 dollars worth of crops

    in the space they are asking for every year No so they grab it

    Maybe he’d lease the water flow and some land

    in reply to: Central Ontario #64632

    Looking a little north of Parry Sound trying to stay within 3 hours of Orillia for family. As for the hatchery only saw the real estate listing it as a closed down hatchery. Were you at an Ontario Hatchery, what kind of fish?

    I’m not looking to make it the only part of my off grid experience. I just want to raise enough to eat and maybe bring in a little extra coin

    in reply to: Central Ontario #64629

    Live in Orillia. Trust me there is not much being delveloped that isn’t oil based agriculture and anyone trying too much is hassled. New building codes require P-eng stamped drawings $1500 – $2000 additional cost to the average house and the worst part is you have to build to someone else’s specs who has one thing on his/her mind CoverYourA$$. Just helped a friend build just north of ParrySound figured it cost him at least an extra $10,000 dollars more than it should have. Defenetly looking for a unassumed township with no building codes.

    I saw a closed fish hachery for sale in this area and don’t here or see of much happening. found this and it makes sense

    in reply to: Central Ontario #64619

    Much appreciated catch the article in Todays Toronto Sun they call it vertical farming

    in reply to: Canadian well construction. #64611

    This would work for a hot summers day But here in Canada it would be useless in Winter. Frost goes down 4 feet and even -10 degrees would require a long run


    What are the building codes in this area?

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