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  1. The cooler came with the rolling stand. After the slab was cured I was able to roll that thing by myself on a runway of plywood strips. It mates up to the 20"x20" hole I cut in the side of my shop. I purchased some rubber isolator machine pads and cut some all-thread so I could adjust the height. Once it's positioned, I just lift it up on the feet and off of the wheels. It stands alone and isn't mounted or attached to the wall in any way. There is less than a 1mm gap around, but minimal losses since it just blows through. Any vibration from an unbalanced fan doesn't vibrate my stucco wall apart since it's not touching.
  2. Have you considered adding a small wind turbine so you can charge the batteries at night?
  3. At the risk of being too personal and possibly biased. ( I'm a dog person.) Here's my mutts enjoying their swamp cooler. From the top, my 15 year old Aussie mix. In the middle, our 14 year old dachshund mix. The last, is our 'new' dog, a 3 year old chow mix. Last year I bought this Mastercool unit on Craigslist for $500. Cleaned out the insides and put a new pump. Works great. Currently blowing 70 degree air. I had to pour the slab it sits on, which is 55"x55". I went a little crazy while preparing the 'hole' for the concrete and removed a couple wheelbarrows full of dirt to use around the yard for filling low spots, etc. I had lots of broken bricks and rocks laying around which I used to fill up some space in the hole I created. But even though, it was twenty-nine 60lb. bags when I was done. I had 22 bags on the premises and had to run to HD for another 10 bags before the concrete set up. Learned some things on that one.... I use a bleeder hose on my unit. All of the water that is bled is fed by gravity to the dog's swamp cooler, where it is used again. I just removed the float since the water is under little pressure. I also have a bleeder on the smaller pump and that one gravity feeds to the navel orange tree on the front corner of my property. I figure if I 'use' the water 3 times, then I can justify the bleeder system.
  4. Mastercool is the only way to go. Is that a 12" pad on your cooler Bob?
  5. Great gold Gary. It's too bad you weren't able to dig those two big ones on video. Maybe next time... Take it easy out there, it's getting warm.
  6. A near miss.... https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/nevada-dodged-a-bullet-when-65-earthquake-struck-in-a-remote-area-seismologist-says/ar-BB14aWo0?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=edgsp
  7. I don't know why you think we are 'sparring'. I'm not sure if you are implying that I 'found' the nugget at the tradingpost or in the area? I found this nugget almost 3 years ago on a popular GPAA claim in Arizona.
  8. I guess I just didn't recognize you in your 'disguised form'. Thanks for clearing that up.
  9. Yeah, those are what I was referring to. Hopefully we don't have any major events to coincide with the thing we are already dealing with.
  10. I was just wondering what happened to your otherwise good spelling and grammar. No worries. Don't feel the need to respond. Have a nice day.
  11. It wasn't a rhetorical question.
  12. Thanks Mac. I think I like the way it looks too. By the way.... Any chance you've been hanging out in Flint, Michigan drinking the tap water lately? Just curious.
  13. I imagine in a couple months, we'll know.
  14. I went ahead and let this specimen soak in Whink for about 9 days. It's a first time for me to alter any of the nuggets I've found. I 'lost' .12 grams of rock and now this nugget weighs .46g. I realize my pictures aren't the best. Still getting by with the phone camera. What do you guys think? Did I 'ruin' it?
  15. That's a lot of earthquakes in a short span of time.
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