Yes, a generator.
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:49am

A Honda 1,000. I use it for music and movies, and when required a couple of lamps. My living room is 20x36. At this early darkened hour my light is three candles. As winter comes on I will switch more to kerosine. This is living in the 19 century. And I love it. Peaceful, easy living. No hums, nor noises except for the patter of doggy feet, the sound of birds, a occasional cattle truck, or the sound of a storm's fury. Actually, each structure has a generator. They are not noisy. I generally turn it on in the evenings for a few hours. Cannot hear it running. Your house is more than double this structure. 36x46. The barn is about the same as this house. The guest cabin is 20x20. Am waiting for the steel to be put on my new "carport." But a holdup due to building supply company messing up my order. Rain on Wednesdsy. Tar felt is on just in case. The steel is here . The flashing was missing. Yeah, no pressboard here! What I refer to as a house is probably a cabin relative to what a house is. This is rustic with a big covered front porch, and a large back porch for a mud room work area off of the kitchen. I eschewed condominium comfort for a more earthy natural lifestyle. It keeps me sane and physically fit. I will keep the bitothane in mind. Thanks.

  • Well, if you're putting in another roof, use bitothane (sp?) under the shingles or steel to prevent ice buildup from even beginning. We'd have put it up the ENTIRE span of roof instead of up only 12... more
    • Yes, a generator. — PH☃☃EY, Mon Sep 18 7:49am
      • it powers up about half of the house in a power outage. The major systems: heat, well water pump, laundry room, overhead fans, entire kitchen, only one full bath (others are dark, lit with battery... more
        • I cannot tolerate noise for very long.PH👀EY, Mon Sep 18 8:38pm
          But this little generator is so quiet. And no need for a behemoth. I have two 1000s, one 2,000, and a Homelite 2500 (noisy). But I only use the 1000. It is way more than enough to operate my lights,... more
        • a factor, we have a setup we use for austere environment work that includes a couple of 60kw generators for power made by a company called WhisperWatt. Even those big diesel 60KW units are so quiet... more
          • Yes, thank you for the info.PH👀EY, Sun Sep 24 8:33pm
            But without any wiring, there is no way..... My little Honda is so quiet I forget it is running.
            • some very quiet small generators. They seem to be gaining a significant market share as power packs installed in semi-trucks to reduce the cost of idling to run air conditioners and such.... I don't... more
              • The little 1,000 is an amazingPH👍🏿👍🏿EY, Wed Sep 27 8:57am
                little machine. All I do is change the oil and add fuel. It just keeps on giving. It runs my kitchen lamp, my two living room lamps, my stereo and TV/tuner. Mostly though it is not used except in the ... more
          • and trucks are LOUDER. I'm not big on mechanics, so don't know why or how diesel tends to be such loud motors but find that amazing they've created a diesel generator that is super quiet. Well worth... more
            • Yes... most heavy equipment runs on diesel...Sprout, Tue Sep 19 9:20am
              But diesel technology has come a long way. I suspect it is a matter of balancing power to weight in various applications... Volkswagon made some small diesel sedans that were impressively quiet. A... more