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ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: May 12, 2021 - 8:08pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


I hope so. Haven't pulled the cover off of it yet and haven't tracked down the manual online yet either. The actual circuit breaker on the house isn't tripping... when I press Start, the Pump Start Relay kicks in, so it's sending juice.


Oh. After the rewiring (this part done by a pro) the pump start relay and the pump itself are on different circuits. So hearing the relay clunk on was no assurance that the pump was getting power. I'm not sure how that works. Maybe the low voltage signal from the timer causes the relay to flop open *clunk* and that's all I'm hearing; there's still no power to it. That must be it. The breaker did trip for some reason (we were hoping to cure that with the rewire) but it wasn't out of position or showing red in the little window, so it's not my fault... I did look! Happily, I only spent maybe 5 minutes doing the troubleshooting (was raining/muddy etc earlier in the week) before discovering the problem.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: May 11, 2021 - 6:12pm

 westslope wrote:
Am not interested in xeriscape but would love to find an alternative ground cover to typical lawn grasses.  



We're hoping the clover does well. My grandma used to have it and I hated it as a little kid because it attracted bees. Now I want it because it attracts bees.

Evidently, lots of lawns were clover and grass mixed; the clover puts nitrogen back into the soil. But it fell out of favor because the new broadleaf herbicides they sold to kill dandelions also killed the clover. 

edit: lol oh 
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Posted: May 11, 2021 - 11:33am

 GeneP59 wrote:

I saw this product on PBS Garden Smart last week I think.

The secret is in the roots! It’s grows 12” to 40” roots. Pearl's Premium patent-pending seed mixtures grow very deep roots after one year. As a result, a properly installed and maintained Pearl’s Premium 



Yes! I was gonna mention this. Pearl's Premium was developed in my home town. According to the Website, you water the lawn for a month and then seldom or never water again. You cut it once a month. The grass is also drought-resistant. 

You could also try clover. Apparently that's what most American lawns had before the lawn grass industry came along...
black321

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Posted: May 11, 2021 - 10:30am

 westslope wrote:

We have experimented with tall fescue as an alternative but so far I am not impressed.  It was purchased from a seed company located in Greater Vancouver near the coast.  Perhaps not the best choice for the hot semi-arid interior where we live.

Am not interested in xeriscape but would love to find an alternative ground cover to typical lawn grasses.  



Asphalt works great

westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: May 11, 2021 - 10:19am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Fescue is okay
but isn't as drought tolerant as Kentucky blue. We've overseeded with clover to try to reduce mowings although our eGo mower is sweet and no one avoids that chore.

We also have a lot of trees/shrubs/plantings etc. so even if we went xeriscape otherwise, ... it would need watering.

We have experimented with tall fescue as an alternative but so far I am not impressed.  It was purchased from a seed company located in Greater Vancouver near the coast.  Perhaps not the best choice for the hot semi-arid interior where we live.

Am not interested in xeriscape but would love to find an alternative ground cover to typical lawn grasses.  

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: May 11, 2021 - 9:39am

 miamizsun wrote:


consider a different low gro & mow grass seed too

fescue much?


Fescue is okay but isn't as drought tolerant as Kentucky blue. We've overseeded with clover to try to reduce mowings although our eGo mower is sweet and no one avoids that chore.

We also have a lot of trees/shrubs/plantings etc. so even if we went xeriscape otherwise, ... it would need watering.
GeneP59

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Posted: May 11, 2021 - 8:59am

I saw this product on PBS Garden Smart last week I think.

The secret is in the roots! It’s grows 12” to 40” roots. Pearl's Premium patent-pending seed mixtures grow very deep roots after one year. As a result, a properly installed and maintained Pearl’s Premium 
miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 11, 2021 - 4:26am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


I hope so. Haven't pulled the cover off of it yet and haven't tracked down the manual online yet either. The actual circuit breaker on the house isn't tripping... when I press Start, the Pump Start Relay kicks in, so it's sending juice.


consider a different low gro & mow grass seed too

fescue much?
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: May 10, 2021 - 4:07pm

 westslope wrote:

I love the following blurb from the Wyze Sprinkler website:  A green yard doesn’t have to be hard

Right.  Yard irrigation irritation systems are not hard.  OK.  If you say so.  

I don't know about the rest of you but no matter how well set up the system is, it always seems to take hours upon hours of fiddling, adjustment and sometimes component replacement every spring.


Fixed for you

westslope

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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 2:13pm

I love the following blurb from the Wyze Sprinkler website:  A green yard doesn’t have to be hard

Right.  Yard irrigation systems are not hard.  OK.  If you say so.  

I don't know about the rest of you but no matter how well set up the system is, it always seems to take hours upon hours of fiddling, adjustment and sometimes component replacement every spring.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 9:27am

 islander wrote:


Does the pump have a circuit breaker? A lot of them do with a thermal trip if it gets hot from running dry.



I hope so. Haven't pulled the cover off of it yet and haven't tracked down the manual online yet either. The actual circuit breaker on the house isn't tripping... when I press Start, the Pump Start Relay kicks in, so it's sending juice.
islander

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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 9:12am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Good:
Installed a Wyze sprinkler controller yesterday, got the pump primed for the first time, ran all zones, didn't find any leaks (there's usually some water somewhere that freezes and bursts a sprinkler over the winter), had lots of fun starting the sprinklers with my phone. Got a program set up and it fired up in the predawn hours.

Bad: must have lost prime, dead-headed the pump for a while, and fried the motor. No water, no sound from the pump. Oy. 



Does the pump have a circuit breaker? A lot of them do with a thermal trip if it gets hot from running dry.

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: May 10, 2021 - 7:49am

 rhahl wrote:

How's your phone?


lol phone's fine. I can trip the sprinklers from the controller without the phone; still nothing.
rhahl

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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 7:40am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Good:
Installed a Wyze sprinkler controller yesterday, got the pump primed for the first time, ran all zones, didn't find any leaks (there's usually some water somewhere that freezes and bursts a sprinkler over the winter), had lots of fun starting the sprinklers with my phone. Got a program set up and it fired up in the predawn hours.

Bad: must have lost prime, dead-headed the pump for a while, and fried the motor. No water, no sound from the pump. Oy. 
 
How's your phone?
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: May 10, 2021 - 7:25am

Good:
Installed a Wyze sprinkler controller yesterday, got the pump primed for the first time, ran all zones, didn't find any leaks (there's usually some water somewhere that freezes and bursts a sprinkler over the winter), had lots of fun starting the sprinklers with my phone. Got a program set up and it fired up in the predawn hours.

Bad: must have lost prime, dead-headed the pump for a while, and fried the motor. No water, no sound from the pump. Oy. 
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: Dec 4, 2020 - 1:11pm



 Coaxial wrote:
 


Coaxial

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Posted: Dec 4, 2020 - 6:35am

 miamizsun wrote:
the bad news? you've crossed that golden bridge and we'll miss you

the good news? your skinbag could eventually could be sauteed with butter, onions and red wine and recycled

promising dominant social theme: mycelium is the most misunderstood and underutilized metaphor in the known universe

Dutch Man Invents Coffin That Turns Bodies Into Mushrooms: ‘We are nutrients, not waste’

In the Netherlands, an 82-year old woman was recently laid to rest in a coffin made entirely of fast-composting mushroom fibres that will considerably increase the health of the soil in the years that follow.



Bob Hendrikx, Loop

Dubbed the ‘Living Cocoon,’ the coffin gives an option for a more ecologically conscious generation who may want to leave a positive impact on the planet after they’ve gone.

Created by 26-year-old Bob Hendrikx, a bio-designer from the University of Delft, the Living Cocoon is made by growing mycelium around a coffin-shaped frame. Mycelium is the part of the mushroom we can’t see—the underground fibrous network that makes up most of the lifeform.

Hendrikx also referred to it as “nature’s recycler,” as mycelium has been shown by mushroom scientists, called mycologists, to be able to process things which other agents of decomposition can’t tackle.

“Mycelium is constantly looking for waste products–oil, plastic, metals, other pollutants–and converting them into nutrients for the environment,” Hendrikx said, according to the Guardian. “This coffin means we actually feed the earth with our bodies. We are nutrients, not waste.”

RELATED: Eating Mushrooms a Few Times a Week Could Dramatically Reduce Dementia Risk, Says 6-Year Study

In contrast to the years it can take a conventional coffin—with artificial cloth fibers, laminated wood, and metal components—to break down, local newspapers covering the funeral claimed the Living Cocoon “takes one week to grow and then, containing the body of the deceased, takes an estimated two to three years to decompose.”



 
Dang, who knew grandpa would taste so good?
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 4, 2020 - 4:32am

the bad news? you've crossed that golden bridge and we'll miss you

the good news? your skinbag could eventually could be sauteed with butter, onions and red wine and recycled

promising dominant social theme: mycelium is the most misunderstood and underutilized metaphor in the known universe

Dutch Man Invents Coffin That Turns Bodies Into Mushrooms: ‘We are nutrients, not waste’

In the Netherlands, an 82-year old woman was recently laid to rest in a coffin made entirely of fast-composting mushroom fibres that will considerably increase the health of the soil in the years that follow.



Bob Hendrikx, Loop

Dubbed the ‘Living Cocoon,’ the coffin gives an option for a more ecologically conscious generation who may want to leave a positive impact on the planet after they’ve gone.

Created by 26-year-old Bob Hendrikx, a bio-designer from the University of Delft, the Living Cocoon is made by growing mycelium around a coffin-shaped frame. Mycelium is the part of the mushroom we can’t see—the underground fibrous network that makes up most of the lifeform.

Hendrikx also referred to it as “nature’s recycler,” as mycelium has been shown by mushroom scientists, called mycologists, to be able to process things which other agents of decomposition can’t tackle.

“Mycelium is constantly looking for waste products–oil, plastic, metals, other pollutants–and converting them into nutrients for the environment,” Hendrikx said, according to the Guardian. “This coffin means we actually feed the earth with our bodies. We are nutrients, not waste.”

RELATED: Eating Mushrooms a Few Times a Week Could Dramatically Reduce Dementia Risk, Says 6-Year Study

In contrast to the years it can take a conventional coffin—with artificial cloth fibers, laminated wood, and metal components—to break down, local newspapers covering the funeral claimed the Living Cocoon “takes one week to grow and then, containing the body of the deceased, takes an estimated two to three years to decompose.”



miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 28, 2020 - 5:52am

still relevant?

Why We Love Bad News

The bias of negative news over positive. Negative news has a stronger impact on our minds than positive news. Details how this "brain bias" impacts our daily emotions, and why it exists in the first place



Why do insults once hurled at us stick inside our skull, sometimes for decades? Why do political smear campaigns outpull positive ones?

The answer is, nastiness makes a bigger impact on your brain.

And that, says Ohio State University psychologist John T. Cacioppo, Ph.D., is due to the brain's "negativity bias": your brain is simply built with a greater sensitivity to unpleasant news. The bias is so automatic that it can be detected at the earliest stage of the brain's information processing.

...

Other researcher have found the same thing. It is the frequency of small positive acts that matters most, in a ratio of about 5 to 1.

Interestingly, occasional large positive experiences—say, a big birthday bash—are nice, but they don't make the necessary impact on our brain to override the tilt to negativity. It takes frequent small positive experiences to tip the scales toward happiness.

sunybuny

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Posted: May 18, 2020 - 5:28am



 miamizsun wrote:
the bad news could be that folks don't pay attention to the good news
 
Which is why almost every local news cast has a 'something good' feature.  Anything to up the mood.

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