« Archives in January, 2018

Plants 2018

  1. Red Cherokee Crape Myrtle (Lowes, 50% off, $30)
  2. Camellia japonica ‘In the Pink’ ($5, from $13, Lowes, x4)
  3. Camellia japonica ‘Korean Fire’
  4. Camellia japonica ‘Jordan Pride’
  5. Camellia japonica ‘Kramer’s supreme’
  6. Pluot Flavor Grenade (Payless, $20)
  7. Red currant ‘Red lake’ (Payless, $5)
  8. Pluot Dapple Supreme (Payless, $20 clearance, Jan 21, 2018)
  9. Cherry Van (Payless, $20 clearance, Jan 21, 2018)
  10. Cherry 6GM25 (Royal Crimson) (Payless, $20 clearance, Jan 21, 2018)
  11. Jujube Shanxi Li (Payless, $20 clearance, Jan 21, 2018)
  12. Apricot Tomcot (Payless, $20 clearance, Jan 21, 2018)
  13. Pear Shinseki (Costco $15 bareroot – Jan 22, 2018)
  14. Nectarine Flavortop (Costco $15 bareroot – Jan 22, 2018)
  15. Plumcot Unknown-Variety (Lowes Jan 26, 2018, bareroot, $20, regular price)
  16. Passion Fruit Frederick (Capitol Farmer Market, $30, Jan 31)
  17. Pluot Dapple Dandy (Payless, $20, Feb 1)
  18. Blackberry Black Satin (Payless, $11, Feb 1)

Succulents

  1. Cotyledon tomentosa – Bear’s Paw variegated (Lowes, $1 clearance)
  2. From Maggie ($11 in total, cheap! Fisher nursery in Morgan Hill)
    – Cryptanthus or Earth Stars (Cryptanthus bivittatus pink) x1
    – Haworthia coarctata
    – Sansevieria x1
    – Gasteria

Bought from a local guy in Morgan Hill on Craigslist 6x 275G IBC totes for $225 (original price $50/tote, bulk volume deal down to $37.5/tote). And I used to buy $100/tote. What a deal eh! 🙂

 

Solar stuff

Power power usage of some USB devices:

– Blink Module: 0.1amp (0.46 watt @5V)
– Cell phone charging (Moto G4): around 1 – 1.5amp
– Yi Camera: 0.25amp
– Amazon Echo dot:
– Google mini: 0.25amp
– Wifi hotspot Dlink DWR330: 0.25amp

4x 6-volt battery config:

– Sizing panel + battery: charging rate 10% (rule of thumb 5% to 13%)
225Ah x 2 x 12V x 10% x 1.2 = 648W
– Usage: 1 hotspot, 2 cameras, 1 blink module

 

 

Llagas Well Pump: – installed 11/14/2012

  • Grundflos 16S10-10
  • Motor: Franklin Electric 4″ 650Lb thrust
  • 9Amps, 1HP, 230V, 1 phase, 3 wire
  • 20GPM
  • Pressure tank: Flexcon IC266, switch 40 psi cut-in, 60 psi cut-out
  • Well: 5″ inside diameter, 300′ depth, depth of standing water: 48′, pump setting: 160′, drop pipe size: 1.25 sch 80 PVC w/ SS couplings, wire: #10 flat jacket w/ ground