"I'd say you're right about things in common...You work on commercial washers, the company I work for operates on them (Ellis brand). However, I work on floor machines in another department of their business."
"Yep, as a matter of fact I just got done pulling down 4 towers and planting them *all without the need for a special media pulling tool* in less than 45 minutes. Labor costs? Well, let's look at it like this...I could have bought 10 of his for…"
"Labor costs add up exponentially in commercial large scale operations. Nate's zip concept drastically reduces the time planting, harvesting, cleaning and reinstalling. Are your towers easy to disconnect, carry over to a harvesting table, clean…"
"Actually, I could just as easily set up my towers in sets of rows and columns just as easily in a greenhouse. I just don't have a greenhouse at this time, so that's why mine are set up against the wall. Mine will last just as long as the…"
"I was referring to those participating in training frequently. Vlad and Rob know their stuff for sure and Dr. Savidov has done further research on Rakocy's designs, but I am not aware of him teaching in the states. And by 'know what they…"
"New to me too but Wiki says it is NOT for potable water and cPVC is the best. (less plasticizers). So much to learn and sort out.
Well then the AL should be fine! Cool. What is the tubing material inside the AL to be?"
"Well said Averan and I meant no offense toward Nate. There is a huge market for the hobbyist as well (as Steve J would say "The rest of us") and I am not sure who was throwing stones at Larry but I wanted to lend him my support."
"Apples and oranges. Nate's towers are designed for commercial use. In other words, designed to last and to minimize the time it takes to plant and harvest. And designed to be able to set up easily in a variety of locations.
Your towers are…"
"Some research and some do.
BTW I added drip waste oil to 2 of my woodstoves last Fall and went thru about 60gal of oil. A slight odor in the air at times but it sure helped us get thru a doozy of a Winter with temps at Minus 20F. I was going to use…"
"I've been slow at adding any more pictures or videos of this tower system since our weather is changing out here and I have a bunch of insulation work to finish up. I just got around to planting the towers a few weeks ago. I'll get more…"
"I have not known of Dr James Rakocy and his followers. When I started I found much information on this site and also from Friendly Aquaponics, at least they admit their mistakes. And for me that says a lot. There is a wealth of information if you…"
"I really like this and will try to fit it in next season after GH is finally finished. Screw "some people" you only have to change a design 10% to be in the clear and you have a great advantage in terms of $ by using standard pipe as…"
"Do you have anything online that shows your gasifier wood stove? I have a new plan for using the stainless steel heating coil out of a natural gas fired commercial pressure washer that I got from work. It's about the size of a 55 gallon drum…"
"BTW that gear reduction motor is the same one I used to make my fish feeders and they are used on commercial washers for the drain gate so I had plenty on hand as that is what I repair these days. I am a master electrician and I make far more $…"
"Funny that you mentioned Trout. A guy that owns a trout farm north of town just gave me 30 Rainbow Trout last weekend ranging in size from 3" to 5" along with a 5 gallon bucket of food and some kind of enzyme powder that instantly eats…"