/* DEFENDER GENERATED SALTS */ define('AUTH_KEY', 'YkpFW*9rv%<$Y(++qF5AFqP18iHl(.+EtYDnNH6o|yY~;-2@~&I06F-Yk{@`E$L8'); define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY', '|xwJ|B?A.Np WIppu>g%|qn0ukF8%%e2XLeX.01]lA]1`^I,-^:cG^tl[zr$*ga='); define('LOGGED_IN_KEY', 'pe3:E@Nopo%)awyCIgQll=ulSo|d|S tA-H JfT2-wLiLq],WB)[7z(Cmr ?z@I,'); define('NONCE_KEY', 'H-Ll}/ekJUpsOa#OE^6sSOZ4-~$:`m-RQLT!D K}V(G/2..DE,+o->XxX( a26?d'); define('AUTH_SALT', 'Lc;le2QqKcz#r>5xs+!f+0uZ:Z-~ec9WZ0#T>q@o7|6IH|:tR+Tbt*V>%D6*u9!4'); define('SECURE_AUTH_SALT', 'JiMQ5c_j(;>x$N3:`9J`/u?H}>0s%SN@[**vhiq&?#1Rk! 9jn3#|FL&(Hw@G3x1'); define('LOGGED_IN_SALT', 'uPAyY,vK9==zbWe87J(wY]I!4en@_P++%Ybl4/3KYs8YNud=)QxeKJYZq|`A^mj9'); define('NONCE_SALT', '8g-T2j.Bt3E|DIHi+$~fC+Fp=bEvj$TXHk|<]ZqHJ-cKe%2o{.4BH6Z{X}#C#W;P'); /* DEFENDER GENERATED SALTS */ define('AUTH_KEY', 'B-;0rGhhzwRD>sqJFL2*Bd+dhi^1(EK-7IPEEh@kj.W=*1r+ 2{ iCcw|sD(noZt'); define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY', 'X` ^0L|?R(Bq#_H@OH_a?N[H[L97ZS|ty|aE k#TY!f+_v~x]b,e[@O)m*fU0xnn_*2)S*@qDwn.'); define('NONCE_KEY', 'oTE?~(O=g#4,rS569(9_,^]}l-CLb=LY,f0X_-bZkNKB:vmqPr6/^4s|vkmaYwTG'); define('AUTH_SALT', '?*F76-LKZ}1;3YOqZ_+Q&{f-0r%0@|S-k04vkGeODlK}u+K(Y.9Vj+StXa)m8!Q_'); define('SECURE_AUTH_SALT', 'A;oxu]Tb*y_#[*rE,cK -zf/B0**,WUqr:|&|1}X@gA^1WZ8|fu(`gv|oaZh[DT5w=%GLO{e=y}S$U$}ekL)y7a<'); define('NONCE_SALT', 'f24`Xi|p-.-aRG+yfI79%=&1,[7CV:ln.Lye=+z@StksJu,WA8 5K{&(-+ju;Ntv'); 2013 October

Archive for October, 2013

Winterizing 2013

by on Oct.30, 2013, under porch, Security, Trim & Paint

Wow, time went fast this year.  We didn’t get up to the Ranch nearly as often as I would have liked.

With October coming to an end, it is past time to go up and winterize.  I got a late start on Saturday, and started work in earnest on Sunday.

To start off, I wanted to take take some readings on the batteries for the solar install.  Since the hydrometer that I bought on the last trip was broken when I opened it, I stopped by a Checker Auto and picked up another.  I let the batteries charge until they reached the float stage, then let them sit there in float for 1 hour.  Then I let the batteries rest for 1 hour with no charging and no load.  The hydrometer showed all cells (3 in each battery) fully charged.  So I have a good baseline reading.  IN the future, as I make the reads again, I will have something to compare against.

The hydrometer was kind of hard to read, but the line in the picture below was at 1.275 specific gravity, which represents 100% charged.  Specific gravity is reportedly the only way to be sure of the charge level of a battery.  Voltages can be deceiving.

Specific Gravity showing 1.275 = 100% charged, cell in good condition.

(continue reading…)

Leave a Comment :, , , more...