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About Fred_the_Plumber

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    Psycho Polymath
  • Birthday 11/07/1963

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    Some nest in a tree
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    model aircraft, boats... Physics, Audio Recording
  1. 3D Printing

    the printers I have are on the low end of cost... FLSUN from amazon.ca . They typically start at around $350 but can go into thousands if you really want high end. the FLSUN printers are KITS and require assembly. Not terribly difficult to assemble, but I have many years of working with mechanics... Others may have some issues.
  2. 3D Printing

    That depends on what material you are printing with and your print parameters... Folks have printer rifle receivers that withstood 500 rounds a minute, or wrenches, but the wrenches were only for light duty use. PLA is pretty tough but has a low melting point. It also absorbs water. With the right hot end you can print in acrylic, Polycarbonate, or many other materials. Although I haven't yet heard of it, I'm sure you could even print in nylon. Here's a boat prop test printed in several materials.... What did you have in mind?
  3. 3D Printing

    Jumped into the 3D printing arena and am having a blast... I am currently printing a cryptex stash box with a million possible combination (5^16) Printing in PLA on a Prusa I3 clone at 0.1mm layer height ( yeah I know... really slow, but the surfaces are awesome) I also have a Delta that is not playing nicely. It tends to jump when the arms get close to the edges of the print surface. So far I have designed and printed parts for both printers, two different wind turbine designs, a couple of figurines, a tablet stand, parabolic dish... And I'm just getting everything dialed in. I have also printed bits and pieces for Magrav power systems, but that is a whole different thread.
  4. Fred the Plumber is BACK!

    It has been a while... SInce my epic debate that if I recall correctly was the longest thread in CC history I had to distance myself for a while... I didn't think it would be years, though. In the meantime I have learned a whole lot about a huge variety of topics that all dovetail perfectly into my past experience and what is happening in the world behind the scenes. It is so cool to be the observer in all this craziness, sitting on the sidelines and watching it all unfold. If I ever get the chance, I really want to revert some seed back a few million years and see what the original plant was about. Problem is I don't have anywhere to grow them out at my current place.
  5. FRED the PLUMBER is back with technology that will blow your mind...

  6. Fred the Plumber is BACK!

    Hey there folks... Fred here. Back after a very long hiatus. It's been a long strange trip, but one that has opened many doors and expanded my comprehension of life, the Universe and Everything. During my travels I have been exposed to some very interesting new technology that is both incredibly simple and incredibly complex at the same time. I have been studying it for several years and am teaching how to implement it in almost all walks of life. One of the most profound ways it can be applied is in agriculture and health. The results are almost instant and specifically in growing plants, the testing over the last year and a bit have shown not only between 50% and 300% increase in growth and yield, but also a robustness and tolerance for unfavorable conditions with ALL plants tested. With this technology we can reverse GMO seed back to the original genome and with extended applications, can even reverse the genetics right back to ancient forms. Tests on current wheat strains were reverted right back to the ancient grass they were derived from. I am seeking a group of Growers that want to bring this technology to their ops in whatever degree they feel comfortable. It is totally compatible with soil or hydro or even aquaponic. It is relatively inexpensive (pennies per crop) but does require some simple but advanced chemistry. It has the potential to completely replace ANY nutrient additive, or simply augment what you are currently using. No pH issues, no salts buildup, none of the current issues growers are having while simplifying schedules and generating a far superior harvest. As an aside to some of the current tests we have seen fantastic growth in direct sun plants that do not get nearly enough light. Certainly something that can be a persistent problem in this community. I have spent the last year and a half working with the originating organization as Tech Support and Teaching, bringing the understanding of the processes and production procedures to Grandmothers, Housewives, Children and totally non-technical folks. It is time to bring it to the Cannabis community. This is a "hands on" teaching that I can do over the net or here at my home if one wishes to go that route, though, over the net is preferred. Unfortunately, being that this has been my livelihood for the last year and a half, and the fact that it is now totally up to me to generate an income from other sources, I do have to charge for the teachings. The fees are really small, $15.00/hour/student or less if there are groups... Groups are a much better way to learn this tech as it is partly consciousness and emotionally based energetics and the energy of a group is dramatically higher than the sum of the individuals. I can answer some basic questions here, but for those of you that want to get into this in a big way, please go to plasmabasics(dot)net and set up an appointment for a skype meeting. I can guarantee that what you spend on training will be returned in your first harvest without a doubt. For those that require much more security but still want to learn, I can offer one on one training through whatever communication portal you prefer. The older and more seasoned of the Forums here will know me as a straight answer and honest individual. I'm sure I can help them double or triple their yields too... Looking forward to helping you all get yields beyond your dreams. Peace... Fred.
  7. the local water

    Just tell em you've had the runs for a week... and offer them a sample. LOL Peace... Fred.
  8. tap water

    If you want to go that way and you are creative, a red ceramic plant pot (without a hole) will filter down to sub micron levels. You may need to create some sort of gasket on a lid so you can put some pressure to it and get the increased flow. Careful, pressure in a confined space that ruptures can cause leaks in the operator. Peace... Fred.
  9. Same problems as DrChronic ?

    I had a similar problem some years ago and it turned out to be sodium buildup from a water softener. This can also occur from slow release fertilizer (eg. Miracle Grow). Some regular ferts have some aspects that don't flush very well. A student of mine just learned that a week or so ago. I checked out Bee One and found very little information about it. It was listed as fert, not nute, so if that is correct, it requires a bit different handling. Anyway.... I would suggest that you repot those girls into a balanced soilless. Get rid of as much of the existing soil as you can by gently wiggling your fingers on the root to break away the clumps. You can do this under warm running water too (they love it if you are gentle). Water gently and foliar feed with a high quality kelp organic until the nitrogen levels rise and they are strong enough to get growing again. Be sure to have them back under low clone light to reduce the energy they expend. They should pick up in about a week if the problem was buildup in the soil, but if it winds up being a fungus, it may not go away. Next option would be to wash them clean of soil and drop them in a bubbler for a few weeks. You will need to be very gentle with the pH and nutes for the first week. When they start to green up again, you can either replant in good soil or keep on with the hydro. A rubbermade bubbler is really easy to build. Peace... Fred. Oh, ps... When you flushed, what did the runoff look and smell like?
  10. the local water

    Gbo, you will find that plants are plants. If you can grow tomatoes you can grow cannabis. Obviously there are some differences, but the core basics are all the same. You can also mix bottles and tap water to reduce the contaminants and reduce the purchases. Lots of ways around this minor problem.
  11. the local water

    200 isn't that bad. The sodium and chlorine content concerns me though. The chlorine is easy... just let it sit... It will evaporate overnight. There are lots of folks that have little water coolers in their kitchens... That is a really good way to bury purchasing bottled water. I did that for several years and never had anyone even question. But even using your water, properly aged and aerated should still produce. One thing though... The water content will limit the types of additives and require a bit more flushing than RO water. I would suggest that you test it. Put one plant in with city water and see how it does. Let us know what issues arise and we can formulate a remedy.
  12. Help me get my bloom back

    that clone has no roots. By the size of it, there should be at least 6 inches if not more hanging out of that pot. Foliate feed with a high N kelp (hydro nutes may work too). reduce the light to give the poor girl a break till she grows her feet back. as for why there are no roots, it could be a number of things. Peace... Fred.
  13. I know a lot of folks feel this is probably going to be whitewashed and buried before it sees light, but we can change that. Make this huge and public and it simply cannot be made to "go away". https://www.change.org/petitions/rcmp-co...r-treason#share Peace... Fred.
  14. Fred's latest build 8 inch pipe system

    Thanks LabRat... It's not really about money. The stuff is out there all over the place. The trick is to be at the right place at the right time, or get good at scrounging. That's my saving grace. I'm a great scrounge. If it's not tied down and could reasonably be called trash, it's fair game. I love re-purposing... Especially when there are folks around that don't seem to grasp the concept. The looks you get when you pull off the seemingly impossible out of junk found around the area makes the effort worthwhile. LOL.
  15. Fred's latest build 8 inch pipe system

    Well I have been working at getting wood for a while and we are all set now. I'm sore and tired. But still working at the machine too... I have an issue with the emitters in that the 1/4 inch feed tube is too restricting and only allowing the emitters to spit and cough... Not a nice fine spray like the pump tests. So I''m going to try to find something that I can plug the end of a 1/2 inch tubing that will allow me to thread in the emitter the same as I have it now. I will have to drill bigger holes in the 8 inch pipe, but the same concept as I have now should work the treat. Here are some shots of the mockup. From both ends, first, the nested end... It fits really nice even though I didn't cut the arc accurately. I just used a compass to scribe a line around the pipe and didn't worry about the slight parabola(?) needed. You can see that I don't have the half caps in the one end of these pipes yet. They are coming... Here is what it looks like in the drain end, so far... Still going over some details like cradles to hold it all up, mounts for holding the big pipes in the nesting pipe and that sort of thing. Oh, and acquiring another 450 gph pond pump is fairly high on the list... Here is the system it will be replacing with some plants that are just starting to finish up. These are a pure Indica, probably heritage Kush by the look and taste. And Yes, I am having a bit of problems with them at the moment. They are really fussy about nute concentration and I hit them a bit hard. Yeah, I know... Not quite up to my reputation... But it was a test of a new system and I really didn't try too hard to max these girls. I also didn't veg them at all.... As soon as they rooted, they were in the flower room. You can see the huge difference in final plant caused by not letting the rootball get established before pushing them to flower... Not a failure at all in my books. I now know that this strain needs time to recover that is a bit longer than some of the general hybrid strains. Any plumbing ideas for the emitters you folks want to share?? I'm all ears and getting a few ideas is really helpful when working to improve the system as a whole. Peace... Fred.