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Didnt know if we had a thread like this so here goes.
 

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A few more pictures.
 

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Ok you win in the cat cave thread.
 

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Very nice!!!
Ok I’ll play
My solar powered cat cave.





 

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Man you guys must have maid service in your caves. There’s no way I’m posting pics of my pig sty of a cave.
 

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I haven’t built mine yet...

Where’s the winch come out on your Alterra 700 tiggershark? Looks like you’ve got one on there?


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I used coupler nuts ( about 1.25 inches long ) . I threaded 2 bolts from the back side of the hawse fairlead mounting holes, slide the fairlead on the bolts, used the coupler nuts to secure it. Then re-used the original torx screws/bolts to put the stock winch cover back on. The winch rope is looped under the winch. The hook is behind my battery with a quick clip instead of a cotter pin. Nice clean look and it takes just seconds to remove the cover and put the hook on. I'll get some pictures of it soon.
 

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The aquarium is a 60 gallon tank ( craigslist find cheap cheap) it contains native fish: blue gills and sunfish. so far only 3 fish. Looking for some yellow perch and maybe a large mouth bass. It does not need a heater. They eat freezed dried meal worms . If I locate a fly, they will eat it out of your hand and almost jump out of the tank. kinda cool.
The windmill is full of bullet holes, I bought it that way and hired a mobile crane to set it for us.
 

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I snapped these pictures for insurance purposes. If something happens, fire, theft etc.. I will have a record of what was in the place. I just switched insurance companies and had to provide them with some pictures and the content. I even have close up pictures of models numbers on the welder, table saw, every drawer of the tool box, etc.... I even did the same on the house, room to room. Then store the pictures on an SD card in a fireproof box in the basement.
 

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Same here !


 

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Here are a few pics of the hidden winch. I keep the hook wound around a 15 foot tow strap to keep it from banging around. Maybe I should start a new thread with this in it??
 

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Yes new thread would be helpful for other owners !! That is pretty slick.
 

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All my lights 36’ of t-8 fluorescent. All my receptacles,outside lights, 30 amp RV plug, stereo, garage door opener, cordless tool chargers, ultrasonic cleaner,under cabinet lighting,phone chargers,radiant tube heater. Everything in the garage except the compressor and that will be connected this spring. I have two 265 watt panels with a 50 amp controller and 1240 amp hours of battery storage. Almost twice what a forklift battery has
 

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Wow, nice.
 

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Man you guys must have maid service in your caves. There’s no way I’m posting pics of my pig sty of a cave.


I’ve seen your cave, looked pretty damn good to me!!
 

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Replaced all the fluorescent lights with 8 foot LED units a few months ago. The electric bill dropped by 35%, so they will pay for themselves in a short time. I now have 12 eight footers and you can link them together with the supplied jumper wires. You can link 4 together with one 120v supply line. They weigh about 2 lbs each. Love new technology.
 

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Tiggershark, Did you use existing fixtures and do a retrofit?
I have quite a few existing T8 fixtures already in place. I would love to do retrofit installation if I can get the full functionality with LED. It is easy to pull ballasts and rewire, so that wouldn't be an issue. It just seems silly for me to buy all new fixtures if I can successfully use the existing.
 
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