Lime Paint

by Justin Thomas •

This paint is made from natural ingredients and does not contain acrylics or other plastics. The lime in it is slaked, meaning it cures by reacting with oxygen in the air. Other ingredients include a type of clay, marble dust, a natural glue and water. This paint works on all wall surfaces, from wood to drywall to masonry. It is …

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NiMh Battery Charger: POWER 2000 XP444AC-DC

by Justin Thomas •

One of the best charger/battery series available. The batteries are rated at 2400mAh – one of the most powerful out there. Quick charges in about an hour, then switches to trickle charge. Comes with a 12V adaptor. Purchase from: Amazon ($29.88)

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Wet Lead Acid Batteries

by Justin Thomas •

Wet Lead Acid batteries are the most common batteries used in energy systems because of their price, local availability, and ease of recycling. A properly maintained lead acid cell will last about ten years. This type of battery will deliver about 1000 full charge-discharge cycles. The drawbacks of Wet Lead Acid Batteries include the following: They need to be equalized …

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Gel Cell Batteries

by Justin Thomas •

Gel Cell batteries are also lead acid but the electrolyte is in gelatin form instead of liquid. Thus, they need no maintenance — water does not need to be added, and it doesn’t corrode. They can also be stored in any position and since there are no dangerous fumes, they can be placed in any part of the house. It …

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AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) Batteries

by Justin Thomas •

AGM is a newer type of sealed battery uses "Absorbed Glass Mats", or AGM between the plates. This is a very fine fiber Boron-Silicate glass mat. These type of batteries have all the advantages of gelled, but can take much more abuse. AGM batteries have several advantages over both gelled and wet (flooded) batteries. Since all the electrolyte (acid) is …

The LashOut Bike (600 watt)

by Justin Thomas •

Top speed: 18 mph (23 mph for 24V model) Range: 12 miles Notes from Manufacturer: Attractive and well-built, the Lash Out is a new full suspension scooter that provides an ultra smooth ride. An all aluminum chassis with impeccable attention to detail is covered by a brushed aluminum deck with slip resistant grip tape. Ample standing room and ground clearance. …

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EV Global Folding Mini E-Bike (36V)

by Justin Thomas •

  Top speed: 18 mph Range: 20 miles Notes from Manufacturer: Fold it and load it easily into the back of your car, minivan, RV, boat, plane or public transportation. You can even store your ebike folding mini in your closet. Features include: Compact design folds to 32" L x 14" w X 31" H. Very easy to fold while …

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Electric Tricycles

by Justin Thomas •

The IZIP Tricruiser Adult Electric Tricycle is one of the best electric tricycles available today for it’s price. It has a classic adult tricycle shape with a comfy saddle and a large rear basket. It has a “Twist and Go” throttle, and a top speed up to 18 mph (29 kph) with a 30-35 miles (45-58 km) range. Here’s a …

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Best and Worst: Personal Care Products

by Justin Thomas •

The Environmental Working Group has produced a list of the Best and Worst Personal Care Products. They have a huge Searchable Product Guide of harmful chemicals found in personal care products. The report is extensive and very well organized. You can search by ingredient, product name or product category.