Do they typically die in the station or elsewhere? I want to put these around our shed.
Yeah I bought a generator wall kit and a generator(https://www.walmart.com/ip/Reliance...able-Generator-Through-The-Wall-Kit/987368010). It's installed but I didn't get a chance to actually use it yet due to having the wrong connectors. I am also going try and figure out some sort of solar and battery setup, but I haven't gotten that far.B, are you going to put any kind of power into your building?
I have a shed like that and have turned it into a hunting cabin too. I hunt way North, so my priorities were really just "warm and dry". The nominal interior dimensions on mine are 12'x24'.
Here's what I've done to make it livable.
1. Vapor barrier on floor with 1" pink foam board insulation on top. 1/2" birch sanded plywood on top for a floor. (I wish I'd put some sort of finish on the wood.)
2. Insulated with fiberglass.
3. Shiplap walls
4. Pine tongue and groove ceiling.
5. Replaced the crappy shed windows with double pane vinyl (This was game changing)
6. Installed a direct vent Empire furnace with a 100LB tank. The 15K BTU model has been more than enough, even in December. I suppose -40 wouldn't be very comfortable.
All of these were really vital to making it livable. After I got it insulated, I was trying to use a Big Buddy heater. It kept it warm enough. But the condensation was horrific and I was just never convinced it was safe. Changing the windows and installing the vented heater were total game changers. I roll around in there at ~70 degrees and never have to chip frozen condensation off windows, or wipe up melted condensation. Total game changer.
Mine's the cheap siding. I wish I'd upgraded that.
Are they dog proof?
Dogs will eat it if they get a chance.Then if you can save them it takes a quick visit to vet and some $$
Yup, I have my dog on liver meds for the rest of his life because of mouse poison. $160 for 20 days worth of drugs. He is my buddy, he will be 12 this summer, but if I could give up my own liver for him, I would.
futon & small compact kitchen area all off grid. I am debating on a small mini wood stove, diesel, or propane heater. The cabin is pretty air tight so I might need to put in ventilation.