A couple of questions here.
Ants. I have an ant problem near the sliding patio doors at the back of the
house towards my pool. This happened las summer and it seems to be coming up
again. Ants are inside the house just inside the sliding door, and outside
along the external wall. A asked a few friends and they told me ants at this
time are common but not as many as I have. I've bought the drops and those
little traps but they don't seem to be doign anything. A friend suggested I
use ammonia and squirt it down the cracks (outside of course) to penetrate
and kill the ants. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Greenhouse. I have a greenhouse attached to the south side of the house. I
like it a lot and want to make it functional. I suppose at some point in
time it worked (automated) but the wiring for all the things is all bad and
I will need to redo. It has a side vent that kicks open flaps when it is on,
vents along the top (one row of windows opens) that are hooked up to a
couple of boxes powered by a transformer 12V, and a gas heater at one end.
There are 3 thermostats, 2 VERY old ones (coil type) and a newer one
(mercury triggered). None of this stuff works due to the wiring. Does anyone
know of anything for the home (maybe a single control unit) that could
handle controlling all three devices (side vent, gas heater, top vents) so I
can automate and regulate the temperature in there?
Pool Pump. Last but not least, I would love to be able to run the pool pump
with solar energy. Since this is the time (from what I've read) when the
pool water should be cycled (when it's sunny) I'd love to have the sun drive
the pump. Is this something likely? I have searched the net but have not
found any application just for this which in my mind would be perfect for
pool owners. Again any help would be appreciated.
Sorry for the long winded post, I appreciate any help/suggestions/feedback.