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RE: Good morning - crofter - 09-24-2019

58 degrees and lite rain from OR.  Got the Maxx fan installed yesterday, and it took me a bit longer than the 15 minute videos I was watching HAHA. Pretty happy with the results though, and today my work is getting the rain test.  Smile After lining up a garage to work in, the van did not fit in it at seven and a half feet tall. After the fan installation I am now about eight feet tall. Today's project is wiring up the fan to a solar powered house battery. I will not be able to really test the electrical until I get out of this rain, altho I expect it will charge up some even with the lower sunlight. Luci lites work even in the rain here.     ~crofter


RE: Good morning - Weldman - 09-24-2019

Good morning... getting ready to leave this place to move up the road to finish reconfiguring my solar system. Found out two charge controllers can’t be put in parallel that I have, which by increasing voltage from 12v to 24v the one controller is enough for 8 of my panels. Guess I need to get a Tesla battery for the next 8 panels to run on the spare controller I have now and put a relay driver in between to a couple relays to switch from one battery bank to other as they charge/discharge. Next part is if I buy 4 more panels to make 16 this is going to be fun to find a spot to put them, back to welding and drawing board.


RE: Good morning - crofter - 09-24-2019

(09-24-2019, 10:09 AM)Weldman Wrote:   is going to be fun to find a spot to put them, back to welding and drawing board.
Acres of panels! You must have a skoolie.  Weather report from there?     ~crofter


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 09-24-2019

Some of you are being very industrious! I wish I had the skills. Today is cool but not raining - another good day for moving bins across the street and into storage. When that's done I'll have to figure out how many more bins I'll need to make the rest of the mess go away. I'm very close to the end now. Things are not as organized as I wish they were... but it is better than 4 weeks ago.


RE: Good morning - Weldman - 09-24-2019

(09-24-2019, 10:19 AM)crofter Wrote:  Acres of panels! You must have a skoolie.  Weather report from there?     ~crofter
Actually this is mine that I’m working with Weldman Tried panels on the roof but wasn’t appeasing to drill holes in this beauty and I want to move them in the sun while I put the rig in the shade. So now I have two racks I welded at 126” long each, can hold 6 panels each at 19.5” a panel width plus .25” for spacing so they can breathe and flex. Those sit on the back/front porch going down the road. So with my new conundrum I have to reconfigure for 4 more panels, might put 8 panels a rack instead of 6 and angle it to fit. At this rate I can charge off full moon at night. Weather report ~ attempts of rain and raining in other areas and nippy in the 50’s.


RE: Good morning - B and C - 09-24-2019

Wow, 10 feet long. They must weigh a LOT.


RE: Good morning - crofter - 09-24-2019

(09-24-2019, 10:24 AM)travelaround Wrote:  moving bins across the street and into storage. 
@TA 
I started with my 5X5 storage place after downsizing from a 10X10 storage that held "precious things."  When I was finally able to loosen my grip on all those precious things, I was finally able to move to the 5X5 (my goal) near my seasonal work. My philosophy on holding onto stuff, is that if I am holding onto it and not using it I am just being greedy.  There is someone out there who needs the precious stuff and my greed is keeping them from receiving the stuff. I get a good feeling when I am able to donate something or give it so someone. My current use of the 5X5 is keeping my seasonal stuff in it (I do seasonal work and keep my work stuff there in the off season). I maintain one (and only one) shelf for books. I keep the books on a shelf that I can see, as books can multiply if kept in boxes. At one time I had 27 boxes of books after downsizing - a moving library.  Long story short, it's a little painful to release your hold onto stuff, but you will feel so much lighter as things find new homes and new uses.     ~crofter


RE: Good morning - crofter - 09-24-2019

(09-24-2019, 10:46 AM)Weldman Wrote:  At this rate I can charge off full moon at night. 
Tee Hee! A new use for a back porch.    ~crofter


RE: Good morning - Weldman - 09-24-2019

(09-24-2019, 10:53 AM)B and C Wrote:  Wow, 10 feet long.  They must weigh a LOT.
16.5 lbs per solar panel at 6 panels 99 lbs plus aluminum frame, not bad just pick up one end at a time if my girlfriend is busy other than that she helps. 
(09-24-2019, 10:59 AM)crofter Wrote:  @TA 
I started with my 5X5 storage place after downsizing from a 10X10 storage that held "precious things."  When I was finally able to loosen my grip on all those precious things, I was finally able to move to the 5X5 (my goal) near my seasonal work. My philosophy on holding onto stuff, is that if I am holding onto it and not using it I am just being greedy.  There is someone out there who needs the precious stuff and my greed is keeping them from receiving the stuff. I get a good feeling when I am able to donate something or give it so someone. My current use of the 5X5 is keeping my seasonal stuff in it (I do seasonal work and keep my work stuff there in the off season). I maintain one (and only one) shelf for books. I keep the books on a shelf that I can see, as books can multiply if kept in boxes. At one time I had 27 boxes of books after downsizing - a moving library.  Long story short, it's a little painful to release your hold onto stuff, but you will feel so much lighter as things find new homes and new uses.     ~crofter
Sounds like my girlfriend on books, she has two totes full of books, I only have a half.


RE: Good morning - HalfShadows - 09-25-2019

Good Morning All!