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    Re: Heating a geyser with a PV system

    Depending on your solar array I think its better than solar geysers if you have a pv system.

    You can add a load shedding relay so only one big usage appliance will work at a time and a split...
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    Solar panel placement

    How important is panel placement? 25-35 deg N?

    And flat roofs? keep the panels flat or angled?

    Is west east panels an option?

    Depending on vegetation, and the type of roof, I found that...
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    Re: NERSA's proposed electricity pricing methodolgy

    That can be tricky. Because a 5 up to 12kw can run well of 3 5kwh batteries. Your panels decide charge time and capacity backup time. So yes, That means my current configuration can charge 100kwh...
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    Re: R300 000 and a Legend 45

    for work a mahindra or gwm, because a lux is stupidly priced
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    Re: NERSA's proposed electricity pricing methodolgy

    Due to cost to get off the grid and not use any eskom is tricky. I got it right but its expensive, But I am off the grid even with the rain.

    I have run into trouble when the inverter trips on...
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    Re: Solar Backup solution supplied by Engel

    you may not run any DC with ac.

    You need to earth panels with 16mm and spike.

    I also feed and return with 10mm GP
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    Re: Solar Backup solution supplied by Engel

    Feel free to contact me for pricing.

    I do find that 90% of the houses need a new db. We do that at a competitive price and you dont land up with a lot of dbs all over the place.

    If you plan on...
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    Re: Solar Backup solution supplied by Engel

    I installed this as a big backup system. The customer landed being off the grid completely. Not a high energy user , by calculation I expected about a 20% eskom dependance but has not used any power...
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    Re: Solar Backup solution supplied by Engel

    Thanks Renier. Really enjoyed working there. Most of the solar I have done was on the buildings we build and also very remote sites.

    I try stick with what I consider good products, Deye, Sunsink,...
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    Re: What battery brand

    I like the deye/ sunsink inverters coupled with sotho. They program the batteries bms to talk to the inverter. As you change inverter the battery has to be configured for the inverter you run.
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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    Through all the years of driving and training in Africa I have come to a few conclusions regarding recovery

    They are, wait for it...

    Preparedness.

    Your knowledge and equipment . Never been...
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    Re: Any update on new DMax?

    if isuzu will only stay a bit up to date they might sell more. That 300 motor is very old now.
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    Re: Kombi 4motion as overlanding vehicle

    I like my bus but has limitations. The dsg does not like slow work. Auto would have been better

    Towed my explorer through Lekubu and from vic falls down hunters road to Panamatenga. Sand is no...
  14. Re: Legal or experienential advice needed for a new house build.

    I have a construction company. Yes you do get crooks.

    NHBRC is a requirement by law. I gives you no protection whatsoever.

    Then dont forget about clients changing the scope of work and then...
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    Re: The fabled 3500kg towing capacity

    Towing those weights is noting. Trying to stop or swerve out is another story.
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Enjoy! done a few of those in my life!
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    Re: Amarok to Toyota. Upgrade or downgrade?

    Go drive it. Jerk the steering a few time on a gravel road and see which one is more stable. You will quickly see which one you have a better chance in an emergency
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    Oxygen Cylinder kits

    We have 11.2 230 bar 60% oxygen cylinders with medical regulator, mask and oxymeter in stock. Can be filled in Edenvale and Randburg or whoever can mix 60%

    Total kit R9000.00
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    Re: Gwm p series 4x4 LT

    My thinking too. Then last week I see a friend of mine sold his new paj sport for a 2l everest? The mitsu kept on overheating the moment he started towing his caravan! so that took the mitsu out of...
  20. Thread: Garmin Dash Cams

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    Re: Garmin Dash Cams

    looks nice, with an eyewatering pricetag!
  21. Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community Klein Pella Exploration Trip (Northern Cape)

    Nothing wrong with your driving. Did you deflate?
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    Re: Researcher attacked by lion, Okavango Delta

    By pure size you have a problem if a Lion decides you are dinner tonight.

    It's very difficult to think sober on what to do, All I know is do not run away. Except for a firearm , your only defence...
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    Re: Stuck on a hill with trailer, how to get out?

    Amazing but find them useless if you don't have help. Never used mine successfully offroad for self recovery. I do however use it when we do vehicle and truck recoveries
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    Re: Stuck on a hill with trailer, how to get out?

    When physics come into play, a basic uphill can become a momentous task to conquer wait a trailer hooked to the back of a vehicle. You just run out of traction. So unless you are running 35" with...
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    Re: New Maxxis Razr AT 811 tyres

    I will be getting some now. The sizes are just limited on them. Also not cheap 265 65 17 will be R3850.
  26. Re: Cruiser DC's (Much!) Cheaper than the new Hilux!!!??

    Cruiser has a specific application. Work vehicle offroad /farm etc

    Terrible drive/comfort /safety / power/ fuel consumption/luxuries etc compared to whats in the market, eg a hilux.
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    Re: The truth about snowmaster

    Was not that lucky. Had to discard 2 of the said brand as they stopped working due to leaks. The piping inside the foam corroded/ broke with futile repair attempts by the agents.

    Bought 3 Engel...
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    Re: So a Corolla drove into my 4x4

    let your insurance sort it out. Mention it to them
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    I find the bunny huggers pushing emotion rather than fact.
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    have a look at that picture. The lack of culling/hunting has caused a huge overpopulation. Every time I get to the parks the vegetation is severely overgrazed and damaged. Not sure if bots can...
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    Re: Newbie - Potential Amarok V6 Owner - UK

    very very nice! Just not sure how you will use that power in the uk! 400bhp is a lot. Not always sure the drive components can handle the extra stresses!
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    Rain water harvesting

    Currently doing a 50000l underground tank for a customer.

    Will finish with a complete water filtration system and vairiable speed pump.

    Power is currently 2 x 7kw schneider inverters with 3 x...
  33. Thread: Snow in Gauteng?

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    Re: Snow in Gauteng?

    raining, no snow
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    Re: Amarok built by Ford

    Interesting, The ranger I think had about double VW sales. And the best seller vehicle worldwide? F150 Frot.

    I dont like the idea but VW wont let the brand suffer
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    Sanifog special R160ea + vat on a box

    I have stock on Sanifog disinfectant spray for Forum members At R160+vat ea if you take a box. Retail most places are double that.

    Great fir cars, office and house

    Visit our website...
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