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  1. Thread: Wind energy

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    Re: Wind energy

    And those guy wires are attached to anchors concreted in to the ground. Usually a guy wire anchor requires a bigger / stronger concrete base than the tower / mast itself due to the forces involved....
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    Re: New building - what geyser options

    Did it also drop your cost by half since you are now also buying gas?
  3. Thread: Wind energy

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    Re: Wind energy

    Ja sorry the discussion got a bit mixed up between 1 kW and 3 kW units.

    Point however stands, you are not going to put up a wind turbine whether 1 kW or 10 kW with a 6m pole or whatever and a bag...
  4. Thread: Wind energy

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    Re: Wind energy

    Thereís no way youíre putting a turbine designed to catch the wind weighing 50 or 100 kg plus on a R1100 pole, not close to my house anyway.
    If taking in to account the structure, its planning and...
  5. Thread: Wind energy

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    Re: Wind energy

    Rest of the cost is the tower / mast to get it as high as possible.
    You want constant winds, gusts donít help much even if 150 km/h.
  6. Thread: Wind energy

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    Re: Wind energy

    Wind alone isn't viable at all.
    To use with your solar as a top up during the night for example is of course possible, but not as effective on a small scale as you might think even if living at the...
  7. Re: NL Weekender with 90W solar panel & controller ONLY ?

    Personally I never use the load output on solar controllers, I connect directly to the battery, many anyway have a limited output rating which doesn't make them suitable for a fridge for example.
    I...
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    Re: Caution when installing a battery

    While we are on this,
    Always remove all rings, watches etc. when working with batteries and get yourself some insulated spanners. While fastening one of the battery clamps on a typical sized battery...
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    Poll: Re: New GWM P Series or Used Hilux?

    The P will probably do fine and last well if used as a city car and many say that's what the majority of DC bakkies anyway gets used for these days.

    I however want to see a P after it has done 50k...
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    Re: Lithium Ion National Luna Green Box

    If it doesn't have bluetooth then you can't access any of the info, you'll have to get a separate battery monitor.
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    Re: Landcruiser Wagon (Troopcarrier) opinions

    I'm probably going to get shot for saying this, look at ASPW's videos on Youtube to see what's possible with a Troopy as a camper, he built one a couple years ago and is now busy with a second,...
  12. Thread: GQ2 Canopies

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    Re: GQ2 Canopies

    Kyk na Bushtech ook, hulle lyk baie nice, ek het net nie 'n clue wat hulle kos.

    Hulle attention to detail staan vir my uit, jy hoef nooit 'n gat in daai canopy te boor om 'n accessory vas te sit,...
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    Re: Lithium Ion National Luna Green Box

    My battery is sorted, going to fetch it a bit later, all cells balanced, SOC 95%. They fully charged and balanced it over night, then put a load on it taking it down to 95%.

    I mentioned they have...
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    Re: New building - what geyser options

    In my first post on the topic I did say a class B energy rated geyser or is there something else which counts as energy saving geysers?

    As far as I know energy saving geysers and even roof...
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    Re: Grondseil sak

    Ek sou ook eers vir Campcover vra of hulle 'n groter een kan maak, ek hou baie van hulle produkte.

    So sak gaan wel baie groot en swaar raak, afhangend waarvoor jy hom gebruik, sal dit nie dalk...
  16. Re: Cartrack drained car battery on Range Rover 2012 Sport 3.0D HSE

    I never knew this, I assume they charge you money for this replacement after 36 months?

    Recently my dad bought a new vehicle, Cartrack wanted to charge him R800 to install a unit in to the new...
  17. Re: Cartrack drained car battery on Range Rover 2012 Sport 3.0D HSE

    Did they install you a different unit and do you know whether this unit is new?

    Cartrack recover old units out of vehicles, I'm not sure if they refurbish them with new batteries before...
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    Re: Lithium Ion National Luna Green Box

    The BMS disconnects the load and shuts down the battery at 11.6V as far as I have it.
    If this happens and you catch it in time within 2 hours or so then you can switch it on again yourself. The...
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    Re: Afrispoor Cheetah

    You never know, 2 or so years ago my dad bought a 2017 Cheetah used 4 times for R250k.
    Many people use photos from the internet even though personally I think it's a big no no if you want to sell...
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    Re: Lithium Ion National Luna Green Box

    Just keep in mind a BMS is a total different thing and does so much more than a monitor like Victron's Smart Shunt.

    A BMS in a lithium battery is essential to manage the cells, balance them,...
  21. Re: Correct way to connect my fridge in trailer?

    That will seriously mess with my OCD.

    Years back my grandparents had a caravan with only black wiring, doing anything on that electrical system was super frustrating. One day my grandfather...
  22. Re: Correct way to connect my fridge in trailer?

    Sounds like me, when getting a new trailer I like going threw everything to see and understand how all the electrics is laid out.
    It's actually a very good thing, should something go wrong you know...
  23. Re: NL Weekender with 90W solar panel & controller ONLY ?

    You'll have to have a battery in the mix.
    Yes some solar controllers have a load output on which you can connect a fridge directly.
    The kicker is that a solar controller, all those I've ever seen...
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    Re: Lithium Ion National Luna Green Box

    As Murphy will have it, due to operator error I discovered earlier this afternoon I have a problem with a Blue Nova battery which switched off and doesn't want to switch on again, it went in to the...
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    Re: Lithium Ion National Luna Green Box

    Is your current battery in the engine bay or inside the vehicle in a battery box?
    What charging system do you currently use?

    Lithium batteries don't like heat so placing it in the engine bay...
  26. Re: Correct way to connect my fridge in trailer?

    I assume it's the power panel built by HCDP. I took a quick look at its specs and it looks like it has no DC outputs.

    You'll have to wire the fridge directly to the battery then, with a inline...
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    Re: New building - what geyser options

    IIRC, From old threads where clever okes did the exact math, the exact amount of energy to heat a liter of water to a certain temperature, it came out that gas is actually more expensive to heat...
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    Re: New building - what geyser options

    Agree with this, for occasional use go gas, costs you nothing if nobody is living there, also very low, almost no maintenance cost.
    Solar geysers have maintenance cost whether you use them or not,...
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    Re: New building - what geyser options

    Who will live there, do you intend renting it out?

    If you will be renting it out and you look at gas then you must just be sure to make the gas refills for the cost of the tenant, otherwise they...
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    Re: Prado 150 Toolkit

    Reviving a super old thread.
    Anyone know where one can buy the socket spanner used to open the Prado spare wheel cover, will be nice to get a OEM sized one which can fit in the tool kit.

    I spoke...
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    Re: Need help with my Gazebo

    I helped someone put up and later strike his brand new Senior gazebo a few weeks ago and didn't experience this at all. Everything went in with a firm hand and came out again with a firm hand as I...
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    Re: Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

    I think your fears about the Bundutech is indeed unfounded, except for the noise maybe, but it isn't really that noisy and it's also just a couple of seconds, max twice a day. People use compressors,...
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    Re: Weber Q gas braai

    Thanks, this is going to the minister of finance, we have to get one, it pays itself. :D
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    Re: Cooling of solar panels.

    Ask my neighbour, if you have Hadidas you clean panels, no amount of rain will get that crap off a panel. I see him on the roof with the hose pipe and soft broom at least once a month. Apparently...
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    Re: Caravan Movers

    Watter movers het jy nou op.

    Ek het nog net een keer gesien waar iemand Quattro movers gebruik het en hulle het gaaf gewerk, die eienaar was ook baie gelukkig, hulle is net baie duur.

    Ek het...
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