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  1. Re: Going solar - a success story - totally off the grid

    2x 3,5 was what i was prepared to spend for a start, but i do not really use two aircons in house. Perhaps one in lounge for an hour or so in evening. And in bedroom for an hour or so if necessary.
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  2. Re: Going solar - a success story - totally off the grid

    Installed solar panels and inverter just before lockdown, but then batteries became scarce, in fact unavailable. During LD I ordered batteries, box and charge controller. Last of the o/s items,...
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    Re: Value for money

    Very good idea with 2 x options. You are obviously aware that a tar road caravan is just that, stay on tar, avoid dirt roads, otherwise van will be shaken to pieces. You will get an excellent caravan...
  4. Thread: DC fires

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    Re: DC fires

    Not caused by lightning?
    Is inverter mounted to exterior of building?
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    Re: Power output V8 Petrol vs V8 Diesel

    Thanks to both Geert and Roelf for a theoretical and practical response, the former being beyond me for comprehension and latter an amusing but easier to understand version of the same thing.

    My...
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    Re: Bying 2nd hand....

    1. My towing vehicle is a Hardbody 3.3 V6 4x4 No problem

    2. We are a family of 4. One double bed, two bunks, keep in mind sometimes kids prefer to sleep outside in their own tent, then you can buy...
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    Re: Vandenplas Princess 4liter RR

    Years ago i paid R180 to have a RR van den Plas removed from my newly acquired house. I even had to destroy my washing line in order for tow-in to gain access! A week later i was told engine was a RR...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Standard defense is "my vehicle is too heavy to deflate"
  9. Re: Static Electricity Risk from Plastic Fuel Cans

    Do not know about petrol, but brandy i kept in an agricultural poison dispenser bottle, commonly used for a dop of liquor, started dissolving plastic after about six months or so.

    Horrible taste,...
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    Re: Vehicle Cost of Ownership Spreadsheet

    So true, off the point somewhat, a couple of years ago I calculated the copier I rented cost was R50 per page. Due to more email and computer related docs printing / copies were made via computer and...
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    Re: Another Touareg autobox story...

    A mobile electrician tested my VW 1.9 tdi's starter by electronically checking engine revs when starter turns. Starter turned engine 500rpm, should have been 800rpm for engine to start. He revamped...
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    Re: Gauteng-a-leng GTG

    Ek is jaloers, het te laat gelees van die gtg. Doen weer so asb
  13. Re: Going solar - a success story - totally off the grid

    my system in progress, inverter R12k, panels and installation R58k, so R70k without batteries. Est for Li-Ion batteries say R48k,thus R118k all in
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    Re: Pre-paid electricity Pretoria

    I have now ordered 12 solar panels as well as installation thereof, to be connected to inverter I bought 6 months ago (I go cash as far as I can, not prepared to make a loan).

    Thus soon I shall...
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    Re: Pre-paid electricity Pretoria

    On prepaid, Tshwane simply increases price on power, thus you use more units bought at cheaper rate to compensate for price increase

    Non prepaid, Tshwane estimates double your actual usage and...
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    Re: Mango bits falling off......

    Nearing end of the SAA season as well?
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    Re: Nissan Sani

    I had 3 door and later 5 door. V6
    Engine was perfect, easy to service. Keep in mind Sani was based on a bakkie, mine had 2x4, 4x4, high and low range, but no diff locks, no fancy electronics for...
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    Re: Nissan Sani

    3 door 5 door 3l v6 or diesel, you give no info
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    Re: Which Drone to Buy ?

    My Mavic Pro the other day on farm, on its way returning to base, suddenly veered off by itself turned left and crashed into a small tree.

    Fortunately it showed it was 84m distant, as well as skew...
  20. Re: Towing stability on PS in 2x4 vs 4x4

    Thys, when i had a Pajero, i used to engage 4x4 in Pta with my caravan, travel to Moz 1000km away, do all my trips in 4x4 there, then return to Pta, still in 4x4.
    Gearbox and transfer box designed...
  21. Re: Attaching solar panels to tiled roof

    Thanks to all, really miss the thanks button
  22. Attaching solar panels to tiled roof

    How do i do the above without drilling holes in my concrete tiles?
    Have 8 panels, two each in serie alongside each other, thus 4 sets of panels below each other.
    I see vids of aluminium fittings...
  23. Re: White Clay camping site near Coffee Bay

    Zapiture, thanks, noted, esp lack of shade
  24. Re: White Clay camping site near Coffee Bay

    Jan and Mygoggie, thanks, noted.

    Yes i used main road from Kokstad to East London 2 years ago, Umtata, Butterworth and other towns were nasty, one continuous traffic jam and millions of people...
  25. White Clay camping site near Coffee Bay

    Am invited for a camping holiday at White Clay for Dec 2020.

    Any news, interesting facts, pros and cons?

    Last thread on forum 2008

    Road from Kokstad is a no-no, would rather go Barley West...
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    Re: Foot and mouth outbreak

    Drought, disease, politics, landgrabbers, floods
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    Discovery 4 Re: Warning Steering Column locked

    So true, that is why i added as an afterthought battery lasted for more than 4 years
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    Discovery 4 Re: Warning Steering Column locked

    Yes, it will come back. Your battery is reaching end of life. My D4's first tentative warning for flat battery is that a message "steering locked" appears even though steering works perfectly.

    I...
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    Re: What did you see on the road today?

    Was on its way to fight a house fire, aquaplaned during a storm
  30. Re: LimarSat Satellite Phone Rental and Sales

    Rates per day, cost per minute for outgoing calls?
  31. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    Lastly: there is a couple of nice books published on special forces survival tricks, they are well worth the read.[/QUOTE]

    These guys always assume we have an in depth knowlegde of plants and...
  32. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    Water is always a problem, containers are bulky and water is heavy. Some tips on making water safe for drinking will be appreciated
  33. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    Pic of my kit

    Onderstebo, soos gewoonlik
    Cable ties
    Whistle, compass
    Emergency blankets
    Knife x 2
    Glycerine
    Gloves
    Set of screwdrivers
  34. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    I have a rucksack, weight 2,5kg at this stage containing some survival items. This bag i keep in my car when travelling. Mindset mentioned above you cannot pack in bag, should be stored on top of...
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    Defender Re: New traffic laws

    No problem really with traffic laws, problem however is that enforcers are absent, lazy, unwilling, slack and when they work they man speed traps, looking for bribes
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