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    Re: Gas Geyser Installed

    That is a massive saving, and 21l sufficient for good shower etc?
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    Re: New Jaguar Sabor Caravan

    Let's now stick to the original topic pls.
  3. Re: Is it worth switching from 19" to 18" on Discovery 4?

    More rubber is always better, when I changed from 18 to 17 on the D3 it made a huge difference off-road.
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    Re: Aftermarket tyre pressure monitoring system

    Looks very simillar to the products on AliExpress and Banggood.

    https://www.banggood.com/search/solar-tyre-pressure-monitor.html?from=nav
  5. Thread: Sourdough Starter

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    Re: Sourdough Starter

    Apparently my wife's been stalking your FB page, and tonight put 2 and 2 together with a photo on the thread ;D

    I have been tasked to asked, based on the above, will it survive a courier trip? :p
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    Dalveen - Pienaar 4x4 trail

    There is a new 4x4 trail in the Eastern Cape. Info below and attached as received.

    The new developed Dalveen 4x4 Trail is situated on private Karoo farmland nestled in the heart of the Sneeuberg...
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    Re: *** seeking covid assistance - maun ***

    On the first post.
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    Finding an old tracking device?

    Is there any known methods of finding an old tracking device? I suspect there is one in my wife's vehicle as there is an electrical draw when parked overnight, everything is off so I can only think...
  9. Thread: Expired Sarpcco

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    Re: Expired Sarpcco

    This seems to be a real problem, here is another user that had exactly the same experience, what a coincidence!
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    Re: sale of liquor banned

    What is transport though, the way that is written I read it as commercial transport of alcohol?
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    Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2 SGL 1994

    It would appear that some members are under the impression they can dictate to others, this will not be tolerated.
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    Re: Question for the experienced

    We installed a .37 pump earlier this month and within 2 days had it replaced with a 0.75 one instead. The .37 was not strong enough the feed the geyser, if I could I would go even bigger but also...
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    Re: DSLR Camera for Daughter

    Agreed. Fuji XT range comes to mind.
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    Re: DSLR Camera for Daughter

    The Canon 2000D is probably not suited for running a business with, but should be more than fine for a course.
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    Re: Misleading advertising

    The real question, when you buy that sportscar, do you really expect the bikini chick with? ;D
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    Re: Medical Rescue Insurance when Overlanding

    Also contact Tuff Stuff, their 4x4 insurance and medical.
    https://www.tuffstuff.co.za/insurance/services
  17. Thread: New LWB Pajero

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    Re: New LWB Pajero

    When I had my D3 I spotted one at a used dealership with 17" rims, and with a small cash adjustment did a swop, they at the time said in their market the 18" rims sells a vehicle quicker so was quite...
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    Re: Opps room requirements

    Our setup, this might help you in deciding.

    1.3kw running during the day, that is all the lights in our office (about 130sqm), all LED tubes.

    1x Macbook Pro with 27" Monitor
    8 Computers with 2...
  19. Thread: Power for a modem

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    Re: Power for a modem

    Only for the one, the POE access point, the only reason I have 3 is because of my network layout at home that was done many years ago so I was forced to get 3 of these.
  20. Thread: Power for a modem

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    Re: Power for a modem

    I bought 3 of these.
    https://www.takealot.com/fibre-wifi-router-backup-power-dc-mini-ups-8800mah/PLID71640434

    1) Fiber ONT and Mikrotik router
    2) Mikrotik POE Wifi Access Point
    3) Additional...
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    Re: Off road caravan rental in/near PE

    Not sure myself, but phone George at LA Sport he might have more info.
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    Re: Travelling after covid

    Did that already :)
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    The VW Bus that never made it to market

    https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/volkswagens-forbidden-4x4-bus-was-developed-to-tame-the-dunes

    Interesting article!
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    Re: Scratched/faded vehicle plastics.

    The heatgun method works but is a shortterm solution. I did it with my KLR plastics, about 18 months and the fade is completely back.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    https://iccsoftware.co.za/icc-pi/

    I am running it on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ connected to the inverter via usb.

    Connect to the PI via VNC, but it also outputs to pvoutput.org in realtime which is...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Shadows cast by the tree next door. Our installation site was poorly chosen, but we will be adding 3 panels now, I was planning on adding 6 but forgot about the 4kw limitation of our inverter.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    This was illustrated nicely yesterday, during the morning the panels did about 2kw while we were working, but our usage was only 900w, the moment the batteries were full the delivery dropped to match...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    I am using ICC-PI to monitor, that outputs to its own system for the graphs etc, and then also output to https://pvoutput.org

    https://iccsoftware.co.za/icc-pi/

    I am running it on a Raspberry Pi...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    At 00:25 this morning the substation threw a wobbly and the office area lost power. Batteries ran down very low but the solar kicked in before the cutoff was reached.

    The power is still out, and...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    I am very happy we went this route, it is much easier understanding everything with something real to look at, and I love working with real data, so this is nice to be able to monitor this in...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Panels are facing north. There is a tree next door, made a note tomorrow for 2pm to check if it is the culprit which I am suspecting as the dropoff was the same again today.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Yes, but when the time comes I will have to do a cost comparison in replacing current with this, or adding a separate unit, but that will only be at the end of the year probably.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    No, but if we do go that route later we would want to keep our existing system as it is the backup system for all our computers.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Yip, 30 minutes and it is about gone.

    Going to monitor it to decide how to continue.

    If we had double the panels we will power the office during winter, but will generate a fair amount of...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    10.75kWh today, it looks like at this time of the year we can produce about 40% with the current configuration, but I guess that is going to drop going deeper into winter.
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