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It's not "bad" but it's a major time sink. Water lines to check. Pond level to check. Batteries. Generators. pumps, filters
I run the water plant. The electric plant. The heating plant (firewood & masonry heater) Hang a picture up for me please. Don't mow the lawn there. Mow this over here. Feed the sheep, move pasture fences. Order seed for pasture. Seed pasture. chase turkeys eating the seed. Hose froze, water tanks drained. It goes on.
Solray said:The bottle deposit did not 'go away' in fact it increased in OR.
It is for all bottles, not just glass ones, it includes plastic and aluminum as well.
Currently, there is a core charge for the valuable lead in lead acid batteries. The cost to reprocess Li batteries is higher than raw materials, which is why there is no core charge for Li. Maybe your state will put a tax on them for you and then you can feel good.
Wow, I'm surprised the plastic bottom, even with a plywood spreader, is holding up. Or that the bottom battery is not going to get damaged by the weight above it.
marscan said:I have two complete and separate 12V off grid solar charging and battery bank systems, one a Xantrex system and the other an Outback system. They are separated by about 100 yards. Both have generator back up, One system supplies the house and the other supplies the barn.
I would like to balance the two battery banks by connecting them together. I have tried to connect the two battery banks directly with a 6awg cable, but there is insufficient transfer. Since both inverter systems are generating 110V I was considering connecting the two systems with a 110V suicide cable, basically plugging a male 110V plug into the house on one side and male 110V plug on the barn side. Theoretically, This would backfeed 110V back and forth, to and from the two inverters depending on the battery state of charge.
1. Is this doable?
2. Can the Xantrex and Outback inverters be backfed one to the other without internal damage?
Read these 2 threads about simple generators, and realize transistors make little noise when fried