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by Ireland-or-bust
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Farm House with Parcel of Land in Ireland
Replies: 0
Views: 3233

Farm House with Parcel of Land in Ireland

E 149,995 EUROS Pictures here http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/houses/3891611 2 Bedroom Farmhouse. 3/4 (Three Quarters) Acre Land. Well Water Treatment Tank Orchards Raised Beds for Gardening Private Road Access Multi Fuel Stove Central Heating All new inside. Outbuildings as follows.. 40 ft workshop...
by Ireland-or-bust
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Immersion Heaters
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: DC Immersion Heaters

Hi again, Yes i agree , i too am looking for forklift batteries but so far i havent found a single one for sale. I've had wanted ads in the freead papers for months without a single call. And so far never seen one for sale. The forklift dealers just blank me and wont speak to me at all. So i have li...
by Ireland-or-bust
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Immersion Heaters
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: DC Immersion Heaters

Hi,

What batteries do you use then?

The agms are rated at 300 cycles min on the sites i've seen them for sale on.

Mark.
by Ireland-or-bust
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Immersion Heaters
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: DC Immersion Heaters

Cam, I bought a 2kw 48v immersion from http://www.tpfay.co.uk. They are expensive but it looks like a good product and its stainless steel not copper which is great as i have slightly acid water. As soon as i get someone to come and cut down the trees that currently stop any chance of generating wat...
by Ireland-or-bust
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Immersion Heaters
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: DC Immersion Heaters

Contadino, EXCELLENT choice. Home made is well made, less chinese bean tins more real steel. Repairing this cheap chinese tack is neigh on impossible. I have one here myself (for sale) and i would never hope to rely on it. My homemade turbine does however offer repair possibilities. I don't have the...
by Ireland-or-bust
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Immersion Heaters
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: DC Immersion Heaters

Hi, I have been looking into the Kipoint inverters and they seem to have a good rep. I'm going to get a 3-4kw Kipoint square wave for the shed, will be fine for tools. As for running the house of the pure wave... I wonder if anyone has experience of using large UPS chassis for inverters? That are pe...
by Ireland-or-bust
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Immersion Heaters
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

Re: DC Immersion Heaters

Hi, There is a company on ebay selling larger inverters at 48v from Taiwan. I don't know if they are any good though, but they are not cheap items. But they are cheaper than anything you'll find here. The turbine i have was custom made as i could'nt find one that actually did what it said on the tin...
by Ireland-or-bust
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: How can I make a cheap Pelletizer
Replies: 13
Views: 5252

Re: How can I make a cheap Pelletizer

Hi, I don't have a pellitizer but i do have a briquette maker. A friend of mine made me up a stainless box about 10mm thick with a follower to fit in it. I use a 10 ton car ram, its manual powered so no compressor needed. My idea was to use the bottomless supply of saw dust my joiner neighbour makes...
by Ireland-or-bust
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: DC Immersion Heaters
Replies: 16
Views: 3709

DC Immersion Heaters

Hi, Has anyone here actually got one of these? How well does it work? I have a 48v 2.3kw turbine in the post and was hoping to use it for house energy but my inverter blew up for no reason :-( So now i am left with 48v DC to try and use. Anyone got any ideas what i could do with 2.3kw at 48v? Answer...
by Ireland-or-bust
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Pure (True) vs. Modified Sine Wave?
Replies: 22
Views: 3936

Re: Pure (True) vs. Modified Sine Wave?

Hi,

Is that only CRTs? or does that include TFTs too?

Mark
by Ireland-or-bust
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Pure (True) vs. Modified Sine Wave?
Replies: 22
Views: 3936

Re: Pure (True) vs. Modified Sine Wave?

Latest, Well my 300w modified is on its way out having never seen the light of day. I asked an electrician friend and he said "anything the buzzes when you put current through it is dying a slow death." So i bought a fine Pure sine wave inverter from ebay second hand (not used tho) for £12...
by Ireland-or-bust
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: What Batteries Do I need For 300W Turbine
Replies: 22
Views: 3529

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Hi John, Was it one of these you got.... http://www.vertar.com/battery-chargers-conditioners/car-battery-chargers/optimate-iii-sp-charger-optimiser/ If so did you use it to revive batteries that the wind turbine killed? Or just batteries you found. I'm not so sure on the physics of reviving batterie...
by Ireland-or-bust
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Pure (True) vs. Modified Sine Wave?
Replies: 22
Views: 3936

Pure (True) vs. Modified Sine Wave?

I'm hoping soon to get my A. Lights (CFLs) and B. My heating circulator off grid. I only have a modified sine wave inverter and i am told this is not good for CFLs. Has anyone tried this? What happened? The pure inverters are mega bucks and if possible i'd like not to buy one. Ideas & inovations...
by Ireland-or-bust
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: What Batteries Do I need For 300W Turbine
Replies: 22
Views: 3529

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I managed to find some good used car batteries today.
4 x 55ah each.

I'll give them a go and see how long they last.

I suspect the plates will wear thin but i only paid 30 euro for the lot so not bad all round.
by Ireland-or-bust
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: What Batteries Do I need For 300W Turbine
Replies: 22
Views: 3529

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hi,

looks like thats what i will have to do.

at least until i can get a definitive answer on what batteries i actually need.
Ideally from someone who does'nt want to sell me batteries :-)

Mark

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