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Solar Project for the Barn; Input Needed!

This is a discussion on Solar Project for the Barn; Input Needed! within the Alternative Energy (Wind, Solar, Hydro etc) forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; Originally Posted by Crunch Yep, do the math, you can't fool physics I killed 8 Trojan T-105's trying to do that, basically. The first bank ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Yep, do the math, you can't fool physics

    I killed 8 Trojan T-105's trying to do that, basically. The first bank of 4 (2 in series for 12v, and a second string in parallel) inside two years at the BOL, and the next bank of 4 I got over the learning curve a bit, and got about 4 years use out of that bank. Who knew that a little 12" 72w oscillating fan running 24 hours a day needed almost 2 kilowatts a day?!? (lol). Drawing too much too often, taking them below 50% charge too much, took years off their life.

    A battery bank is only as good as the worst battery in it (the worst one drags the others down to it's level), so adding new batteries to a bank with older ones usually isn't recommended. I guess I am basing this more on an off-grid home type solution and not so much on a barn/garage. But still, my suggestion would be to live within the constraints of the size system that you buy/build to get the max life, or be prepared to replace the batteries a lot more frequently.
    Ouch, losing your bank twice!

    If/when we need to replace ours.. we might just go back to a primitive lifestyle.



    Did you see the thread I just bumped up?

    https://www.prepperforums.net/forum/alternative-energy-wind-solar-hydro-etc/90673-our-off-grid-system-life.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    Ouch, losing your bank twice!

    If/when we need to replace ours.. we might just go back to a primitive lifestyle.



    Did you see the thread I just bumped up?

    https://www.prepperforums.net/forum/alternative-energy-wind-solar-hydro-etc/90673-our-off-grid-system-life.html
    Yes on both, 2 banks killed (BOL) and I did see your post. Hadn't seen it before, will definitely be reading but the dinner bell is ringing so likely tomorrow. Those are Rolls/Surrette batts right? Great minds again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Yes on both, 2 banks killed (BOL) and I did see your post. Hadn't seen it before, will definitely be reading but the dinner bell is ringing so likely tomorrow. Those are Rolls/Surrette batts right? Great minds again

    Yeppers & expensive little puppies they are LOL
    Spent the last of our money on the deep well hand pump.
    Wont live without water.
    Enjoy your dinner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    Yeppers & expensive little puppies they are LOL
    Spent the last of our money on the deep well hand pump.
    Wont live without water.
    Enjoy your dinner!
    What do you have for a deep well hand pump and how deep is it good for?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberDuck View Post
    What do you have for a deep well hand pump and how deep is it good for?


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    I went with the Baker. It's good to 200'.

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    https://www.axmen.com/baker-deep-well-hand-pump-w-syphon-spout-11hd.html


    The well is drilled to just over 200', pumphead on the hand system is at 180', the pipe runs down the same casing along side the main system's pipe <-the main's pumphead is at 190'.

    Our static level is around 45-47'..so the pumping isn't too hard; it takes about 5 good pulls to get the flow coming.
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    Damn, Looks like Mountain Girl and Crunch have some serious muscles. Those Rolls 6 CS batteries weigh 342 lbs each. Heck of a job lifting those onto a shelf.
    Last edited by Elvis; 02-08-2020 at 07:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis View Post
    Damn, Looks like Mountain Girl and Crunch have some serious muscles. Those Rolls 6 CS batteries weigh 342 lbs each. Heck of a job lifting those onto a shelf.
    Took two big men to place them...but I built the rack. Used 4x4 posts throughout; figured we needed something beefy to hold over two ton of amps LOL. I put extra bracing under the floor in that area, too. So far nothings moved.
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