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Re: Re: Re: Re: +Just wondering about them mini hydro turbine units+

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Posted by Mike D. on October 22, 2002 at 06:45:23 from (

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: +Just wondering about them mini hydro turbine units+ posted by screaminghollow on October 22, 2002 at 00:05:49:

Hello Screaminghollow,
Hot water heaters sure suck up the power. Do you use propane on your place for anything? It is suppossedly cheaper than AC for hot water, but who knows now that heating oil is climbing. Have you seen these on demand hot water heaters? They impress me, but are expensive.
We need power at an old tabacco barn. I hope to be converting it into a machine/hay shed. We'll need power out there for the electric fence. I'm thinking about a solar fence charger and 12 volt lights in the shed. Seperate systems. I'll probably mount a panel on the roof of the barn. The building is 350 yards from the nearest AC so it isn't practical to run a line out to it. The coop would want $ every month for the service,
and there is expense in the meter base and new electrical panel. For about the same $ we can go with 12V lighting and not shoulder an additional bill every month. I'm looking into a pulse generator for maintaining all the batteries on the farm. We have eight in service on various pieces of equipment, and another six just sitting around dead. The pulser is supposedly capable of removing the crystalization that draws down the cells. I'm convinced that electrical storage via batteries is the way to go, regardless of the type of system you elect to use. If it proves out for us, then we'll have 12V lighting in our main hay shed also. Looks like it is more affordable than running underground wire out to these buildings.

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