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  1. halifaxhops

    halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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    Tike pm or e mail me the pics. I dont read back 20 pages.
     
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    Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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    The battery bank in the park used 6 volt trojan 105’s too. 12 of them. Outback system.
    Had a 12k onan diesel genset on automatic controls too. Worked very well, but if 1 battery went down it would wreak havok.
    Then there were the park rangers that knew more about it than i did, and i had to make regular runs to reset the programming.
     
  3. halifaxhops

    halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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    Sounds close to the system I had. Only thing that sucked was the monthly maintenance of filling them and cleaning the cables.
     
  4. dartnabout

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    The inverter is a 750W the batteries are 4 1/2" by 7" 6" high. But I can't get to them without tearing things apart. and all the wires are hidden
     
  5. halifaxhops

    halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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    That is a pretty small inverter. What does it run just a tv?
     
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    halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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    Tike a rule of thumb, one panel is one for each 12V battery, in my case it was for two 6V batteries. Worked well but we ran the whole house on it.
     
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    • toolmanmike

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      Those 6 v trojans are heavy as heck. I ran 2 of them in my tool truck fro all the interior lights. Worked way better than any of the dual 12v deep cycles I tried.

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      • dartnabout

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        There isn't any TV in it...yet
         
      • halifaxhops

        halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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        They are great batteries, the warrantee was something like 10 years at the time, not cheap but well worth the money.
         
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        • dartnabout

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          I will have to pull a battery to see what they are
           
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        • halifaxhops

          halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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          Call me when your ready to do this we can put whatever you want in the system, I have a 4K inverter you can have if it is needed.
           
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          Solid top....maybe gel?
           
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          • Tooljunkie

            Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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            Energy management is key.
            The system powered 2 cabins. Way undersize and careless people staying in the cabins.

            After i quit, they tried to get me to do service calls, 100 miles and gravel for 2/3 of it, i wasnt interested.
             
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            • halifaxhops

              halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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              Can be. I have to see it.
               
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              Ok...Max and I are headed to breakfast. I will try to get some pictures
               
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              Like why? I mean can there really be that much of unique taste difference?
               
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              • Tooljunkie

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              • halifaxhops

                halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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                The fork lift ones?
                 
              • toolmanmike

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                It's over the top good but it's just a cult with the collectors. People that buy the stuff don't crack the seal, just put it on display and gloat that they have one. It's a small run or even a single barrel so not much allocated. If you are a liquor store you only get 1.
                 
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                  Most of the Van Winkle family spirits that are "run of the mill" are $100-$250 a bottle. That's the stuff to drink but savor. A sip a year on a special occasion.
                   
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