I just dropped the price of
the permaculture playing cards
for a wee bit.

 

 

uses include:
- infecting brains with permaculture
- convincing folks that you are not crazy
- gift giving obligations
- stocking stuffer
- gambling distraction
- an hour or two of reading
- find the needle
- find the 26 hidden names

clickity-click-click

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Solar pumping for Aquaponics - No battery - no inverter.  RSS feed

 
Timothy Hewitt-Coleman
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People can make things more complicated than they need to be sometimes.

Not me!

I run a small 50 watt panel to power a small 12 volt pump.

No need a battery, because I am happy that the pump does not run when the sun does not shine.

No need for an inverter because the pump is 12V and runs directly off the panel.

Works just fine. Very Cheap! Very Easy!

Aquaponics pumps need to be off some times to give the roots some time to get air, so the fact that it does not pump when the sun goes down (or behind a cloud) is just perfect.

I posted a little video here:


http://youtu.be/aOK5VR2QatU


 
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I've embedded the video for you below.


 
Timothy Hewitt-Coleman
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Thanks Burra
 
Gravity is a harsh mistress. But this tiny ad is pretty easy to deal with:
Permaculture Playing Cards by Paul Wheaton and Alexander Ojeda
https://permies.com/wiki/57503/digital-market/digital-market/Permaculture-Playing-Cards-Paul-Wheaton
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