Karen Crane wrote:
Where I am and with the money I havek it is cheaper to stay on the grid.
Is there a way to have both?
Joe DiMeglio wrote:How about a rack for the batteries made of pallets raised up on two or three "rockers" underneath? A 2X6 on edge, tapered at both ends of the bottom surface and nailed/screwed to the underside of the flat pallet rack would allow you to just put your foot on the corner and rock the batteries a bit each day or two to keep the plates free of stratified elements.
Vlad Alba wrote:Of course, my charge controller manages how high and such during the day, but I also try to use power during the day rather than the night, so depending on what I use, that cuts into the absorption/float stages. I'm wondering how much is too much, how much is ideal to have a reasonable margin for backup power and battery longevity.
Steven Harris wrote:Chris, as an expert on hydrogen, and running a company that publishes the largest amount of books on hydrogen, I can tell you there are NONE, ZERO Charging gasses that you EVER have to worry about no matter what.
Steven Harris wrote:and what you are taking about hydrogen developed in a battery is a mouse fart of hydrogen.
Cj Verde wrote:I'm off grid too, but my battery bank is inside in the utility room vented outside.
Cj Verde wrote:You store 21 cords but how much do you burn? We burn 2 1/2 cords for our 2400 sq ft home - no back up heat but I get cranky if the downstairs is less than 65°. It's R38 on 6 sides and has good passive solar features.