Robert Sigvaldason

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Thank you all so much for your advice I have a better understanding now.
By 2400 watt system I meant I have eight 300-watt panels. My inverter is a 3524 VHX Outback and I have six Rolls Surrette S-550 batteries. It's six months old.
4 years ago
When it comes to electricity and solar panel talk my brain fries. Watts, kilowatts, kilowatt hours, amps, volts, DC, AC, aaaaaaahhhh! Lol

I've tried to google this but can't find anything that breaks things down into solar-idiot chunks. I would much appreciate any help.

I have a 2400 watt system in Costa Rica. Per day I run a mini fridge 24 hours, two LED bulbs 6 hours, two fans 12 hours, one laptop 6 hours, two iphones 2-3 hours each, and one burner of a two-burner stovetop once a day for at most an hour a day. Maybe once or twice a week will use a blender and/or food processor for a few minutes.

I want to buy an electric stove/oven and want to be sure my system can handle it. The estimates I've seen for one hour for an oven are 3000 watts. I would be using the oven maybe once or twice a week, but mainly using the stovetop. I saw somewhere that my system would produce around 10,000 watts per day, but don't know if it can handle the oven?

Many thanks
4 years ago
Hi everyone,
I have an octagonal timber frame house with a metal roof. I don't have the diameter, but each wall is four meters/13 feet long. It is an open air house, with wooden slat walls coming up about a meter/3 feet, and metal screen for the rest. The beams are four meters tall, and set directly in the ground. For a floor there is a concrete slab with tubes for drainage underneath. The floor was completed while I'm out of town so I don't know exactly how thick it is, but it is as least 7.5cm/3". The ground underneath the floor is mainly red clay.

I want to make the interior walls out of cob. Do I need to put a moisture barrier between the concrete and the cob, or put a layer of stone before I put the wall?

The house is located on a hill in the rainforest of Costa Rica. The ceiling is over four meters, and the interior walls will not go to the top. There will be a circular room in the middle with a height around 2.5m/8' and then a few half walls(around 1.5m/5' tall) branching out from that. A lot of airflow, but also high humidity.

Thanks!
4 years ago
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