A pilgrimage to resource efficiency 

Hydro Electric

The Blogging Pilgrim

    Old world self-sufficiency in a new world … 

So much of our lives literally revolves around the kitchen. We eat all our meals together there, sharing the day’s challenges and successes. It served as the school room and the family room for playing games. Plans for the day and the future are discussed and solidified over food and drink. The bills get paid, records are kept and taxes figured there. Seeds are spread on the table while planning the garden and jars are sorted and filled there at harvest time. Quilts and clothes get cut and sewn on that table. Neighbors and friends are always welcome to share a cup of coffee and baked goods of the day. Wonderful memories reside in the kitchen while delightful new, little people come to add their chapters.

Hydro Power: part 2

We haven’t actually finished the task of installing the new battery. When we removed the old battery we also had to remove the vented enclosure it was in. Hydrogen and oxygen gases are generated during charging, particularly so during the equalization process. These two gases are not only highly explosive, they cause electrical components to corrode. Thus we have one task remaining, that being the reconstruction of the battery enclosure. Now to the series of electrical equipment hanging on the wall:  * The first device (rectangular in shape, mounted horizontally

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Off-grid Power

We installed a new battery bank this weekend and I thought that we might share a bit about our off-the-grid power system. Pictures included!

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