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Post by Solar98632 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:45 pm

We have added 3 new items sense I last been to this site.
we have added a ryobi Propane Power Generator
A 3,000 watt Pure Sine Inverter
A thankless water heater
A Mr Buddy Propane Heater

Do I have enough to take us off grid?
Will be replacing the batteries in our battery bank soon.

We also are now using
Power pressure cooker XL for some meal preps
Replaced a larger fridge with a smaller unit
added a deep a small deep freezer

We also have an induction cook top

The thankless water heater is used for showers, Laundry, and dishwasher

I am not sure what is left to do to go off grid other than replacing our battery bank.
and budgeting for propane fuel.

Once batteries are replaced, we will be able to kill the breakers permanently.
Last night were shut off the breakers to every thing.
Mr Buddy kept us nice and warm.

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Post by Solar98632 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:50 pm

Our generator and Hot water Tank

3000 Watt continuous power
6000 Watt surge
12 volt DC input
Pure sine wave
GFCI outlet
AC direct connect terminal block
USB outlet 2.1 amps
Efficiency: 90%
Short circuit protection
On/off switch
Dual cooling fans thermally controlled
Instruction manual
1 year tech support
1 year warranty parts and labor


Continuous output power: 3000 Watt
Surge power capability (peak power): 6000 Watt
DC input / operating voltage: 9.5-16 Volt
Output voltage: 120 Volt AC
Wave form: pure sine wave
Output frequency: 60 Hz
Battery low voltage alarm: 9.8 +/- 0.5 Volt
Battery low voltage shutdown: 9.5 v +/- 0.5 Volt
Full load efficiency: 90%
No load minimum operating temperature: 32 degrees Fahrenheit
Full load maximum operating temperature: 104 degrees Fahrenheit(automatic shutdown)
GFCI Reset-able AC Outlet
High input voltage shutdown: 16 V
Low input voltage shutdown: 9.5 V +/- 0.5V
Unit weight: 15.50 lbs.
Unit size L x W x H: 21.75 x 9.50 x 3 inches
Shipping weight: 17 lbs.
Shipping size L x W x H: 24 x 12 x 9 inches
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1.5 gal. per minute of on demand hot water
Fully adjustable heat and water flow
4 settings shower head: off, mist, shower and jet
Includes 8 ft. water hose (96 in.)
Easy turn brass garden hose connector
Heating unit automatically ignites when water is turned on
Uses 2D batteries for ignition (not included)
Self standing or use included brackets to hang
Carry handle folds down for storage
Includes regulator hose for bulk propane tank
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7,875 starting watt, 6,300 running watt
Powered by propane
Electric start
Wheelbarrow frame design with folding handles
Outlets: (4) 120-Volt 20A (GFCI), (1) 240-Volt 30A
Automatic voltage regulator (frequency compensating)
Low oil shut-down
Hour meter
3-year limited warranty
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Post by techman » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:56 am

Wow, you are really doing it. Bit by bit through the years you have really been taking your home off the grid. This is exactly the way to do it. As you can afford, keep building up. Nice looking generator by the way.

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