Craig J
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Hmmmm... Where do I find old Batteries to turn in for cores???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig J Feb 7, 2012. 5 Replies

Here is my TIP to pass on to my fellow solar addicts!Recently I bought 4, 6 volt deep cycle Interstate batteries for my…Continue

Tags: cores, Battery

12 Volt LED ceiling lighting solution?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig J Jan 15, 2013. 31 Replies

I am trying to find a 12 volt LED lighting solution for multiple rooms and hallways in my house. I dont want them to be a power hog or generate allot of heat but be bright enough so that if 2 or so…Continue

Tags: lighting, solution, ceiling, LED, Volt

Florida City Builds Solar Farm

Started this discussion. Last reply by John J. Jan 22, 2012. 5 Replies

This is about 40 miles from my house. They built the solar farm on some unused city land at an airport. Click on …Continue

Tags: Lakeland, Florida, solar

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Craig J replied to John J.'s discussion Refrigeration at Camp part II
"John J I may look into purchasing this unit in the future. Would you please post any updates good or bad that you experience with this product? Thank you for the good review! Craig J"
Oct 21
Craig J replied to Norm Caron's discussion Harbor Freight Charge Controller lesson
"Very observant Dave! I have upgraded the wires since that picture was taken. I replaced it with 8 AWG wire to handle higher amp loads. Craig."
Dec 10, 2013
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Home made 12 volt LED bracket, socket & LED bulb

"did you know that you can use the socket from a smoke detector? just clip off one wire"
Dec 10, 2013
Craig J replied to Norm Caron's discussion Harbor Freight Charge Controller lesson
"As you discovered you cant run much off of the HF CC due to amps limitations. I ran a pair of wires + & - from my battery bank to a buss bar mounted on my board on the wall. All my high amp needs are run from that point. (Properly…"
Dec 7, 2013
Craig J replied to Ryan Paul Romero's discussion Chicken Coup W/ Solar Light Rope
"Ryan - we are law abiding citizens and thus we will not get a rooster. If the neighbors complained you can lose your priveldges to own any birds. However in 15 minutes I can go purchase as many Laying Hens and roosters as I want. So, if it gets bad…"
Sep 25, 2013
Craig J replied to Ryan Paul Romero's discussion Chicken Coup W/ Solar Light Rope
"Hi Ryan I would like to share my set up. We are urban farmers and preppers in Clearwater Florida. We garden and are allowed to have chickens (No Roosters). My research also showed that chickens lay eggs better with longer light in the day so I use 1…"
Sep 25, 2013
Craig J replied to Dale Marshall's discussion Don't forget to do that Battery Maintenance Summer is here now.
"My 4 - GC2's took a half gallon of Distilled water this month. I check them every month to make sure they don't go dry."
Jun 27, 2013
Craig J replied to Big Moe's discussion Not Solar... But it is Electric! The Lectric Leopard
"You had better pack a sandwich and eat at your desk or you might be calling AAA for a tow 70% of the way home! :) Please keep posting your updates I enjoy them."
Jun 4, 2013
Craig J replied to Big Moe's discussion Not Solar... But it is Electric! The Lectric Leopard
"Question Moe... When driving and its in gear and you were going down hill at highway speed and you completely let off the throttle, does it "free wheel?" or does the drive train provide some sort of resistance to keep it from…"
Jun 3, 2013
Craig J replied to Thomas Matica's discussion Fuse to Inverter
"I use a 100 amp DC inline circuit breaker FOUND HERE  If you ever trip it you can just reset it. No need to buy spare replacement fuses..."
May 28, 2013
Craig J replied to Hillbilly Gene's discussion Analog Meters
"Good information Gene. Thank you for taking the time to write these tidbits of information to educate the members. I am 49 years old and never knew what a shunt was until I started my education here on the forum. CraigJ "
May 15, 2013
Craig J replied to hoopty_yo's discussion Let's talk DC components - Breakers , Fuses, Disconnects.........
"I was advised on the forum from the start to make sure EVERYTHING is fused to protect my system and more importantly my house. For my wires coming in from the panels I have a disconnect and a fuse block before the charge controller. (I only…"
Apr 23, 2013
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Apr 22, 2013
Craig J replied to dave simmon's discussion DM Panel and Hydrogen Gen Unit
"Question: Is this one of the alternative energy sources for automobiles that the OIL GIANTS don't want to become a marketable reality so we the "sheeple" can stay dependent on their expensive fossil fuels…"
Mar 7, 2013
Craig J replied to dave simmon's discussion Harbor Freight 500 Watt Charge Controller Question
"I have been using this controller for about a year with no performance issues. I have never been anywhere near the 30 amp MAX so I don't know how it would hold up being maxed out day after day but, with my 2 HF kits (6…"
Feb 25, 2013
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