Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Not too slack

It's nice weather for sun baking..

..but we've been busy with the solar system this week. We ran the wire for the lights in the kitchen from the old system to the new. I always forget how to wire up the pull-switch, have to look it up every time!

The most obvious part of the whole thing was finally being able to take down the UGLY little solar shed that dominated the north wall of the cottage.

Other than that, we're almost back to "normal". We're still charging everything outside instead of in the kitchen though.. and the freezer.. that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish. All I can say about that right now is, I made a HUGE mistake buying it all those years ago! Now it's back to square one again, but at least we have a good idea of what we really need out here now. (Something I wish I had considered way back when..)

We'll show-off the whole system after we've installed the battery monitor, so it'll be just about all done as far as 12 and 24 volt is concerned. Marty and I are a little bit proud of ourselves for pulling it off. We knew nothing about this stuff before hand. It's been quite the learning experience, and this way, we know our system inside out, back to front. :)


  1. That's the best way to go about a system you're forking out money for - know how it works, back to front. Does this require an electrician to inspect and pass though? We're from different States, so I didn't know what your regulations were like.

    Well done for finishing. :)

  2. Darnn, Amanda & Marty - I am truly impressed by the projects you two Tackle. You are two of the most adventurous people around!!