Thursday, December 13, 2018

Nova Kool's First Nite

7:18 am:
Was there enough electric power to get Nova Kool thru the nite? The answer is Yes!

Just before sunlight struck the Yingli solar panel this morning, the voltage bottomed out at 11.7 volts.

Nova Kool's temperature right now is 34℉.

This will be Nova Kool's position in the kitchen.
The gas range will be to the left.




8:48 am:
I'm going to begin running electric circuits thru plastic tubing. There will be junction boxes all over. More junction boxes than I plan to use.


11:56 am:
At the Home Depot this morning, I bought these things:
➜ Maple hardwood to frame the pass-thru from the Ford to the Box Van.
➜ A duplex box and duplex outlet to be installed in the inside wall near my table. A CyberPower outlet will provide (3) 120-volt AC outlets and (2) USB charging ports.
➜ A new wire stripping tool from Klein Tools. The tool that I am using, also by Klein Tools, just did not work right.


I brought this CyberPower device over from Scampy. 



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8 comments:

  1. Im sure you have seen them but if not here is a heads up. They make outlets with USB's built in. Just like the regular duplex receptacles that screw in but with additional ports

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    1. Hi Andrew,

      Thank you sooooo much for this heads-up! 👍

      George

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  2. Hi George!

    If you're running wires through unused junction boxes, don't make a splice in each one. Just pull out enough wire to let you splice into it later before you continue running the wires to the next one.

    When you're ready to close up the junction box, you can just stuff the extra wire back in and it will be there ready to splice into in the future.

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    1. Hi Lou,

      That is what I shall do!

      Thank you,
      George

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  3. Discharging your batteries to !!.7 every night will shorten the life of your batteries. 11.7 is almost completely dead. Good luck with your project George

    John

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    1. Thanks, John,

      Yes, I am aware of that. What I am doing now is temporary.

      I have to do a lot of temporary things in order to proceed with my construction.

      George

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    2. Proceed you will! Always moving forward. That is what we all love about you, George!

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  4. George- A comment about the 'off grid' stove. What makes yours 'off grid', I believe, is the battery powered igniters. This differs from a standard stove which has a 110v cord to power the igniters.

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