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  1. rickf

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    I am intrigued with the automotive batteries, I am assuming you get these from wrecks or replacements? Where do you source them? And rough cost?
  2. rickf

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    AND, If you use everything all at the same time. What are the chances of using the induction plate, the convection microwave (on convection at that) AND the instant pot all at the same time? Is the water pump 220 volt? If so it won't be bad and it will be a surge and that is not an issue. If it...
  3. rickf

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    No, I didn't win, I suffer from constant headaches and I lost most of my hearing. The only win was I didn't die.
  4. rickf

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    I have been on BOTH ends!!! In Vietnam there were a couple of times where they called in "danger close" with 155's. This is something I was not ready for and never, ever want to go through again!!!! Usually it was smaller stuff that they brought in that close. We were already pretty well dug in...
  5. rickf

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    I have been to Alaska a couple times in the summer, this goes back to before the AlCan highway was paved! I drove a truck up there and I never had so many flat tires in my life and on that road you change your own. That was when I found out about Alaska's state bird, The huge freakin...
  6. rickf

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    I lived off grid for two years in Maine, myself and my girlfriend. This was in the 70's so no solar, no generator, no electricity. Nearest town was 50 some miles but we only went there every 6 months or so and definitely not in winter. but still want our luxuries like heat, running water, a...
  7. rickf

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    This is exactly what I was thinking in my first reply. I was a bit off on the generator dates because for some reason I keep mixing up my 002 with an 802. Old age, what can I tell you. But you have to remember that the military had access to an unlimited parts supply AND they did not have to...
  8. rickf

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    I think an AC generator is a must in case something happens to the invertor. I am assuming through all of this that you will be using wood for heat?
  9. rickf

    Advice needed. Which genset for off grid?

    If you are living off grid in Alaska that usually means far off the main roads and such. An 802uses roughly 1/2 gallon of fuel per hour of run time. Even running it 12 hours a day is 6 gallons a day, times 4.3 equals 25.8 gallons a month. And if you are far enough off grid so as to need a...
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