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  1. I have been following this new battery tech for a while and it looks promising.
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    Current Water Affairs.

    Does anyone know where I can get daily rain records for the Cape.Maybe amateurs.
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    Cape Town Water Crisis

    I keep on praying for you guys in the cape.We have already had 52 mm of rain and our rain season only starts in about 2 weeks,I wish I could send you some water. I wonder if it is possible to pipe water from the Orange river.Remember they say the next world war will be fought over water.
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    0.75Kw Pool Pump on Solar

    I would purchase a day night switch and replace the relay switch.You will just have to find the existing relays activate voltage to find a compatible relay that has 5 or 6 pins.
  5. Emma i hope this helps http://thesweethome.com/blog/should-you-get-a-front-or-top-load-washing-machine/
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    First Flush Filter

    Use a toilet ball float ,you will just have to saw off the threaded connection .
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    Solar Installation at a Lodge

    We used Roundup for many years in the landscaping industry ,it breaks down after few days and no longer remains a problem. Just remember to apply it when the ground is dry.
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    Solar Pool Pump

    Does anyone know of a solar powered inverter that could power a pool pump without being connected to batteries.
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    A look at South Africa's new plug and socket configuration. Picture: ABERDARE CABLES SOUTH Africa is to switch to an electrical plug and socket configuration that has been around since the early 1990s and is seen as the world’s safest, but has not been taken up by other countries. This means South Africa will be switching next year from a configuration used in very few places across the world to one taken up only by Brazil — and that South Africans will have to buy new adaptors. While making the plugs and sockets locally would require expensive tooling to make new manufacturing moulds, and often a factory shutdown of a few weeks, South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) electrotechnical standards development manager Willa Breed said on Monday that the new plugs and sockets would have “a long, long phase-in period, more than 20 years”. Ms Breed said it was “a bit alarming” that the South African National Standards (SANS) 164-2 configuration, which the International Electrotechnical Commission deemed the world’s safest, had not been taken up by other countries. “It is a bit alarming (that the standard has not been taken up worldwide), and whether other countries will align with it is an open question,” she said. “We all hope that, worldwide, sanity will prevail. It is a huge thing economically to switch.” The SABS adopted the new configuration as the “preferred” standard in 2013, and plugs and sockets in this configuration will be available from about April. Small and hexagonal with three pins, the new plug and socket configuration was developed by the electrotechnical commission in the hope that it would become universal across the world. Appliances using this configuration are already being exported to South Africa. But Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa chairman Tony McDonald, who was on the SABS working group that decided on the new configuration, said the hexagonal two-pin plugs commonly used at present would safely fit into the new three-pin sockets, and that the safety features far outweighed any inconvenience caused because the commonly used three-pin plugs could not be used in the new sockets. The new three-pin socket is safer because it has a “skirt” that does not allow the exposure of live plug pins, so children cannot be electrocuted playing with the socket or a plug, he said. Also, people cannot jerry-rig connections using exposed live pins, as is possible with the commonly used three-pin plug. Mr McDonald said South Africa suffered R500m in damages every year due to electrical fires, often caused by the three-pin plug and socket, and it would be “irresponsible” of the government not to make the change from a configuration that was designed in 1913. The new configuration is also cheaper to manufacture once new moulds are in place, because it uses less material. This also makes it “greener”. Mr McDonald said rumours that there was a lucrative government tender in the change were misguided, because there was no such tender. South African Institute of Electrical Engineers director Stan Bridgens said it was important to remember that the new configuration would not be imposed. Instead, it would be listed as the “preferred” one. Only new installations would require it, and its phasing-in would not make the old one illegal. Opposition to the new configuration was widespread, Mr McDonald added. Part of the problem was that different countries used different voltages, but there was also “a tremendous amount of vested interest” in not using the new configuration, from European countries aghast at how quickly Chinese and Japanese companies had been able to design and produce the new plugs and sockets to commodity traders who did not want to lose out on trade — the new plugs used 13g of glass as opposed to 64g, he said. Ms Breed said the SABS had consulted widely before signing up to the configuration and the decision-making committee included manufacturers, importers, exporters, consumers, academics, municipal officials and industry associations. According to the International Electrotechnical Commission’s website, South Africa’s long-standing SANS 164-1 configuration is also used in Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia, while the SANS 164-2 configuration is used only by South Africa and Brazil. Mr Bridgens said he saw no real problem or economic disadvantage with South Africa having chosen to switch to a little-used configuration. “There is no standard for the rest of the world. We’ll just get adaptors when we travel,” he said.
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    I've used this new plug on a few of my power tools which i like because the cable comes out the bottom so you cant use the cable to remove the plug and it grips nicely. The live and neutral pins have a plastic coating around most of the pin so that you cant get electrocuted when removing the plug. They recon that this is the safest plug in the world and that the old plug was probably the most dangerous (babies and toddlers can easily get there fingers in it).I remember the snapper plugs that use to frighten the crap out of me when the top pulled off. P.S. this is also a Crabtree product
  12. Thanks a lot for the info guys.I will let you know how it goes.
  13. Awesome skills there DeepBass9 I want to purchase some copper pipe in the next week to see if I can make a camping water heating system. I've already purchased the !2V shower pump. The copper pipe I want to use is the pipe they use in gas installations
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    I use these Multiplugs They are Crabtree but are often sold under a different brand name .Nice thing about these plugs they have illuminated switches and the new S.A.(international) plug, I purchase them from Mica Hardware https://www.crabtreeonline.co.za/collections/domestic-range-adaptors-multi-plugs-extension-cords/Multiplugs
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