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Antony last won the day on September 29 2018

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  1. I have had a 200L solar geyser for 3 years now, in summer it is great, I get well over 70 degrees, barring the rainy days, but in winter it sucks, I have even tilted the tubes up to get the best angle towards the sun. Added to that there are 3 long haired fems in the house, who don't understand the concept of a 6 minute shower, they learn the "cold" way, if you get my meaning. I also have a gas geyser servicing the kitchen and guest bathroom (shower), and I use it everyday ;-) , besides the odd day when the wind blows in the wrong direction and blows the "flame" out it works great. I would highly recommend a gas geyser, as long as it is outside but also sheltered, you will not have any problems.
  2. Yes it resistive, already installed (actually it works great) and from Eskom
  3. That is the accumulated load for 4 rooms
  4. Good day all, Its been a long time since I last posted here. Hope everyone is well, under the circumstances here in SA. I seem to be exceeding my MAX load of 60A (13.8kW) lately, with the underfloor heating, late night geyser top up, kettle, etc. My under floor heating alone reaches 11kW, add the geyser top up and blink.... off goes my power for a few seconds and comes back on, but because my "intelligent" thermostats switch off automatically when the power goes off, the load is instantly reduced and the power comes back on. I'm wondering just how all these very large houses with underfloor heating to the hilt manage their power loads? warms regards from a cold Gauteng. Antony
  5. this is true for a 5kW load, but if I just want to run the absolute basics with a 1200w system, no hair dryer or kettle loads, then a generator makes no sense. I have a gas stove, solar geyser with gas backup.
  6. Nope I never got to find the problem, it is so intermittent. In fact we have more load shedding incidents of late than rouge trips. Touch wood, It hasn't happened for a few months now.
  7. I fact I actually worked out that running a genny during load shedding to power the basics is by far more expensive than having a decent standby. Petrol (or diesel for the Hulux guys) is far more expensive to run the genny than the grid power needed to recharge the batteries of the standby. AND IT'S MUCH QUIETER! Although the initial cost may be more than a decent generator, you will breakeven sometime, especially with the guaranteed amount of load shedding events is SA.
  8. This morning at around 5am, my geyser was 35 degrees and so is my EV temp sensor, this is a clear indication my system must be siphoning... My Geyserwise switches on at 4:30 to increase temp to 35, should it not be already at 35, just to have a warm enough shower at least. Keep in mind I have 3 long haired lasses in the house.
  9. Has anyone got a perfect anti loop suggestion, i.e. a diagram of sorts, I suspect my loops are incorrect. Any other suggestions are welcome. I hate loosing my water temp to the elements, especially in winter.
  10. Its been a while now and I have had 2 flapper type 1 way valves fail on me, the latest only lasted a month...
  11. https://www.solarquotes.com.au/blog/solaredge-is-furious/?utm_campaign=sq_news_weekly&utm_content=190212+weekly+newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=getresponse
  12. and you post no pictures of your trip?
  13. http://www.702.co.za/articles/333840/nersa-public-hearings-start-today-eskom-wants-public-to-pay-15-more
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