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  1. im also baffled by this, i did read somewhere that a bigger cylinder has more pressure, than a small cylinder hence the better efficiency, however im not sure, seems that way... In terms of usage, actually over the last 2 weeks its been colder, which should count to the inverse of what im seeing.. to monitor you gas cylinders there is a device made by yonkegas that apparently is quite accurate (according to the guy at the gas store), but is quite expensive.
  2. Hi All Some advice/explanation to my experience please.. So about 6 weeks ago, i had a 20L gas geyser installed at my home to replace my electric geyser.. Works great, but the gas consumption is confusing me. After installation i attached a 9kg cylinder to it, and it lasted me just over 4 days (usage based on weight is 2kg per day, with 4 adults in the home, and 2 showers per day each).After the 9kg was finished, i attached a 48kg cylinder to it, its now 35 days and counting since doing this and its still working. Based on the usage of 2kg's per day that i got of the 9kg, a 48kg cylinder should only last approx 24 days. P.S. nothing has changed in our usage pattern.. can someone explain why? Thanks Iiceman
  3. currently the pump runs for about 8 hours a day.. however i do understand that on solar i will probably need to run it for about 6 hours, when the sunshine is optimal. so would installing 2x400w panels and a 1000 watt sine wave inverter work?
  4. Hi All needing some advise here...so as the title says, im looking move my pool pump onto Solar power exclusively. My pool pump is a variable speed Speck Eco Touch 16, which has 3 settings, low;medium and high and the specs on paper is either 0.40(L);0.70(M) or 1.05 kW (H) power consumption, however i have recently started using an Ellis Effergy power monitor device at my home and the pool pump consumes either 0.30(L);0.40(M) or 0.50 kW(H) with the Kreepy connected. (So im not sure if the specs on the pool pump is incorrect or the effergy is under reading), but i want to move this "load" to solar power. What would be the most cost effective way of achieving this? Looking forward to you reply.. Iiceman
  5. Hi Coulomb thanks for the assistance, makes a lot more sense now, really appreciate you taking the time to help out a newbie...
  6. Hi all, a newbie here as well First of all, what an amazing forum, reading all the topics here have given me a better understanding on using solar power. So i need some assistance here with a dilemma i have: I have already bought 2x200ah 12v batteries, and over the next couple of day i intend to buy 3x330w panels and an inverter. My goal is to provide power to my washing machine and pool pump during the day, and then power some floodlights in the yard at night. My pool pump has a variable speed motor 400wph (3200w per day) and my washing machine consumes 200wph of power (400w per day) flood lights in the yard at night power consumption 800w (80w x 10 hours) 80amps DC per night consumption at 12v (hope my math is correct here) so advise please: 1-is the 3x330w solar panels enough to provide power to pool pump and washing machine during the day as well as charge the 2 batteries that will power the floodlights? 2- What type/make/model of inverter should i buy that will allow me to do this, but also have eskom power as a backup if needed? Hope this makes sense.. looking forward to your responses Iiceman
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