Contents:

1) Welcome!

2) Off-Gridding today

3) Exhibit A: 9 Main Street

4) Where we are!

5) My Site

6) The Castle

7) Why this system works!

8) What it really looks like

9) The Batteries

10) The Solar Panels

11) Diesel Co-Gen

12) Human Power!

13) Incentive

14) The Inverter/Chargers

15) Staber Washer

16) Energy Guide

17) Spin-X Dryer

18) Sundanzer Refrigerator

19) Demand Water Heater

20) The Idea!

21) Water Tank relocation

22) The Big Questions

23) Low usage = Porking

24) Another Example

25) In Summary

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Water Heater Relocation

    More Efficient?
    Moving the water heater (just a tank now) has these benefits:
  • Radiant heat from woodstove heats water
  • Portable propane tank's gas not used all winter
  • Woodstove can be run hotter since some heat is absorbed by water tank.
  • Water tank holds heat better now that it's off a cold floor - brrr!
    As the water in the tank heats and expands, the factory pressure (blow-off) valve will open up and this is an added plus!
    The released hot water will travel under the house to an old dug well where its heat will transfer into that thermal mass.
    Soldered copper lines are probably a minimum requirement for piping.



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