reply to post by Frogs
It might not be as big an issue with your layout and size of your property. But, security for the generator while its running is also an issue
Interesting point. Luckily, they'd have to come through an 8' high fence, down a 150' drive, then through a 4' fence, then another 4' fence to get to
it (from the road)....and coming at it any other way, means hauling it by hand for at least 200' (and going through 2 fences). As soon as they pulled
in, the dogs would bark their heads off.
I plan to basically put down a concrete slab for the area it's going (with the plan to eventually have two there), and in that, I'll have a ring set
in the cement for each, and run a padlocked chain through it and the generator (I still want them portable). It's also in the dog fenced area, so in
any SHTF scenario or power outage, the dogs will be out there too.
I do plan to build a ventilated (and able to be opened and locked) enclosure to try and muffle the sound somewhat (for two, planned generators), but
I'm still researching the best design for that. I'll be getting the first generator around June (start of hurricane season), as I can find some deals
around that time. Getting a diesel one, so I can use gas from the truck in a pinch. (also, they last longer). The second one, I'll get either at the
end of the season, or during it, if I can find a good enough deal, and have the cash.
so for a few years that solar generator has kept you going but the inverter has dies and no ones knows one end of a wire from another
Having spare parts, and repair equipment is kind of business as usual on a farm or ranch, so this would be no exception. For example, I always have
spare wood, fencing, posts, etc., and I'm working on slowly building up spare parts for the vehicles when I can get the time to do so (pulling good
parts from junked). I'm on a budget, but I know I have to do it piece by piece.
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