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"I used the 3/4 hp model on a shallow well, worked fine for this purpose, If was just for irrigation…"
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Johann replied to dave simmon's discussion Harbor Freight Well Pump For Solar
"Did you consider a submersible pump? This way you would not have to worry about the sucktion side…"
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dave simmon replied to dave simmon's discussion Harbor Freight Well Pump For Solar
"Johann You are right. And as a backup to keep it on solar I have a 600 gallon tank ready and this…"
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"per specification, .......Maximum well depth: 26 ft. Even with a 19 feet depth there is a…"
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Harbor Freight Well Pump For Solar

Started by dave simmon in General Discussion. Last reply by Renewable Ray on Friday. 7 Replies

Hi FolksIs anyone else using one of these pumps. I will be pulling the trigger this week if the weather allows for Drilling a shallow well. I will hit potable water at 19 feet. Digging the well to 55 or Sixty Feet I hopeI picked up one of these…Continue

What End is Up with Your Panels?

Started by B Maverick in Harbor Freight Solar Panels. Last reply by Renewable Ray Jan 10. 8 Replies

Unlike the photos HF shows in the general advertisements, I've taken a different approach by mounting the panels in a vertical fashion with the lead wires at the top.  Not only that, but the two support legs face the opposite direction as well. In a…Continue

Scratchin My Head?

Started by jpf in General Discussion. Last reply by Renewable Ray Jan 4. 4 Replies

I have a 36 volt golf cart that I have thought about mounting a 145w solar panel on, so I go looking for a controller.I found this…Continue

Replacing Glass on Harbor Freight Panel

Started by Gary in Harbor Freight Solar Panels. Last reply by Randall Dec 31, 2015. 2 Replies

Can the glass in the harbor freight panels be replaced? I have one that took a hit from something and needs replaced.GaryContinue

Bad Battery Question

Started by dave simmon in General Discussion. Last reply by Johann Dec 30, 2015. 3 Replies

I just thought I would ask here first maybe some one has already went trough this situation. I have a Bad 6 volt Battery. 10 months old not holding a charge at all. I mean Nothing.Rest in the Bank seem fine. But I am watching them in Panic. I have…Continue

RV Solar Panels

Started by patrick callender in General Discussion. Last reply by Randall Dec 29, 2015. 7 Replies

I covered my 37' Discovery this winter and also my solar panel. I would purchase a remote panel but not sure where to hook it up in my battery compartment. Can anyone shed some light on this?  I am a rookie at all this.Continue

Solar Powered Firewood Storage Area

Started by Johann in General Discussion. Last reply by Renewable Ray Dec 29, 2015. 4 Replies

I build this storage area to keep the fire wood dry. I needed some light at the storage area to keep my hands free from flash lights. As you may see I used three 12 volt 15 watts fluorescent screw in bulbs. I considered LED lights, but I wanted the…Continue

Merry christmas and a happy new year.

Started by Johann in General Discussion. Last reply by Renewable Ray Dec 27, 2015. 2 Replies

Just wanted to say Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year to every one.Have fun and be safe.Continue

How Long Do They Last?

Started by sl dl in General Discussion. Last reply by Randall Dec 25, 2015. 7 Replies

I recently read on another forum that the HF kit panels only last about 5-7 years. Is there any life cycle testing which would give an idea the longevity. Mine are approaching 7 years. It does seem that the batterries, which are 2 years old and have…Continue

How Do I Combine Two 24 Volt Battery Banks?

Started by Tim J in Batteries. Last reply by Randall Dec 19, 2015. 1 Reply

Not sure how to tie my two 24 volt battery banks together, or where to hook in the charge controller and inverter.Continue

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what batteries do you use?

Posted by darren sadkowski on November 25, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

I was curious to see what type of batteries others use with their HF set up. I check this site almost daily, but it doesn't seem like there are any new posts or content.
I use 2 HF setups together with a sunsaver controller and 2 wally world deep cycle batteries and it seems to work work good. How about you?

Batteries Won't Charge

Posted by norvel richards on July 27, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Need some help. I bought the Renogy bundle on Amazon the controller won't let the batteries get full charge. I have 25 feet of #8 wire from the two 100 watt panels to the controller and 5 feet of #12 from controller to battery bank which is 4 golf cart batteries by…

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