Springfield Ohio's Solar News Blog
This particular page of the solar off-grid series is probably going to spout quite-a-bit of controversial content,
if for no other better reason, because it's Holloween!
So, grab a reasonable dictionary,
untether the blinders from your eyes,
squirt some warm water and peroxide in your ears,
and tie yourself to a chair for a minute.
Springfield Ohio's Off-Grid Holloween Lifestyle Page
Page ...(I lost count, Boo)
Being good neighbors,
is not defined as doing bad to Eachother
End of Story
Addendum: Even if it's your "job" to do bad to others, is bad.
If anybody has spent any time in the non-solar areas of my website
(especially the political and judicial sections)
you already know what to expect, regardless here it comes in rare form.
Literary Correction: Yandex tells me Holloween is tomorrow (sorry).
If you are deciding to go off-grid, or even partially supplement your lifestyle with free electricity generated by your own power plant consisting of batteries and solar, or wind, or hydro,
then this page might be of some interest for your mind to ponder.
Some time ago,
a Codes "enforcer" called me to inquire about the safety of solar,
and more pointedly,
how I can turn it off in the event of an emergency.
(*added Thought-words: the emergency he maybe was conjuring to create.)
Now I'm pretty-much a shoe-in for the tactics of the hyper-polito-capitalizers, so I answered his question with a question,
"Well, how do you do it with AC electricity?"
*(added wish-words: "with your dangerous violent codes-approved AC electricty?")
The Codes enforcer was silent for a spell, and answered, "A breaker switch". I answered, "Same Way".
This led to his next question, "But where does the solar electricity go once you disconnect the solar panels?"
I may have hung up on him at that point...I've got nothing in memory of any further conversation. Maybe for wasting my time to expect answers to his questions, knowing he offered nothing good in return...maybe.
Sometimes I find myself uncannily and instinctively remembering scripture. Plagiarized by the copyrighted Bible,
"They are like clouds that give no rain (sic, "in return)";-)."
It was maybe at that point that I felt that the Codes Enforcer here was simply creating his ploy of some hopeful attack against my chosen lifestyle. The fact is I knew the answer to his question, I was more appalled that he either genuinely did not know and felt he should, or that he was predatorially planning pacification to his last ethical reasoning and better judgment in his true quest of cohabitating without being a nuisance to another human being for personal monetary gain, via the crutch of faith in a job (to do bad to others).
Or maybe it was something else, dunno.
If you are choosing to enjoy your God-given life in some other non-conventional manner which is non-profitable to the present form of neo-political-capitalists, then you might want to keep reading this in the hopes of better practical ideas and options.
If the Codes-Capitalists approach you with dogma of how you must do this and must do that, think.
If they tell you that your off-grid application must have breakers and special devices that not even the AC electical conventions employ, think some more.
So if those capitalists should forcefully enter your edifice (that was at one-time protected by a working Constitution),
and if they should attack your simpler energy source,
spouting dictates of how you must get this and get that and purchase this and blah blah blah, (ending with a get-out letter).
Simply move to a less dictatorial environment
LOL just kidding...sort of.
Okay I'll get to the point. You have a battery, you have a charging source, you have a light.....ready for it?
What is a car!?
A car has a battery, a car has a light, a car has an alternator instead of a solar panel (solar panel is safer but you won't find the codes enforcers pulling over cars to make them remove their charging system, but that's another story altogether).
No, actually here's the answer worth arguing down in their courts, go to your local junkyard and pick up a $20.00 RV or Bus or Car or other vehicle's DC fuse box!
End of Story.
Now if they draw you into court for not having followed their dictates, rather than allow them to kill all invention or hope for a liveable future, file some paperwork that might have them want to re-think their attack. In other words, Are They willing to give up their automobiles and flashlights?
Not likely because it affects them in a non-profitable manner.
In all actuality, the snowball effect could conceivably include other appliances and devices also. If they are going to bother you by spinning a web of profiteering tactics, then make sure they too are wrapped up in the web by contrasting the other devices they might need to address first, such as flashlights.
Flashlights are but one device that don't have a breaker or fuse between the bulb and battery (and man-oh-man those cars are killing millions every year.).
I've said it before and I'll say it again, prior to arriving in Ohio, I survived over a decade without any breakers or fuses whatsoever in my energy system. It's true, and not one solitary incidence of anything burning up and killing the world...go figure.
Nowadays however, only because I'm getting old and the fight is not so much in me anymore, I'll admit it, I now can be considered overkill in the exact opposite extreme. This year and last I've invested money in participating in installing boxes, "protection" boxes (I hate me).
The breakers and fuses and cut-off switches I now employ are for those that might inherit this stuff after my demise. They invariably will not be so keen on what everything does or what to expect. The next generation might not know the answers to the Codes Department and be caught off-guard due to ignorance in the area of solar, etc.
So for my more-anal retentive readers that are finding safety in staying on the wide road to h....conformity, here's the follow-up that you might find more to your liking:
Only because I know the failing state of my health and the rapidly-approaching grave,
it's for the next generation that I am thoughtful of by installing these non-DC "protections". Regardless of practicality, they serve the purpose of an over-priced cut-off switch (contrast the genuinely simple method of simply removing one of either wire from a DC bus-bar, operation completed without the added costs and labor to install the codes-stipulated AC "protection" devices).
And think of the food that one might rather put on their table instead of being forced to buy AC "protective" devices for a DC system.
The devised "protective" devices, life traded-off to toil in purchasing the AC protections for DC power station, returning back to the monopoly store due to stupid broken box cover straight off the shelf, returning home to starve through installing said-box, working out confusion as to how an AC box can possibly ever protect a DC energy source, ad nauseaum, etc...sheesh it sounds so stupid I feel like throwing one of these boxes at something.
Well I should probably get back to work at keeping the next generation safe from the solar-monster.
The very act of not receiving a bill in the mail might cause confusion to the next indoctrinated cash-cow generation.
Since the bulk of the world is so indoctrinated to the fashion of giving tacit acquiescence to only one (1) form of domicile, and that it must consist of a house with grid electricity and a breaker box to control it all (or else your domicile will be rejected by the "codes department", forcing you to the only other option, to become homeless instead), it's for them that I now toil to add these "protections" (which the mainstream world is forced and accostomed to strangely idolize as normal and must be found in all homes to be safe).
Accostomed, so-much-so that the human might snap if finding free electricity day-in and day-out, yet not having an occasional power outage that they are accostomed to with the forced-AC electricty that the Codes Department mandates must be incorporated into every new home ("built to codes"). Protections against anyone not tithing to their outrageous electric bill or the next price-increase.
(I smoke, so I somewhat understand the indoctrinal mode we are in. It happens.)
However these AC "protections" have forced me to install the aliens on my wall and in doing so I can't help but to consider their ludicrous designs as I'm installing them. And since I seriously have paused from my toil of a new addition of solar and batteries here, I thought it needful to suggest that the young-budding capitalists design something better than the junk we are forced to buy at their monopoly stores. For instance, since it's fresh on my mind, why in the world would the codes capitalizers force me (or you) to buy the overpriced AC protections that are not at all rated for DC!? Are they trying to kill us?
Furthermore, as I was hammering out a couple of those "knock-outs" from one of the 60amp AC codes-approved "protection" switches, it dawned on me that this caveman contraption in the sprite year of 2019 is junk.
Allow me to prove my statement.
If you go down to Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, or any of the other diminishing choices in last players left at the monopoly board, take a look at the cut-off switches, then take a look at the fused or non-fused disconnects located in the Electrical Department.
Do you see any similarities?
Do you see that solid metal box on their shelf?
Put it in your hand. Can you stick a wire in that solid box? Can't do it?
That's right, in order to put a wire in the flipping box you need to first locate a hammer and crow-bar!
If it were not for stringent social, economic, and political control, our offspring would be free to develop a more evolved box for censored-sake!
Look closer at that codes-mandated box. Do you see the faint impression of circles on the sides or bottom of the box? In case you were not aware, we are "trained" to take a hammer and screwdriver to remove the circles to allow wiring to get into the box?
Is this the best we can do?
OF COURSE THIS IS NOT THE BEST WE CAN DO, but what choice do we have!? The Codes Department will halt the home from being built unless we succumb to this degrading box, and not just one box! Sometimes we are forced to have other protections built into other boxes, such as gfwhateverit'scalled switches (and the such).
This however is the best that the capitalists and their codes departments offer to us, cheap junk that forces us to be cavemen.
In this 2019 year, could you conceive of a better method, as opposed to needing a hammer and crowbar, to make a better box?
I'm just saying, where are the evolved boxes and why aren't they allowed in a home? I'm not a mechanical engineer or anything, but screw-plugs that can be removed by hand to reveal a hole would be nice (and now insert wire and done).
Or how about some of those more-evolved bolts, that if safely unscrewed reveal a real live finished hole, or playdoh caps even, anything has to be better that reducing us all to needing a hammer and crow bar to simply insert a wire.
In fact, making a better hole and a better box might herald us all into the next millenium with some semblance of having become more civil and evolved, with our boxes I mean. Maybe.
Well, since this is my bloody website I'm going to reinvent your mind. How about this invention, screw caps instead of the crude crud that the capitalists have designed in these forced-mandated-garbage we are left with as the only choice.
Let's not stop there, so after we design a better hole (phhtt....), let's make the hole a tad safer, too!
As anybody that has made a profession and uses this monopoly-provided technology of "protective" devices in their profession knows, after you remove the outrageous barely scored knock-outs from those devices, what are you left with?
Well, it's a hole, but it's a dangerous hole!
Invariably, any wire you might push through that hole is only protected by a thin coating of plastic jacket (phhht...plastic, don't even get me going on that subversive anti-evolutionary convention). Now if a wire gets hot (or even warm) it becomes susceptible to having the jacket melt, correct?
So if there are a few men that can find no better job than to force us all to be (non)safe, then how is it that they don't first provide us with built-in grommets that keep their safety box from chaffing our plastic-coated wires?
Sigh. I have to get back to slaving for the plutocracy now.
The following was the original start to this page, blame your codes department for this tragedy.
The first Solar-Tracker is erected in Springfield on September 2018!
2018 also brought ideas for a Better Battery
Welcomed addition of first 48v power bank!
Recent Conversion Process Wall
(will accommodate 48v solar arrays to 48v battery bank)
Solar Panel Kits
Solar Panel Kits 2
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