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Off Grid Cabin 12 Volt Appliances
youtube. ^ | Lamar Alexander

Posted on 07/03/2013 3:30:20 PM PDT by virgil283

Power system is 580 watts Solar electric and 400 Watts wind power which powers a 12 volt fridge, lights, water pump, TV's, laptop and many gadgets. ....This video demonstrates some of 12 volt and AC appliances used in off grid cabin. [20 min video] Very good info on solar, wind and propane for every day use.

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KEYWORDS: offgrid
This cabin is 14x14 with a full loft and approximately 400 square feet of living space.
1 posted on 07/03/2013 3:30:20 PM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Love it!! What’s the $$ investment?$$


2 posted on 07/03/2013 3:32:39 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: virgil283

Tuff Shed has some nice buildings in the $10-30,000 range, too.

3 posted on 07/03/2013 3:36:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s really nice.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 3:37:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: virgil283

Ping for later


5 posted on 07/03/2013 3:38:56 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: virgil283
Ten days after sandy and I was still cranking. Including 2 refrigerators a freezer and cable tv/wifi (never did lose cable, only power)


6 posted on 07/03/2013 3:46:16 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: virgil283

ping


7 posted on 07/03/2013 3:52:16 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: virgil283

Geothermal heating and air conditioning and LED gallery lights causes this 4,000 square ft building to average 200-225 dollars per month in electricity.

8 posted on 07/03/2013 3:53:43 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Vaquero

and you were using the Honda generator pictured?


9 posted on 07/03/2013 3:57:01 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: virgil283
approximately 400 square feet of living space

Barely enough room to store my guns.

10 posted on 07/03/2013 3:58:28 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: virgil283

400 square feet is an exaggeration. There isn’t enough headroom in the loft for an adult to stand erect, except maybe directly under the ridge line. At 14x14, the 1st floor is only 196 square feet.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 4:04:17 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: austinaero

“Love it!! What’s the $$ investment?$$”

If you are handy and built it yourself from scratch, you might be able to build that for less than $5,000. I designed and built a fully insulated and air-conditioned 8x12 “cabin” for a work shed for well less than $3,000. It was built to the same standards as a house. Some prefabricated cabin or shed like TuffShed will you cost more and will be flimsy by comparison - they cut corners, no question about it.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 4:19:40 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: virgil283

Hell my wifes closet is that big and she wants more space!


13 posted on 07/03/2013 4:21:08 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Nailbiter

ping


14 posted on 07/03/2013 4:27:14 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: austinaero

Naw just a pix I found on line. It’s a Robin/Subaru. But it powers most of the house. I ran it mornings and late afternoons/evenings off all night. Off midday. But kept everything frozen.


15 posted on 07/03/2013 4:33:47 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Every year I go fishing in Manitoba Canada, these are remote cabins fly in only. They are Solar and Propane and they do well, the solar powers the lights a refrigerator and a freezer, propane takes care of the hot water and they have wood burning stoves for heat. These cabins are about 750 sq-ft and we’ve never run out of electrics yet.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 5:07:48 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

You don’t go up in January, do you?


17 posted on 07/03/2013 5:11:28 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: virgil283

bookmark


18 posted on 07/03/2013 5:42:20 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

very cool.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 8:58:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: johniegrad

“You don’t go up in January, do you?”

No I haven’t and I’m sure thats a whole different story.

On lake Sassaginagak there two trappers cabins, the oldest was built in the early 1900’s the other built in the 60’s. Both are still functional and both use wood burning stoves and Kerosene lamps.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 5:32:21 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

I’m in northern Minnesota and there are still some rustics around like that. At 60, I’m getting too old for that sort of thing.


21 posted on 07/04/2013 12:16:37 PM PDT by johniegrad
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