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Build a Cheap 24V 20A Battery Charger

I have a 24 volt battery bank I use to run an off grid well pump. On cloudy days, sometimes I want to run the well to test out sprinklers, etc. So I wanted a battery charger that could put … Continue reading

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Cheap Trick to Remove a Frozen Ferrule

Replacing a leaking cutoff valve for a toilet or faucet is pretty simple, expect for when the old ferrule/compression ring get stuck on the water pipe. This happened to me the other day, and I did not have a puller … Continue reading

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Running a Digi TransPort WR11 XT on USB, 12V and 24V power

Update 2 Digi has a new product to address this need. Digi PN: 76000976 I have it running in the field for about a month with any issue. —- Update This setup worked great while running in my workshop, but … Continue reading

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Script to Limit Number of Files in a Directory

I have some jobs that run and will fill up disk drives if not pruned. I put together the simple script below that I can call with a directory and the number of files I want to keep. The oldest … Continue reading

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Lessons Running IP Security Cameras Off Grid

On a small off grid hobby ranch, running IP cameras to keep an eye on things proved a bit trickier then planned. Durning the summer the solar panels produce enough power to run a well, a data logger, a camera … Continue reading

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