Didn't get much done on the steel cabin today, but could have. I hadn't thought to try out the deep cycle batteries, but left the battery drill here even though I thought I put it where I wouldn't forget it. I wanted to get the door where it will close full time so decided to try out a little 400 watt inverter on a couple of the deep cycle batteries I'd doctored and use the moto tool to sand down the door jam to allow the door to close. I knew the moto tool didn't pull much juice and it worked like a charm so I decided to try the 2000/1500 watt inverter on the two batteries and then tried the saws. NO PROBLEM'O! Ran them like a big dog. I'd already spent a good bit of the day walking up and down the road clearing mesquite and other branches hanging over in the road which would have probably scratched up this trailer when it was being taken out there and was tired and cut up from that so since I didn't have the drill to put up more of the siding I COULD cut I called it a day. Now... the two batteries I spent the most time working over work fine so 2 out of 2 ain't bad. I expect to get about the same results on the other 8 so I should have an 8 to 10 battery system when I can get to the others. Not sure what I'll do with the other 5 - 8 volt batteries, but I'll figure out something.
I must admit that I'd been thinking about trying out the deep cycle batteries so stopped at the hardware store on the way out to the land this morning to buy some heavy duty copper lugs and larger wire to wire up the system. The largest wire they had was 8 gauge 3 wire with a ground so I bought 15 feet of that and a couple of the copper lugs to put on the inverter. (see pictures) While in the store a almost literally ran in to John Wells. He was there to get the parts to repair his solar still. Humm... solar Shower not still. I gave him directions to my land and he said he would pay a visit. I also ask him if I could post a link to the classifieds I'm setting up for the area and he gave the ok. Don't want to step on any toes around here! See his Blog at:
The Field Lab
Not sure what I'll get done tomorrow because I need to do laundry one more time before I leave this place and also need to start clearing out an exit route for this trailer when it decides to go back to Odessa because at this point it will be easy to back in, but hard to pull out of. Maybe I'll work on that some and putting up the rest of the siding to?
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