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    The ideal solar operated house?

    Lindsey may I ask what make and model is your inverter ? I have one that does the same thing as yours, switching to grid when batteries are getting low, but mine is switching at 50% or even less and it doesn't have any setting where I can change that voltage. About the Dyno batteries, I followed...
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    The Longest Day

    Research here: https://www.sunrise-and-sunset.com/en/sun/dominican-republic/puerto-plata/2022/june
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    Whynter Portable Air Conditioner with Heater

    Sold. You can close this thread. Thank you. For Cdn_Gringo and JD Jones... If you don't intend to buy, please keep the comments to yourself.
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    Inverter battery question?

    Lead acid batteries like to be cycled as long as you stay above the 50% DOD. One of the enemies of our batteries here in DR is heat. If your inverter supports it, get a temperature sensor. If not, get an inverter that does. While the amp rate for charging them matters, the bulk, absorb and float...
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    Whynter Portable Air Conditioner with Heater

    Between Sosua and Cabarete. Gently used 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heater by Whynter. Plugs into 120V normal North American socket. Comes with its window kit and remote control. Part #: ARC-14SH Asking price DOP 25,000.00 Negotiable.
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    any where to get a glass top for a small table in Sosua?

    Otto Mimbre y Rattan Furniture Store (809) 571-2960 https://maps.app.goo.gl/rQBVPC6akHWz6CyN8
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    Haitian 2021 Earthquake & Response

    Didn't feel it but saw the water in the pool as well while having a smoke outside by the pool.
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    Solar panels to generate electricity

    Is it the D90's ? Price per battery please.
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    Solar panels to generate electricity

    Everything was installed by a dominican electrician. No idea about pricing these days.
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    Solar panels to generate electricity

    Forgot to say we have 2 fans running 24/7 and 6 others that we run occasionally. A second smaller fridge for drinks also running 24/7. The A/Cs and water heater are not on the solar system. The well pump I can choose how it is powered, but usually it runs on Edenorte.
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    Solar panels to generate electricity

    5.1kW, 12 × 250W + 4 x 275W + 3 x 330W (these three panels are driving the pool pump MPPT controller or charging batteries on cloudy days) solar panels , FM80 MPPT CC, WavePower 6kW pure sine inverter, 16 x Trojan 105Plus in 8s2p strings 450Ah @ 48V battery bank. 8Kw Champion LPG gen for...
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    Whynter Portable Air Conditioner with Heater

    At 1350W it is just on par with a medium microwave oven or a bit above a 12 cup coffee maker.
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    Whynter Portable Air Conditioner with Heater

    Between Sosua and Cabarete. Gently used 14,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Heater by Whynter. Plugs into 120V normal North American socket. Comes with its window kit and remote control. Part #: ARC-14SH Asking price DOP 30,000.00 Negotiable.
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    Obtain good behavior cert. and repatriation insurance - living in Sosua/Cabarete

    Where in Puerto Plata can these documents be obtained? Good behavior certificate and also the repatriation insurance from Patria insurance. If someone can post Google maps links, would be greatly appreciated.
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    Solar Panels

    One month of August a few years ago when I was staying for two weeks (wasn't s resident at that time), no solar system and running two A/C units without any care about the bills (I was still working in Canada and just vacationing down here) I paid 4,000 pesos for those two weeks.
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    Solar Panels

    I didn't aquire all these as a whole system. I did start with a 2kW system which proved to be too little for my needs. During the summer the bills will be under 1,000 pesos per month. The smallest bill I had was on a winter month, just a bit over 300 pesos (water heater and maybe a bit of A/C)...
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    Solar Panels

    Aprox. DOP 350,000.00 Solar panels, inverter, MPPT charge controller, pool pump with its own MPPT controller. Installation included in the price. Also included are some various devices so I can run the pool pump on the grid as well (ex. pump to waste when it rains a lot) and the diverting of 1kW...
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    Solar Panels

    If you really want to be off-grid, think about oversizing the solar panels. I never thought about ROI when I installed the system. I did it because I was able to. My house consumes on average 0.6 kW per hour, more during the day and less during the night. This excludes the pool pump. The water...
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    Common Shop Tools Explained

    DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it. WIRE...
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    Entering The DR Following 6 Months of Residency Approved

    We are a couple from Canada and if we understood right, entering Dominican Republic in this 6 months time frame will qualify for some taxation relief on the goods one owns and brings them into the country. We also own two cars and would like to bring one of them with us. The problem is we can't...