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    #5 Stuff You Can Not Buy, Stuff I Can't Sell


    On the surface of it we are exist within a very physical realm. To all appearances only what can be sensed, touched, tasted, felt and heard is real.


    Anyone packing for a holiday road trip, camping trip or a war will soon become aware of the amount of “stuff” that is necessary to take with.


    Pretty soon the car or truck is filled with “stuff” that hopefully will allow you to have a great time and/or at least win and come back alive.



    However all that “stuff” is useless without the know how to use it. Tools and Technology always will require some minimum skill level to be used properly. If you disagree then I would use the example of a chef who does not know how to cook or cooks seldom. The food that he prepared is at best going to be poor and at worst un-hygienically prepared with all the consequences thereof.


    Ask anyone who has had a generator or solar system installed BUT does not have clue how to operate.

    I repeat: You need the skills to operate the tools and tech that are needed to keep you both comfortable and alive.

    Problem is that we cannot specialise in everything. You will always be Jack of all trades at most things and even then it is the school of hard knocks that does the teaching. Sometimes being average at something is good enough even though not ideal.


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    Your post resonates and I will read the links later.

    Watched a guy with an elaborately and newly rigged out 200 series landcruiser trying to plug a puncture and pump it. Provided a worked example of how no amount of gear can overcome ignorance.

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    Thanks Oaf.

    I know a guy sitting with an expensive Solar backup system, but it is giving an error code that he cannot/does not know how to override.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camouflage762 View Post
    Thanks Oaf.

    I know a guy sitting with an expensive Solar backup system, but it is giving an error code that he cannot/does not know how to override.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camouflage762 View Post
    Thanks Oaf.

    I know a guy sitting with an expensive Solar backup system, but it is giving an error code that he cannot/does not know how to override.
    LoL. Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camouflage762 View Post
    Thanks Oaf.

    I know a guy sitting with an expensive Solar backup system, but it is giving an error code that he cannot/does not know how to override.
    I know one of those too

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    Quote Originally Posted by camouflage762 View Post
    Thanks Oaf.

    I know a guy sitting with an expensive Solar backup system, but it is giving an error code that he cannot/does not know how to override.
    Can one up you... My FIL has a brand new Solar / Inverter setup. Been in for a week first time we have loadshedding and it died as the power switched to battery thowing out an error and not allowing any juice to the output side.

    Anyways. I have a working knowledge of the systems from our setup but I opened the DB to bypass the inverter input, and was like... uh well maybe not as easy as changing the connections of a couple wires. Thing was a rats nest.

    Called the installer who came out at 8pm, and 15min later he had bypassed the inverter. Now the fight begins as the supplier is claiming the error code kicked out is from outside factors... i.e. we fucked it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevin View Post
    Can one up you... My FIL has a brand new Solar / Inverter setup. Been in for a week first time we have loadshedding and it died as the power switched to battery thowing out an error and not allowing any juice to the output side.

    Anyways. I have a working knowledge of the systems from our setup but I opened the DB to bypass the inverter input, and was like... uh well maybe not as easy as changing the connections of a couple wires. Thing was a rats nest.

    Called the installer who came out at 8pm, and 15min later he had bypassed the inverter. Now the fight begins as the supplier is claiming the error code kicked out is from outside factors... i.e. we fucked it up.
    What inverter?
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