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Old 05-26-2011, 03:26 PM   #43
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Does anyone have a photos or drawings of a single solar panel stand they made from PVC pipe?
A while back I voluntarily organized the “Walk Through Time” outdoor display composed of about 75 3’x4’ posters. We built stands from 1¼” Sch. 40 PVC pipe. Based on this poster stand I sketched out a possible stand for the 60W solar panel I used and posted it on the Bigfoot Forum. I think it is similar to the SunForce stand. This design could be a good starting point for you.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:14 PM   #44
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I don’t have RV experience with AGM batteries but from my motorcycle experience I don’t like them, their motorcycle life is at best 2 years. I just replace 10 years old batteries on my Ford pickup which is rather good for ordinary lead acid batteries.
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Last year I replaced the ordinary lead acid battery in my tractor, it was 13, almost 14 years old and it would still crank over the diesel engine but it was starting to feel weak. In all that time I never added water or even checked the level. We typically get 7 to 8 years out of lead acid batteries in all the cars and trucks. I don't think we have ever had one last less than 4 or 5 years, and we never check the water level. AGM batteries cost about twice as much as regular lead acid batteries so they would need to last at least twice as long to be cost effective, although they can be mounted sideways or upside down if there is a need for something like that.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #45
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A while back I voluntarily organized the “Walk Through Time” outdoor display composed of about 75 3’x4’ posters. We built stands from 1¼” Sch. 40 PVC pipe. Based on this poster stand I sketched out a possible stand for the 60W solar panel I used and posted it on the Bigfoot Forum. I think it is similar to the SunForce stand. This design could be a good starting point for you.
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THANKS George that is what I was looking for!
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