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Posted: 11/22/21 03:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Plus without a platoon of healthy strong 18yr olds to do the digging, that's a lot of work.


In soft soil, it's 20 minutes for a tractor with a backhoe.

In rocky soil, add another couple hours.


Same difference...most RV'ers I know don't have a backhoe as part of their rig and you didn't address flooding in the pit.


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Flooding is not an issue, you just continue a channel through your neighbors site and let the water drain out over there! [emoticon]

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I think we are getting the cart before the horse here.

If and after you find a property, then look at having an electrical drop put in by the local power company.

Then go from there.

The possibly exist thth you can just drive in and flip a switch.

Is what I did for my sticks and bricks home and pole barn. [emoticon]

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Dave H M wrote:

I think we are getting the cart before the horse here.

If and after you find a property, then look at having an electrical drop put in by the local power company.

Then go from there.

The possibly exist thth you can just drive in and flip a switch.

Is what I did for my sticks and bricks home and pole barn. [emoticon]


Yes, a grid connection would be far more convenient and likely cheaper but...

In a lot of areas, they won't provide a power drop unless you are actively pursuing the building of a house or business.

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Note my first two sentences. Ya never know until the company is contacted.

Around here, a local drop can be put in and then there is a minimum fee per month just to keep power to the drop. As far as the cost for a drop it varies as to the distance from the main line. Mine was 200 and some change foe the hardware since I was close enough to the juice line that there was no additional charge for running line.

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Yes, a grid connection would be far more convenient and likely cheaper but...


30,000.00 buys a heck of a lot of solar.


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Be aware that many diesel generators do not like to run for an extended time on light loads. The exhaust system will clog up in a surprisingly short time.


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pianotuna wrote:

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Yes, a grid connection would be far more convenient and likely cheaper but...


30,000.00 buys a heck of a lot of solar.


can you clarify what you are referring to. 30K for what.

My drop was less than 300 back when and like stated, if I would not have built, there would have been a monthly charge to keep the drop alive/turned on.


I am gone and will not come back to this thread since we have long gone into the ozone layer. [emoticon]

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pianotuna wrote:

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Yes, a grid connection would be far more convenient and likely cheaper but...


30,000.00 buys a heck of a lot of solar.


I'm sure it does...not sure how this is relevant to the conversation though.

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Be aware that many diesel generators do not like to run for an extended time on light loads. The exhaust system will clog up in a surprisingly short time.


This is another reason to be silly and buy a 30kw generator when loads are unlikely to ever get anywhere close to those levels.

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