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    Headphone Magic

    Do it. It's only a few bucks a month more and if it SABOD's then swap back the next months.
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    The Off Topic Thread.

    Oh well. Shouldn't be too much longer ay?
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    The Off Topic Thread.

    Nice, got some pics?
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    The Off Topic Thread.

    Lovely for snowmen! I ordered some carolina reapers in the groceries. Hopefully they don't substitute them!
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    The Off Topic Thread.

    Yay Tuesday
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    What Made You Feel Good Today

    Got one of those in 1995 and thought it was the sh*t. Spent hours on it as a teenager. Conference call ftw!
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    Tell that to my post hole digger. Went to dig holes on the weekend and apparently 12 month old 2 stroke is no good... A fresh batch fixed it up though.
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    Mine was very hit and miss... It's down to 300w now but had made 31.65kWh by 6pm.
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    Well the forecast was 19c and cloudy but we still made about 32kWh. There was a couple of breaks in the weather where the inverter was maxxed out, so that helped a bit. Cos it was just me and the toddler at home, about 26 got sent back to the grid. We would have used a bit too when we cooked dinner.
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    Headphone Magic

    The fetch mini does everything the fetch mighty does, except record. You can hire and buy movies etc too. Have a sus if you haven't already. I've got the 4k netflix but a 1080p tv. I just got it so we can have a few people watching on different devices at once.
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    Headphone Magic

    Get a fetch box. Once it has powered on from the wall, start times are super quick and netflix etc loads a million times quicker than a telly. You can get the cheap one for about $150 or the 1TB version for $450ish. Well worth it imo. My tv sucked massive donkey balls for ages trying to use netflix but those frustrations are gone with the fetch boxes.
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    The What's Pi$$Ing You Off Thread..anything Goes!

    I'll stick your mum in the eye!
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    The What's Pi$$Ing You Off Thread..anything Goes!

    Haha sounds like my boys a few weeks back when they had gastro. I literally had to explain to them to never trust a fart.
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    The Off Topic Thread.

    I'd give it a solid meh/10
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    So the missing kWh's and days appeared on the retailers website today. They are a day behind or something cos it isn't showing anything for yesterday yet. #winning
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    Yeah it is a fair outlay but one that could be worth it. Adding a battery to an already installed system doesn't have the same cost vs reward ratio as solar by itself, but the solar will pay the battery off too eventually and you immediately have all the benefits of a battery system. It wouldn't be worth trying to go completely off grid when a grid is available, but one power wall might be the go. Haha you can let us know in ten years or so! Also @.Stripes., I was just thinking about the export thing from before and I reckon that even though I wasn't on the solar plan, when they do a meter read it'll show the import/export data in the bill. We have new meters and they send it wirelessly so I think it'll just get sorted like that. I'm not sure but I'll find out soon enough anyway.
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    Have half a dozens kids mate, that'll fix the problem.
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    The What's Pi$$Ing You Off Thread..anything Goes!

    It just takes some time to receive and process the paperwork from the installers, before they can swap the plan from normal to solar. I'll give them a call tomorrow and see if they'll reimburse me.
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    The What's Pi$$Ing You Off Thread..anything Goes!

    Not really pissed off but the solar plan only just switched over, so the 70 odd kWh's I sent to the grid was for nothing. Meh it's only worth ten bucks or whatever but still the farkers would charge me nearly $30 for it.
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    Hey mate, we went through Solar Wholesalers. I think as far as cost goes, it was middle of the road. The cheapest 10kw system was about $6500, and another place wanted 13 grand for the same thing we have now. In about 3 days we've generated about 110kWh, and sent 70 back to the grid. We've used 9kWh off peak and 22.5 peak, when the system wasn't making power. I know I've said before that batteries aren't worth it, but it really depends on the situation. Now that I've thought about it more, 10 to 20kWh of storage would be enough for us to never pay a bill again. Our system would pay for itself and 2 power walls in approximately 7 years. That obviously varies based upon how much you use during the day. You might be able to install the system yourself mate, if you went and got solar accreditation. You've already done the hard part by getting the trade.
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    Hi @rednose, the total cost was $9190. During summer in full sun, I have no doubt that the system will put out 50+ kWh daily. I'll have a better idea of how it works over the next couple of weeks, as there will be a lot of overcast days and sunny days.
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    I think I wanna get another 10 or so panels on the eastern side of the roof. That should get it up to the 4kw mark by 830am, meaning I can crank the aircon early in summer. Haha, just saw your edit
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    This is the power output for the day. It's easy to see the cloudy parts. The next pic is the percentage of the inverter output. It only got to 91% or so today. I like having a lot of panels on the west side of the house, cos it works until late into the afternoon.
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    New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    Haha yep. Edit: if it wasn't shady today it would have been a bit higher. I'll get another pic ready.


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