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#270612 18-May-2020 15:56
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Hi All,

 

Probably like many here I've often ended up reading useful information on Geekzone as a result of a Google search so this time I found just enough information to prompt me into requesting more. The subject this time around was in regard to optimising power useage from a planned PV installation. I'll chase that up soon.

 

As you will see from my signature we run an online business which in the current situation as COVID-19 alert levels decline here in NZ is fair humming. Guess that's a result of many Kiwis being cooped up with time to kill during the recent lockdown and an opportunity to go internet browsing, and perhaps now having an aversion to queuing and hand sanitising to go real life shopping. If you're interested in what we have to offer our company Harm Less Solutions focusses on products with environmental integrity and good health.

 

My personal areas of expertise run through 35+ years of land surveying, from measuring with a metal band through to operating a 3D laser scanner about 10 years ago. Went orcharding for 7 years at one stage growing avocados and citrus on our Organically certified Bay of Plenty property, gaining a DipHort (Massey) during that time to save me having to translate hort consultant's advice to an organic management regime. Our present business came as result of redundancy from my laser scanning job due to the GFC .

 

My environmentalist ideals saw us install 6kW of PV at our previous rural property, then purchase a Nissan Leaf to feed some of the generation into. Another (2.5ha) property now and about to put in PV again so hence my reason for joining up here. Still got the Leaf but in time a second EV is desired as totally sold on the EV concept.

 

Cheers, Tony


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  #2485712 18-May-2020 15:56
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  #2485713 18-May-2020 15:56
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  #2485720 18-May-2020 16:04
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  #2485736 18-May-2020 16:25
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For some reason I can't see your signature. Mind posting a link please? Thanks. :)




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  #2485738 18-May-2020 16:36
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KiwiSurfer:

 

For some reason I can't see your signature. Mind posting a link please? Thanks. :)

 

Sorry, I've since found out that my signature won't display until I've clocked up a couple of hundred posts - may take a while...

 

Our website can be visited at https://www.harmlesssolutions.co.nz/ 

 

Questions/enquiries welcome.

 

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  #2485759 18-May-2020 16:45
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Welcome. 

 

I read this bit, "My personal areas of expertise run through 35+ years of land surveying, from measuring with a metal band..." and thought, which Metal Band? Metallica? Slayer? I guess it's just the way I am wired. 

 

 

 

Anyway...you're bound to get the help you need here, but rarely if ever from me. 😆





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  #2485773 18-May-2020 17:01
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Handsomedan:

 

Welcome. 

 

I read this bit, "My personal areas of expertise run through 35+ years of land surveying, from measuring with a metal band..." and thought, which Metal Band? Metallica? Slayer? I guess it's just the way I am wired. 

 

 

 

Anyway...you're bound to get the help you need here, but rarely if ever from me. 😆

 

Totally see where you're coming from but this is the sort of kit I was referring to: https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/67163

 

A lost skill using one of these now. Known weight per length of band so under 7kg of tension the amount to be deducted for an accurate distance could be calculated (including correction for temperature expansion). The surveyor's assistant literally had the brass drum strapped to his hand so any false move when measuring over electric fences was potentially shocking 😱

 

Electronic distance measuring these days has taken a lot of character out of land surveying 😉


 
 
 
 


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  #2485903 18-May-2020 21:12
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Welcome. Glad you could join the GZ community.

 

Keep those PV questions coming. I'm interested in getting one installed as well.

 

 





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