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Tasemu

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  1. 480ah, usually takes 2-3 hours to put the batteries into float. I also use the genset to heat water at the same time via an immersion heater. Also for cooking in summer via induction hobs. Sounds like a victron inverter-charger might be a good move, but will also require rewiring everything I think, for the larger amps. PS: Genset is fixed and working great now, was a busted impeller and anti-siphon valve. Now i finally can see what it looks like working properly.
  2. Excellent, yup i got a 20a sterling
  3. Currently I don't use 240v between 8pm and 8am. Just looking to see if i should be putting in 12v sockets or if an inverter will do the job fine and not lose me too much power in conversion. Everyone always says use 12v wherever possible, so that's stuck with me.
  4. Its definitely spitting water out the exhaust, but water vapour too. Not very much of it tbh, just a little. I've checked everything except the impeller, gonna leave that to the guy. Everything looks good, except that the water level in the water strainer/filter seems a little low. If I put my finger over the anti-siphon valve for a second, it fills back up though lol... What am I like haha. Save me from myself..
  5. You know what! I got down by the exhaust and had a big whif of it, its definitely water vapour! No idea if that's bad or not, but i've clean LITERALLY everything else and i have no idea. Got a guy coming tomorrow to take a look at it, and another to look at my rayburn. Bring Out Another Thousand is starting to make sense to me now. EDIT: Or it could just be the fumes
  6. I think I have found my answer then. I'll see how the 10w standby current goes for me. Thanks for all the help.
  7. Ah, that's not bad. They never specified the spec on the website so I thought it was more. I think I may be min-maxing a bit. The victron is 0.9 watts.. somehow that feels pretty sweet to me. I reckon i'll take your advice and plug in my 1.5kw. Worst case i can just swap it over. Do the big ones chew more power when converting?
  8. Just read this, on second thought I'll be able to charge the phones off the 12v socket anyway. Got a dual usb adapter running from there, so it'l just be the 2 laptops and maybe some misc stuff. I already have an inverter from sunshine, i just got a new new boat and want the best tool for the job! Not sure if that's pointless or not, but that's what i'm here to find out.
  9. i have a 1.5kw inverter already from sunshine solar but I feel like it pulls a lot of passive power and has no load sensing. Was considering a smaller victron phoenix... 0.9w in passive mode. edit: not installed btw
  10. Sorry, should have stated that, phones, macbook pro (x2). That's it I think. Anything heavier will be powered by the genset instead.
  11. Hi all, I have my new boat and its 68ft long. My boat has plenty of 240v sockets throughout the boat but only a single 12v cigarette lighter socket in the saloon. The 240v is powered a diesel genset but no inverter is installed on the boat. I was wondering if it is a good idea to buy a small inverter with a low power consumption, rather than taking the time and money to install a bunch of new runs/fuses for 12v sockets throughout the boat. I know inverters have a power loss, but am hoping that a small inverter (with some kind of load sensing) could be a viable alternative. If an inverter is a good option, does anyone have recommendations for a model? Ideally with load sensing. Thanks as always for any and all advice!
  12. Anti-siphon valve all cleaned up but i couldn't spot any blockage or anything in the pipes or the valve, it did have a little rubber thing in it that is what i'm guessing is knackered and making it squeak. I've also noticed that there was very little water filling the strainer bowl when running. I put my finger on the anti-siphon valve for a second when it was running and now the bowl is about half full and looks to be pumping happier. I think i've been overheating the genny lately and maybe this is why? Is there an issue where a broken valve could cause the pump to pull more air than water and raise the temp? The genny still puts water out the exhaust either way though... I'm confused haha.
  13. I think that is exactly what it is yeah
  14. Good point sorry! I'll add a picture once my phone charges. Its a beta BZ 482 with raw water cooling. Installed in the engine bay. There appears to be a separate weed hatch for it, which then pipes to a secondary filter, then to this valve or nozzle (looks like an upside down plastic drip tip) and then into the genny. It could be the only filter, i just heard it called that by another boater. Pics incoming shortly!
  15. I'm getting quite a lot of noise from behind my genset, there appears to be some kind of nozzle at a high point in the piping after the secondary filter. It appears to be to let air out of the pipe. It is making quite a racket but I don't think its steam or anything. I'm slightly worried though and was hoping someone may be able to inform me why its doing that. Cheers for any help!
  16. Tasemu

    Water pump issues

    That is a good point, though I don't yet have the know-how to give an opinion on why. It could still be an issue, though the faster on-off cycles may be masking it.
  17. Tasemu

    Water pump issues

    Sorry for the late reply, I have fixed the issue. In order to do so I loosened the immersion heater slightly with the pump on and bled all air out of the top of the calorifier. The pump now works as before.
  18. Tasemu

    Water pump issues

    I've just stripped down the pump and inspected it, cannot see any debris or issues. I've put it back together now and the issue still seems there. I'm going to attempt the calorifier next, then purchase a new pump if that doesn't work. Might be a little out of my depth to fix this one.
  19. Tasemu

    Water pump issues

    Cheers for all the help seriously, i'm going to try stripping down the pump today and see what happens. I'm gutted that I caused this just be trying to replace the immersion heater. Newbie mistakes I guess.
  20. Tasemu

    Water pump issues

    Ah apologies, I was tired when I read through this, i'll set it to 15. https://www.jabscoshop.com/files/Accumulator and Expansion Tank Instructions ZPWL4 doc595.pdf 1: I think so, the accumulator tank sits directly after the pump on the cold water feed from the tank. So i'm going to say cold. 2: Unsure, however the diagram for my 55l surecal says there is a built-in NRV in the cold feed.
  21. Aye nice man! She looks lovely.
  22. Tasemu

    Water pump issues

    Sorry for the late reply, I have just checked the strainer going into the pump and its clean, also checked the accumulator tank which was at 40psi, i dropped it to just below the cut-off value of the pump (24psi) but the issue persists. My next throught is to loosen the immersion heater with the pump on to see if I can get any air out of the top of the calorifier. Otherwise maybe I've buggered the pump.
  23. Tasemu

    Water pump issues

    It is a jabsco pump. Before I ran the pump dry the pump would kick in after a few seconds and turn off after a few seconds, now it will non kick in for 20+ seconds and the water pressure drops significantly before it kicks in. Maybe this is intended, but it definitely worked vastly different beforehand.
  24. Hi me again! I have another question on my long journey of new boat ownership and things going wrong. I have recently replaced my immersion heater and i made the mistake of running the water pump with the tank isolated when I had finished. Ever since this I have noticed that the water pump takes a very long time to kick in when running a tap, and then runs for a very long time before stopping. I imagine I have damaged the pump but was hoping to get confirmation before replacing, i thought maybe I could have also screwed up the accumulator tank but unsure how. Also not sure if related to the issue, but since this has started happening, I have also noticed that I occasionally have warm water running from my cold tap until the pump turns on. As always, thanks for any and all advice! I'm slowly getting there.
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