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We live in the country and we do not own a back-up generator. When we have a power outages we have no WATER/HEAT/A.C./LIGHTS etc....
Is it possible to rig-up a battery (only for emergencies)to at least keep the water flowing during power outages?
- Kris (age 40)
I am assuming that your water comes from a well and is powered by an AC pump. If so, you can buy a DC to AC converter that will do the trick. You have to redo the wiring to the pump so that it can plug into the converter. Make sure you have a really heavy duty battery, preferably of the deep cycle variety.
You also need to buy a battery charger. Also you might want to consult a local electrician.
(published on 02/06/10)
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