Welcome to the group! Great to see more people joining in.
As everyone already stated, feel free to ask any questions you have. No questions are ever stupid, however I hold the record for stupid answers!
Got a question to throw your way conserning your power system.
As you stated, the Residential service is 230 VAC 1 phase [is this 50 or 60 Hz??].
I am also going to assume
that the secondary is grounded [if not let me know] and that the system is 1 phase 2 wire, rather than our 1 phase 3 wire systems.
Do you have a grounded conductor, or just a center tap ground at the transformer. And if the center tap is grounded, is that brought to each main service panel via a conductor ran with the service feeders, then bonded to the service and grounded at each service, but is not used in any power circuits??
Think I may have asked Bennie about this in a forum a while back, but we ended up discussing something else - "now for something completely different" - which eventually led to me forgetting all about that certain point.
Anyhow, reply if you want to.
Will be great to swap trade stuff with someone outside North America [more like not even on the American Continents, or even in the Northern Hemisphere!].
Your Summer season is coming to an end now isn't it? Ends at the Equinox [March 22].
Love that simple but completely necessary part of Earth / Nature! We're finally getting away from the rain, cold and miserable weather of Winter, heading into Spring, and the sun is out past 6:00 PM !
Hurry Summer Solstice!!