Hello all, I guess this is a introduction as well as an advice post. I live here in alaska, I am a plumber and a jack of all trades been in constuction since i could piss , I have been lurking on the forums for awhile absorbing all the information I can here. I have some challenges that I could use some advice on so I'm just going to start. I'm building a new house for me and my family heat will be wood stove backup Toyo, I will have a well with a normal 1/2 hp pump that I have a big boy gas hog generator to pump water into a 500 gallon holding tank which uses a 60psi dc pump to pressurize the water system in the house (single bath, kitchen sink). Now my plan is to run a Honda 3000is to power the house which if everything is on and powered (TV, low watt microwave, led lights, DC pump, low watt fridge, misc small electronics,) I'm looking at 2500 watts give or take with the fridge and microwave, obviously not running 24/7. Now to the fun stuff I will have a 24v battery bank, around 10 12v 100amp hour batteries wired to 24v, with a 3500 watt pure sine inverter giving me on paper 500amp hours I am figuring loss of 100amp hours just to play it safe so I'm just saying 400 amp hours, which is more then enough to run my system for a day, now the question, should I A: run the house system off the generator while the generator also charges the bank then switch to bank power, B: Run only the bank power 24/7 and only charge with generator will this work? C: Run the house off the generator and use a smaller 1000watt to charge the bank system and when charged switch to battery bank. Like I said when I get more money together I'm adding solar but I'm building the house out of pocket and have set limits on money right now. I understand the cost of fuel and this system, what is the best way for me to power my house any other ideas, I greatly appreciate any help or advice that you take time out of our day to give.