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by FrugalPrepper
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Electronics Projects Discussions
Topic: Home made Air Conditioner
Replies: 12
Views: 29693

Re: Home made Air Conditioner

I have seen a large passive geothermal AC unit working and in operation. It involved a 500 gallon tank underground and pipes running up to a car radiator that had a large fan that blew the cool air into the house via the HVAC ducts. It worked well. This person also had a home made boiler that ran on...
by FrugalPrepper
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Alternate Energy Discussions
Topic: A Special Note on Bearings and Generators
Replies: 22
Views: 27584

Re: A Special Note on Bearings and Generators

This is a link to how I found and replaced the starer on my Yamaha Clone as cheaply as I could. It is a common failure and a lot of the sites want a small fortune for the parts. I also keep an extra one of these on hand. I don't use the 2 cycle as much, I normally have it for the back of my truck wh...
by FrugalPrepper
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Alternate Energy Discussions
Topic: A Special Note on Bearings and Generators
Replies: 22
Views: 27584

Re: A Special Note on Bearings and Generators

Troy, I have a small 4 cycle one and a 2 cycle one. The 2 cycle on hasn't lost a bearing yet but my 4 cycle is on it's 3rd bearing. I looked it up and it takes the same size bearing as my 2 cycle. My 2 cycle has has starter puller issues though that I have fixed. These little 2 cycles are all are al...
by FrugalPrepper
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Generator Question
Replies: 22
Views: 27445

Re: Generator Question

It doesn't go by the outlets. The outlets are just there because that is the type of outlet. NEMA-15R or 30R that is a common interconnection for things you want to plug in and the amp ratings are the maximum amps that plug style can handle. The output of the generator is still limited it's maximum ...
by FrugalPrepper
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: The Off Grid Project Timeline And The Trolls
Replies: 94
Views: 142722

Re: The Off Grid Project Timeline And The Trolls

Wow! That's some Drama. I wish I could get some trolls! I am getting close to 1500 and still no real trolls, maybe I need to tick those guys off! Trolls are how you know you've finally made it and you are doing what others wish they had the courage to do. I think the best thing to do is ignore the k...
by FrugalPrepper
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Chat Room
Topic: idea about the garden i learned
Replies: 3
Views: 5400

Re: idea about the garden i learned

I use three pesticides in my garden. Insecticidal soap, DE, and BT all are organic, cheap and work really well. It make the difference between dead and dying plant and great plants. I am gardening like my life depends on it and can and put pack a lot of food. Growing vertically in smaller spaces is ...