This NEW Hydroelectric generator design uses a Hydrofoil and a simple flywheel to create hydroelectric power from otherwise unusable water flows. This design will produce power from slow moving streams and rivers that have no speed or head, it also allows us to produce power without making a dam. This will open up a whole new product line for hydrofoil powered slow water flow based hydroelectric generators.
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NEED HOT water? Camping, off grid, this Off Grid Water Heater is the unit to have!.It has given my off grid home comfort and HOT water! VERY simple setup and very economical.Water heating is essential not only for comfort off the grid, but for survival.Hot water is definitely a luxury that you miss when you actually have to go without.In most homes your hot water heater is consuming energy day and night, 24-7. Most hot water heaters are set to keep the water hot at all times, even while you are in bed. This can be quite wasteful. And with the rising energy costs, many people are looking for alternatives,this Off Grid Water Heater can be really helpful.
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The device is known as a rocket mass hot water heater and they can be made very cheap as you can see in the video. The only cost was about 50$ worth of copper pipe. The sand and clay mixture was about 50% clay/mud and 50 sand, for most of the build. Some people also call these things rocket stoves. One thing’s for sure, this primitive technology is a cheap and effective way to get off grid hot water for free. The ancient knowledge we are taking advantage of in this case is something called thermo siphoning. Some know a similar design known as a cob oven.
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This video shows the build of a homemade 12V washing machine made from junk parts and pieces laying around.Most of the materials you’ll need can be found around your house and most certainly at your local hardware store.Great for going off grid for a while preparing to be survive in case of SHTF or are you just a regular old camper that needs clean clothes at camp.Laundry has come up a number of times as a self-sufficiency topic. It makes sense for a couple reasons. First of all, because many people in our crowd are wanting to be self-sufficient of the electrical and water grids, and need find another way of washing clothes. Secondly, because we are also usually looking for ways to save money.
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This Video shows the build of an Ammo Box heater in combination with a copper coil.It circulates heated water from a near by campfire,wood stove or solar heater into itself.This setup serves 2 main functions.It can be used as an off grid water heater ,also can be used as a offgrid space heater.This is used here to heat a camper.The ammo box will radiate the heat inside the camper making it warm even its freezing cold outside.This setup is great way to bring the heat of the fire inside while keeping the fire itself safely outside.
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This Video series shows the build of an efficient rocket mass heater from scraps for your garage.This rocket mass heater is the ultra high efficiency, mass based, thermal storage, chambered combustion, for internal energy dissipation, causing time released electromagnetic radiation, and conduction of energy, heating system.Not only do they provide your home with wonderful warmth but they can also heat your home at a fraction of the cost and without leaving that harmful carbon footprint. Best of all, you can build one yourself, and this is an amazing way of helping keep your home off the grid and self-sufficient.
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This video series shows the step by step build of a homemade Band Sawmill from scratch in your backyard.Harvesting and processing the wood that grows on your property is the dream of many homesteaders. The dream can be expensive (around $5k) because you need a sawmill in order to rip the wood and remove the bark.Instead of spending years saving up, you can spend less by building your own saw mill.it’s a tool you’ll use for years to come, and will more than pay for itself the first time you use it. Lumber isn’t cheap, and if you’ve got the natural resources and access to those resources, it makes the most sense to save money, time, and effort by using what you have available.
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This video shows the build of a Water Pump From Scrap .Today I dig into our scrap pile to come up with enough parts to build ourselves a gasoline powered water pump. I first start off with an old gear pump I had laying around, then I salvage an old pressure washer base to mount everything on. To power this water pump I use that two horse engine I bought at a yard sale. build everything out of free find junk that would have gone to landfill or scraped, at least these useful parts can now have a new lease on life.
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This Video shows the build of a portable solar power station for camping, boating, off grid living.Save many thousands of dollars on power bills by generating my own power. In this video I’ll share some of the tricks I’ve learned along the way and show you how to build a fully off-grid solar system on a budget. No need to pay someone thousands of dollars to install when you can do it yourself.This basic setup can be used for boating, camping or scaled up to power your whole house.
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This Video series shows how to Repurpose an Old Water heater into a Foundry Furnace.This is a great way for the do-it-yourselfer to build a foundry furnace that will last a long time, heat up quickly, be fuel efficient, easy to build, and not break the bank!.The materials needed for this build are Old Water heater,Non-firing refractory,100HT ceramic coating,Ceramic blanket.
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