This video shows the build of a Simple Solar Water Distillation System for survival/SHTF situations.This is made using 2 clear (plastic or glass) bottles and glue (or tape).Fill one bottle with dirty/or saltwater,then connect the second bottle and set in the sun.Within a few minutes the water begins to evaporate and the other bottle collects the clean distilled water vapor.make sure the bottles have an airtight connection. prop up bottles at a slight angle so as the dirty/or saltwater starts to evaporate – the max. amount of water vapor will travel up to the higher collection container. works best in bright sun.

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This video shows the step by step complete build of a Hydronic Home heating system by using a DIY Rocket Stove Water Heater.This stove is smokeless and is hooked up to hydronic floors and making hot water 120-127°f output (approx 40°f temp boost @ 4gal/min).The boiler transfers the heat through water tubes in the heat exchanger. The heated water on the other side of the heat exchanger is then delivered to base boards, radiators or in-floor heating tubes throughout your home.The main benefits of this system is that Heat is evenly distributed in a room: no drafts or hot and cold spots as with forced air and hot water from the boiler can also be directed to an indirect water heater to supply your home with hot water.


A hopper and secondarily a riser tube to get things started. There must be an air inlet to the hopper which can be fixed to it using a grate. Note that the temperature of the heater is going to be slightly above the melting temperature of steel so the materials you choose must be heavy duty.

 

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Having some extra heat in your work place is great, specially if you have some left over wood to burn.These videos shows the build of a Homemade Double Barrel Heater for your garage.He we use two Old Electric Water Heater tanks.The tank on the top acts as secondary Heat exchanger unit.

The basic components required for this build are Two barrels,Legs or supports,Jigsaw,Driller,Pipe screws.This is really an affordable alternative for economical heat in your shop during the winter time.Great way to repurpose Old Water tanks sitting out there and make a really useful Barrel Heater out of it.

The basic steps mentioned in the video :

At first, make the parts ready and ensure that you’ve all the things, needed to do the project. At the top portion of your barrel, there is a need of a door. If you’re satisfied with the position of this door, you may make use of a sharpie in order to find out the holes of barrels. Then, unlock the door to look at the interior part of the opening of every door.

Each door opening includes an internal lip, which projects out of your barrel. Besides, you require some extra part in order to put up this lip.Apply your driller for making holes on the surface of your barrel. It is the point, where you may begin the cutting process with a jigsaw.Make the gaps for every door part and then ensure that the frame of your door has been fitted properly. While it has not fitted properly, you may expand these openings.

You can use some masking strip for taping each edge of opening in order that you don’t have cut, while accessing the internal side of barrel.On your flat ground, you have to place the barrels. Raise one of its ends and position the legs beneath it. Do these steps again for the other legs. Then, gauge the dimension from one end of the barrel to external border of every leg. It makes sure that all these legs have the same distance among them. Place your barrels on those legs in order that base of the door remains in proper level, while you look at them from front portion.

Erect the barrel and fit chimney collar using a damper. Expand the hole at mid-section. Drill all holes, according to your marking. Place a support at the back of your barrel, but it should not block the pipe.Let one of the barrels be upturned and while you have done it, you can mark the holes. Drill holes at inner side.Attach supports with screws. You may move your barrel stove outdoor for getting air.

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This video shows the step by step build of a Homemade “COPPER PIPE” Solar Water Heater with material list.This reaches temps at or above 150F with air temps from high 40’s to low 50’s.This is a slim portable design (at only 2″ thick) and is very rugged and durable (built with 2×2’s and 1/2″ plywood).This one hooks to a standard water tap/garden hose . Multiple panels can be hooked together for additional capacity and extras can be easily added.Multiple panels can be hooked together for additional capacity and extras can be easily added; water flow valves, temp sensors, timers etc. Make sure to use type L copper. Lastly, to secure the glass into the frame, just use a bead of silicone caulk around the edge and drop the glass in.


The materials needed for this project are ½’’ plywood pieces for the back and support to your pipe,Four lumber pieces,4 3/8 Glass support,Copper pipes of ten feet in length,Ninety degree elbows,Tube strap,Threaded adapter,Garden hose PVC adapter,Coupler- ½’’.

 

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This video shows the build of a redneck style off grid wood burning heat exchange we use to heat our house in the winter. It will keep your home warm without electricity, or using the furnace. The air comes in through the front, where there is a lot of spaces along the bottom of the barrel, then gets heated and rises through the duct in to the house.Here,the air from the house does not go into the exchanger, it only pushes warm air into the house.I just have a small fan in front of it in the house, and it seems to be moving the air very good. There is a good flow coming from the duct itself, not as strong as if I had a fan, but you can certainly feel the hot air moving.


The materials you need for this build are Steel Barrel – This will act as your oven for your heat exchanger.Bricks – You will be using bricks to fill in the surrounding of the barrel and the outside of the tin box. The more bricks you have, the better.Tin Sheets – You will need at least six tin sheets for each side of your tin box.Plywood – You will use plywood to prevent cold air from entering your window.Barrel Door Kit – Use this to create the door in the front of your barrel.Dryer Vent – Allows the hot air to enter your home and keeps cold air out when you are not using your heat exchanger.Chimney Damper – Used at the base of the chimney.Stovepipes – Used for the chimney and to direct the heat into your home.

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This video shows you how to build a DIY Wind Generator using Old Ceiling Fan parts ,Microwave Oven Parts ,Old TV Antenna and other free junk that is laying around. Small wind turbines are electric generators that use the energy of the wind to produce clean, emissions-free power for individual homes.Everyone can generate their own power and cut their energy bills while helping to protect the environment. Unlike utility-scale turbines, small turbines can be suitable for use on properties as small as one acre of land in most areas of the country.Small-scale renewable energy is a must for a sustainable home.Using only a ceiling fan, a microwave oven, and a few other spare parts, you will be able to make your very own homemade wind generator.


The materials you need for this project are A Ceiling Fan – This will be used to create the wings and the center for your wind turbine.Fiberglass Wings – You can use these to extend the length of your ceiling fan wings. These are optional.Scrap Pipe – Used pipe to extend the turbine.A Welder – You will need this to weld the parts together.An Old Office Chair – Use the frame of the office chair to build the base for the wind generator.Magnets – These magnets will spin against the transformer to create current.An Old Microwave – You will take out the transformer from the microwave to use for your wind generator.Battery – The battery will be used to store energy that is created from your wind generator.TV Tower Stand – This will be used to build up the wind generator.One Old Tire – Use the axle of the tire to create a sturdy base for the wind generator.

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Let’s say you’ve chopped down a tree on your property and cleaned up all of the pieces except for that unsightly stump. Instead of trying methods that will either break your wallet or potentially break your back, you could also try removing the stump by burning it.This video series shows 2 different setups of a Waste Oil powered Tree Stump Burner.This burner is made of a broken washing machine, a bucket, an electric radiator fan, a bucket of used tranny fluid, and the handyman’s secret weapon, duct tape.The second design uses a Vacuum Cleaner blower ,waste oil vaporization unit and a gear pump.

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This video shows the build of a Well bucket or bailer bucket is used for getting water out of a well. IIf you use water from a well, this is a good tool to have on hand for emergency situations where your electric pump stops working. This water well pump will allow you to extract water manually, without the assistance of electricity. Putting together this pump is easy. You can do it for under $40 worth of materials. Electricity fails, and hand pumps break, but a bailer bucket always draws water.Knowing how to build a bailer bucket/pump can help sustain you and your family in an emergency crisis.

The essential materials required for this build are 4 Inch PVC Tube – Roughly 30 inches long,4 Inch PVC – Fits on the bottom end of the PVC pipe,Long Rope – The rope will be used to lower and raise the device into the well
Two 1 Inch Electric Conduit Nuts,Four 1/4 Inch Nuts,1 Inch Nipple Screws,4 ½ Inch x ¼ Inch Carriage Bolt,Foot Valve
Two Rubber Gaskets.

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This video shows step by step in detail the build of a simple backyard Water Filtration and purification System .This is a simple type of water purification system that uses sand, gravel, gravity and some simple engineering to purify water contaminated with biologics and some chemicals.As water flows through the filter, physical straining removes pathogens, iron, turbidity and manganese from drinking water. A shallow layer of water sits atop the sand and a biofilm. The biofilm contributes to the removal of pathogens due to predation and competition for food of non-harmful microorganisms contained in the biofilm and the harmful organisms in the water.Turn non-potable water into quality drinking water with this inexpensive Water filter.


The material you need for this build are Gravel and Sand – This will be used to help filter out the water and remove impurities from it. Purchase pool filter sand and two types of gravel: ¼” – ½” gravel, and 1/16” – ¼” gravel.Diffuser Plate – This will be used to separate the sand and gravel layers.PVC Pipe – This will be used to contain the filtering materials.Outflow Hose – This will be used to transfer filtered water out of the device.Buckets – You will need these buckets to rinse out the sand before using it.

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This video series shows in detail how to setup a Complete Off the grid living System by using wind and solar to make your own power for everyday livingThe series begins with a video that shows a rough back down on a off grid system.The next set of videos shows how to set up a Wind turbine ,solar system and an off grid hot water system along with managing the batteries..This is great for folks who are tired of the government ripping them apart and those who would like to escape the city life and enjoy real life around the woods,mountains and the rivers.Setting up a good off-grid system is the best option for receiving energy from both wind and sun. This is the most practical alternative as you may reuse and maximize the utilization of resources.


You can stay comfortable in your house. Moreover, while you are relying on the modern off-grid system, you can save nature from all the possible negative impacts. These simple DIY instructions for this off-grid system setup may be much helpful to you.

 

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This video shows the build of an extremely useful crank generator which I make from a modified dishwasher motor. Perfect for supplying power or charging batteries at a remote campsite or bunker. This unit can easily be modified to connect to a bicycle. Power output is either a 12V regulated supply(Up to 3 full amps), an unregulated output, as well as a provision for charging a 100F supercapacitor bank.This project can be certainly handy if you’re needing an off grid power supply.If you connected the large wheel to a bicycle, then you could easily charge a lead acid deep cycle battery. The purpose of the capacitor bank is to store the energy for short term use, using a battery would be good for long term storage

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This video shows the build of a gravity fed, drip waste oil burner .This is the one of the simplest design for maximum heat and flexibility .The concept behind this burner is that Oil does not burn, but the fumes it gives off when the oil is boiling.

The deeper the pan the harder is it to maintain an efficient boil.A cast iron pan maintains the higher temperature the best and does not threaten to burn through.The secondary holes in the vertical pipe are where the actual burn is occurring.

The materials needed for this build are Air compressor tank,Pan that has been burnt for about one and half hour,Oil, like motor oil,Flamer,Chimney pipe (with length of about ten feet).This setup creates a lot of carbon in and around the burning chamber, but does not smoke at all.It will run about 400-500 degree Celsius (at the base) at under or up-to 1L per hour.

The basic steps mentioned in the video :

Take your burnt pan and some kind of paper pieces. Pour a little amount of waste oil into it.Take the flamer to lit fire on the pan and insert the system at the base of your tank.Before doing it, you have to make one hole at the bottom part of your tank, which may be the base of your heating system.Set the lid of primary burner. The secondary one is to be at the base of your tank.

You may use the frame of the bed to use it as legs of primary burner.In case of this primary burner, you may make use of an oven of almost ten inches. On the other hand, for your secondary heater or burner, you may utilize a metal tube with diameter of almost six inches.


Make 2 rows of holes at the midsection, and it should be present at the lower part of your pipe. At the upper portion, there must be 1 row. While making secondary holes, you have to be careful to ensure that oil is not getting splattered.

Place one damper in the chimney duct for a proper control over the temperature and rate of burning.After you have set up the system and activated it, you may hear a sizzling sound because of the contact of oil and water.

 

 

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This video shows you how to build a Mini Hydrogen Generator / Water to fuel Generator using materials that is easily available around your house.This is achieved by Electrolysis which is an electro-chemical process whereby which hydrogen and oxygen are disassociated from water.By means of electrical influence using simple water one can get gas, and gather in into a special container and use this gas (hydrogen) for power supply of engines or other appliances.It is preferred not to use salt as electrolyte it will release chlorine gas.You can use sodium hydroxide, which can be bought as a “drain opener” at lowes or home depot, you could probably use any type of hydroxide though.


The materials you need for this build are One Glass Jar – With a hermetically sealed lid. A pickle jar is a good option for this,Plastic Bottle – We used an empty Gatorade bottle,2 IV Sets – We will use the hosing from these IV sets.Power Supply – Use a plug that has between 5 to 12 V and 10 A.Copper Wiring ,Plastic Ruler,Salt,Lighter – To ignite the hydrogen.Tools:Utility ,Soldering Iron.

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This 16 part Awesome Video series shows the overview and setup in detail of a Micro Hydro Electric Power System build for the long term from the ground up.What a hydroelectric system does is that it converts the force from flowing water into electricity.

You take the kinetic energy of water flowing downhill from a stream or river and direct it onto a wheel in a turbine that converts the rotational energy to electricity. I have 2 natural springs that provide water which falls about 500 vertical feet through a mile of pipe and develops about 220 psi..Harness the power of hydropower; flowing water for clean, sustainable home free electricity 24/7 and ditch your dependency on the grid system for good.


The basic components of this build are A Stream Of Flowing Water – A hydroelectric generator is only useful in a bed of flowing water,Magnets – The magnets will spin against the coils to create an electric current.Bearing – Used for the disc to spin against,Coils – The coils will spin against the bank is to create an electric current.Half-Inch PVC Pipe – The disc will be placed on the PVC pipe.5-gallon bucket,Waterline – We are using the 5-gallon bucket and waterline to create a closed system.

The overview of the steps mentioned in this video series:

The first step in creating your hydroelectric generator is to create the discs. There are two parts to the disc, the stator and rotator disc. The stator disk is stationary and contains the coils. The rotator disc will be spun using the water current. The magnets will spin against the coils, creating an electric current. Now that we know the process, it is time to learn how you can make a hydroelectric generator yourself.

You can create these discs using templates that you can find online. Trace the amount uncovered and use them as templates to cut the discs that you will be using. Make a hole in the discs ½ inch wide, so the half-inch PVC pipe can fit through the center of them.

 

Place the discs side-by-side and attach the fins to the turbine. Attach the turbine to the rotator disc so it spins as the turbine spins. Make sure the fins are facing into the flow of water so that they will be pushed as the water passes through them.

Next, attach the coils to the stator and at the magnets to the rotator disc. When you add the magnets, alternate them with their North and South poles. Make sure each north facing magnet is next to two south facing magnets. Likewise, make sure each south facing magnet is next to two north facing magnets.

Add the turbine, rotator disc, and stator disk to the PVC pipe and rest it on top of the bucket. Pour water over The fins and the turbine will begin spinning. As the turbine spins, it will begin producing current as the bank is passed across the coils.

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