This video shows the build of a DIY solar powered, pressurized, roof top water heater and shower.This is done using an ABS 4 inch pipe, 6 feet long, which would give me a capacity of 15 Litres or 4 US gallons.This is an easy and inexpensive project that required minimal tools and just some basic plumbing parts.I started by installing the shutoff valve. I wanted the drain to be as low as possible in the pipe to avoid necessity of having to tilt the system. To ensure the valve retaining nut did not interfere with the pipe once it is glued into the, I positioned the nut away from the wall of the cap using a bolt, which is the same thickness as the wall of the pipe.I drilled out a 2” threaded cap and tapped in a radiator valve drain plug that I picked up at the local automotive parts store. This valve will allow me to release pressure from the tank should that be necessary without opening the drain shutoff. Also when open, this will allow a gravity fed system through the drain valve should for some reason I not have access to the air compressor.As a final step to improve thermal absorption of solar energy, I painted the surface with flat black paint. First I lightly buffed all the ABS surfaces with steel wool soaked Methol Hydrate. Then applied one coat of spray primer followed by two coats of flat black paint.
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This video shows the build of an efficient ,portable,smokeless Rocket Stove from an Old Turkey Fryer.This rocket stove burns so efficiently that it ensures almost complete combustion prior to the flames reaching the cooking surface, so there is virtually no smoke.This can be used as an Emergency Cook stove or while out camping,hunting or survival.They are highly efficient and when properly constructed, can boil water in less time than a typical backpacking stove with just a handful of readily available twigs and branches.This rocket stove takes advantage of a super-heated combustion chamber that draws more and more pre-heated air from below as the fire gets hotter and hotter.
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This video series shows the step by step build of a my barrel stove project without the kit.I’m building this with crap metal I have laying around the shop to avoid spending any money at all on this kit.The 2nd barrel makes the stove more efficient. With a single barrel you loose a ton of heat out of the chimney not to mention the more heat that stays within the stove means the cleaner it will burn. In my opinion the 2nd barrel is an absolute must. But yes it is warmer because you do not loose nearly as much heat.
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This video shows the build of a Simple Homemade Copper Coil Burner Stove. Works great and would be perfect for cooking or boiling water, either in an emergency/disaster or while out camping.This is made out of a canning jar which was picked up from Walmart.The other materials required are some copper tubing,strong glue like jb kwik weld,couple of drill bits,wick material.This is really easy to make and works really efficiently.
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This video shows the build of a Home heating system that heat via hydronic (heat produced with water).This hot water heating system us typically installed at the baseboard or, at the very least, a point low to the ground. Since heat naturally rises, placing the heating element at the lowest point in a room is an easy way to evenly heat the air in a space.The hot water in the system is obtained from a boiler in a utility room, and this boiler is heated by gas, oil, or electricity. The hot water is pumped through a system of pipes that are installed in the baseboard. The heat from this hot water is transferred to the room, and once the heat transfer has cooled the water down again, it’s piped back to the boiler room, replaced by a fresh influx of hot water, and reheated.
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This video series shows how you can run a generator on wood or even trash.When wood is heated it releases a few different types of gases, I use a homemade gasifier to extract these gases out of the wood, I first run the gas through a condenser coil to condense any steam and tar out of the gas, I then use a bubble filter to catch that water and tar and it also helps in filtering out some of the unwanted smoke, next the gas runs through a homemade filter to remove the last of the unwanted byproducts, The wood gas then runs directly into the air intake on the 25cc engine.
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This video series shows step by step the build and installation of a Simple Solar Air Heating Collectors that uses no electricity or batteries made from salvaged materials.The air enters at the center bottom of the collector, where an aluminum baffle spreads the flow across the width of the collector on the glazing side of the screen absorber. The air rises up between the glazing and the absorber, and eventually finds its way through the three layers of screen absorber and flows to the back side of the collector. The air then flows up the back side of the collector to the exit vent located at the top of the collector.
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Considering that most disasters can cause serious disruptions in the water supply and the importance of water for survival, putting in a well is a great idea. Of all the possible sources for water, having a well on your own property is the most secure source you can have.This video series shows step by step the build of a Homemade Deep Well Water Pump.Even so, if the grid goes down, that water could be out of your reach, if you don’t take the right precautions.
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This video shows the build of a an Emergency Water Distillation unit.using simple and easy to find tems. If you were to actually purchase all the items needed this project would only cost $2-5.Massive disasters can contaminate the water supply, making your tap water immediately dangerous to life and health.Emergency water distillation can treat contaminated water, purifying it completely, making it safe to drink.This is very ideal in a Survival situation or when SHTF
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This video series shows the build of a homemade cheap metal melting furnace.No welds were required to make this furnace.An old steel container was used for the body of the furnace.Masking tapes was used to provide a visual guide for cutting the furnace with an angle grinder.The container was 13 inch from the bottom.High temperature castable refractory and ceramic insulation were used in order to reduce propane fuel use and to allow for the possibility of melting copper alloys. Most of the materials, besides the ceramic insulation and castable refractory, were salvaged for this build.
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This video shows the build of a Homemade HHO Generator and torch for cutting and welding scrap metals .This safe torch makes an ideal tool for welding, brazing, soldering, drilling, cutting, polishing and annealing for metals, ceramics, glass and plastics.The Flame/Fuel Generator internally produces hydrogen and oxygen gasses from the distilled water fuel, utilizing the electrolytic process. The gasses are generated naturally in the two-to-one ratio needed for efficient flame combustion.
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This video series shows the build of a one of kind Rocket Mass heater.This heater uses aerate concrete and keep the ‘mass’ of the rocket mass heater light. This heater goes together like an erector set, and comes apart just as easily. It’s custom exhaust can be rotated 180 degrees in any direction, and can be routed through a mass bench as well as its custom mini mass. This heater can save you up to 80% on your heating bills.This heater is beautiful and built completely from reclaimed and repurposed items. The advantage of this type of rocket mass heater is the huge increase in the efficiency of capturing and storing the available heat.
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This Video shows the build of a water heater from an old gas hot water service and converted it to run on waste oil instead of gas.The system could easily be set up in an off grid or prepper type location as it only needs a small amount of 12V power to supply the car blower I used here. The burner runs on any waste oil and is gravity fed without the need for Nozzles, pumps or compressors. As well as providing Domestic hot water, the output can also be used in a home heating system which is what I plan to set up for my home this winter.It could also be used for an outdoor shower, to heat water for animal troughs, to heat a spa or small swimming pool or other uses to replace gas or electric how water heating.
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This 3 part Video series shows the build of a hydraulic log splitter for cheap, by salvaging parts you can build a DIY splitter that will help with processing your firewood. the Total cost was about $400 to build.I had the 6.5 hp motor from another project, I salvaged all of the metal , some of the scrap came from my work.We used our CNC plasma torch on this project and It made quick work cutting out all of the parts, But one could always free hand cut all the parts fairly easily with a torch.
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