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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This video shows the build of a Homemade Fire breathing Gas Blaster Propane torch from simple and common materials.This Homemade Jet torch shoots a steady and adjustable flame that gets hot enough to melt metal.Some of the materials needed to build this project are Propane Hose,Pressure Gauge,1/4” POL Valve,1/4” ball valve, 1/4” pipe nipple, 1/4” Steel coupling,1/4” brass plug,Steel Reducer Coupling, Socket Cap Screws and Steel Pipe.
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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 step by step build of an Rocket Stove made from an Old Ammo can.This stove that can be used in a disaster, or survival situation, or for camping. We made this portable stove as a source of heating for inside my canvas bell tent, it should be ideal for winter camping when temperatures drop below zero.These stoves are used to keep you warm in the evening, to cook on, and importantly they provide a warm, dry climate in your tent to dry your clothes etc (which is extremely important for winter life outdoors).
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This video shows step by step on how to build a 12V Emergency Power box .A Handy tool in case of SHTF. This can be also used camping,fishing or anywhere you need extra portable power for charging your cellphone or running different accessories .Also the lights can be used as a flashlight.These are pretty simple to make and fairly simple to wire.The box has 2 dual USB ports,a cigarette lighter,5 switches.
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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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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 out of a chainsaw!.This video shows the build of an easy to make,light and strong Chainsaw mill from scratch.You will need some 2mm,3mm square pipes, coarse threads,bolts,spring washers
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This video series shows the build of a simple and efficient Rocket Stove Space Heater to heat a room or space.Rocket stoves burn at much higher temperatures than your standard wood-stove or fireplace and, as a result, emit much cleaner exhaust. You can burn just about anything in a rocket stove too, from straw to dried dung to small bundles of twigs. This flexibility, combined with the stove’s efficiency, has made them a popular choice.This heater gives off amazing heat, its potential is by far underused.
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