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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This video series shows the build of a easy to build and inexpensive Waste Oil Heater which can be used for heating your garage.I am using my own waste oil burner design in this heater and it will be burning waste motor and waste vegetable oil as a fuel source.Free heat is easy to achieve from waste oil and if you can’t weld it is possible to bolt this all together with just a little resourcefulness.This stove design will allow me to make changes to the waste oil burner unit in a modular way.This free heat shed heater works great as a heater and it’s possible to even cook on this. Making lots of heat for free is really easy.
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This video series shows the build of a smokeless wood burning boiler from start to finish.It is built from a old hot water tank and a small air compressor tank and costs next to nothing to build.The first video of the series will show the construction of the boiler itself. The next video will detail how to hook it up to a pump and exchanger to bring the heat inside. The final video will show modifications I make to the stove to make it even more efficient.
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This Video series shows the build of a wood burner/heater from an gas cylinder from start to finish.The video begins by explianing the cutting of flue /ash pan hole in top and bottom. Main materials from the local scrapyard made new.Then door is cut out, door frame built,secondary air pipework,flue deflector plate.The next in the series shows the fitting flue deflector plate,drilling bending and fixing the les,grinding all old welds off, making lifting handles,flue outlet and drilling the secondary air intake hole,making the door hinges,cutting hole out for glass in door,welding secondary air intake pipes in.The series ends with making the secondary air intake,door frame welded,primary air damper built and welded on.A Test burn is shown at the end.
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This Video shows the setup of a Wood and Waste Oil Combo Gargage heater .With prices of everything going up, families need to figure out ways to save money however they can. In many ways, saving money involves cutting back on waste and using things that would normally just be thrown away for a more effective purpose.Waste oil comes from many different sources such as cooking oil, used vegetable oil, or motor oil. This can help to raise the heat produced by a cord of wood and extend the life of the wood as the waste oil is burned alongside it.
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Living “off grid” poses many challenges for “off gridders”, mostly during the short, overcast, dark
days of Winter.Having the clothes hung up on racks and lines strung in the basement works, but made
it hard to do in the winter.This video shows the build of a Homemade Clothing Dryer with Heat from a Wood Stove.This is a simple and alternative way to drying your clothes .The Dryer was bought from Ebay for cheap.The outside air gets blown by the heating tube within the wood stove.The hot air blows in the back of the dryer
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This video shows you how to make a 55 gallon Barrel Stove with Heater Exchanger to heat your garage .This one uses a 30 gallon drum which goes inside the 55 gallon drum and the 55 gallon drum is used as a heat exchanger.The heat exchanger assists heat transfer to the room, largely
determining how much wood is used. Heat exchangers increase heat transfer to the room by making sure that the hot flue gases leaving through the chimney are as cool as possible. The pipe goes into the garage through a 4 inch hole .
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This video series shows how you can generate 24/7 Free Electricity From Across the Pond with a converted ceiling fan Permanent Magnet Alternator, a water wheel made with bicycle rims and PVC pipe end-caps and just 4 feet of “head”.This can produce practical power that can be used directly for lighting or to charge batteries which can later provide 120 AC power through an inverter to power literally anything in your home.
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This video shows you can pump water from a very low creek or water source without any electricity by building a Simple Low Flow intake Ram Pump.This is ideal for any low flow creek,spring with around 30 gal per minute flow rate.This Ram Pump will need a continuous flow of water to operate. Determining the flow rate will help determine the size pump that you need.Measure your gallons per minute by placing a 5 gallon bucket in the water and collect all the water while timing how long it takes to fill the bucket and divide the gallons of water by the time in seconds and then multiply by 60 seconds to get GPM
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This video shows the build of a Emergency Water Distillation Portable Still that removes biological, salt and heavy metal contamination from drinking water.The still is made by putting an upside-down stainless steel funnel over a pot of boiling water as a lid. Ideally the pot is designed for cooking, but in an emergency any metal container, such as a soda can, may be used. Connect a 1/2 inch diameter copper pipe to the funnel with three 45 degree elbow fittings. Put a damp rag on the pipe to condense the steam. Fresh, drinkable water will drip out of end of the pipe
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This Video series shows the build of a Large Homemade Water Wheel Electricity Generation System using few Maple Sap buckets,Old Bicycle Parts,thread mill motor and other easily available materials.Made of All leftover scrap metal parts and some sealed bearings from 2 old motors, also pipes, bed frames and a 2 foot section of water well pipe suspended on said roller bearings..Part 2 of the series explains the the sleuce trough suspension and connecting the alternator and the last part shows how all the parts are connected and then charges a car battery very well.
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This video shows the build of a simple off grid washer machine which can also act as a composter.If you thought the only way to wash clothing off grid was to take them down to the creek and beat them against a rock, think again.All you need in order to build this washer is a plastic barrel, some pipes, and – you guessed it – a wooden frame. The frame is meant to support the barrel and keep it from rolling away. You’re going to use the pipes to attach the barrel to the frame, as well as to create the lever that helps you wash the clothes.
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This video series shows how to dig yourselves a water well by hand from start to finish and thereby save more than 2000 to 3000 Dollars .I am using a 6″ auger post hole digger available at most hardware stores. One of the hurdles to living off grid is having a clean water supply. One of the very best ways to address that issue is with your own well.People dig wells because a fresh and clean water supply is one of the most important things to have, especially in a survival situation
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