This video series shows the step by step build of a large 2000W Solar Generator that can run most of your home appliances.The idea of a completely silent generator that can run large power loads while never needing gasoline is a really cool concept. Whether you want to run a portable table saw, or go tailgating / camping where the noise of a standard generator would just be irritating, we will show you step-by-step how to build a weatherproof indoor/ outdoor solar generator
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This video series shows the step by step build of an awesome 275 Watt Solar Powered BullDozer from start to finish.The Solar panels are connected to 4 golf cart batteries that powers a 1 and half HP motor,which again are connected to a bunch of gears and sprockets that independently power each of the 4 wheels to get the maximum traction.Even with 10% power,this bulldozer works like a champ.Another feature of this dozer is easy to control manual steering mechanism.The body is build out of Aluminium/Stainless Steel.The cool thing about this bulldozer is that it runs without Gasoline.Yep no gas needed .ever!!
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This video shows the build of a Homemade Simple Wood Down Draft Style Gasifier System from Scrap Materials.These are made from Old used Propane tanks .This multi use Gasifier can be used to Power a vehicle,run a generator,used as a cooking stove and used as a lantern.This is an ideal setup for someone who is totally off the grid living in the woods and wants to save some serious money.Burning wood for fuel is an inexpensive and renewable alternative to gasoline.As even greater numbers of folks turn to renewable fuels to fulfill their energy needs, the potential of wood gasification must be spread.
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If you are looking for an inexpensive way to beat the heat this summer, there are plenty of very effective DIY options you can try.One of option is to turn an old fan into a Airconditioner AC .The materials you need for the build are 15 foot roll of 1/4″ Copper tube,(2) 3/8″ clear vinyl tubing cut to length needed,(2) hose clamps that fit the outer diameter of the vinyl tubing.A bag of short zip ties or cable ties (get a bag of 100 they don’t cost much).Even before our society arrives at a complete meltdown, summer cooling bills can easily leave you with little money for daily needs and prepping.
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This 3 part video series shows the build of a 9ft Shallow Water Well using a shovel and other easily available materials .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.Even so, if the grid goes down, that water could be out of your reach, if you don’t take the right precautions.
There’s something that our ancestors all had on their property, which we don’t often have today. No, I’m not referencing a barn, although that would be true. I’m referring to a well.You may be able to augment your home or homestead’s water supply for very little cost by digging a shallow well.
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This video shows the build of an really inexpensive homemade bandsaw mill out of old car wheels.One of the best things about this design is it’s simplicity of course, but it’s also made from salvaged and repurposed materials, which helps cut the cost of the sawmill down to an affordable level. Not everyone can afford $4000 to $5000 for a brand new portable sawmill. Building your own sawmill not only gives you that sense of satisfaction of doing it yourself, but it saves you money.Bottom line, 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 series shows the build of a Homemade Bandsaw Mill from Start to finish.The design for the saw is a good one, in that it was rock solid as it was making the cuts. Making the saw itself move as opposed to moving the wood through it would really make the build a lot more complex. Beefing up the frame to resist movement (chatter) while cutting through 16″ of hard maple would be difficult, especially if the height was also adjustable.Using a stick to lever the wood through the saw was a very good way to regulate a steady feed rate and took little effort.
For serious cutting in green, thick hardwood, a 2hp motor doesn’t really “cut” it. To make the cutting more efficient (read faster), the blade speed should be very high – as high as 6000 fpm – and a motor that size doesn’t have the power. A 6-8 hp gas engine would be much better
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This video shows the build of an OFF GRID Refrigerator from cheap and easy to find materials.This design uses both the cooling effect of evaporation, and two water cooled condenser coil’s. The fridge is shown using both a water ram pump at the end, and an electric pump powered by 12 volt/solar, it only uses 8 watts an hour using electric.There is an air gap between the sheet and the wall of the fridge because the water running down the sheet wont evaporate as well and that the water temp is not as low as the evaporative temp so the water touching the cooler could increase the temps and limit some of the potential cooling.
If the power goes out and the fridge doesn’t keep things cool anymore – what other options do we have? If you are trying to live off grid and have no power source – how can you keep food and certain medicines cool and usable for longer?Then this Offgrid Refrigerator is the answer.
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This video shows the build of a Homemade Ammo Can Rocket Stove that is so efficient that it can burn wood without producing smoke thanks to its secondary burn system and insulated burn chamber.Due to its large primary air intake pipe and its rockwool filled, double skinned construction, this ammo can stove also functions as a ‘rocket stove’. Once it is up to its working temperature, fuel can be added without having to open the door of the stove.This ammo can stove is tiny, easily portable, cheap to build, and yet burns wood so efficiently that it produces virtually no smoke.
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This video shows the build of a Homemade Really powerful 12V Water Pump made from Old Cordless Drill and other materials that are easily available at home or your local store.This water pump motor is used to power a pump that delivers water for irrigation, livestock, and drinking.Compared to more traditional systems,this water pump has numerous benefits such as Easy installation,Low maintenance,Simple and reliable,No fuel spills or costs,Mobility option,moreover you can power this pump by Solar Power or Wind Power.
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This video shows the build of a Outdoor Cooling Misting System.This system Drops temps up to 30F (from 101F to 73F in testing).This consists of a “misting bar” which is removable so it can be moved to any fan! and when done using it – it’s compact size allows you to store it almost anywhere.Simply drop the “misting bar” onto any 20 inch box fan, hook up water hose and turn it on.This cools a large outdoor area with ease and only takes a few items to make.
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This video shows the build of a Homemade Garage fan made out of Old Furnace blowers that is easy to make and really efficient.Once you try one of these you’ll never use a box fan again. These fans are designed to run with constant restriction. So you need to recreate this when used out in the open by blocking roughly 25% of the air intake or output. If you don’t restrict the airflow the motor will pull significantly higher amps than it is rated for and will overheat/burn out.
If you want to be scientific you can look at the side of the motor and read the rated amps. Then with a load meter hooked up, run it and block off the air flow until the amp draw drops to or close to the rated amps.Centrifugal fans are amazing at moving a large quantity of air and the output can be ducted unlike axial.
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This video shows how a simple Cordless Drill can effortlessly lift or move heavy loads. Definitely beats a Come Along.The winch in the video was purchased from Harbor Freight.With a snatch block this will lift 4000lbs which will pull a 20,000lb vehicle up a 10% grade.A snatch block is a really neat thing. By taking the cable out of the winch and through the pulley of the snatch block, then back to the winch it doubles the pull capacity.
It also halves the speed of the item being pulled/lifted but it is a worthwhile trade off. You can keep adding pulleys and running back and forth to reduce the strain on the winch.You will see that a cordless drill lifting a car off the ground is pretty damn impressive
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This video series shows step by step the build of a Homemade Windmill generator.Maybe you reside on a boat, vacation in a remote cabin, or live off-grid like me. Either way, with a handful of inexpensive and easy-to-source materials, you can build a homemade wind generator, making electricity yours for the taking for as long as the wind is blowing. You’ll be able to light up that storeroom, power your barn, or use a generator to keep all your vehicle batteries charged.Small wind energy is renewable, non-polluting, and, in the right circumstances, can save you money.
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