This video shows you how  to build your own heavy-duty solar power energy system in your own home. This guide will show you the basic setup of a solar powered system from start to finish. The best part about this tutorial is that it is scalable. No matter what type of solar panels you are starting out with, you will be able to replicate this and make it work for you. We recommend adjusting the size of the charge controller, inverter, and batteries in according to the solar power what is that you have. Read below to find out how you can make your own solar power energy system yourself.DIY Solar power may seem like a daunting task. Fear not, this video WILL set you on the right path. We start by unraveling the mystery of off-grid solar power and teach you the basics, how to understand and think about your system.

From there, we show you how to access and size the proper system for an off grid back-up or full time off grid system. Once you’ve got that squared away, we talk all about batteries. Of all the components, batteries are probably the most misunderstood. There are some nuances in solar power that you must be aware of; this video will set you straight on where to mount and how to wire your panels for the best efficiency.Often the most overlooked component of any off grid system is safety, and for that we’ve got you covered as well. Finally, we finish up talking about living with your new system.

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This video shows the build of a Homemade Water Filter! The “Compression Coupler” Water Filter.This is great for everyday use and is ideal to have when hiking/camping or when in a SHTF/Emergency situation.The materials required for this build are PVC Compression Coupling, window screen and activated carbon.The activated carbon filtration clears water of all bad tastes and odors and is 99.999% effective at removing dirt, silt, sediment, chlorine, VOC’s and over 200 common disease/cancer causing water contaminants.This is also excellent for purifying rain (or tap) water.if purifying a stagnant water source (lake/pond water) boil a couple minutes after filtering to remove any remaining biological impurities

When you use this water filter, it works both ways. It does not have a top or bottom. It will filter water just the same whether you pour it in from either side. This is a very easy way to make a device that is great to carry around with you as an emergency tool. If you are a hiker or an adventure, this is a must-have tool. You never know when you are going to need it. When you do need it, it could potentially save your life.

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This video shows the build of a “pure water” Water Distiller that easily turns dirty water/salt water etc… into clean fresh pure water. This produces lots of clean water fast. Made from close to 12 feet of copper tubing along with a few fittings (optional stainless steel tube shown as well). video contains full instructions on how to build it. Early testing shows it produces about a quart in 1.5 hrs (and half gallon in 2.5 hrs). note that i soldered on the copper fitting. If you don’t have a torch, they sell “push on” fittings that require no soldering. *if soldering, remember to use “lead-free” solder.The process is simple. It boils water and creates steam. The steam rises without bringing any of the impurities along with it. The steam travels through the coils and slowly cools and condenses. It finally condenses back to its liquid form and drips out as clean water.

The basic materials you need for this project are Stove – You will use a stove to heat up the unfiltered water. You can also use any other heat source that will be able to heat up your teakettle.Teakettle – Boil the unfiltered water with the teakettle.10 Feet of 1/2 Inch Copper Pipe – The steam will condense as it travels down the pipe.1 ½ Feet of ¾ Inch Copper Pipe – Collects the steam before it begins condensing.Rubber Connector – Creates an airtight seal between the teakettle and the copper tube.¾ Inch to ½ Inch Copper Adapter – Used to connect the two copper pipes together.

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This video series shows the build of a Mini Wind Turbine with Swivel Top.This produces electricity to run lights, charge batteries etc .The build made of PVC’s can withstands high winds.This can “direct wire” it to a light bulb (shown in video) or charge batteries to store power for later use. (for AC power use an AC inverter with battery).A Wind test is also shown (to over 100 mph).The series also shows how to make the propeller/turbine blade shown in the video.The basic materials needed for this project are An adapter,A union and a small PVC pipe,4-inch section PVC pipe,2 rectangles made of plastic with 1 foot length,Any small propeller, preferably one with three blades,Duct tape,A drilling machine.

Having a small wind turbine at home can be very handy because you can use them on a daily basis for a number of purposes, including charging your chargeable batteries. They are extremely easy to make at home, hardly take a few hours and most importantly, they do not emit any harmful gases and thus, you need not fear having one inside your home.


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This video series shows you how to make a geothermal cooling system to cool your home with the Earths natural cool temperature.10–15 feet underground, the temperature remains between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This is true regardless of the weather above ground.

The geothermal unit siphons heat from inside and vents it into the water or refrigerant in the loop. The cool temperature underground then lowers the temperature of the liquid back to 55 degrees.This cooler temperature can be used to cool your home efficiently .This build uses an old car radiator to circulate the air using a Solar Panel.

The materials you need for this build are Thermometer – You can use the thermometer to check if your homemade air-conditioning system is working.Radiator Fan – The radiator fan will spin to blow the air through it.Radiator – Used to cool the air as it runs.Solar Panel – This will be used to power your radiator fan and cool the air.Water Hoses – These will be used to push water in and out of the radiator as it runs.

The steps mentioned in the Videos :

The first step in making your own solar powered air conditioner is to set up your solar panel. Find a spot that will receive a lot of sunlight. Angle your solar panel so that it matches the same angle that the sun is at when it is at its brightest. This will maximize the amount of sunlight that your solar panel receives, thus maximizing the amount of energy it can generate. You can use multiple solar panels to power your AC unit if needed.

Next, mount the fan on the radiator. If they are not designed to fit together, you can build a simple wooden frame and secure them in place. The radiator will cool the water and the fan will push the hot air through the cool pipes, creating the air-conditioned effect.

When the solar panel is set up and the radiator and fan are together, run the wiring from the solar panel to the radiator. The solar panel will kick on when the sun is shining bright, exactly the moment when you need your air-conditioner to work best. This is why this type of setup is so effective. The brighter it is, the better it works.

Run your water line through the radiator so that it can begin cooling it down. The water will flow out the other end of the radiator. It should come out as hot water as it flows out. This is how you know it is working. The water absorbs the heat, taking it from the air. This process creates the cooling effect that we feel when it blows the air out through the radiator.

This is a great system that works best when you need it the most. Since you only need the air-conditioning to run during the daytime, you do not need to use a battery for this system. It will only run when the sun is shining and it is hot out.

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This video shows you how to build your own homemade personal air conditioner that you can wear around your back all day long. Keep Cool in the hot sun and play outside or in the shop longer and much more comfortable.What you need for this project are a length of 3 inch PVC pipe,pvc caps,a mascot fan .

This weird project really works great and is pretty easy to make and will allow you to cool yourself on those sticky and hot summer days just ahead.

The materials you’ll need for this project are : 3 Inch PVC Pipe – The PVC pipe will house the cooling system.Two 3 Inch PVC Caps – These caps will be placed on either end of the PVC pipe.Mascot Fan – This is a small fan that will be used to blow the cool air through the plastic tubing.Plastic Tubing – Cool air will be blown through the plastic tubing onto your face.Hot Glue Gun – The hot glue gun will be used to secure the tubing and fan to the PVC pipe.
Nylon Straps – The nylon straps will allow you to wear the device like a backpack.

The steps mentioned in the video :

In order to make your own wearable air conditioner, the first thing you should do is cut your PVC pipe. The pipe should be roughly 8 inches long. That should be large enough to hold your fan and the plastic tubing. Attach caps at either end of the plastic tubing. Take one cap and cut out a hole that is large enough to fit the opening of the fan. Create an airtight seal by applying hot glue to both ends of the opening. This will also keep the fan in place.

The fan will blow into the PVC pipe and cool air will be pushed through the other end of the plastic tubing. Take the other cap and create a hole large enough for the plastic tubing to fit through. This is where the cool air will be pushed through. Take the plastic tubing and drill holes approximately 2 inches apart. Make sure the holes are facing the same way on the tubing so that you can aim all of the holes to blow on your face. Create an airtight seal with the plastic tubing by using hot glue on both sides of the PVC cap.

Cut your tubing to your desired length and close the end of it with a stopper. By closing the end of the tubing, this will ensure that more air is pushed through the holes as opposed to escaping out of the end of it. Finally, attached nylon straps to the PVC pipe so that you can carry it around on your back like a backpack.

Once the device is ready, put a frozen water bottle in it. Turn the fan on and it will push the air throughout the tubing system. As the air is pushed past the frozen water bottle, it will cool it, creating the air-conditioned effect.

This is a great little device to walk around with during hot days. Aside from the fan requiring batteries, it doesn’t have any other energy requirements. Once the water bottle has melted, you can simply with a fresh one. It’s a great system that you can reuse over and over. You can also upgrade the system with a higher powered fan or a larger water bottle and holder.

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This video shows the build of a Homemade Water Purifier is extremely effective and super easy to make.The “2 Stage” design purifies almost all water sources to 99.999%. This Starts to produce clean/clear (super hot) water within 20 seconds! uses no electricity.By the end, you should be left with clean water that is completely safe to drink.Great to have in a SHTF/Emergency situation or for everyday use.This setup also doubles as a water heater and stove burner .You can cook on top of the coil at the same time the water is heating.

The materials you need for this build are Cinderblocks And Bricks – Use these to elevate the water filters.Two Tin Cans – Use these to hold the water filter up and heat the water coil as it passes through.10 Foot Copper Pipe – The water will run through the pipe and come to a boil.Plastic Jar – This will collect the water after it has been purified.Empty 2 L Bottle – Used as a funnel for the unpurified water.Stone, Sand, and Activated Charcoal – Three stages for your filter.One Small Tin Cup – Used to hold alcohol.Alcohol – Ignite to heat up the water as it passes through

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If the modern solar water heater seems too costly and complex, give some thought to building a simplistic, inexpensive and effective device of your own using wood stove.This setup shows you how to build a wood stove water heating solution for the entire home using Thermosiphon process.This uses heat exchangers to transfer heat from the stove to the water.Water circulates through the exchanger whenever the fire is burning which relies on water rising as its heated.

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This video series shows the setup of a micro hydro system using a flume which is basically a water trough that carries water to some height so the water can fall.The water enters the screw at the top and the weight of the water pushes on the helical flights, allowing the water to fall to the lower level and causing the screw to rotate.This rotational energy can then be extracted by an electrical generator connected to the main shaft of the screw.

The materials you need to build this are Four decking boards – To serve as the floor in size to direct the water.
Two 2×4’s – These will be cut to provide support for the decking boards,Screws – To secure the boards in place.6” PVC Pipe – Used as the body casing,Flange Bering – To spin the turbine,PVC T-Joint – Serves as the opening to let water flow through it,Farm Auger – This will spin as the water flows through it.

Building the flume is a simple process, but it may take a lot of work depending on how far you need to take the water. We will show you how to build one section of the flume. From there, you can replicate this and make the flume as long as you need to.

Take your 2×4’s and cut out two pieces that are 22 inches long, two pieces that are 17 inches long, and four pieces that are 8 inches long. Start out by laying the three 22 inch pieces horizontally and place two decking boards on top of them. Take the other two decking boards and use them as the side barriers for the water. Attach the four 8 inch pieces on either side of the supports and use the 17-inch pieces as cross supports over top of the flume.


This is the completed section of the flume. Continue to replicate this and add to the flume as needed. You can attach stilts to the bottom of the flume to angle it downwards for the water to flow through it.

Building the Archimedes screw turbine is simple. To start, simply take your PVC pipe and attach the pieces together. Since this is only a four-piece setup, it is very straightforward to set up. Insert the auger and make sure it has room to spin without too much friction slowing it down.

Once the Archimedes screw turbine is put together, bring it to your flume and you can begin using it. Situate the flume so that it is creating a waterfall that you can position the screw turbine underneath. As water flows into the turbine, it will spin it. You can use this force to generate electricity.
One of the great things about this setup is that it never stops. For as long as you have running water in the area, you will be able to generate electricity with this setup.

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This video shows you step by step on how to build a Simple Water Wheel Electric Generator to generate power off the grid thereby save money on your electric bills.

Not only you will no longer dependent on the power grid, but you’ll have electricity when SHTF and more important: absolutely FREE. Unlike solar panels, a water wheel electric generator can produce electricity 24/7. If you have a river or a brook nearby you may consider building a water wheel electric generator to power your home.Materials needs for generating electricity with water wheel are Water wheel,Charge controller,Inverter.Pipes,System for measuring Volt or power.

Collect two major parts of your water wheel- one is the dynamo, while another one includes wheels. Make these parts at your home, though you may better buy a dynamo as it is hard to design.Set up a bigger wheel that is intended to hold water. Spin it to check.

Consider the materials and scale while making these wheels. You may construct the wheels from any lightweight material, such as, wood.You may make use of the bottom and top portion of barrel for building the wheels of electricity generator.


To turn out a high amount of electricity, you need to link the big wheel with the smaller one by applying a chain so that lots of rotations are possible. Take a coil generator, and the shaft of the wheel is to be connected with it.Take a four-volt battery and ensure that the wheel is running properly.Set up the charge controller and inverter and build up their connection.

Visit the nearby water source, such as, stream or river.The waterfall should be of minimum three feet, and water must flow twenty gallons on every minute.Calculate flow simply by creating weir in the stream and determining the rate at which it fills a bucket.

Connect your pipe, which is to be much lengthy in order to reduce the possibility of friction for better flow.The insulation system should be placed at the outdoor area.The charge controller and 36 Volt battery are to be connected with wires.

The DIY water wheel is one of the most practical options, which may help you to get electricity easily. You do not need to depend on the power grid as the renewable source of electric energy is available with water wheel. In fact, water wheel, as an electricity producer, is better than solar panel because it is able to generate electricity all the twenty-four hours. So, get the benefits from your simple water wheel, built up by you.

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This video shows you how to recycle scrap metal in the backyard, with a homemade, Mini Metal Foundry.Depending on where you get, or find, your materials the cost can range anywhere from $5-$25 per unit. With the materials I used, I was able to make 2 units for under $40 ($20 each).

Even on the high end, this is probably one of the cheapest, reliable, backyard foundries that can be made.I used mine to melt soda cans, and extract the aluminum for future metal casting projects. All the soda cans came from a local recycling depot.

The materials you need for this project are a mini metal foundry,Discarded metal cans,Barbeque briquettes,A crucible,A 1-inch steel pipe,Hair dryer,A pair of steel tongs,PVC pipe and a few 1-inch couplings.

The steps mentioned in the video are :

Take the foundry and fill the bottom with one layer of barbeque briquettes. When five or so briquettes are evenly spaced and added to the bottom, add a crucible. This is where the cans will be placed for faster melting.Now connect a 1-inch steel pipe through the air supply hole of the foundry.Take the air dryer and stick it with the PVC pipe using some of the couplings and a ton of duct tape so that there is no space left for the hot air to get out.

When placing the air dryer, put it at an elevated position with the steel pipe so that you don’t have to hold onto to it during the entire time the metal melts. This also lengthens the lifespan of the foundry walls.Now fill the foundry put till the top with the briquettes and light them up however way you like. Now turn on the hair dryer to “slow” setting for steady and even heating. Now put the lid on top of the foundry pit.

When the steel crucible starts to glow orange, remove the lid using the tongs. Be very careful not to burn yourself while doing this.Now just keep adding the cans and watch them being turned into liquid. Usually, it will take around 40 standard cans to produce one pound of aluminum.

After all of the aluminum is melted, carefully remove the crucible using the tongs and pour all of it in a steel casing. The gunk will stay behind and the liquid aluminum will come out.You can either keep the liquid aluminum in those casings or pour them in another casing. After they are comparatively cool, pick them up using the tongs and pour them in cold water.After this is done, cool the crucible and clean it out thoroughly for future use.

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This video shows the construction and Operating demonstration of a very easy and cheap to Build waste Oil powered space or shed heater.It can operate on Waste Vegetable oil, used engine oil or any other dry waste oil, even melted lard. The burner design allows for nearly any fuel to be used and will burn very cleanly with no visible emissions. Powered by Waste oil burner, this heater can put out an enormous amount of heat and costs nothing to run.The materials needed for this build are Waste oil, such as vegetable oil,A big tank,Tools for holes, like driller
A funnel,Bolts,Iron tabs.

Moreover, the simple heater, which you have set up, may work for almost twenty to twenty-five years, if you have maintained it properly. A completely clean heater is also able to function with better level of efficiency. However, it is to be noted that the heaters, which consumes new oil, may have higher possibility of deterioration.

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This video shows the build of a Simple Homemade Permanent Magnet Generator from scratch.A permanent magnet generator relies on the magnetic field generated by a permanent magnet to convert mechanical energy into electrical power.One of the biggest benefits of permanent magnet generators is that these do not require definite environmental conditions to work properly which allows them to be used for wind energy and water energy projects.

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This video series shows the step by step build of a simple Homemade Lumber mill. One of the best things about this design is it’s simplicity of course, but it’s also made from salvaged and re-purposed materials.With your own mill, you can cut local softwoods to frame buildings and you can saw up local hardwood logs for mantles, doors, paneling and other house trim, or to make into furniture.You have to at first make boards, taking the parts from trees. You may do it by using your chainsaw.

You can make almost all types of board, by fitting the big devices to the bar of chainsaw.You need to use a pipe, some bolts and steel in order to construct a lumber maker. For making the mill, weld together a rectangular shaped short sized chainsaw bar.

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