This video series shows the setup of a Whole Home Uninterrupted Battery Backup system.This uses a 6000 watt 48v inverter.If you’re ever faced with living off the grid, a simple system like this could mean the difference between success and failure. Someday you may find yourself in the dark. Having a backup power station could dramatically increase your comfort level .This is a simple setup that is just as easy to get up and running.

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This video series shows the build of a DIY 110 amp hour portable generator is designed to be powered by a 100W solar panel and 2 55AH AGM sealed batteries. The system includes a 30A PWM solar charge controller and a 400W pure sine wave inverter. 12V, 12V USB, and 110V AC outlets offer flexibility for powering/charging a variety of appliances. The system is also set up to be trickle charged via a SAE 2-pin port that allows for a convenient connection to an AC float charger.Total cost of all materials required to build this proj.ect, including all components of the generator and the solar panel, was approximately $950 USD.The parts lists and the wiring schematic is included at the end of the series.

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This video shows the build of a Deluxe “Stainless Steel” Pure Water Still.This Distills all types of Dirty-water/Salt-water to a clean fresh drinking water.The materials you need for this project are : the 24″ stainless steel supply lines are 3/4″. the pvc piece is 1 1/4″ OD to 3/4″ threaded. the coupler is 1 1/4″ to 1 1 /4″. (adjust these as necessary to your specific kettle)Made using a stainless steel teapot and 6 feet of stainless steel tubing,this can either be used on a standard stove burner or rocket stove/campfire/parabolic dish for total off-grid operation.


This assembles/disassembles fast for easy portability.This produces water about 50% faster than my standard stainless steel design

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This video shows how you can turn an old tyre into a pretty good supercapacitor using a process called graphetisation.The graphetisation process turns the tyre into 2 things, one graphited lumps of carbon and steel Worldwide we have a problem of disposing old tires and a shortage of energy storage for renewable energy.Some of the 300 million tires discarded each year in the United States alone could be used in supercapacitors for vehicles and other energy applications.




At the end of the video, they show how the tyre converted Supercapacitor power a small toy helicopter.Instead of dumping these old used tyres,we could use them to create off the grid power that will be helpful for millions.

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One of the most important pieces of survival gear to have is rope, and it is definitely something you should have in your Bug Out Bag for wilderness survival.This video series shows the build of a Simple Rope Making Machine at home using materials that you can get at your local hardware store.There is no such thing as prepping for survival without having rope and cordage in your stash.You can use them for fishing lines, bowstrings, trap triggers, snares, lashings, and many other things.And do you know what items would be the first to become unavailable in a crisis? There are a few, and cordage and rope will be among them

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This video shows the build of a Homemade Powerful ice-based air cooler that can hold large ice-blocks (up to 50lbs) and blows cool air for hours.This can be powered by 12v solar panel, 12v battery or wall current (w/ 12v ac/dc transformer).This is made using a plastic tote, 2 lighted 80mm 12v computer case fans (blue-lit/but choose your color) and 3 pvc couplers (1.5″ threaded).Tote is from walmart, fans from fry’s electronics/amazon and pvc couplers from home depot/lowes.


When fully loaded w/ice it significantly cools an area of 8×10 to 10×10 for several hours.The fans can be easily removed/or exchanged, (any 80mm fan works so you can run different colored ones, unlighted ones, ones of different speeds etc…anytime you want)

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This video shows the build of an easy Water Filter Purifier made from with 3 tuna cans, a plastic bottle and coffee filters (along with sand, gravel and activated carbon).Activated carbon filtering removes hundreds of contaminants from water and cleans the water of dirt, silt and sediment.It also removes any bad taste/odor or color and restores it’s clarity and good taste.

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This video shows the build of a Simple Homemade Air Cooler using a Used Tropicana half gallon Juice carton.This desktop sized unit works very well and couldn’t be simpler to makeThis is made using made a “half gallon” (specifically 59oz./1.75L) juice carton, 80mm DC fan (blue-lit), 1.5″ PVC pipe coupler and a 3/8″ square wooden dowel.It holds about 2 ice-cube trays worth of ice at a time (and it has a built-in drain! so as ice melts you can drain the ice-water into a glass for a cold drink).


Thisonly took me 10 minutes to make it. cost about $8.50.This can be run using a 12v solar panel (2.4 watt or higher), a 12v battery or wall current (just use an ac to dc transformer that puts out 12vdc).

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This video shows the build of a Simple Solar Water Distillation System for survival/SHTF situations.This is made using 2 clear (plastic or glass) bottles and glue (or tape).Fill one bottle with dirty/or saltwater,then connect the second bottle and set in the sun.Within a few minutes the water begins to evaporate and the other bottle collects the clean distilled water vapor.make sure the bottles have an airtight connection. prop up bottles at a slight angle so as the dirty/or saltwater starts to evaporate – the max. amount of water vapor will travel up to the higher collection container. works best in bright sun.

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This video shows the step by step complete build of a Hydronic Home heating system by using a DIY Rocket Stove Water Heater.This stove is smokeless and is hooked up to hydronic floors and making hot water 120-127°f output (approx 40°f temp boost @ 4gal/min).The boiler transfers the heat through water tubes in the heat exchanger. The heated water on the other side of the heat exchanger is then delivered to base boards, radiators or in-floor heating tubes throughout your home.The main benefits of this system is that Heat is evenly distributed in a room: no drafts or hot and cold spots as with forced air and hot water from the boiler can also be directed to an indirect water heater to supply your home with hot water.


A hopper and secondarily a riser tube to get things started. There must be an air inlet to the hopper which can be fixed to it using a grate. Note that the temperature of the heater is going to be slightly above the melting temperature of steel so the materials you choose must be heavy duty.

 

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Having some extra heat in your work place is great, specially if you have some left over wood to burn.These videos shows the build of a Homemade Double Barrel Heater for your garage.He we use two Old Electric Water Heater tanks.The tank on the top acts as secondary Heat exchanger unit.

The basic components required for this build are Two barrels,Legs or supports,Jigsaw,Driller,Pipe screws.This is really an affordable alternative for economical heat in your shop during the winter time.Great way to repurpose Old Water tanks sitting out there and make a really useful Barrel Heater out of it.

The basic steps mentioned in the video :

At first, make the parts ready and ensure that you’ve all the things, needed to do the project. At the top portion of your barrel, there is a need of a door. If you’re satisfied with the position of this door, you may make use of a sharpie in order to find out the holes of barrels. Then, unlock the door to look at the interior part of the opening of every door.

Each door opening includes an internal lip, which projects out of your barrel. Besides, you require some extra part in order to put up this lip.Apply your driller for making holes on the surface of your barrel. It is the point, where you may begin the cutting process with a jigsaw.Make the gaps for every door part and then ensure that the frame of your door has been fitted properly. While it has not fitted properly, you may expand these openings.

You can use some masking strip for taping each edge of opening in order that you don’t have cut, while accessing the internal side of barrel.On your flat ground, you have to place the barrels. Raise one of its ends and position the legs beneath it. Do these steps again for the other legs. Then, gauge the dimension from one end of the barrel to external border of every leg. It makes sure that all these legs have the same distance among them. Place your barrels on those legs in order that base of the door remains in proper level, while you look at them from front portion.

Erect the barrel and fit chimney collar using a damper. Expand the hole at mid-section. Drill all holes, according to your marking. Place a support at the back of your barrel, but it should not block the pipe.Let one of the barrels be upturned and while you have done it, you can mark the holes. Drill holes at inner side.Attach supports with screws. You may move your barrel stove outdoor for getting air.

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This video shows the step by step build of a Homemade “COPPER PIPE” Solar Water Heater with material list.This reaches temps at or above 150F with air temps from high 40’s to low 50’s.This is a slim portable design (at only 2″ thick) and is very rugged and durable (built with 2×2’s and 1/2″ plywood).This one hooks to a standard water tap/garden hose . Multiple panels can be hooked together for additional capacity and extras can be easily added.Multiple panels can be hooked together for additional capacity and extras can be easily added; water flow valves, temp sensors, timers etc. Make sure to use type L copper. Lastly, to secure the glass into the frame, just use a bead of silicone caulk around the edge and drop the glass in.


The materials needed for this project are ½’’ plywood pieces for the back and support to your pipe,Four lumber pieces,4 3/8 Glass support,Copper pipes of ten feet in length,Ninety degree elbows,Tube strap,Threaded adapter,Garden hose PVC adapter,Coupler- ½’’.

 

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This video shows the build of a redneck style off grid wood burning heat exchange we use to heat our house in the winter. It will keep your home warm without electricity, or using the furnace. The air comes in through the front, where there is a lot of spaces along the bottom of the barrel, then gets heated and rises through the duct in to the house.Here,the air from the house does not go into the exchanger, it only pushes warm air into the house.

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This video shows you how to build a DIY Wind Generator using Old Ceiling Fan parts ,Microwave Oven Parts ,Old TV Antenna and other free junk that is laying around. Small wind turbines are electric generators that use the energy of the wind to produce clean, emissions-free power for individual homes.Everyone can generate their own power and cut their energy bills while helping to protect the environment. Unlike utility-scale turbines, small turbines can be suitable for use on properties as small as one acre of land in most areas of the country.Small-scale renewable energy is a must for a sustainable home.Using only a ceiling fan, a microwave oven, and a few other spare parts, you will be able to make your very own homemade wind generator.

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