This video explains How to build a smoker or barbecue from a file cabinet with step by step video and instruction plus a really simple beginner recipe. If you want to build a smoker or barbecue then consider making one from a file cabinet. It takes only a few hours, minimum tools, it works great and it the whole thing can easily cost $20 – $40 if you don’t have to buy the tools or if you have a little creativity.The things you need for this build are A four drawer vertical file cabinet,2″x1″x16″ piece of wood x 15,chicken wire or 1/2″ hardware cloth,Reflectix Duct wrap insulation ,wire cutters,A corded drill,A 1″ wood drill bit,An old pot or pan or coffee can etc.
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This video shows the step by step build of a Torpedo Waste Oil Burner that is suitable for home or garage heating, water heating, metal melting and scrapping, Aluminium Can Melting, and general heating applications.The Burner is easy to construct with basic methods and can be built quickly and easily. It is easy to light and outputs significant heat from any waste oil.The burner is made from a steel bottle or pipe with another pipe running through the centre which is drilled with holes to pass the combustion air and oil.
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This video shows the build of a gravity fed, drip waste oil burner .This is the one of the simplest design for maximum heat and flexibility .The concept behind this burner is that Oil does not burn, but the fumes it gives off when the oil is boiling.The deeper the pan the harder is it to maintain an efficient boil.A cast iron pan maintains the higher temperature the best and does not threaten to burn through.The secondary holes in the vertical pipe are where the actual burn is occurring.This setup creates a lot of carbon in and around the burning chamber, but does not smoke at all.It will run about 400-500 degree Celsius (at the base) at under or up-to 1L per hour. It will not smoke even with the worst oil (diesel engine oil).Currently I ran engine oil and hydraulic oil through it with a VERY nasty mix of all kinds of things that really made it smoke.
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This video shows you how to make a Multi-use mini “clothes” dryer using some PVC’s and a hair dryer. This is good for shoes, boots, hats, gloves etc and dries them quickly.These types of PVC dryers have been around for years and are perfectly safe. the pipes only get a little warm. just check the items you’re drying from time to time and turn it off (and remove items) when their done. (and of course don’t leave it “unattended” while it’s running)
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This video shows you how to build a Homemade “flat panel” COPPER COIL Solar Water Heater.This requires no electricity .This heater easily hooks up to standard water tap/garden hose,reaches temps well over 150F (water pasteurization temp) so it works to clear/kill any pathogens (if a non-municipal source is used). It’s super portable so it’s good for camping/off-grid/emergency as well as everyday use.The copper tube is a 50 foot roll of tubing is much cheaper than smaller rolls connected. The glass is just standard window glass and the paint is flat black. it’s thin flat design allows it to be easily stored in a closet, under the bed etc.
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What if there were a fuel that was affordable, renewable, and produced right in your own backyard? If you’d lived 100 years ago, you would have known all about such a fuel.Energy independence is vital for the survivalist, homesteader, or just anyone sick of rising fuel costs. This video series goes from the ground up to show you how you can produce your own “renewable fuel” right at home to power your automobiles, lawn mower engines, generators and much more.The benefits of this fuel is that its a clear liquid that packs a lot of energy into a usable, storable, and transportable form,also this fuel is oxygenated, meaning it has oxygen in its molecular structure, which results in a cleaner burn. Compared to gasoline, this fuel emits about 20 percent less hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide.
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When it starts to heat up outside and you need a quick way to cool off,you can hack yourself a mini air conditioner by filling a can with ice-cubes and simply blowing using a necklace fan .The air blasting back at your face will be cool and refreshing.This is a really simple DIY project that takes few mintues or your time and virtually costs you nothing to build this Icy air blaster.Cool DIY project to cool off in the hot summer days. Cheap and easy to make, can be a great outside
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This video shows the build of a super bright 100W LED flashlight in PVC pipe housing.Main parts bought from ebay. The battery of this flashlight came from 18650 lithium cells removed from dead laptop batteries.The other materials required for this build are 100W LED COB chip,100W LED Reflector, lens, lens bracket kit,DC to DC boost converter 250W,DC to DC step down (buck) converter.Some parts bought at local electronics or hardware store.Rest all stuff had lying around.The other video shows the build of the 22V 6Ah battery pack from dead laptop batteries.
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This video shows you how to build a Mini Hydrogen Generator / Water to fuel Generator using materials that is easily available around your house.This is achieved by Electrolysis which is an electro-chemical process whereby which hydrogen and oxygen are disassociated from water.By means of electrical influence using simple water one can get gas, and gather in into a special container and use this gas (hydrogen) for power supply of engines or other appliances.It is preferred not to use salt as electrolyte it will release chlorine gas.You can use sodium hydroxide, which can be bought as a “drain opener” at lowes or home depot, you could probably use any type of hydroxide though.
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This step by step detailed Video Series shows the construction of a Trapping Cabin made out of logs.This is a a structure which combines simplicity, low cost, and the conservation of energy.If the trapper or trappers planned to be in an area for sometime, or wanted a storage place, they might build this cabin.This would allow the trapper an overnight site where supplies had been stockpiled in the off-season and firewood was bucked up for winter use.
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This video series shows the conversion process of an Old Beer Keg into a Aluminium Foundry Furnace.The series begins with the construction of the Oil Burner.So far, I have used peanut oil, vegetable oil, kerosene and diesel with great results! The next video shows prepping the keg before casting the refractory. It includes cutting the keg, adding fasteners to help hold the refractory as well as inner rings around the rim to add strength as well as a mechanical hold for the cast.The next one This video documents casting the base and lid. It includes making the form work, mixing the refractory, curing process and making the form to cast the inner chamber.The series ends with Forming the Tuyere and Casting the Bore ,removing the forms and curing the refractory. The curing schedule calls for a very slow first firing. This allows for all of the entrapped water to find its way out.
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Sure, washing machine are great. But if you off the grid and need to wash your clothes manually without electricity, then this video is for you.This video shows the build of a Homemade DIY Off Grid Hand Laundry Station .I needed to build a stand for my new clothes wringer so I decided to go all out and build an off grid hand laundry stand. It is a bench that will hold both my wash and rinse tubs and the wringer.The wringer used is a used one that bought from ebay for $20.The other video shows the clothes washer in action.
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Its still hot out there and if you’re looking for a way to beat the summer heat, This DIY misting system might be the answer for you. By installing an outdoor misting system on your patio you can reduce the temperature by as much as 20 degrees.You will need to get a few things from your local home improvement, hardware, or garden stores. Follow the directions carefully throughout the video as not to miss any bits and pieces you need.The parts you need are 1/2-Inch Mist Nozzle Splitters,1/2-Inch PVC,end cap,. 1/2-Inch PVC Hose Connector,PVC cement and primer.
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Do you have a need to pump water uphill to water a garden,power your gadgets,flush toilets, or water pets and livestock? Well you can do it without electricity! This video series shows you how to set up the ram pump and get it operating.The Ram Pump is a water pump that does not use electricity. It uses a pressure wave of water created by the closing of check valves. A pressure tank is filled with air and allows pressure to push water uphill.This series shows This build shows how to make a 1-1/4″ ram pump but you can use this design to make a smaller or larger pump just keep the check valves the same.Using a treadmill motor and a cheap water wheel I generate a small amount of electricity using this pump.Also shows how to use the pump for irrigation.
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