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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Let’s say you’ve chopped down a tree on your property and cleaned up all of the pieces except for that unsightly stump. Instead of trying methods that will either break your wallet or potentially break your back, you could also try removing the stump by burning it.This video series shows 2 different setups of a Waste Oil powered Tree Stump Burner.This burner is made of a broken washing machine, a bucket, an electric radiator fan, a bucket of used tranny fluid, and the handyman’s secret weapon, duct tape.The second design uses a Vacuum Cleaner blower ,waste oil vaporization unit and a gear pump.
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This video shows the build of a Well bucket or bailer bucket is used for getting water out of a well. IIf you use water from a well, this is a good tool to have on hand for emergency situations where your electric pump stops working. This water well pump will allow you to extract water manually, without the assistance of electricity. Putting together this pump is easy. You can do it for under $40 worth of materials. Electricity fails, and hand pumps break, but a bailer bucket always draws water.Knowing how to build a bailer bucket/pump can help sustain you and your family in an emergency crisis.
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This video shows step by step in detail the build of a simple backyard Water Filtration and purification System .This is a simple type of water purification system that uses sand, gravel, gravity and some simple engineering to purify water contaminated with biologics and some chemicals.As water flows through the filter, physical straining removes pathogens, iron, turbidity and manganese from drinking water. A shallow layer of water sits atop the sand and a biofilm. The biofilm contributes to the removal of pathogens due to predation and competition for food of non-harmful microorganisms contained in the biofilm and the harmful organisms in the water.Turn non-potable water into quality drinking water with this inexpensive Water filter.
The material you need for this build are Gravel and Sand – This will be used to help filter out the water and remove impurities from it. Purchase pool filter sand and two types of gravel: ¼” – ½” gravel, and 1/16” – ¼” gravel.Diffuser Plate – This will be used to separate the sand and gravel layers.PVC Pipe – This will be used to contain the filtering materials.Outflow Hose – This will be used to transfer filtered water out of the device.Buckets – You will need these buckets to rinse out the sand before using it.
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This video series shows in detail how to setup a Complete Off the grid living System by using wind and solar to make your own power for everyday living.The series begins with a video that shows a rough back down on a off grid system.The next set of videos shows how to set up a Wind turbine ,solar system and an off grid hot water system along with managing the batteries.This is great for folks who are tired of the government ripping them apart and those who would like to escape the city life and enjoy real life around the woods,mountains and the rivers.Setting up a good off-grid system is the best option for receiving energy from both wind and sun. This is the most practical alternative as you may reuse and maximize the utilization of resources.
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This video shows the build of an extremely useful crank generator which I make from a modified dishwasher motor. Perfect for supplying power or charging batteries at a remote campsite or bunker. This unit can easily be modified to connect to a bicycle. Power output is either a 12V regulated supply(Up to 3 full amps), an unregulated output, as well as a provision for charging a 100F supercapacitor bank.This project can be certainly handy if you’re needing an off grid power supply.If you connected the large wheel to a bicycle, then you could easily charge a lead acid deep cycle battery. The purpose of the capacitor bank is to store the energy for short term use, using a battery would be good for long term storage
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