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.
- How to build a Simple and Efficient Homemade Garage Fan out of Old Furnace BlowersThis 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.
- How to build a Homemade Micro Wind Turbine for under $50 that can be mounted anywhere[the_ad id="6432"] In this Video tutorial, we are going to show you how you can build your own homemade wind turbine for under $50.The wind turbine is a nice addition to your solar generator system for times when it’s cloudy and you are not receiving as much sunlight as you normally do.A wind turbine is a perfect backup source energy when your solar is not doing a job. The materials you will need for this project are Permanent Magnet Hobby Motor – The spinning turbine will generate electricity with this motor,Charge Controller - The turbine wires will connect to the charge controller,PVC Pipe - Used for the wings and the stand for the turbine,Wire - To transfer the energy to your batteries.,Drill - Drill holes for the screws,Screws - Secure the wings to the hub.,Sandpaper - Sand the PVC wings so they capture the wind more efficiently,A Sheet of Tin – For the YAW system.
- How to build a Simple Homemade AC Air Cooler using an Old Juice CartonThis 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).