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Re: Off-the-grid fire fighting

Discussion Board - 35 min 19 sec ago
Have you thought about getting  a ham radio license? Would give you communications out of that valley, you are probably line of sight to a 2 meter repeater and possibly even an autopatch to make phone calls via the radio.

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Re: Off-the-grid fire fighting

Discussion Board - 36 min 45 sec ago
Never ever burn if there is wind and it is dry. That is a recipe for disaster. And composting that brush and grass makes more sense. Good addition for the garden.

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - 52 min 4 sec ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zayyIlqhAkU&feature=youtu.be

Hi, no bull here. I did a manual test today with really poor results. Based on what I experienced I see no reason to continue this project. My analysis of how this  configuration should work ...

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - 1 hour 28 min ago
QuoteI am just posting a project that I am working on in the diary section, you know the section that is a good place log projects even if it is not RE related. Cheers.
Govertical

You have mentioned this twice but the only reason to post in t...

Re: Off-the-grid fire fighting

Discussion Board - 1 hour 34 min ago
I have some raw land out in WY in the grasslands. The other day I was burning some sage brush in a 55 gal. steel barrel and walked down into a ravine to get some more that was piled up. By the time I walked back within 100' I could see the grass outsid...

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - 6 hours 35 min ago
http://chemed.chem.purdue.edu/genchem/topicreview/bp/ch21/chemical.php

The 2nd law is the one that matters here. The phrase "closed system" is important.

Work by gravity is discussed here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_%28physics%29

If I can draw a...

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - 9 hours 44 min ago
To repeat what others have told you before GV: a force does not imply power or energy to be had, at least not more than once until you put energy back in against that force to 'recharge' somehow.

Otherwise a static magnetic field would generate energy:...

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - 11 hours 8 min ago
Reason for experimenting:

No wind, no power.
No day light, no power.
No falling water, no power.
Steam works but in cold weather it becomes a snow machine.

Gravity is a force that is on all the time.
A lever is used for mechanical advantage. Small for...

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - 11 hours 37 min ago
Correction, Intronics MPPT controller with custom software that set the duty cycle to 20%

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - 13 hours 51 min ago
Hi, it is locked, it is unlocked, nuke it, do not nuke, confused, I know I am

Anyways, I have the PMA wired. I hope to do a manual test today and post some numbers. The main reason for the manual test is to get some idea of how the system will work...

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:57
That's interesting...

I remember GV using the analogy "its like someone on a swing set, whereas it just needs a push every now and then to keep it going.

In my mind any generating/motor pair wont ever work because the windings will give off heat and th...

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:45
Quote from: JW on October 23, 2014, 04:05:04 PMI locked the thread. I think all you guys with the exception GV have missed the point.

"magnet piston engine"

What makes the idea novel is a low pressure steam piston that could ...

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:31
Quote from: Go verticalIt's ok with me to nuke the thread... No problems here....
Quote from: Gismosorry GV but you don't get to ask for that.

http://www.fieldlines.com/index.php/topic,148412.msg1030375/topicseen.html#msg1030375

Well He ki...

Re: Solar Powered Woodshed

Discussion Board - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:24
Quote from: Mary B on October 23, 2014, 05:13:09 PM-10 and below I stoke the corn stove and read, doesn't pay to be on the road because car parts start getting brittle at those temps. at -30 even steel starts getting brittle....

Re: Solar Powered Woodshed

Discussion Board - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:21
Quote from: tanner0441 on October 23, 2014, 10:17:40 AMCouldn't you put a passive IR sensor so you don't have to worry about switching it on and off, it is sheltered so you don't need serious weather proofing. I have several ...

Re: Winpower turbine questions

Discussion Board - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:00
Except for the blades it looks to be complete. Yours is the only other example of a Winpower unit i've seen. Properly rebuilt, this should last a long time. The most important and potentially expensive are the brush, brush holder, commutator, armature,...

Re: magnet piston engine

Discussion Board - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:11
Quote from: GoVertical on October 22, 2014, 03:59:49 PM
It's ok with me to nuke the thread... No problems here....


Sorry GV but you don't get to ask for that. A lot of people have put their necks out to see this threa...

Re: Simple Switch for yard light

Discussion Board - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:17
RAB makes a good quality 12V motion sensor.  I think it is called the Stealth.  There a bit pricey ($75 I paid for IIRC),but work well and hold up.  I've got one that must be 10-years old, and now use two of them.  There are cheaper versions, but you g...

Re: Winpower turbine questions

Discussion Board - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:30
Quote from: AzSun on October 21, 2014, 07:26:12 PMQuote from: MIgardener on October 14, 2014, 10:07:28 AM  I bought this at an auction on Saturady.

 From what I gather it is a Winpower turbine made ...

Re: Solar Powered Woodshed

Discussion Board - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:13
-10 and below I stoke the corn stove and read, doesn't pay to be on the road because car parts start getting brittle at those temps. at -30 even steel starts getting brittle. Breakdown and you either have a cold walk or wait for help.
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