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  1. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Death toll has risen to 27... http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/26/us-canada-restore-power-half-million-homes Everyone up north, stay warm and keep safe.
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking for a portable generator, ideally dual-fuel, to power the necessities during a winter power outage. I can't afford a diesel generator in any way shape or form. This is the generator I am looking at and want to be sure it can power what I think I will need - fridge and/or water heater...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I had a chance to test out the generator in a real lights out situation. This is the first time we lost electric at home since Onan was recalled to the factory. A four hour fault in the underground system was a nice test for the Generac set up. It took me 35 minutes to get the food storage and...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I'm sure most of you are aware of the potential "black out" coming. I was wondering, is there a gasoline powered generator that you would recommend to keep a 5,000 square foot home's utilities going if such a power outage lasts for longer than a day or two? Food storage, ammo, etc. are...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been looking at energy solutions for TEOTWAWKI. The biggest current draw is my well pump. I live in the Southeast in a rural area, so getting water would not be impossible, but I thought that was a good place to start. I estimated about 5KW. The scenario this is addressing would be long...
  6. Urban Survival
    Im thinking about buying anti flash gear , aka nomex hoods and gloves , like the ones used by the british during the falklands war , to protect me from a generator fire, we have an enclosed power plant , my duty during an event is to check it every half hour , that means checking rpm , fuel ...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    At least for the short run, I have put the diesel Lister/Listeroid on the back burner. In the mean time, I am still formulating my plan B, and would like to stay with a stable fuel source that will store for long periods of time (i.e. not gasoline). I came across this a few days ago, and am...
  8. DIY - Do It Yourself
    question for you diy guys , with knowledge on storing and producing electricity I had a thought occur to me today , me and a buddy put together a junk yard generator a few years back just for the heck of it out of parts we had laying around , but we never used it for anything practical ...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I just saw video on building one (you pay to watch, get a parts list and original schematic) and was wondering if anyone here has played around with it. Also could you that have built one provide a website to get the unpolarized capacitors, 500 and 1000 micro Farads. The ones I've seen are quite...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So th S has H The F here in ny, sort of, no power for 2 weeks it looks like. Just wondering what you guys think would be the best move, a lister 13,500 watt hand cranked tried and true 1928 design diesel powered generator that can run on anything from diesel, veg oil, old motor oil and has a...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was watching the news feeds from Hurricane Sandy and one thing I noticed was all the people in line at gas stations with their 2 or 3 - 5 gallon gas cans and having to fill them up to keep their generators running.. So it got me thinking about doing a tri fuel kit to my Coleman generator, so...
  12. General Discussion
    Gotta vent a bit. Watching Sandy here in South Central PA, waiting for the real fun to start. Drinkin a beer, walk out into the garage. Happen to see my neighbor opening his garage door. Wave high, and he runs over. Now mind you, this guys has generally been nice enough to me personally, but...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi All So I am a member of the http://adams912patriots.org A group of 100+ regular members, that are conservative, focused more on local political education than anything else. The group had been asking for some prepper presentations. So me and a few others got together and came up with some...
  14. General Discussion
    I was just reading my water bill and found an article on the water company's website about 3 blade turbine to be installed in 24 inch water main to produce electricity. Sounds like a neat idea, but at what cost? Will it reduce the pressures of the water flow or cause the pumps to fail sooner or...
  15. Urban Survival
    Has anyone come up with any idea on how to quiet a generator? When the power is off, it is obvious who has a generator and who does not just by sticking your head out the door. In a worse case scenario, I can hide it but I have yet to come up with some idea on taking care of the noise. I...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
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  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Have any of you ever worn out a generator? I've read through all the debates over manufactures, fuel types, sizes, etc... but has anyone actually ever worn out a home generator (<7000kw)? if so, please give details on why it died (ie..too many hours, forgot to add oil, which parts kept wearing...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    If you are thinking of putting in a battery bank, adding solar panels or wind generators, wondering what sun hour exposure rating you have in your area, wondering about what size converter you need, etc., etc., etc., then this is a good resource that you may want to bookmark or subscribe to here...
  19. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Anyone here have any experience or knowledge about making alternators into a power source to charge batteries? I don't know a whole lot about electricity generation yet, so I'm wondering if anyone knows what it would take to take an alternator that can be spun by a creek, wind power, bicycle...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a 6000 watt generator and I think it will be sufficient for emergencies. Do you have a generator, how many watts, and what kind do you have? Have you ever used it yet? Does anyone have those built in generators?
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