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General Energy Discussion • Re: Truck APU

February 7, 2018 arkieready 0

DH drives truck for a big name company with newer trucks. The APU on his has let him down repeatedly. I don’t know what the issues were, but he has had it in the shop more than once. Just saying…….Statistics: Posted by arkieready — Wed Feb 07, …

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Truck APU

February 7, 2018 arkieready 0

DH drives truck for a big name company with newer trucks. The APU on his has let him down repeatedly. I don’t know what the issues were, but he has had it in the shop more than once. Just saying…….Statistics: Posted by arkieready — Wed Feb 07, …

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Truck APU

February 6, 2018 Illini Warrior 0

handyman777 wrote:Illini Warrior wrote:handyman777 wrote:Not the same, but Bolton has a unit built on a lister diesel engine, based on the old "hit and miss engine" w/a hand crank start.Looks good, need to do a little more research on this.C…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Truck APU

February 6, 2018 handyman777 0

Illini Warrior wrote:handyman777 wrote:Not the same, but Bolton has a unit built on a lister diesel engine, based on the old "hit and miss engine" w/a hand crank start.Looks good, need to do a little more research on this.Complete unit start…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Truck APU

February 6, 2018 Illini Warrior 0

handyman777 wrote:Not the same, but Bolton has a unit built on a lister diesel engine, based on the old "hit and miss engine" w/a hand crank start.Looks good, need to do a little more research on this.Complete unit starts about 5K. Could pro…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Truck APU

February 6, 2018 handyman777 0

Not the same, but Bolton has a unit built on a lister diesel engine, based on the old "hit and miss engine" w/a hand crank start.Looks good, need to do a little more research on this.Complete unit starts about 5K. Could probably build your o…

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General Energy Discussion • Truck APU

February 5, 2018 HVACR 0

I am getting closer to a generator for my fall back location (BOL). Has anyone thought about a truck APU? They are designed to run long hour in a wide array of conditions. I say one that had a 6 year 6,000 hour warranty. I don’t think I have seed a g…

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General Energy Discussion • Truck APU

February 5, 2018 HVACR 0

I am getting closer to a generator for my fall back location (BOL). Has anyone thought about a truck APU? They are designed to run long hour in a wide array of conditions. I say one that had a 6 year 6,000 hour warranty. I don’t think I have seed a g…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

January 24, 2018 Cast Iron 0

I recently read a book called The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future ( https://www.amazon.com/Grid-Fraying-Bet … s=the+grid ).The author made a similar distinction; Off the main, publicly maintain, grid, and setting up …

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

January 24, 2018 Cast Iron 0

I recently read a book called The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future ( https://www.amazon.com/Grid-Fraying-Bet … s=the+grid ).The author made a similar distinction; Off the main, publicly maintain, grid, and setting up …

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Off Grid? Really?

January 24, 2018 LDSreliance 0

I disagree. I think you are off grid if you are willing to generate your own power without any help from the public utility grid. If that means a 10kW wind turbine or a 20kW diesel generator, so be it. There is still freedom there to live life on y…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 5, 2018 JohnEE 0

All,Sorry for hi-jacking this thread. I will move it to its own discussion.I hadn’t really thought this though, either, but wouldn’t it depend on polarity and angle of interception of whatever lies in the field? I will admit this stuff has crossed my …

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 4, 2018 Halmic73 0

For all the small loads just get some amorphous solar panels to charge and store them in a tin can. You can roll them up and bring them with if you need to relocate. Any food you cook will have odors escape unless you filter your home through a carbon…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 3, 2018 TRex2 0

sageprice wrote:I thought this forum was about electricity. On that pretense I will try to arrive on an understanding. You really do not need as much power as you are using now. Your total power draw should be in three areas. Lighting refrigeration an…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 3, 2018 John Galt 1 0

Halmic73 wrote:What is the electricity used for after SHTF? ?How about recharging the batteries for night vision and maintaining the battery powered perimeter alarms. I stopped using them because the deer keep tripping them but if we felt the nee…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 3, 2018 sageprice 0

I thought this forum was about electricity. On that pretense I will try to arrive on an understanding. You really do not need as much power as you are using now. Your total power draw should be in three areas. Lighting refrigeration and pumping. By st…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 3, 2018 John Galt 1 0

Ok, Apparently this thread is moving towards EMP effects. I have read numerous articles over the years, some I fully comprehended, others I only caught the gist of what they were saying. But it is generally agreed that solar panels sho…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 3, 2018 TRex2 0

JohnEE wrote:…The real question is how much voltage is induced on a conductor, when exposed to a pulse field strength of 10,000 W/cm^2, and a raise time of 100ns.Let me see if I can take a cut at this solution… stay tuned….JohnEEI hadn’t really …

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 3, 2018 TRex2 0

JohnEE wrote:…The real question is how much voltage is induced on a conductor, when exposed to a pulse field strength of 10,000 W/cm^2, and a raise time of 100ns.Let me see if I can take a cut at this solution… stay tuned….JohnEEI hadn’t really …

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 3, 2018 JohnEE 0

Hey John,I think you might have gotten the idea of solar panels being fairly robust at the following link,https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/will-s … rvive-emp/I agree with George (the authors friend who provides the input) with much of what he says, …

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 3, 2018 Halmic73 0

What is the electricity used for after SHTF? You could accomplish much of the work that electricity performs with wind and hydro but you are at the mercy of the source. Electricity is convenient and is available on demand and at great distances from i…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 3, 2018 JoyDog 0

John Galt 1 wrote:Jeff’s problem was that he was mildly schizophrenic. He had worked for the National Park service for 14 years and they provided uniforms (little clothing costs) and lodging including much of his food. Since he was so anti-…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 2, 2018 John Galt 1 0

JohnEE wrote:Hey John Galt,"Solar panels themselves are fairly resilient to EMP"Why do you say that? Isn’t the solar cell a photo PN junction? Thanks,JohnIt’s generally agreed by people who know more about EMP than me that the panels will su…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 2, 2018 John Galt 1 0

JohnEE wrote:Hey John Galt,"Solar panels themselves are fairly resilient to EMP"Why do you say that? Isn’t the solar cell a photo PN junction? Thanks,JohnIt’s generally agreed by people who know more about EMP than me that the panels will su…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 2, 2018 John Galt 1 0

Jeff’s problem was that he was mildly schizophrenic. He had worked for the National Park service for 14 years and they provided uniforms (little clothing costs) and lodging including much of his food. Since he was so anti-social he rarely w…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 2, 2018 John Galt 1 0

Jeff’s problem was that he was mildly schizophrenic. He had worked for the National Park service for 14 years and they provided uniforms (little clothing costs) and lodging including much of his food. Since he was so anti-social he rarely w…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

January 2, 2018 JoyDog 0

John Galt 1 wrote:JoyDog wrote:How do we find people kike this?People like what? who know about power production or hermits? As far as the hermits go Jeff was on his bike and just swing by my shop for some water.The hermit! Everyone we meet wa…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

December 4, 2017 oldasrocks 0

Years ago I experimented making alcohol with sugar beets. I could get close to a gallon of 180 proof with 10 lbs of sugar beets. I ran my old car with a 20% mixture in it. Ran fine, Started hard in the winter. I still have a small bottle of the alco…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

December 3, 2017 daaswampman 0

John Galt 1 wrote:Well there are no gas wells around here and I wouldn’t know how to capture the gas if there were. I’d suggest that you figure it out since you’ve got so many close by.Done deal! SwampStatistics: Posted by daaswampman — Sun Dec 0…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

December 3, 2017 JoyDog 0

We own our own drill rig. We have drilled 5 wells around 400 ft. We have water but no gas. We have neighbors that have drilled 400 ft and have gas but no water.Statistics: Posted by JoyDog — Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:45 pm

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

December 3, 2017 JoyDog 0

We own our own drill rig. We have drilled 5 wells around 400 ft. We have water but no gas. We have neighbors that have drilled 400 ft and have gas but no water.Statistics: Posted by JoyDog — Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:45 pm

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

December 3, 2017 John Galt 1 0

Well there are no gas wells around here and I wouldn’t know how to capture the gas if there were. I’d suggest that you figure it out since you’ve got so many close by.Statistics: Posted by John Galt 1 — Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:10 pm

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

December 2, 2017 daaswampman 0

There are thousands of abandoned and capped shallow gas wells in many areas. While they may not have any economic value, they may continue to produce for centuries. The whole process can be inexpensive and simple. SwampStatistics: Posted by daaswam…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

December 1, 2017 John Galt 1 0

JoyDog wrote:How do we find people kike this?People like what? who know about power production or hermits? As far as the hermits go Jeff was on his bike and just swing by my shop for some water.Statistics: Posted by John Galt 1 — Fri Dec 01, 2…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

December 1, 2017 John Galt 1 0

JoyDog wrote:How do we find people kike this?People like what? who know about power production or hermits? As far as the hermits go Jeff was on his bike and just swing by my shop for some water.Statistics: Posted by John Galt 1 — Fri Dec 01, 2…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

December 1, 2017 John Galt 1 0

JoyDog wrote:How do we find people kike this?People like what? who know about power production or hermits? As far as the hermits go Jeff was on his bike and just swing by my shop for some water.Statistics: Posted by John Galt 1 — Fri Dec 01, 2…

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General Energy Discussion • Re: Electricity

December 1, 2017 John Galt 1 0

He had worked for 20 years saving all of his money with his housing ect paid for by his company. But as I learned later he slowly became schizophrenic and retreated to the woods. Over the years he opened up and after 11 years living his life…