Category Archives: DIYer Generator

Email of the Day from down Under.

I always enjoy questions from our Cousins down under. Ever meet a Yankee or Canook that didn’t enjoy themselves when they visited down below? From: Kerin Whitxxx <kerin.wxxxxxx@hotmail.com> Subject: Listeroid Message Body: G,Day  mate, wonder if you can help me … Continue reading

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Question of the day 5/20/2013, Aeromotor Fan

A question from Jeff H. Subject: windmill retrofit Message Body: I was curious about retrofitting old Aeromotor windmills with a belt reduction to a commonly available truck alternator. With the advent of serpentine belts, it sounds that much more possible. My … Continue reading

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Email of the day, Question about Generator Stator Windings

From: Thomas Subject: generator windings in parallel Question: I read the post and still confused. You rewire the head or the receptacles on a generator. proquest thesis search My wiring is just like the Coleman schematic. Why can’t I rewire … Continue reading

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March 20, 2013, Email of the Day, more ST gen head head scratching

                To: george@utterpower.com Subject: UtterPower.com Contact Form: ST Gen/ Light Flicker From: David J. ST Gen/ Light Flicker   I have a ST gen head from Tom at CGG and the harmonic winding … Continue reading

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March 19, 2013, Email of the day, 120 VS 120/240

  From: Robert C. Subject: ST Head Wiring George, If you re-wire the ST Head, and eliminate the 240v.  Does the AMPS increase? If I have a 2900 watt ST head, will the amps be close to 24? I’m new at this. Thanks … Continue reading

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Designing for long hours of off grid use.

  A lot of things work for backup, but lots of running hours cause us to pay closer atttention to our designs. I’ve been studying a generator that was in the field for 10 years, and ran as much as 12 … Continue reading

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Email of the day: Generator VS Alternator 1-23-13

Email received: George: I have acquired a Lister/Petter 12hp one lunger. My mechanic assures me that it sips fuel at 800RPM(2/3pint to 1 pint/hour) and will produce 4KW-5KW. So I am on my way so to speak.  My question is this, which … Continue reading

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Question of the Day: Is it OK to use a multigrade oil in a Lister 6/1?

                          Subject: listeroid oil weight Question from Robert B. Is there any reason I can not use 5w30 oil in the winter for easier starting? I have been … Continue reading

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The other Women in my life, Ayn Rand and Ileana Johnson Paugh.

 I doubt there will ever be a review of the underground utilities in the areas most affected by the storm on the east coast, and what wasn’t properly maintained. Much of the oversee is the PUC who often have communist … Continue reading

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