Category Archives: Off Grid Power

My latest field trip, remote places in Alaska.

17 years of intensive study of Alternative Power Production has made me a skeptic in so many ways. It’s not that there isn’t good equipment and decent investments, it’s that there are so many people who would sell you the wrong thing … Continue reading

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Watts in your Gen Shed?

Just thought we could have a thread where folks can list what equipment they have put together for their off-grid systems. It may also be educational to know what appliances are used. I’ll start with my stuff. We live on … Continue reading

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Question of of the day 10-14-13

  Hello, I bought an AURORA 6500 diesel generator in 2009. When I had the manual transfer switch installed in the house, the electrician told me to have my generator looked at. Well, I have had one disappointing experience after … Continue reading

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You Bottled Beer, maybe you will start bottling your Lube oil too?

It was Greg West in Hawaii who kept telling me how thrilled he was with his new Yamaha EF2000IS inverter Generator. I checked the price at Amazon, $1138.00 delivered to my home. That’s a bunch for a generator rated at … Continue reading

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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: ‘My Electrician Said’

  Here’s Kent’s question, and you already know I can’t comment without adding a rant. Please do add your comments: George I don’t have a main breaker, I have a lever in my meter box to disconnect from city power. … 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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A Cloud Edge Effect?

In a world so full of BS, skepticism pays a rather huge dividend, but this is real…. Was it yesterday,  good friend and excellent PE Bill Rogers sent me a picture of his Outback Display, and a higher KW reading than … Continue reading

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March 15, 2013 Email of the day. Long time DIYer reports no joy!

Over the many years, I’ve written articles about the ST head and some of the simple things you need do, one is flip the unit over on it’s back and notice the large open holes under each bell end. You … Continue reading

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