Harvesting Snow & Question About Where to Calculate Gravity Pressures

I’m considering design requirements for a cistern system that will utilize two sets of storage tanks. One would be for primary storage, and would be down hill from catchment sources. The other would be the secondary storage, and would be up-hill from the primary storage tanks and dwellings. My thinking is that I’d utilize the secondary tanks for potable water and for generation of electricity; the electrical generation would be by locating a generator along […]

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Waste Motor Oil

The whole idea of declaring used motor oil a hazardous substance came about because people were disposing of real hazardous substances, such as PCB’s from transformers, by mixing them into used motor oil, this caused so many troubles for the fed regulators that they said “What the heck, we’ll just class ALL used oil as a Hazardous Waste, that will take care of the problem of us trying to prove that the oils are hazardous, […]

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Windmills and Generators

Here is the dilemma: France announced that they had a car that would run off of compressed air and that they were going to have Taxis running off of compressed air at some future date. Every time someone talks about alternative fuel there is always a lot of batteries for storage involved, which I find somewhat of a drawback. ¬†Gasoline, LPG or Diesel generators deliver direct current to a home without having to utilize batteries. […]

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Open Source Alternative Energy Technology Project

What’s my big idea? I want to create an Open Source Alternative Energy Technology Project. The goal is to focus the skills, experiences and, in some cases the resources, of many developers towards a common goal. Why should I start from bare ground research in building a co- generation plant for my home or converting a vehicle to hybrid electric power? I should be able to start from an established tested platform, modify it if […]

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