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by paradox
Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: vegtable oil and diesel engines
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

An old Lister is a good choice. Slow running, maintenance is straight forward, parts are still available and they were designed to run alternators among other things. I have a Lister Start-o-matic (5hp) with a 2.5kw alternator. It's been converted to manual start and I haven't got it all connected ...
by paradox
Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: vegtable oil and diesel engines
Replies: 5
Views: 2488

vegtable oil and diesel engines

I have heared of people running diesel cars on vegtable oil and ive been thinking of sourcing a small second hand diesel engine to run on used vegtable oil to drive a car alternator which in turn would charge a bank of leisure batterys which could then power an inverter. The two questions i have is ...
by paradox
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello all
Replies: 13
Views: 3816

:welcomeish:
by paradox
Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Thank you for the welcomes
by paradox
Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar fridge?
Replies: 24
Views: 8126

thanks for your replys people can anyone shed any more light on the subject?
by paradox
Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: fridge light
Replies: 5
Views: 2930

fridge light

is there a low usage version maybe using leds for the humble fridge light? I know fridges are a large use of electricity anyway but for most people there an essential so maybe we could save a little energy by using a low electric drawing fridge bulb. The way i look at it is every little improvement ...
by paradox
Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: solar fridge?
Replies: 24
Views: 8126

solar fridge?

I have recently since leaving hm forces bought a 1978 vw camper van. It has a 3 way fridge fitted that will work on 240 volt 12 volt or butane gas it puzzled me how a fridge (cold) can work of burning gas(hot) then i thought if heat can make things cold how can i build a fridge to make things cold f...
by paradox
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

hello everyone

A big hello to everyone i found this site whilst searching for wind power and self sufficiant living on google. I joined yesterday and have spent a lot of time reading a lot of posts and i would just like to take this oppurtunity to say i love this site and will be staying around for a while if that...