Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: BurninCoalInRI On: Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:09 pm

this magazine is a great resource...

http://www.homepower.com/
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: japar On: Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:51 pm

Now that all our electric bills have gone up like everything else has anyone come up with any new ideas on an old post . How does the Ecofan work with the fan out in front and not on top ? Maybe somthing can be designed to run a small 12v generator like ebay# 250288662750 that can be used to charge a battery bank. You may not be able to generate alot of amps but it would be able to run 24/7.
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: kzx11 On: Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:14 pm

[url]en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cogeneration[/url]en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cogeneration
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:08 pm

Stirling engine. the black cylinder is the furnace.
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:03 pm

Steam engines. Steam motorcycle. Stanley Steamer boiler.
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: JJLL On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:30 am

I'm a bit busy at the moment so I've only skimmed through this thread....

Look at some of the videos on this page - http://www.greensteamengine.com/

I've often thought of using something along these lines to power a few pumps/motors.
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:06 pm

Those are pretty neat!

Looks like alot of potential for broken parts though .... I couldn't see a setup like that lasting very long powering anything .... but you get what you pay for.
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:55 pm

I worked for a guy for quite a few years that owned what was supposed to be the largest steam engine collection in the world. I don`t even remember how many stanleys he had ( at least 18) but mostly he had the tractors that were used for farming & running log mills & such. Everything breaks down but I can`t remember one of his down & they were used a good bit, I took people for rides in a little stanley bus for a week straight probably 20 or better rires a day without a problem.
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:46 pm

Old time steam engines are as tough as nails ...... I was referring to the green steam link .... lots of moving parts violently changing direction many times per second, .... but unlike an internal combustion engine, which reciprocates up & down, this is going in several different directions! :shock:

Watch the video of it in action ... you'll see what I mean. I suppose it could be built using all titanium parts though ...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:42 pm

The lack of lubrication & that flex tube on the smaller engines would be the most likely trouble spots IMO. But then again what do I know, I`m kinda fond of the old peoven things.
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:08 pm

Unfortunately, to make any serious power you need high pressure steam. This is not something you are going to want in your home.
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:09 pm

Someone has been giving steam electricity for home use some thought. Check this site out.
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/goebel43.html


Here is an interesting piece of equipment. Not for a home owner but its not exactly huge either.
http://www.energent.net/documents/Microsteam_Brochure.pdf

I recall hearing that the cheapest electricity you can get is what comes to you from the electric company and the cheapest electricity you can make yourself would be from a small hydro turbine but who owns property with a stream capable? Wind is next then solar. I heard this a few years ago and solar has been getting cheaper and maybe so has everything else so I don’t know for sure what is the most economical today. I think I’ll just stick with PP&L for the time being.
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Re: Electricity generation from stove?

PostBy: Wren On: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:03 pm

I know it's an old post. The Green Steam link will build one for you or sell the parts for a larger one. Did anyone here try it? An 82 year old I know wants to make one and is sending for the parts. Says it could be run with pellets too. He was in the navy(so sometimes I believe him?) and says it wouldn't use that much coal or make that much noise. He says it's to run a house, not a factory!!! But he's worked with diesel and just tunes noise out. I'm interested.
Many of you are already heating water with boiler systems. Electricity isn't really much more of a leap.
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