Sandy

Re: Sandy

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:28 am

SMITTY wrote:I hear that!

For now, I guess this will do :D :

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I tell ya what I have been sick almost all weekend with a fever and a sore throat thanks to having a child in school LOL. That their looks like it would cure anything. :D
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:38 am

Hey VigII, Good to hear from you Dude! Glad you came through in good shape and didn't get as hammered as some.!

Kevin, I used to live in Nashville and I traveled all over East Tenn and Kentuc. There is some really amazing bucolic, places. You'll find the right one for you and your family. Be a new branch of Look's from down south. ;)
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:41 am

Yanche wrote:For those of you with the skills to fabricate a generator set of your own I would be looking for a 6 pole generator from a railroad reefer. Junk the very noisy diesel engine and marry the generator to a small 4-cly water cooled auto engine. Using direct drive the 60 Hz speed would be 1200 RPM.


1200rpm is too low for an auto engine to operate under load. They are usually designed with a powerband between 2500 - 3500 rpm. The engine would be 'lugging' and stall.

But now if you can get ahold of a small 4 cyl Aircraft engine (lycoming) they are designed with a much lower powerband, and could possibly work ok. :idea:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:44 am

OK, that's it. I'm off today looking for a lycoming 4 cyl. aircraft engine. You guys are killin me :clap: toothy Mornin Chris ;)
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:08 am


http://www.ebay.com/itm/LYCOMING-O-320-D3G-ENGINE-SENSENICH-74DM6-0-60-895HRS-SMOH-NO-PROP-STRIKE-/271094903222?pt=Motors_Aviation_Parts_Gear&hash=item3f1e83f1b6&vxp=mtr
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Way too expensive and way too much HP and way way too much fuel. What are you guys smoking?
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:37 am

That's eBay for you. Probably cost the guy $300 to list that .. then another $300 once it sells - never sold anything for 5 figures so I can only imaginee. No more deals there since they raised all their fees. :x

A little diesel out of a VW Rabbit or a Chevette would be perfect ... and probably real cheap. Can get a car with the engine for under a grand more than likely. ;)
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:47 am

OK--crap, forget the lycoming--now I'm off to find a rabbit--unfortunatly--plenty along the road at this time of year--plus, how the hell would I get it started--I gotta stop & go vote :P
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:02 am

Fred, those flat rabbits won't work. :roll:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:20 am

I'm rethinking this whole backup thing. Generators are not very efficient at converting energy to electrical power 30 % at the absolute best and in the real world is far less. They run out of fuel eventually and it costs a ton of money unless of course it's NG. What are we doing here? Let's not produce more electrical energy than we absolutely need to. In Florida post hurricane A/C is nice but up here in the NE we can live short term without that one. Takes too much electrical power to even think of.
Water, hand pump or reservoir. Fridge, propane from a destroyed RV (I just picked on up for $10 - OK the case is a basket case but it runs and the door seals good) and of course food. Lighting - paraffin pressure or better propane/NG wall unit, see Fred's post. Laptop with big battery backup and ultra low power, the latest generation are truly desktop replacements for most of us. Run the router on a ups assuming the internet is even working. TV - nothing on normally so who cares. Flashlights, AAs and leds units dirt cheap and getting better daily. Hand fed coal stove for heat. cooking, hot water and living. Either backup or main unit. That covers it the rest is BS. Generators are just not worth it.
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:28 am

Yeah they definitely are a luxury, that's for sure. Cost a fortune to buy (a good one anyway - one you can find parts for in 10 years), and cost a fortune to operate. It's nice if you can afford it.

The easy way out - just throw money at the problem. Makes most of them go away. :lol:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:02 am

now I'm off to find a rabbit


Yes the 1981 VW rabbit was a legend but still 70 HP and at most you need 7HP. CS/6 Listers are made for the job.


http://www.utterpower.com/fuel1.htm
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Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:00 pm

DAMN :(
samhill wrote:Fred, those flat rabbits won't work. :roll:
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Re: Sandy

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:55 pm

Generac 55OO we have is quite precious now. 7.2 gallons goes ten hours. Expensive but it's keeping the older landlords/friends warm, food cold, well working & I can get a fast hot shower ( tankless hw heater needs electricity). My customer got a sweet Kohler ng unit, went over there to drop off a bill and it was toasty inside, classical music playing hahaha. The Generac is roaring in its shed, I have one light on and fan 4 the coal stove + the refrig. I aint no Bear Grylls or Les Stroud lol. Just poached a TV dinner hahaha & glad I have a percolater makes good coffee! Heated pizza in the coal stove ha!
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