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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

tiny tug modifications




Last time we used the little tug the seating arrangements were not real good, so modifications had to be made.

The cabin had to be raised and a steering wheel put in a new seat made and the hull needed stiffening.

The wheel was acquired from an antique shop and the black plywood from the rubbish tip.

I had the pulleys and rope up at Gundagai and bought them here.

It looks a bit top heavy but wont know until I relaunch her. cheers Stewart

Monday, September 28, 2009

wind water generators

Don't be fooled into saving 90% of your electricity from the wind or water power. It can be done and is only for knowledgeable amateur's. There is many pitfalls along the way there is some good stuff to be learnt from the net and would advise the following site. www.mdpub.com/Wind_Turbine/index.html This is one of the better sites for good information, what would happen if the turbine was in suburbia and the fan blade hurt someone. Could it happen, yes, we built a car with a fan driving it and I rolled it and the blades smashed and the blades went over 200 yards from the crash site. I'm not saying don't do it cause it is fun and yes you can save money try charging batteries at first then go onto bigger stuff.
Little generator little power little money little trouble, big generator big every thing else.
Our water generator (hydro electric) was 7.5 kilowatts three phase using a cross flow turbine, 12 inches wide 14inch diameter running at 200rpm, driving a generator at 1500 rpm, and a head of water of 4 metres and a water flow of 3,000 gallons / minute. this might sound complicated and to the untrained it is.
If you have any questions I will try to answer them here. cheers Stewart

Saturday, September 19, 2009

How do I get videos on utube

Ive got some great videos of some of the stuff here but I don't know how to get it from tape to computer ! cheers Stewart

green sustainable reusable enviromentally friendly dusk masks



Old undies can be cut down to make dust masks this one is about two years old now. With yours truly doing the modeling and photography.

















Just cut through the crutch and below the elastic with scissors and tie to suit your size.They wrap around under the chin and are more comfortable than a hanker chief,they keep out more dust as well and if you want more dust collection make them damp.They are reuseable after washing.
cheers from the chump in the photo Stewart

Friday, September 18, 2009

power

I think this is a little doozy.
standby dosnt use much power

Even when turned off, appliances can still draw power. New Zealanders use more electricity keeping products on standby than we do actually using them.

Monday, September 7, 2009

sustainable green enviromentally friendly lounge room from rubbish


This is my old mate Donny the owner of the famous race horse Sanjapaddy,the sun was shining and we went to the rubbish tip and Donny said you could furnish a house from here . So I thought it could be done so went about it because Donny got a bit giddy so I got a chair for him to sit on, He said carpet would be good and the carpet was found and another chair for me. He said the cricket was on and he said a bit of telly might go good and a table and TV were found as well, A wind break was fashioned and a smoke detector was placed in the tree above him pots and pans and there it is home sweet home. Then this lady came to the tip and was asking Donny what he was doing and he said waiting for the cricket to come on! Pity we didn't have electricity but if I looked hard enough I would have found that too....cheers Stewart

Saturday, September 5, 2009

home made hot water


Solar hot water heater is made from an old keg that I got from the rubbish tip for $5 and the pannel cost two dollars.All up with plumbing it was about $50.The keg is insulated with old carpet.Another way would be to put the keg into an old fridge with a glass sheet instead of the door.Paint the keg black and put alimiumn foil on the inside of the fridge, paint the outside of the fridge black, face it to the sun and wolla batch solar heater..cheers Stewart

home made hot water


Solar hot water heater is made from an old keg that I got from the rubbish tip for $5 and the pannel cost two dollars.All up with plumbing it was about $50.The keg is insulated with old carpet.Another way would be to put the keg into an old fridge with a glass sheet instead of the door.Paint the keg black and put alimiumn foil on the inside of the fridge, paint the outside of the fridge black, face it to the sun and wolla batch solar heater..cheers Stewart

Friday, September 4, 2009

fairies have moved in




We came home late one night and felt something different as though some one was in the house . It wasn't til next morning I noticed the doors . I couldn't open them as I don't have a key. It was then my wife said to me that the fairies had moved in and they had been playing with her makeup as there was small foot prints on the vanity unit.They built one door outside to get into the building,and one behind the TV set to get into the house.We sometimes hear them playing behind the TV when we are reading.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

recycling saves business






Recycling water and plastic drums save a car wash businesses which is now in its tenth year of operation since the system was installed for a low cost. Commercial systems cost in excess of $20,000 in1999, it has habitat for frogs as well. If you want any advise please feel free to ask here... cheers Stewart