mongo silverwolf

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since Aug 11, 2015
Oklahoma usa
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Jeremy Baker wrote:HI. For anyone building anything I suggest looking at the www.surpluscenter.com catalog.
....but why stop there that place is a gold mine ,the things you can make with there what knots[o i forget most people buy the things to replace the things]another of my new fav places ive found is www.bgmicro.com[sorry for the links i spell like well lets just say im lucky to use letters in the right order when it comes to math}as for tooth count and pitch for a chain stop your losing before you get started,as mentioned above you wont be transferring that much torque[but before i put my foot in my mouth you have left out a few important specs.like what voltage are you after and at what rpm do you need to achieve this,the actual foot print you have to work with,and a few more i would consider,but i have a tendency to wander...] friction can present a few problems,but with enough room they can be over come,belts and pulleys have there own quirks too ... the name of the game is efficiency, and the best way to achieve that at first is simplicity and balance .consider the time you have exerted trying to get the spec sheets and chasing down the link count of the chain the width between the links ect.you could have set up a small tram sled mounted the genny added a friction wheel and been off making a charge,and as you did this the time you spent on the bike [i hear there could be plenty] would have allowed you to see and experience the pros and cons and envision a multitude of the what ifs and why nots......[WOW] my wife just pointed out that i sound like a jerk sorry,i was trying to get around to the efficiency example .the long and the short of it the stationary bike to charge a battery bank strait across the board is not efficient,but dont scrape the project on my point of view,broaden yours.instead of a battery bank plug into a direct use inverter,now this is going to sound funny but you can use one of the outlets to run a trickle charger,and another for a different want or need now one action is providing for two more, thats why the foot print is important to know because to make this happen with a smooth transition your going to want to add a transmittion [gear box even spell check didnt know what i meant ]to get more out of less and of course you will have to add a piece to make sure your getting an even charge with minimal surges,but after you get that in go back to the peddles and add weight to one side creating a cammed reaction so your input can be lessened after you get it started .....and now you can see how to mount a genny to your bike..... all you have to do really is be efficient....

3 years ago

Ferne Reid wrote:Jump away, Gail!

I have my batteries. Waiting on the other things to arrive.

Mongo brings up a good question ... why don't I just stick with DC for the lights and laptop? The short answer is that I eventually want to be able to produce enough solar power to keep some food cold, heat up the coffee, and run the mixer. I can't buy everything I need for that all at once, but I already have the inverter, so I might as well set it up now and then just add to the system as I'm able.


Gail have you ever stooped in a big truckstop and looked around?most every convenience you can want is available in dc.....ive even seen trucks with microwaves
oooops i mean
Frene
3 years ago
so its been a bit,ive been busy,spent 9 days fighting wild fires,and now time to rebuild....the good news is our does have all had there first litter of kits and starting there next,we have our chickens safe place enclosure almost finished and ive rocked in the raised beds so i wont loss them to another fire
3 years ago
i question why invert you power to ac?you lose so much energy,if you truly just need to charge laptops phones and run lighting,just stay dc.all come ready to charge that way,or need a cheap adapter to make it work.i know there is big money involved with most systems but we use a poor mans version of that. go to your auto parts dealer and get a solar trickle charger with built in battery minder[about 40 bucks]and a cigarette lighter for a car about 6 bucks and your ready to go a few tricks to effectiveness is use cat5 wire to run your lights and a simple rocker switch again from the auto store we have been doing this for over 20 years[ok my brother builds the leds for me,but we can sustain light for 26 days with out a charge,we have done this a few times to test it.and as a note make sure your solar charger has a 2.7 amp or higher charge rate. hope this helps
3 years ago
well,days are shorter but the year is drawing to a close.
Ive got a bit off''schedule''i was set to build my smoke house but i always walk the edge lines of my property in the morn with my coffee,when all of a sudden my potato thief arrived.caught in the act.so instead of building that day it was cleaning and processing for me.sorry if this upsets some but this is part of our food stores.a blessing it will be.i did manage to get a few of the spring beds set and we found a great gift inthe woods.chick of the woods.and found more reasons to carry a weapon around when walking look at this tree.the 30th was a black out moon and we heard some thing being drug through the woods,we went to see what was out there and found nothing but a warm urine smell,the next morn i found this tree.thats not bullet holes thats a claw that pierced the tree.and then the rain.it helped start the new collector.    and then i started a new rock carving''the gate keeper''
4 years ago
its been a bit but still moveing ahead
4 years ago
WOW there is an idea!i know rabbit droppengs are usefull right away because the way they digest foods they dont have the acids to ''gas''there foods with nitros and although it stands to reason all wastes will compost and make teas once you start adding meat proteins it will change the rate at which it ''cools down''or gases off.you could use it in time,but not sure how long.i know the falconers here breed rabbits for this reason,if you look into starting your own fodder systems the rabbits are pretty cheap,and your birds will have less pest to deal with,and the poop pellets would be ready to go
4 years ago