Aternative Energy Solutions => Generators => Topic started by: grizly1 on March 07, 2014, 09:21:06 PM

Title: gen set
Post by: grizly1 on March 07, 2014, 09:21:06 PM
wow just picked up a 23kw yanmar diesel geny for a job
I want onepaid 7 for it to me its too much but I guess they almost 15
Title: Re: gen set
Post by: wild_E on March 07, 2014, 09:43:11 PM
Good engine there and hopefully you can keep it for personal use after the job.
Title: Re: gen set
Post by: grizly1 on March 07, 2014, 10:01:36 PM
Never kno;)
Title: Re: gen set
Post by: NObshere on February 02, 2016, 12:47:49 PM
 Has anyone ever checked out one of these systems? I've been really thinking about getting it. It's a little pricey, but would save a whole bunch of time and effort developing our own. The way things are going it looks like time is not on our side...!product-page/qs12j/6a6da2b8-5857-ec26-f4a1-642569334177 (!product-page/qs12j/6a6da2b8-5857-ec26-f4a1-642569334177)

Take care out there guys and gals.
Oh and nice genset Griz
Title: Re: gen set
Post by: grizly1 on February 07, 2016, 10:23:05 PM
Looks pretty good  price is a problem for me  but im liking  it
Title: Re: gen set
Post by: NObshere on February 08, 2016, 07:57:47 AM
 That diesel genset you were mentioning, could be run by an add on kit for gasification, I think Vulcan makes one, you still have to use some fuel but once the engine is warmed up you could run it on cooking oil....theoretically
Title: Re: gen set
Post by: JustABear on February 09, 2016, 12:52:13 AM
A generator is fine for the very short term until things begin to get hairy. Once that happens you want to hide your capabiilties from those who might want to 'share'. Noise is a HUGE problem. Regardless of the type of oil you may be able to use in it, it is still oil. It's a very finite resource. I believe yu'd be much better to look at what any future reality might be as opposed to trying to carry today's technology forward by any means. Just my thoughts.
Title: Re: gen set
Post by: NObshere on February 09, 2016, 07:07:00 AM
  That is a good point JAB, however oil does not just come out of the ground. It can be harvested, ie canola, fish and animal fats can be rendered. 1 acre of canola can yield up to 60 gallons. Mixed with the gasification process 1 gallon could produce enough power to charge a battery bank for up to 3 days, Also with the unit in the link, is a wind mill back up. Some cons on the oil side of things is that it's very labor intensive, but what is there to do all winter any how? You don't have to have the genset running constantly, just enough for some lights, refrigeration, tool battery charge up, and pumping water into a holding tank once a week. Even then, these things have alternatives...lights-candles,lamps torches...refrigeration-root cellar, ice hut...tool batteries- use hand tools...water-hand pumps, siphon, gravity feed.
 In my humble opinion, the capacity to produce power in a grid down situation would make you a valuable asset in your neighborhood. Just think of the possibilities.