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by peppercorn
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: On Kijiji
Replies: 0
Views: 12

On Kijiji

This guy doesn't even know what he has, he has a grid tie inverter (no csa markings) that I suspect was used on some gurrila feed back system, Likely to mask a grow op. A couple extra mod sign inverters, the Aims 2000 watt unit might be ok. The controller is useless for solar as its set up for diver...
by peppercorn
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: Back-up Generators
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Back-up Generators

Just stumbled across this, a guy who uses a small generator off grid to weld with. Note that he says you need a 6 kw unit to weld up to 200 amps, that is roughly in line with my experience, previously I was saying 5kw up to 150 amps at the arc. Also note he is mig welding I believe with 035 flux cor...
by peppercorn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Prepper Links
Topic: The most realistic blackout breakdown ive ever seen!
Replies: 30
Views: 168

Re: The most realistic blackout breakdown ive ever seen!

Have a great weekend and if you haven’t already done so, do a little recce of your neighbourhood and look at who is around you, cars or old pickups parked in yard or driveway, house needing repair, junk in yards..... age of males, cloths, police cars seen responding to incidents... Cheers I quess I...
by peppercorn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: alcohol for fuel?
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: alcohol for fuel?

Here is how I would use alcohol to power a engine....make some and lets just say its one litre at 90%. This has a retail value of something like 50.00 dollars, its different in each province, but for the sake of argument...50 bucks. Ok, I would put out the word that I will trade this 1 litre of alco...
by peppercorn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: alcohol for fuel?
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: alcohol for fuel?

I suggest you try to make some, I suspect by the time you do this (the effort and work) you will say like hell I am burning this in a engine! you will mix it with coke instead. Also I have never seen myself anyone producing 100% alcohol. The best I have ever seen in the real world by people who know...
by peppercorn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: Back-up Generators
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Back-up Generators

Welding takes less power than I thought. When I read "100-200 amps, I had always thought that was at 220V or something LOL. . The job of the welding machine is to take that high voltage 120-240 and step it down to the 20-30 volt range for welding, and to step up the amperage. You cant weld at ...
by peppercorn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: Back-up Generators
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Back-up Generators

You are not welding off your batteries, but mostly off your solar panels, Free power. I will assume for anyone with a off grid house you will have at least 2000 watts of solar power very likely much more as panels are so cheap now days. For much of the welding I do my arc voltage is roughly 23 volts...
by peppercorn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: Back-up Generators
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Back-up Generators

I have a small propane Onan genset. Regarding propane as a stationary engine fuel in say a generator. Its a first rate fuel....it does not go bad, I have found propane engines to be able to sit unused for a long time and they fire right up. If you have those big tanks 800-1000 gallon or something li...
by peppercorn
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Rifle Rookie
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Rifle Rookie

just a few but I also own a single shot .22 cooie That's something I haven't heard in a while.The good old cooie. I would bet that in 22 put more meat on the table than many things in the old days. I highly recommend those. They are rock paper scissors simple and reliable. Dirt cheap. I haven't bou...
by peppercorn
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Ontario
Topic: JUST WONDER
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: JUST WONDER

Henry when I first seen your post I thought, he must have lost his mind! Forget about animals, there is no way in hell I would let just anyone manage my property, I wouldn't let someone use my wood stove that I didn't know was already experienced with one. I want but don't have animals yet just beca...

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