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    Hey has anyone built a generator?
    I am looking for plans for one to run a substancial part of my homes needs when the power goes out

    Thanks Todd

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    Probably not exactly what you are lookin for but may be a start Home Made Wind Generators

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    Hi Todd
    I have built many generators....do you need dc or ac , and what h.p ....I can steer you to what ya need...my latest is powered by a 8 hp techumseh and uses and auto alternator it can produce 120ac or 12vdc
    Don

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    How much do you want to spend on the entire project including transfer switch?

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    Hi
    was that 120 vac at what Frequency.

    Charlie.

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    Lots of neat stuff here: light plants and generators

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    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Hey has anyone built a generator?
    I am looking for plans for one to run a substancial part of my homes needs when the power goes out)</font>

    Unless you have an engine, generator head, or both lying around a
    commercial genset is likely the lowest cost solution especially for
    gasoline fueled units.


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    &lt;/font&gt;<font color="blueclass=small">( Hi
    was that 120 vac at what Frequency.

    Charlie. )&lt;/font&gt;

    extemely high frequncy 250 to 400 hz...unless you rewind it...

    the upside is you can run all120vac appliances that have universal motors (drill, skill saw, etc)
    so with an old alternator and a lawn mower engine you can re charge a battery bank through a full wave bridge rectifier like missourihick used on his welder, do light welding, or use a.c motors (universal)

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    Default Re: home made generator

    If you have a nice head of water a Banke turbine can power a nice sized generator.

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    Here is a site that has lengthy articles about building generators to live "off grid." I particularly like the articles about the "Listeroids"--knock off Lister Diesel engines made in India. Nothing like a thumper.

    Utterpower

    Regards, Dave

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