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  • Portable or Installed Generator

    11/14/2015 4:14:47 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 47 replies
    Considering purchasing a 8-10,000 watt generator and looking for pros/cons of portable vs. installed. Example, with a portable, how would you connect a pump or a furnace to it? Thank you for your insight and feedback. Looking to leverage other people's experiences.
  • Solar generator: which is best?

    08/26/2015 6:08:29 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 42 replies
    8/26/2015 | me
    I need Freeper expertise. Does anyone have the generator pitched on Glenn Beck's show or the my solar backup (are they the same?). I know it can't back the entire house up but we are looking for one that can run the fridge and/or freezer. I just finished reading the survivalist series by A. American and Morgan (lead guy) had a solar generator. Thanks in advance for your help!
  • Eight Killed in Maryland of Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    04/07/2015 10:01:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies
    AP ^ | April 7, 2015
    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A single dad and his seven children were found dead in their one-story home, relatives said, and though officials gave no details on the cause of the deaths, the man's stepfather said he had been trying to keep the family warm with a generator after the power was cut because of an outstanding bill. Lloyd Edwards told The Associated Press that his stepson, 36-year-old Rodney Todd, had bought the generator after the power was shut off to the home in Princess Anne, about 60 miles southeast of Annapolis on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He said those...
  • Portable Electric Generator Recommendations Needed

    01/25/2015 9:11:33 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 54 replies
    Here ^ | 1/25/15 | Rebelbase
    The old 5000 watt Kohler has bit the dust. Looking to buy a new portable electric generator. There are dozens on the market and would like FReeper recommendations for one in the 5000-7500 watt range. Also considering going with a propane fired model. Any suggestions? I see a lot of Generac units at a decent price, comments about those?
  • A Camp Stove And A Generator

    11/05/2012 5:04:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 5, 2012 | Sam Rolley
    Whether you’re a prepper or an outdoor enthusiast who likes to get away from the modern world for days at a time, you know that there are still a pesky few electronic devices that you would like to keep charged even when a power source is miles away. There are several options like solar panels and hand cranks for providing off-grid power; but often — for preppers and backpackers alike — space is a major concern when already packing a heft of gear. A new camp stove design by a company called BioLite, however, can help you keep your pack...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,November 1,2012

    11/01/2012 2:22:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 1,2012 | Mark Levin
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  • (vanity)Features to look for in a good gasoline-powered home generator?

    12/02/2011 10:27:02 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 72 replies
    12/2/11 | marty_f
    So electrical power has been out @ my house in smugly Nuclear-Power-Free Santa Cruz county, CA for close to 2 days now. An electrical generator is in order for the next blackout. But what brand to buy, and what features? Is it relatively easy to wire into a standard home electrical system? We'd use it for only the most important stuff: Keeping the fridge running + a modem, router and laptop to FReep by!
  • SOLICITING ADVICE: Want to purchase a generator to power home in emergency

    09/01/2011 7:24:56 PM PDT · by Libertarian4Bush · 76 replies
    After seeing many people still without power in the wake of Irene, I'd like to purchase a generator - something I can use to either attach a few outlets, or, in the event of a longer outage, use to power my entire home (within reason). I'm looking for advice and lessons learned from people who are either happy or unhappy with their purchase/arrangement. Thanks.
  • Toyota to Equip Prius With Power Supply Function

    07/26/2011 12:15:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    TechON! ^ | Jul 21, 2011 16:45 | Naoshige Shimizu, Nikkei Automotive Technology
    Toyota Motor Corp announced July 19, 2011, that it will equip the Prius with a function to provide electricity from its rechargeable battery to external equipment. The function enables to power, for example, home electric appliances in the case of power outage. Toyota plans to release it as an option for the Prius in 2012. Its price has not been determined yet. The company intends to make the function available to other hybrid electric vehicles, too. Toyota has already equipped the hybrid electric version of the Estima with a power supply function. "(After the Tohoku Earthquake,) users in the afflicted...
  • Vanity: I need advice on a backup generator

    04/25/2011 2:59:23 PM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 105 replies
    4/25/11 | me
    I need advice on the best backup generator to buy, particularly non gas run. I like solar but not sure who deals in them besides mysolarbackup.com and they're not cheap. If I want to run my freezer/fridge for an extended period of time, what would be best?
  • Arpaio gets inmates moving on electricity generating cycles (Shocking!)

    04/05/2010 5:51:32 PM PDT · by DragonMarine · 38 replies · 1,017+ views
    ABC15.com ^ | Apr 05 2010 | Courtney Craig
    PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is implementing a new inmate program at Tent City Jail called “Pedal Vision.” The program uses inmate-powered cycles to generate electricity for televisions.
  • Vanity: Need help/advice on home standby generators.

    04/05/2010 7:40:19 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 132 replies · 2,261+ views
    05 APR 09 | dcbryan1
    Freepers: The new wife has given me a new "honey do" list. Included, in this quarter's budget is to install a backup generator in our somewhat remote home. We have a 4k sq/ft home in Arkansas, and her criteria is to be able to run everything in the house if the power goes out. We are next to the last connection on a long line down a valley, down by the river and can expect a long power outage if we get tornados, storms, ice, etc. We are expecting our first child, and I think that a good standby generator...
  • Generating electricity from air flow (it's a breeze)

    11/22/2009 7:34:38 AM PST · by decimon · 46 replies · 1,250+ views
    American Institute of Physics ^ | Nov 22, 2009 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON, D.C. November 13, 2009 -- A group of researchers at the City College of New York is developing a new way to generate power for planes and automobiles based on materials known as piezoelectrics, which convert the kinetic energy of motion into electricity. They will present their concept later this month at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics will take place from November 22-24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. About a half-inch by one inch in size, these devices might be mounted on the roof or tail of a car or...
  • Waffle Bike

    05/28/2009 10:29:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies · 495+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 13, 2008 | tomsachsvideo
    Waffle Bike is a fully weaponized waffle making device complete with call to prayer public address system. It’s also the name of a short film—documenting the bike’s maiden voyage in search of chickens, naturally, to lay the eggs for the batter. In Waffle Bike, a perfectly clipped narrator chirps out Waffle Bike’s features, which include a Honda Harmony en2500 generator, a 9-inch Norweigan waffle maker, a small refrigerator up front, a tape deck (which plays through three 8-inch, 25-watt, all-weather trumpet horn speakers made in China), and two 12-gauge homemade shotguns. The film is charming and disturbing and funny—and the...
  • Economy Tough? Start Your Own Business: Be A Soft Drink Entrepreneur

    03/12/2009 6:57:56 PM PDT · by ElKafir · 7 replies · 1,171+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Create your own brand of soda! Safe, fun and...until Obama finds about it, still legal. The carbonated drink millionaire maker website is here: read on, follow the link
  • FREE ENERGY Home Generator -Zero Point Energy - Off the Grid(Video)

    08/07/2008 12:51:20 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 14 replies · 229+ views
    YouTube ^ | Doanno | ?
    This ya gotta see...One of those "Would be nice...if true". http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=efCelx7qe_M&feature=related
  • Tidal Power Generator Going Online in Ireland

    07/17/2008 6:54:45 PM PDT · by rawhide · 9 replies · 721+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-17-08
    Sloshing back and forth in constant rhythm, the ocean's tides are a predictable source of renewable energy. Hoping to tap into this, the world's largest tidal turbine is set to start generating electricity this month. The installation of the SeaGen marine current generator was completed this past May in Strangford Lough, a large inlet on the coast of Northern Ireland. The system, designed and built by Marine Current Turbines Ltd., has two rotors that each span 16 meters (52 feet) in diameter. "The technology is very analogous to wind, except we are doing everything underwater," said Peter Fraenkel, the company's...
  • Coleman Powermate Bankruptcy?

    03/19/2008 12:34:51 PM PDT · by doc390 · 10 replies · 13,885+ views
    After recent trouble w/ a relativly new standby generator, while awaiting parts, the dealer informed me that Coleman Powermate is shut down, not taking calls, & probably bankrupt. According to this company, their people at another branch stopped at the Powermate headquarters, & found everything locked up. Coleman Powermate is located in Aurora, IL, & manufactures generators, pressure washers, & compressors. The links on their website http://www.powermate.com/ are dead, too.
  • Human dynamo: How energy from your knees could power an Ipod

    02/08/2008 12:38:17 AM PST · by Stoat · 10 replies · 373+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 8, 2008 | DAVID DERBYSHIRE
    Human dynamo: How energy from your knees could power an IpodBy DAVID DERBYSHIRE - More by this author » Last updated at 00:43am on 8th February 2008  It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase power walking.  A gadget that converts the movement of the knees while walking into electricity has been unveiled.  On a gentle stroll, the knee-brace generates enough electricity to run a mobile phone. Scroll down for more...       Although the prototype is bulky - like something Robocop might have attached to his leg - smaller versions could one day be incorporated into clothing....
  • The Random Liberal Insult Generator

    11/09/2007 10:02:07 AM PST · by locopolitico · 65 replies · 254+ views
    Fed up with loony liberals? Now you can hurl imaginative insults at all of those godless, spineless, sushi-eating, America-blaming, terrorist-coddling, Hollywood-humping defeatocrats with the help of the Random Liberal Insult Generator.
  • Good vibes power tiny generator

    07/06/2007 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 3 replies · 571+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, July 5, 2007
    Here the generator, in the centre of the chip, powers an accelerometer A tiny generator powered by natural vibrations could soon be helping keep heart pacemakers working.Created by scientists at the University of Southampton, the generator has been developed to power devices where replacing batteries is very difficult. The device is expected initially to be used to power wireless sensors on equipment in manufacturing plants. The generator's creators say the generator is up to 10 times more efficient than similar devices. Power packed The tiny device, which is less than one cubic centimetre in size, uses vibrations in the...
  • PUD selling diesel generators

    12/28/2006 5:14:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies · 623+ views
    www.columbiabasinherald.com ^ | 12/27/2006 | David Cole
    Units served as reserve power EPHRATA -- The Grant County Public Utility District commission authorized the sale of 20 diesel generators purchased in the spring of 2001 to help with anticipated power shortages in the Northwest and low-water conditions on the Columbia River. The vote Tuesday to surplus the diesel generators was split 3-2, with Commissioners Vera Claussen and Tom Flint opposed. Commissioners Bill Bjork, Greg Hansen and Randy Allred were in favor. The district's management staff is now authorized to contact interested purchasers. Already some potential buyers, including buyer representatives interested in reselling the generators, contacted the district about...
  • Advice Request - Home Standby Electric Generator

    12/10/2006 12:24:13 PM PST · by Tinian · 46 replies · 809+ views
    12/10/06 | Tinian
    After a few days without power because of a tornado, I am planning to by a LP home standby electric generator in the 10-15 kW range. My research points me towards one big-name source, but they don't even give a price range on their systems. Anybody have any advice on shopping for such a system, good dealers, etc.?
  • Nano World: Generators Powered By Vibes

    04/15/2006 3:20:18 PM PDT · by PeaceBeWithYou · 24 replies · 783+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | Apr 14, 2006 | Charles Q. Choi
    Generators fabricated from wires only nanometers or billionths of a meter wide can convert vibrations to electricity, experts told UPI's Nano World. These nanogenerators could help power nanoscale devices without the need for unwieldy batteries, finding use in everything from portable electronics and wireless nanosensors to medical implants, said researcher Zhong Lin Wang, a nanotechnologist at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. "There is a lot of mechanical energy available in our environment," Wang said. The generators could, for instance, harvest energy from body motions, muscle stretching and blood pressure or from sea, wind or acoustic waves or...
  • Random Truth Generator

    11/06/2005 1:15:07 PM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 3 replies · 654+ views
    Demolish Capitalist Lies With Simple One-Line Answers! Attention progressive, socialist, liberal, pacifist, anarchist, feminist, or environmentalist debaters! Whether you are fighting class enemy over the Internet, in school, or at your parent's house over dinner, this tool is for you. No more awkward mumbling or looking for the right word!
  • ISS Oxygen Generator Fails for Good, Station Managers Say (has ~5 month reserve supply)

    05/16/2005 7:17:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 946+ views
    Space.com via Florida Today ^ | 5/16/05 | Todd Halvorson
    CAPE CANAVERAL - A balky Russian oxygen generator broke down on the International Space Station, but its two-man crew has a reserve air supply that would last about five months, NASA officials said Friday. The station's primary generator, which has been operating in an on-again, off-again fashion for months, stopped working last week and the station's crew has not been able to fix it. Mission managers say the unit has failed for good. Consequently, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and U.S. astronaut John Phillips will be relying on reserves until replacement parts arrive at the station in late August. Kylie Clem,...
  • SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator

    04/28/2005 9:02:40 AM PDT · by jb6 · 8 replies · 574+ views
    SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator About Generate Update Examples Code Donations Related People About SCIgen is a program that generates random Computer Science research papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence. One useful purpose for such a program is to auto-generate submissions to conferences that you suspect might have very low submission standards. A prime example, which you may recognize from spam in your inbox, is SCI/IIIS and its dozens of co-located conferences (check out the...
  • Can This Black Box See Into the Future? -

    02/12/2005 12:12:42 PM PST · by UnklGene · 168 replies · 3,957+ views
    RedNova ^ | February 11, 2005
    Can This Black Box See Into the Future? - DEEP in the basement of a dusty university library in Edinburgh lies a small black box, roughly the size of two cigarette packets side by side, that churns out random numbers in an endless stream. At first glance it is an unremarkable piece of equipment. Encased in metal, it contains at its heart a microchip no more complex than the ones found in modern pocket calculators. But, according to a growing band of top scientists, this box has quite extraordinary powers. It is, they claim, the 'eye' of a machine that...
  • French connection armed Saddam to the end French missiles brought down U.S. planes

    09/11/2004 11:18:14 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 26 replies · 1,123+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Sep 12, 2004 | Bill Gertz
    French connection armed Saddam By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States stood by for years as supposed allies helped its enemies obtain the world's most dangerous weapons, reveals Bill Gertz, defense and national security reporter for The Washington Times, in the new book "Treachery" (Crown Forum). In this excerpt, he details France's persistence in arming Saddam Hussein. First of three excerpts New intelligence revealing how long France continued to supply and arm Saddam Hussein's regime infuriated U.S. officials as the nation prepared for military action against Iraq. The intelligence reports showing French assistance to Saddam ongoing in the...
  • George W. Bush Game Guide (Kerry joust, shoot-out, aerobics, conspiracy generator)

    04/17/2004 8:52:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 529+ views
    George W. Bush Games Guide picks Bush vs. Kerry Joust Who will win the White House joust? Pick a candidate as Bush and Kerry square off in this amusing game presented by Kewlbox.com. Requires Shockwave to play. Bush Shoot-Out A fun White House shoot-out game starring George Bush and Condoleezza Rice from MiniClip.com. Dancing Bush President Bush struts his stuff on the dance floor as he gets down and boogies. Bush Aerobics Control Dubya's exercise moves as he works his buns and abs to the beat. Bush Background Generator Create your own "message of the day" backdrop for President Bush....
  • Neutrino beam could neutralise nuclear bombs

    03/29/2004 5:04:19 PM PST · by vannrox · 51 replies · 956+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 18:51 14 May 03 | By Will Knight
    A super-powered neutrino generator could in theory be used to instantly destroy nuclear weapons anywhere on the planet, according to a team of Japanese scientists. If it was ever built, a state could use the device to obliterate the nuclear arsenal of its enemy by firing a beam of neutrinos straight through the Earth. But the generator would need to be more than a hundred times more powerful than any existing particle accelerator and over 1000 kilometres wide. "It is really quite futuristic," Alfons Weber, a neutrino scientist at Oxford University, UK, told New Scientist. "But the maths and physics...
  • Sci Fi Toy, Terragen™ v0.9. Create Landscapes On Your PC! Free!

    01/29/2004 6:26:08 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Planetside Software ^ | 1/29/04 | Planetside Software
    This is another neat toy. Create imaginary landscapes with this program. Below are a few I made in just a few minutes with Tarragen and PhotoShop Elements Sunset In Tiu Vallis, Mars Mars Another Addy for a guy who does neat Mars pics.. http://home-1.worldonline.nl/~veenen/terragen/mars/mars.html Just cut and paste the addy.