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Building an awesome solar cooker from solar water heater vacuum tubes.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Bosworth Mar 14, 2013. 3 Replies

Mr. Grandinetti donated 150 of these solar cookers to Haiti's relief regarding the earthquake disaster.Another model:Please feel free to make comments regarding these solar cookers.Continue

Tags: cooker, Solar

Advantages of the VAWT in urban areas (vertical axis wind turbine)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Tritt Oct 21, 2013. 7 Replies

I believe that a similar VAWT can be cut out of a cylinder or barrel. I was able to make a tiny turbine from a soda can just by cutting into it the 3 blades (with just a knife) and it worked…Continue

Tags: barrel, VAWT

FAQ's about the Vortex filters.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tolderius Destalinian Dec 29, 2014. 56 Replies

Do you want to build vortex filters as in the video? But have questions about design, performance or simply believe you can improve on the designs simplicity etc... Then please ask or post your…Continue

Tags: filters, Vortex

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Tolderius Destalinian replied to Irvin Carrero's discussion FAQ's about the Vortex filters.
"All of Paul's videos appear to be down. He had a great filter setup and wish I would have downloaded the vid so I can figure it out."
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Tyler replied to Irvin Carrero's discussion FAQ's about the Vortex filters.
"Has anyone ever incorperated a media based AP system and a DWC system together? If so any feed back would be great. I plan on building the vortex filter and possibly the 2nd filter. After that, we will send the water to a media based system with…"
Apr 23, 2014
marvin Rethmel replied to Irvin Carrero's discussion FAQ's about the Vortex filters.
"Steve I would shop on ebay some times you can get good deals if you watch for them. I would look up PENTAIR.COM and look there , the company is very helpful and they are very propmpt they deal in all kind of stuff for aquaponics if you cant find…"
Feb 10, 2014
Steven Cardenas replied to Irvin Carrero's discussion FAQ's about the Vortex filters.
"Where can I find the beads used in this filter? I am designing a system to support 50 6bl fish. I would like to get my specific surface area as close to 100 sq ft / lb of fish as I can. I believe the only way to do that is to use a biological filter…"
Feb 10, 2014
Converse commented on Irvin Carrero's group Acuaponia (Spanish Groupo Aquaponics)
"TO all you Spanish speakers/writers: Please excuse the lack of Spanish.  I hope to learn the language soon. I am here in hopes that some of you can help me. I am traveling to Honduras soon to help at an orphanage (Worldwide Heart to Heart…"
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Matthew Tritt replied to Irvin Carrero's discussion Advantages of the VAWT in urban areas (vertical axis wind turbine)
"That's the $24.00 question, isn't it? From my perspective, if you are completely off-grid, then the system pays for itself pretty-much out of the box. Here in California it costs about $35,000./mile for overhead transmission lines so if…"
Oct 21, 2013
Doug Havemann replied to Irvin Carrero's discussion Advantages of the VAWT in urban areas (vertical axis wind turbine)
"Hey Matt, Awesome. Thanks for the information. I am a Computer/Solutions Architect for Panasonic. The manufacturer of the new HIT Panels and batteries (waiting for the new batteries to pass all certifications so I can get my hands on them). Just…"
Oct 21, 2013
Matthew Tritt replied to Irvin Carrero's discussion Advantages of the VAWT in urban areas (vertical axis wind turbine)
"Oh no, Doug..I think that this is a good venue. I've been in the wind turbine (and solar) industry since 1980 and have worked with both large and small scale equipment, and have been working with Kestrel turbines out of South Africa since 2004.…"
Oct 20, 2013
Doug Havemann replied to Irvin Carrero's discussion Advantages of the VAWT in urban areas (vertical axis wind turbine)
"Hey Matt, I was offering some information regarding something we have been doing for quite some time. While your assumption is that it is inefficient, we have been running them for a little over four years with no problems at all. They worked the…"
Oct 20, 2013
Matthew Tritt replied to Irvin Carrero's discussion Advantages of the VAWT in urban areas (vertical axis wind turbine)
"Hi Doug... Well, yes. But why would I want to substitute an extremely inefficient shape for a highly developed and efficient one? Look at it like this: While it is "possible" to use a rock to drive a nail, a hammer is usually a better tool."
Oct 20, 2013
Doug Havemann replied to Irvin Carrero's discussion Advantages of the VAWT in urban areas (vertical axis wind turbine)
"Good afternoon Matt, Great write up. Have you thought about utilizing schedule 80 PVC to manufacture the blades? With the appropriate cut through the PVC pipe you can actually get the pitch you need to catch the air. You can mount these (4 blades…"
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At 7:58pm on February 17, 2013, Jason Fields said…

Irvin!  Thanks for your help and participation, it is good to have you here spuring people on.

Jason

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