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Forum: Wind Power 07-15-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
booo! :D.......

booo! :D.......
Forum: Wind Power 06-27-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
I finished building the tower sections. One is...

I finished building the tower sections. One is 13.5ft and the other is 10.5 ft. I think the connection I made for the 2 sections is quite rigid and the complete 24ft tower feels like a single...
Forum: Wind Power 06-16-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
I have the pipe! My neighbor gave me six 7ft...

I have the pipe!
My neighbor gave me six 7ft pieces of galvanized 1.5" sch 40 pipe because I fixed his gas weed trimmer:thumbup:. It was used for fence posts so they were chocked full of dirt, one...
Forum: Wind Power 06-16-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
That's an idea to think about.

That's an idea to think about.
Forum: Wind Power 06-15-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
I'm getting my electrical panel all laid out...

I'm getting my electrical panel all laid out well, but I'm hung up on the tower a little.

I found a source for cheaper pipe but the lengths are ~10ft. This makes getting it home easier but I...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-11-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 221,598
Posted By jwxr7
Good deal alert!

I stumbled on to this charger at Sam's club recently. You could get 4 of these for around $72 total, and they should be a connect and forget smart style charger.

Sam's Club-Power On Board 25 Amp...
Forum: Solar Power 06-11-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 164,653
Posted By jwxr7
I'm making up heavy duty terminals for my wind...

I'm making up heavy duty terminals for my wind machine power panel using cut ground bus bars too :thumbup:. It seems like a good way to go.
Forum: Wind Power 06-07-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
I made a base for the tower. 783 I'm not...

I made a base for the tower.
783

I'm not sure how well it will work. I plan to stick it in the ground and pivot the tower up on it. I'll probably have someone stand on it while a couple...
Forum: Wind Power 06-07-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
I do have a welder at my disposal :). I painted...

I do have a welder at my disposal :). I painted the hub a while back, so I probably won't weld on it unless it bends in the other direction. We'll see.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-05-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 221,598
Posted By jwxr7
That's kinda scary! What do you think triggered...

That's kinda scary! What do you think triggered it to explode? Was there some source of ignition (static discharge, spark, cigarette)?
Forum: Solar Power 06-05-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 164,653
Posted By jwxr7
That's pretty cool... I mean hot! What kind...

That's pretty cool... I mean hot!

What kind of cable have you decided to use to bring the power in?
Forum: Solar Power 06-03-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 164,653
Posted By jwxr7
Wow that's a beast compared to mine :). Is...

Wow that's a beast compared to mine :).
Is that a wood burning side on the right? Have you ever used wood in yours? I wonder how much loss escapes from that side when you aren't using wood. Or...
Forum: Wind Power 06-02-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
I did another 24v test with a small fan blowing...

I did another 24v test with a small fan blowing over the hot area of the inverter, and it seemed to do enough better that I think it will be okay.

I built a bracket out of some U channel I had...
Forum: Solar Power 05-31-10, 10:50 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 164,653
Posted By jwxr7
NIce work! Do you think it will hold up well in...

NIce work! Do you think it will hold up well in high winds?
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-31-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,280
Posted By jwxr7
That's awesome! It sounds pretty strong. Have...

That's awesome! It sounds pretty strong. Have you gotten a good idea yet on it's run time with the new batteries?
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-28-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By jwxr7
Fisher and Paykel

If you like top loaders, I've heard good things about these machines. I've never owned one (yet), but I think they are a little pricey for a top loader. They have some nice top loading dryers too....
Forum: Wind Power 05-27-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
The bottom heatsink is taking away some heat, not...

The bottom heatsink is taking away some heat, not as much as I'd hoped. There isn't a very thick path for the heat to conduct in that direction. That 'T' shaped one clamped on the side fin seems to...
Forum: Wind Power 05-27-10, 06:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
I have the batteries that I think will work. I...

I have the batteries that I think will work. I bought an electric golf caddy at a yard sale for $5 and it came with a good 12v 33ah deep cycle wheelchair type battery :thumbup:. I found another...
Forum: Solar Power 05-20-10, 07:49 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 164,653
Posted By jwxr7
Nice thread! I don't know how I missed it for so...

Nice thread! I don't know how I missed it for so long. I have that same type of old dish that I've been thinking of doing something like this to. It is really close to where my current solar array...
Forum: Wind Power 05-19-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
This wierd system will be all wind power for now....

This wierd system will be all wind power for now. My PV array will stay running by itself for now.

I do have a 5w PV panel I could incorporate later if I want to add a trickle charge to the...
Forum: Wind Power 05-19-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
I missed this question. Here's the plan so far; ...

I missed this question. Here's the plan so far;
I plan to have two 12v batteries, the arduino will be monitoring battery voltage and genereator current. When the battery voltage gets high enough...
Forum: Wind Power 05-18-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
My inverter definitely works with 120vac 60hz. ...

My inverter definitely works with 120vac 60hz. Some grid tie inverters I've seen are auto sensing to work with both voltages and frequencies, not sure if mine is like that. I don't plan to try...
Forum: Wind Power 05-18-10, 06:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
I bought mine off ebay. 739 Here's the text...

I bought mine off ebay. 739
Here's the text from the listing;

NEW Grid Power 500W 12v 110v/240v
For Solar Panel & Wind Hybrid Systems
User Guide:
Installation & Connection
1.1 Red Terminal:...
Forum: Wind Power 05-16-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 132,090
Posted By jwxr7
I bought and recieved a 500w grid tie inverter. ...

I bought and recieved a 500w grid tie inverter. I haven't had a chance to really test it yet. But I did a quick test and got 500w out of it thru my kill-a-watt, with 24v of battery connected to it....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-14-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,280
Posted By jwxr7
That's pretty awesome! I really need to try...

That's pretty awesome! I really need to try something like that. How much were the new batteries? How are you getting propulsion power to the drive wheel(s)?
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