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Old 02-02-16, 06:40 PM   #21
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It is an air and electric starter cart.
It can make 72kw of electric and a few hundred kw worth of hot compressed air.
Then it sucks down about a gallon of jet fuel every 2 minutes at idle.

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Old 05-25-16, 02:54 PM   #22
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One of the gas turbines doing work.


That is the exhaust stream, looks pretty cool.
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Old 06-02-16, 09:19 PM   #23
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Here is a Hatz 25hp air cooled diesel engine with its air deflector removed so I could find an oil leak.




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Old 09-13-16, 01:51 PM   #24
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I was doing some clean up after doing some electrical so I plugged in my big shop vac to a receptacle that I had just finished working on but had not stuffed back inside the wall.
Here is what the 14 gauge wires looked like after running the shop vac for about 5 minutes.



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Old 09-13-16, 07:34 PM   #25
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I was doing some clean up after doing some electrical so I plugged in my big shop vac to a receptacle that I had just finished working on but had not stuffed back inside the wall.
Here is what the 14 gauge wires looked like after running the shop vac for about 5 minutes.



Some heating of the wires is to be expected.

Curious that the weak point is the connector (plug).

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Old 09-17-16, 11:42 AM   #26
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Oh yes the plug and receptacle connection point is always the weak point.
I use the decent $2 each receptacles (not the 54 cent or $1 each cheap-o receptacles) and I do not use the push connectors, I strip the wire, hook it and secure it with the screw.
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Old 09-17-16, 11:52 AM   #27
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Here is my 8 gallon air compressor doing work. I needed lots of air and had not ran this thing in a few months so I figured I would drag it out.
Its a 5hp 30+ year old briggs and Stratton. The compressor is a siamese twin cylinder. Uses most of what little power the 5hp engine can make.







This is the compressor I want to replace. The tanks are rusted from years of having the drains replaced with pipe plugs (not by me). I have a Honda GX200 engine and I was going to make the air tank about 12 gallons and I was going to use the same compressor unit, just drive it a little faster with a bigger engine pulley.
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A Detroit 4-51, 2 stroke diesel engine running fine.


A Detroit 4-51 with a dead cylinder.


A brand new Detroit 6-51
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A thermal image of my new bathroom in floor heating.

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