Friday, October 23, 2009

Celebrating with Family Before Journey

We are currently taking a few days off from packing and preparation to spend time with family and friends. Sara, her sister, and I are enjoying a Halloween-themed get-together in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

We also completely serviced are small truck for its long journey to make room for our building supplies. We changed the transmission fluid and modified our cap to accommodate more stuff.  We scored some great windows from a local discount home supply store (two 30x60" verticals, one 58x37" horizontal, and another shaped like Nevada, all for just $150!) and a 12" sliding compound miter saw.  These items are TALL and take up a lot of room, so we bumped our cap up a few inches higher by putting 2x4 boards under it.  Also since some supplies (like windows) are hard to come by on the ranch, we are planning which items we will buy out there and which will bring with us.

What do you think, gang? Should we get a sliding glass door or a traditional door with windows? We can get a slider in TX for not a lot of money, but we're not sure how well it will seal out creepy crawlies, etc (Cone-nose bug is not our friend!). The bonus window-ness would be awesome though.  A traditional-style wood or metal door would probably have to be trucked out to TX from NY to get the best price, but it would probably seal better.

Feedback is appreciated!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The tools for building

Well since we are building our micro home in remote west Texas, we need to plan and purchase everything possible beforehand. Today we bought a 12" sliding compound miter saw, which will help us with the countless number of cuts of wood we are going to need to make. We have also acquired a couple of modern hand saws so we can make small cuts without having to start the generator. We are still in need of an impact driver for the many screws needed to build a little home. Just few more odds and ends and we should have all the tools for the task.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Generator for sale

Well, after much work and finishing touches we have our bio-fueled generator for sale on eBay: eBay generator link

Please check it out. We will miss it, but our move to Texas requires funds and we plan to build many more in the future.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

This week in AllEnergies

It was a busy week for the All Energies team. We spent a great deal of time improving the syngas powered electric generator before it goes up for sale on eBay. One major improvement we will mention is it should now be capable of over 50 amps of 12 volt charging power, which is great for those deep cycle batteries.

We have been putting a lot of research into micro houses, which could be easily built on our new property and lived in until our high thermal mass structure is built. The whole process will be well documented in videos and photos.

Also, after many failed upload attempts, our latest hydro videos are online at You Tube. The response so far has been amazingly strong, with already three comments on one of them -- after just the first day! We're really glad to see that people are interested in this, and hopefully our information is helpful.

Keep checking back for more updates.