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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanks

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with friends and family, and we hope you all had a great day too! 

As progress on our new shop moves closer to completion, our plans for future All Energies projects are already growing.

We are currently using my parents' small adobe for our metal fabrication and electronics workshop, but the added space of the new shop will be more than welcome, and I especially look forward to restarting experimentation and development of gasification.  

I am planing on acquiring a larger displacement engine in the 1 to 1.5 liter displacement range. I think small automobile engine such as the Geo Metro or Honda Civic would work well. This could power an AC alternator head and an air compressor pump.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Aggregate Studies

Polished off the second segment of garage floor today.  
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So rewarding.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

First shop floor pour

This weekend we (Sara, Arick, Dan, Jessica, and myself) poured one third of the concrete floor for the shop: an area of ten feet by 23.5 feet, with an average thickness of about four and a half inches. I will post lots of photographs tomorrow. It took 50 loads with our little mixer to lay down three and one quarter cubic yards of homemade concrete.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11/11

We've been behind in our updates, but I will try to just write at least something a few times a week. For the past three weeks Kathie has been visiting the area, staying in her home, the Cafe Colando, down the road while we all work on the renovations. We are also continuing to research and design solar tracking systems, and there is a lot to the technology. We're making a supply run to Alpine today.