Super Duper Energy Machine

Last night, I was researching some off-grid energy options.

We are so-o-o-o-o-o-o far away from anything that will provide the necessary kw/hr in the solar and wind arena that I started looking at different gas/diesel generator options.  My little 30 amp generator will run my RV, and I have the house wired to run off the generator in case of emergency, but air-conditioning is out.  Plus, I’ve got to off-load several circuits in order to run the washer, or dryer, or dishwasher, etc.

And pricey.  Whoo-eee!  They are proud of those things.

So, I came across this video of an Aussie inventor and his energy machine. ……..

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  1. Who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to buy a $5,000 generator instead of paying electric bills forever? That would only be a little over a year’s worth of electric bills for me!

    /Of course, I was real enthusiastic about the prospects of my house being inexpensively powered by hydrogen after a trip to Epcot some 20-odd years ago. Yeah, still waiting on that one, too.

  2. 5 Grand will buy a pretty nice generator.

    The problem of fuel storage.
    Im thinking about propane, and buying a large tank for storage, but I just hate spending that much money for something that gets doesn;t get used that much.

  3. Sounds almost too good to be true…therefore…

    Dang, nuke, just buy another small one, then, that only burns a gallon of gas in a couple of hours. If you are dealing with an emergency situation, screw the washing machine, get a #3 wash tub. And screw the a/c, buy some fans. You get too comfortable, then there will be people trying to take it all away from you.

  4. If that turns out to be what they say, I could sell them in Jefferson and retire in 5 years. I’m talking about only within 100 miles of where I live. Imagine the opportunities if you could have a protected territory of say a 250 mile radius. Dreaming here, but what the hey, this is worth watching.

  5. Screw the a/c?
    Two weeks of 90+ after Katrina was unpleasant.
    This 70 year old house has 26 windows, and not a single one of them would open.

    So, last fall, I had new windows installed. New steel entry doors. I’m thinking about a perimeter fence.

    I’ve decided that my fall-back position is right here. If they try to take it from me, They best be ready for a scrap.

  6. It’s barbaric to live without A/C!

  7. Yeah.

    Strange, I didn’t think much about it growing up.
    Air conditioning was something the rich folks had.

  8. Didn’t much need it as a kid, but as an old fart I can’t live without it. 😀

  9. Well, the 5 grand investment I was talking about was for that new invention gizmo to power the house without the electric company for the life of the generator….

    /providing it actually works.

    So for something that would be used all the time, it would be a good deal.

    For the occasional emergency use only to spare the inconvenience of sleeping without A/C or fans, well, depends on what price somebody places on their comfort.

  10. Comfort is the whole point, isn’t it?

  11. I want a generator capable of powering my wells, water heater, fridges, and freezers, with the occasional light bulb and/or fan.

  12. Well, no. There are people that need electrical equpment to keep them alive, and their medications cold.

  13. Somehow SwampMan and I have gotten his new computer wirelessly connected to the internet.

    Don’t ask us how we did dat. We may never be able to replicate that feat.

  14. I’m talking about what we work for. To be comfortable in life is what I work for. Not the fancy house or the new car, just the creature comforts.

  15. I’ll bet somebody near you has a Wi Fi connection.

  16. I’m keeping the fancy house and the new car.

  17. I would too nuke. I just have to get them first.

  18. got a nissan versa hatchback a couple of weeks ago.
    35 mpg.
    Love it.

  19. Cool…..

  20. I’m paying the note with gas savings….
    My 3/4 ton Dodge PU only gets 12 mpg.
    Gotta have a truck, just not to work in anymore.

  21. Still have a coupla ancient trucks without payments (but with seriously sucking gas mileage). Still cheaper to drive them than make payments on something brand new and fuel efficient.

  22. Since (sigh) I gotta be going into town, guess I’ll be looking at something carish, inexpensive, and fuel efficient.

  23. Very, very soon.

  24. yeah. But I drive about 2500 mi/month.
    The gas savings is huge. Pays for the car, plus, I’m not wearing out my truck

  25. We have a wireless router, Robert D. Last time we added SwampMan’s old computer to it, it took 2 Indian techs and 45 minutes to get the job done.

    /Lot of time lost on both sides in saying “what?”

  26. Damn, Nuke, and you ain’t in construction?

    /Must be in sales, then.

  27. Son has a friend that does something with computers on oil rigs. He is NEVER home. I told son to find out what subjects he took so that I, too, could travel around to oil rigs.

    “But momma, you don’t like water.”


    “You don’t like heights, either.”

    “Your point?”

    “Why would you want to do something like that?”

    “So I don’t have to substitute teach!”

    “I’ll see what I can find out for you.”

  28. Heh. Son should have pointed out to me that I’m worse in computers than I am at heights OR water.

  29. Son is too smart to point that out.

    Rack time/

  30. Oh, O.K. Swamps. Sometimes you just get lucky with ‘puters and everything works like it’s sposed to. We don’t have to talk to hindu techs, but any problem still takes 30-45 min.

  31. Probably something highly technical, too, Nuke.

    Damn, everybody does something interesting.

    If I remain unemployed long, I expect I’ll take up burglary. Or open a meth lab.

  32. G’nite nuke…

  33. Get your Class A License Swamps. You’d make one mean truck driver. 😆

  34. G’night, Nuke! Happy dreams, and pleasant driving. Hope the “economic downturn” ain’t pinchin’ you none.

  35. I don’t have the patience it takes to put up with nonsense from the dispatchers. All the companies cheat the drivers.

  36. Get in the construction end, haul dirt and rocks and such. No need for dispatchers, paid by the hour.

  37. Holy crap! There is tons of information on how to make meth.

    Of course, in looking through meth lab decontamination classes, I also found something in crime scene cleanup courses. Eeeewwwwwww. I’m going to put that just below subbing in job desirability.

  38. Therein is the rub, Robert D. Construction is dead here. Even the illegals ain’t workin’.

  39. Son may need to take a crew to Jersey.

    How sad is that?

  40. Ah, I didn’t know that.

  41. Jersey? That sucks…

  42. He isn’t going if he has any other choice.

  43. The commercial jobs are drying up, too. Everybody is scared–self-fulfilling prophecy.

  44. If they tell a lie often enough…..there is not a lot wrong with the economy, just what the left wants us to believe. It may be a little slow, but it’s not close to what the dems want us to believe.

  45. Yep. Frustrating, though,. that listening to it is what is causing a lot of the problem.

  46. 2 a.m. here. Holy you know what! Goodnight!

  47. G’nite Swamps…..

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