Cheap/Free Window Insulation Bubble glazing Whenever financial aspects take precedence - availability of resources seems to be a disincentive for progress in sustainability and conservation. When we can afford more – we simply waste more, without even admitting for consideration that Earth is a system of limited resources. Jeff McIntire-Strasburg has been blogging a greener world via sustainablog since 2003! Living Published on September 26th, 2011 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg UPDATE: Added another plan to the list… this one made from tin cans. Just back from a weekend trip up to the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, and between board meetings, was able to join in with the community’s annual open house and Village Fair. Many, many interesting things going on, but one of my favorites (given my interest in appropriate technology) was a stand selling popcorn popped on a rocket stove. I’m really intrigued by this beautifully simple concept, created by Dr.
A Rocket Stove Made From a Five Gallon Metal Bucket The principle behind a rocket stove is simple–rather than cooking on an open fire, you burn wood in an insulated chimney. Rocket stoves are highly efficient and easy to make. They run on twigs, so you can avoid cutting down a whole tree just to cook dinner. We’ve had a rocket stove made out of brick in our backyard for several years. The post we wrote on it in 2007 is–oddly–the most frequently searched post on this site. I figured that since there was so much interest in the topic it would be good to offer one that didn’t require masonry work.
BubbleWrap Window Insulation Search The Renewable Energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers Installation Cut the bubble wrap to the size of the window pane with scissors. Spray a film of water on the window using a spray bottle. Apply the bubble wrap while the window is still wet and press it into place. DIY: Beer Can Into Camping Stove You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a beverage can and then start the above video. This is an inexpensive way to be prepared in the event of a power outage as these stoves give off a lot of heat and have the ability to cook large meals. DIY Super Efficient Chest Fridge Hack Chest fridge Using vertical doors in refrigeration devices is an act against the Nature of Cold Air. Understanding and cooperating with Nature rather than acting against it leads to much better efficiency. My chest fridge (Vestfrost freezer turned into a fridge) consumes about 0.1 kWh a day.
Small Home-Use Pellet Mills for Various Biomass Materials Introduction: The home-use pellet mills also named flat die pellet mill, which was first invented in the early 20th century, is mainly for home use. Due to its lower cost and simple construction, this type has become the most widespread at residences and farms internationally. Thanks to our ISO 9000-certified factories, our well-trained engineers’ hard work, and our staff’s efficiency, we are able to provide some of the best design and installation services for wood pellet mills. How To Make An Amazing DIY Portable Stove Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr
5 DIY Earth-Friendly Cooking Devices Capturing HEAT Five Earth-Friendly Cooking Technologies and How to Build Them MHA News - 2008 Meeting at Wildacres with Igor Kuznetsov and Alex Chernov The heater is designed to be top vented by connecting it to a stainless steel insulated chimney. Such chimney should be attached directly to the core, and provisions in the facing should be made to allow for some chimney movement through the capping slabs/stones. Rocket Mass Heaters: Efficient Home Heating With Wood A Rocket Mass Heater is a wood-burning device. Beyond that, it gets weird. Technically neither a woodstove nor a fireplace, the rocket mass heater is related to masonry heaters, rocket stoves, and traditional earthen buildings. In terms of efficient, primeval comfort, it's in a class by itself. The magic starts with the 'combustion unit.'
How to Make an AC Arc Welder Using Parts from an Old Microwave, Part 1 In a previous article, I demonstrated an Arc Welder made using parts from old microwave ovens. Here is part 1 of 2 on how that arc welding machine was made, and how you could make one too! This is the first of two parts on building it, focusing on the modification of the transformers. WARNING: Stick welding, and/or the modification of a Microwave Oven Transformer (M.O.T), can be very dangerous and presents risks of UV radiation, shock hazards, burns, fires, fumes and a multitude of other risks. This project should not be attempted without a thorough understanding of electricity, adult supervision and adequate training. Misuse, or careless use, of tools or projects may result in serious injury and/or death.
Rocket wood stove (wood burning stoves forum at permies) Dave Bennett wrote: I agree. Every wood stove I ever built out an old water heater was cut open and heavily fired outdoors until there was no trace of zinc left anywhere. I have enjoyed reading your site and the information and ideas you present, but it bothers me to see this forum allows postings and images that can get people injured or killed. Many of the chimney pipe I have seen used with the rocket stove installations appear to be galvanized (HVAC) and can vaporize the zinc coating at the temperatures it is subjected to by the fire.