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Re: Bitterroot Wind Power - Questionable

In talking with some of the reputed alternative energy "experts" here in the Bitterroot Valley, the general consensus seems to be that there is not enough consistent wind in most areas of the valley to justify the cost of a wind generator. Reportedly, the best area is up on the slopes of t...
by jpf1030
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Wind
Topic: Bitterroot Wind Power
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Hydro electric power - Source Requirements

From my limited exposure to a few hydroelectric systems, it seems you marginally need at least 50' of vertical drop from your source water to be piped down to your hydrogenerator. More vertical drop would obviously be better for generating more kw of electricity. Unless it is pretty steep from a hig...
by jpf1030
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Hydro
Topic: Hydro electric power
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Hydrogen Cell Generator Development in BSOSC

Mac McQuaid has led the way in developing hydrogen generators for vehicles which SOS General Store has joined with him in financing development of the units. Mac and SOS General Store have the units available in the store at much reduced pricing compared to any other source for them. We have also bu...
by jpf1030
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Hydrogen
Topic: Hydrogen Cell Generator Development in BSOSC
Replies: 0
Views: 593

BSOSC Wood Gasifier Development Project

Dave Harper is the wood gas committee chairman in BSOSC. Dave is working on three prototype gasifiers now. Last week we drug our one tractor and 3-point chipper out of moth balls to run some wood chips for test firing Dave's prototype gasifiers. We have now fully serviced and done minor repairs on t...
by jpf1030
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Wood Gas
Topic: BSOSC Wood Gasifier Development Project
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Alcohol Fuel Still Plans

Another of our round-to-it projects in BSOSC is building an alcohol fuel still. We have copies of David Blume's great book Alcohol Can Be A Gas . It has all the info needed to build a prototype. This is an important project for when we have human resources to work on it. If anyone is interested in h...
by jpf1030
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Alcohol
Topic: Alcohol Fuel Still Plans
Replies: 0
Views: 519

BSOSC study - viability of steam engines

Another potential source of alternative energy we can work on in BSOSC is steam. We had a friend back in Branson, Mo. that built steam engines and we saw them working and I have pictures of my grandpa's steam tractor thrasher, thus making me about as knowledgeable as someone who stayed the night at ...
by jpf1030
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Steam
Topic: BSOSC study - viability of steam engines
Replies: 0
Views: 567

BSOSC Developments w/ Pyramids

Our family has built a couple of pyramids, one for a greenhouse roof and one for a root cellar building. Another BSOSC member, Ron Pifer, if completing construction of a pyramid greenhouse. Both of us are anxious to get the construction completed for the pyramid greenhouses, both of which will imple...
by jpf1030
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Pyramid and Electro-Magnetic
Topic: BSOSC Developments w/ Pyramids
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

BSOSC Bio-Fuels Program

We have been on some biofuels yahoo groups for the last couple of years and did some research on algae bio-diesel development viability. There is a algae biofuel development Dr. Brooks Agnew was involved in developing somewhere around Corvallis that we visited with him about a year and a half ago, r...
by jpf1030
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Bio Fuel, Algae, WVO
Topic: BSOSC Bio-Fuels Program
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Riding and Packing Animals Sub-Committee

Dancing Bear is heading up our animal riding, packing and pulling subcommittee. Bear has had decades of experience in this mode of transportation with horses, goats, etc. People were really impressed at the BSOSC meeting in which he demonstrated his goats packing, pulling carts, wagons and sleds. An...
by jpf1030
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Riding and Packing
Topic: Riding and Packing Animals Sub-Committee
Replies: 0
Views: 955

Animal Pulling Subcommittee

We had originally set this up as a separate subcommittee in BSOSC. However, it will be better combined with the riding and packing subcommittee, headed up by Dancing Bear. This committee will be preparing in acquiring harnesses, animals, carts, wagons, sleds, etc. and training BSOSC interested membe...
by jpf1030
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Pulling
Topic: Animal Pulling Subcommittee
Replies: 0
Views: 917

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