Solar Hot Water … Don’t Make a Bomb!

Solar Hot Water … Don’t Make a Bomb!

Posted by in Earthship, Energy Solutions, Graywater, Plumbing, Wood gasification on 23. Jun, 2012 | 9 Comments

I’ve done a lot of reading lately as I layout the plumbing for our home.

The funniest statement I read became the title of this post … let’s try not to kill ourselves while building our dream home!

Before I dive into the solar heated water I want to back up a bit … what I have … Read More →

Back in business

Posted by in Wood gasification, WVO vehicle on 10. Apr, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Thursday evening we finally got the van running again.  We put the engine back in and carefully retraced the steps that we had religiously recorded while removing the engine.  When we were ready to try and turn the engine over, I took one last look under the hood and saw an electrical connection that hadn’t been rejoined.  … Read More →

Pulling the Delica Engine … Started

Pulling the Delica Engine … Started

Posted by in Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 30. Mar, 2012 | 1 Comment

Actually started to dismantle the engine today.

I recorded all of these steps as I was doing the work … I want something that tells me where everything goes back.

Started by pulling following items out of the engine bay:

Battery,
intercooler with hoses and clamps,
air filter with hose and clamp,

Took following off of front of van:

bull board (3 … Read More →

Pulling the Delica Engine … how?

Pulling the Delica Engine … how?

Posted by in Earthship, Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 30. Mar, 2012 | 0 Comments

Spent the day on wednesday trying to figure out how to pull the engine.  This is pretty technical … I am recording it more so that I have a plan on how to proceed with pulling the engine out of the van than with the expectation that anybody will read this … unless you’ve seized … Read More →

Delica Roadtrip; California or Bust?

Delica Roadtrip; California or Bust?

Posted by in Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 30. Mar, 2012 | 2 Comments

I think the engine in the Delica van is seized.

Long story short did an oil change on the Delica a few days before we were to leave on our next planned road trip. Obviously was not paying attention … the gasket from the old filter did not come off with the filter … it stayed … Read More →

Wood Gasifier … still building

Wood Gasifier … still building

Posted by in Energy Solutions, Wood gasification on 25. Mar, 2012 | 1 Comment

Over the last 3 days I have been building here and there when I have had time …

I did get a response back from Julia Hasty at All Power Labs answering my questions raised in the last post.  I have added her response to these questions as a comment to that post … thanks Julia! … Read More →

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