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Posted by Chris in Earthship, Energy Solutions, WVO vehicle on 30. Mar, 2012 | No 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 →
Posted by Chris 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 →
Posted by Chris in Earthship on 26. Mar, 2012 | No Comments
It recently came to our attention that when you visited one of the pages of our website a number of completely unrelated popups would be launched in your web browser.
We did not do this intentionally, so we are guessing that somebody else added this feature to our site!
I believe I have fixed this problem, but … Read More →
Posted by Chris 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 →
Posted by Chris in Earthship, Energy Solutions, Wood gasification on 20. Mar, 2012 | 4 Comments
On a couple of occasions I’ve talked about wood gasification as both a heat source and for electrical power generation (here and here).
On our recent road trip across North America I finally took action and purchased a GEK III (a kit of steel parts and accessories) as the basis for our wood gasifier. I bought … Read More →
Posted by Sandra in Earthship on 02. Mar, 2012 | No Comments
In Orlando we found a three bedroom condominium just outside of all the theme parks for about $46 per night. The housing crisis has hit Florida hard; there are unfinished developments EVERYWHERE in Orlando. It was somewhat eerie the look of abandonment they all sported.
We had a ball at Harry Potter World and after a … Read More →