Bill Haynes

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since Nov 05, 2018
Home school survivor,
Pentecostobabtist, (now theres a dichotomy!)
Questioner of needless authority.
Master Electrician,
Jack of many trades!
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The engine I spoke of earlier is the ST5 and you can still find info on the web....but nobody's selling it!!

1 day ago

Stirling engines larger than tabletop models are not available and actively discouraged from being marketed, in the USA, so you need to be a machinist to bring this to fruition.

But the idea is sound. Added efficiency could be found by putting the cold end in a heat sink, (pond) or having a water source cascade over it, sort of creating a vacuum engine.
Another scenario is using hot glycol in a boiler configuration and having a Sterling engine as the first heat sink, then running it through a domestic water heat exchanger, as a second, and finally through a radiator in a green house, or as a glycol to air heat exchanger in a forced air furnace, or into a concrete flooring, set the flow so it scrubs heat from 200 Fahrenheit to 80 at the end of the process, and then cycle the cooler fluid across the cool end.

Twenty five years ago there was a five hp unit marketed out of Kennewick WA. but they would not sell it here and for info on it they referred you to a chinese firm.
Do they sell them in Russia? or anywhere else for that matter?.....All I find on the net is fractional hp units
2 days ago
In addition to paying for a title search wander your wallet over to the county courthouse and get a copy of every title and lien ever held on your property, it will help you understand relationships and why some people think they have "rights" on your property.
In specific look for people that may have claims on water or access right passing through your property, while a new path of access may have been created a traditional (unused) one must be specifically revoked to eliminate it.
Call the State and ask for permits that may have been pulled on the house...and other buildings....the current owner is responsible for procuring a certificate of occupancy.

In the house look for warped floors, sagging rooflines, mold,and soft floors. Federal Pacific panels and Zinsco panels are obsolete and potentially hazardous, and your insurance may not cover a building so powered, two prong outlets stopped being used in the 60's,. Look for cracks in basement walls and water traces on floors,....everything can be repaired.....and its also a bargaining point when hard money is being discussed (less so in this market where everyone is trying to escape the coast).

Insurance? Let it be known your shopping and don't commit until you have a broad cross section of offers. My best has come from Farm Bureau....whom were the only ones interested in providing flood insurance without several thousand being spent for a "survey" just to determine how badly they were going to stick me!
1 week ago
as nominee for most unpopular post of the day!

Elderly is when you curtail your options to avoid potential damage during common activities....
Senility is what happens when you fail to curtail your options to avoid potential damage!!!

In reality though I think "elderly" occurs when the hazy recollections of past glory outshine the futures potential.
1 week ago
I have little experience with a compost pile.....but I've worked a lot with sawdust piles, and the heat they generate is notable,, it always seemed to me that a thirty by four by four foot box suspended high enough that a bobcat or a scraper blade could get under it with a couple dozen 4" pipes ran through it would make adequate heat, let it run a couple of years then dump it and wash the old out with a pressure washer and fill it again....

It may be beneficial to insulate the box, sawdust piles are rarely hot until your a foot or so below the surface (to much airflow to encourage decomposition??)
1 week ago
is this a sump pump?

or a lift pump

also known as a macerating pump

or a booster pump at a community (city) cistern?

and is the irreparable fuckery a result of a broken casting? or corrosion, or corroded windings.
Does the motor move, hum, spit sparks?
1 week ago
If you do a search for "alcohol" at Bobs Karting Forums you will find how to's and drill sizes.

Its not organized specific to alcohol carburetors but lot of reports from them that done it!
1 week ago

I cant tell you where to buy a generator but I can tell you how to burn alcohol.

There are a ton of caveats, as you may imagine,
For starters anything less than 90 proof is too wet to burn reliably, 140 + proof is fuel grade, after 192 proof its considered rocket fuel,
Alcohol is horrifically corrosive, to steel or anything with the least ferrous content, even at low concentration as in B10 or B30 mixed petrol it easily eats through steel fuel lines, pot metal carburetor castings, filler necks, and fuel tanks. The reason automakers and politicians have embraced ethanol is its a more subtle form of planned obsolescence.
Alcohol has very low BTU content, fuel grade ethanol has around 12,500 btu per pound, (same as coal!), petrol is 19,000, this leads to power robbing inefficiencies, a 5hp motor actually putting out a max of 3.5 hp etc.

To address these problems from bottom to top.
Start with a unit roughly 30% larger than needed, power can be regained by increasing compression ratio but that comes with its own caveats; (detonation, hard starting, and increased N0x emissions) a larger unit is just....larger! and can pass more btu's of fuel to larger pistons, with greater rotating mass, and a heavier flywheel, to make up for the loss of energy content.
In addition to a larger  unit, jet sizes will have to be increased, or spray ratios lengthened in duration, if your hacking a fuel injection system.
Nylon fuel lines, and polyethylene tanks, and PVC filler neck will stop storage corrosion, the addition of a top oil will retard corrosion....but it won't stop it! in manifolds and on cylinder walls and carb castings.
There are coatings that can be applied to the interior of metal tanks too, but its too easy to build a fuel tank of PVC, to make it worthwhile.

In practice this means after you buy your unit, buy a few extra carburetors and a handful of extra jets, a pin drill, and a drill set graduated in thousandths, remember there are three circuits in a carburetor (Idle, acceleration, and hi speed) and they must all be adjusted by guess, and by gosh, don't forget that fuel flow rates are affected by burrs, air bleed ratios, and filter obstruction.
Of the three most of the time an engine runs its idling, so perfect that, then move on to high speed tuning, and if the motor stumbles on the transition, the acceleration circuit needs increased.
Keep copious notes....or every time you do this, it will be a blind experiment.......
1 week ago

The most educational book I've ever possessed.

Excellent file thank you very much!

The problem with these things is English has drifted so far,
What in the name of Jupiter is "corrosive sublimate" and can I get it at Amazon!!
2 weeks ago
If its intended to move past speculation, I would consult a lawyer in addition to an insurance agent.

The potential pitfall is that even under a corporate scheme most states require there be one "responsible" individual
Every corporation, or LLC. requires an executive officer whose decisions are binding to the enterprise in whole.

While his decisions can be challenged in court, and his position prejudiced, his decisions are binding on the people he represents up to, and including, the dissolution and dissemination of assets.
In addition he is under burden of liability for failure to perform, (I.E. pay the bills, ensure basic safety standards (real or political), and gross negligence).
2 weeks ago