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So I've been on a learning journey of alternative power for a few years now. That is what lead me to this forum. Through my research I have found a theme of "fandom" of alternative energy ie solar, wind ect. however, for a lot of people these types of power producers are not practical. For example, I live in a residential neighborhood with lots of trees so wind and solar on my house would be an absolute joke. Hydro is not an option either (as it is for most people). That left me with one choice a backup generator. I scored a 5kw diesel Yanmar L100 engine about 2 years ago for $400 with 1 hour on it (retails for 4-6k). After the fact I started to do the math of how many gallons of fuel I would go through to keep that sucker running in a power outage, I was quickly discouraged and realized I could only keep it running for a couple days at most with my on hand fuel supply. This lead me to do a lot more research and I discovered an old gem, the Delco-light farm power plant. This has to be one of the oldest commercially sold home power systems. At that time (1920s) there was no PV or wind generators to slap on your roof. But there were good old lead acid batteries and engines with generators/alternators. These systems were solid and gave many years of useful service. This concept seems to be the best option for long term (1 week +) power outages. Pick the fuel efficient generator of your choice coupled with an inverter-charger, batter bank, inverter charger, and a transfer switch and you have a pretty simple and solid backup power system. I figure for $1.5k you can get a fair amount of 6v golf cart batteries, another $1k for a good inverter-charger, hook that to a manual transfer switch ($200) and a generator that needs a little work can be picked up very cheap. You will have a system that will kick the shorts out of just a plain backup generator or a PV/wind system (depending on location). All for the cost of a good new generator at retail price. So I'm planning on selling a few of my generators I have and putting those funds in to a battery bank and inverter-charger. I would love any input, comments, or rebuttals on this style of system so I can improve my plan.

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Everything else / Importing
« on: March 07, 2020, 04:45:23 PM »
I'm thinking about doing some importing, could anyone refer me to a good customs broker?

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skip to 4:30 on this video, how many germans does it take to start an engine???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2i8aBnFi0Y

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I'm open to offers and trades on this setup. I'ts a NOS Jin Dong 1115, I've only put an hour on it maybe. The head is a genuine stamford single phase 110/220 dual bearing head. It's all sitting on a nice frame with tensioner and heavy duty air filled casters that reduce the vibration really well.

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Listeroid Engines / EPA Regulations
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:20:25 PM »
Have you guys read this:

EPA Regulations
§ 1068.315 Permanent exemptions for imported engines/equipment.
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(i) Ancient engine/equipment exemption.
If you are not the original engine/equipment manufacturer, you may import nonconforming engines/ equipment that are subject to a standard-setting part and were FIRST (emphasis mine) manufactured at least 21 years earlier, as long as they are still substantially in their original configurations.

Would the word FIRST there not make it legal to import replicas of engines over 21 year old!

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Onan 9 MDKAV
« on: November 02, 2019, 02:58:43 PM »
So I just unexpectedly won an online auction for an Onan 9kw MDKAV marine diesel genset. 1800rpm low hours 3 cylinder Kubota powered. However it needs a raw water supply to run, has anyone tried adapting something like this to stationary use? The inlet is only a 1” tube for the raw water intake this heat exchanges with a closed coolant system on the genset. Open to creative ideas and will post pictures once I go pick it up.

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Kubota EA300
« on: October 23, 2019, 02:40:15 PM »
There are three of these Kubota EA300s I have found for sale in my area for around $300-$500. Seems like a good deal, does anyone have any experience with them?

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Everything else / Pictures on the Forum
« on: October 13, 2019, 04:04:24 PM »
Is there some magic trick to get pictures to post on this forum? I've tried shrinking them and converting them to different file types and it still feels like it's about a 60-40 chance it won't post. Any suggestions?

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Listeroid Engines / Youtuber with almost 15,000 hours of WMO running
« on: October 03, 2019, 12:09:16 AM »
Does anyone know this guy? He is putting a ton of hours on his listeroid and running all kinds of mixed used oils exclusively for fuel. He's charging a battery bank, making hot water for his house, and heating his house, pretty awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dDzOluKHME

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Changfa Engines / Chinese "air compressor"
« on: September 23, 2019, 06:02:52 PM »
Has anyone tried working with a Chinese engine manufacturer/supplier to see if they would ship you an "air compressor" and parts kit like lovson does?

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Things I want to Buy / George’s CD
« on: September 17, 2019, 10:34:38 PM »
It seems like he doesn’t sell them anymore, does anyone have one of the lister longevity CDs they would sell or copy for me?

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Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Yanmar 5kw
« on: September 11, 2019, 06:55:08 PM »
Yanmar L100 powered 5kw generator, zero hours. Open to offers and ideally a trade for a CS clone and gen-head.

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Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Onan 12hp military engine
« on: August 13, 2019, 11:14:38 PM »

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Listeroid Engines / Move to India
« on: July 30, 2019, 11:37:00 PM »
Someone from the forum should move to India to start or manage a listeroid factory, any volunteers?

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