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Generators / Anyone got any details on these units?
« on: December 03, 2011, 09:03:45 AM »
I found this little unit for sale some distance away from me here, and have thought about picking it up if I can get it for the right price.

All they have told me so far is that it is a Fairbanks Morse generator of some sorts. I have asked for more details, but they have to get back to me still. However I'd like to show it to you guys here to see if you can tell me what it is.








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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Small slow speed diesels
« on: October 10, 2011, 08:14:58 AM »
Heya guys,

Been a long time since I crept around and posted on these boards since I got my 6/1 'roid up and going years ago, but I have returned with a question.

Does anyone know of a smaller single cylinder slow speed diesel in the range of 2-3hp? I was thinking that it would be a good thing for our home up here since even a 6/1 is able to make more than we consume and so it isn't always loaded down. This is especially true in the summer when the vehicles aren't plugged in like in winter.

A small 3hp engine wold be enough to run in the summer time to charge batteries and run the house. It would also burn less fuel.

Preferably it would be a slow speed (sub 1000RPM) engine and have electric start.

Any suggestions/recommendations?

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Generators / ST 5 Voltage VS Hz
« on: February 03, 2011, 07:14:48 AM »
Alright guys, small issue with my generator. If I set the Hertz to 60, my voltage drops to about 107. Now it should be around 120 of course. In the booklet that came with the head, it says to change the the air gap on the transformer to change the voltage. Only thing is that it doesn't say how... and looking at it, I see no obvious adjustment.

Anyone know how to fix this?

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Listeroid Engines / 6/1 head torque
« on: February 03, 2011, 06:39:27 AM »
Heya all,

I got a quick question here. The head gasket on my 6/1 is seeping coolant, and so I'm going to replace the gasket. Only thing is that I don't know is what is the torque spec for the head nuts. I searched a bit, but didn't hind anything for my 4 stud head, only for the 7 stud. Someone know the specs before I pull it apart this weekend?

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Generators / ST 5 bearing size
« on: December 16, 2010, 06:34:12 AM »
Well I think it's time I poke my head back in here after being silent for quite some time. To update those that remember me, I got my 6/1 up and running around a year ago, and after a few teething problems in the beginning, it has worked daily without a hitch, logging several hundred hours. However the generator head has started to howl on me, and I think it may be the bearings.

So I ask, what size are the bearings in my ST 5 generator head?

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Listeroid Engines / Checking for sand
« on: October 07, 2009, 04:56:30 AM »
Well, as some know, I finally made the journey to Lethbridge (7.5 hours one way) to Troy's and got myself a 6/1 and a gen head. Troy mentioned that there may be some sand somewhere on a ledge by the cam. Now how do I get at this spot to check? Remove the cylinder head & cylinder and look down through where the con rod comes through? Anywhere else? Anyone have a picture? I have removed the inspection plate and checked, and I haven't found a speck of sand, and Troy mentioned that these were a pretty clean set of engines. So that's good.

I'll be relying on this engine a lot this winter, and I want to make sure there is less chance of it going wrong. ;D

One more thing. The exhaust tappet will not turn on its own. I can turn it by hand a bit, and it will then go around on its own, but will stop in the same spot again. Where should I start investigating?

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Listeroid Engines / Checking for sand
« on: October 07, 2009, 04:42:06 AM »
Well, as some know, I finally made the journey to Lethbridge (7.5 hours one way) to Troy's and got myself a 6/1 and a gen head. Troy mentioned that there may be some sand somewhere on a ledge by the cam. Now how do I get at this spot to check? Remove the cylinder head & cylinder and look down through where the con rod comes through? Anywhere else? Anyone have a picture? I have removed the inspection plate and checked, and I haven't found a speck of sand, and Troy mentioned that these were a pretty clean set of engines. So that's good.

I'll be relying on this engine a lot this winter, and I want to make sure there is less chance of it going wrong. ;D

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Waste Vegetable Oil / Looking for a centrifuge
« on: October 06, 2008, 02:11:54 AM »
Hi all,

I am looking for a centrifuge for WVO & WMO cleaning & processing. The one I would like is the one where a 'bowl' spins via an electric motor, nothing else. The oil can be gravity fed into the centrifuge, and drain out by gravity. I have only been able to locate large and expensive ones.

I know that Dieselcraft makes rather inexpensive centrifuges, but they are the ones that need rather high pressures at specific volumes. I don't really want to mess with pumps of that nature so that's why I want the one with the spinning 'bowl' because "simplicity is golden".

So my question is this: Does anyone know of a place that sells the centrifuges I'm after for a reasonable price?

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General Discussion / six stroke engine
« on: April 02, 2008, 04:49:38 AM »
Found this link a while ago...

http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=467

So, who's gonna build one? :)

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Bio-diesel Fuel / I made jelly, why?
« on: February 26, 2008, 12:49:12 AM »
Alright, recently I got me a biodiesel kit and I have been making small batches with used oil. The first batch I made was with new oil, it turned out fine. Then I made a few batches with used oil, the first one went great, but now when I make another batch using the same oil from the same pail, when I add the methoxide (Lye dissolved in methanol) to the oil, within about 30 seconds to a minute the whole thing turns to jelly. WHY is it doing this??!!?? Water in the oil making soap? I dont get why it would do this.

Help!

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General Discussion / Whats your other obsessions/hobbies?
« on: February 02, 2008, 04:55:26 AM »
Ok, I'm bored, and I was inspired by a thread in another forum I cruise. :P So, what are your other obsessions/hobbies?

For me it would be old air cooled Volkswagens, cars in general, woodworking and just generally fixing things that break instead of just buying a new one. ;D

Whats yours?

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General Discussion / Listeroid base Q...
« on: January 27, 2008, 09:13:35 PM »
Hi all,

OK, sometime in the near future we (my dad & I) are gonna get a 6/1 Listeroid from Troy at ecodiesel. I was wondering what would be the best base/foundation? I was thinking of taking a rail road tie, cutting it into 2 3ft lengths then getting another 2 ties about 5-6ft long then lying them on top of the 3ft lengths (perpendicularly) then bolting them together. Then burying the setup in the ground level to the top of the tie. Then get some heavy duty channel iron, bolt the channel iron to the tie, then bolt the engine to the iron.

I dunno if this will work, just thinking. I don't want to use concrete, so thats out. What do you all have? Pictures help too. ;D

>end ramble<

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General Discussion / New here...
« on: December 10, 2007, 05:05:38 AM »
Hi I am new to this forum so I thought I'd introduce myself. First off I'm 16 and am living off grid in a very small town in northern Alberta, Canada. Currently we have batteries and an inverter along with a few generators to charge the batteries, the batteries take up the slack when the generators are shut down. I do all of the wiring since my dad doesn't know how, and I follow all the regulations. I have recently come to the conclusion that having a gen set running at 3600RPM is not as fun any more since they burn out too quickly, are noisy and are not as cheap to run anymore with the price of fuel, we also have a smaller engine running an alternator which charges batteries, but that doesn't run very cheap to run either and doesn't produce enough power without having to run faster, louder and being less economical. So that is why I am interested in getting a Listeroid engine for power generation since they run slower and are therefor quieter and last longer and also can run on veggie oil relatively easily. I would hook up an alternator and a 1500 or 1800 RPM 120 volt AC gen head, the alternator can charge the batteries without having to have a battery charger running through the gen head, and the gen head can run the house and whatever else is hooked up. But this is my question, WHERE can I get a Listeroid engine without it costing alot for the engine or with shipping? If ANYONE sells Listeroids that is relatively close to me please let me know about them? 8)

Thanks for reading all my jibberish. ;D

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