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Other Fuels / USed Furnace Oil
« on: January 02, 2016, 09:54:06 PM »
I just converted from oil to propane, in my house and garage.

There was fuel in the bottom of the two tanks, and one was red tagged fro rust - it was only 15 years old but the insurnace and enviromental police have gone nuts...which caused me to switch

Question.

The oil that came out had a bit of crude and rust in it.   I have transfered it to a 45 Gallon white plastic chemical barrel, and I suspect that I have also some water in the mix.

The oil fills the 45 gallon barrel to 1/2 way.   So whats the best way to clean it up and store it?

Was goin to let it sit for the winter in my heated garage and let it settle then hand pump out the good stuff and run it through a filter or two or three.  then mix it with regular diesel to burn in my generator... I have about a weeks worth of reserve right now. 

Any other suggestions or products you guys suggest?

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Listeroid Engines / Winter readiness check
« on: October 18, 2015, 06:11:03 PM »
Well its snowed today...bbbrrrrrrrr

So Im out to the listeroid to check on some stuff.
1.  Check on Fuel
2.  Check on Fuel Filter
3.  Check on Oil, and prepare to change for the season.

I have some concerns about the starter... he's getting older, so will have to check if he can still spin it up LOL

bring on the power failures   

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Listeroid Engines / MOVED: The Indian engine build up A-Z
« on: May 09, 2015, 12:28:36 PM »

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Listeroid Engines / Listeroid Power - Twice in Nov
« on: December 07, 2014, 11:37:03 PM »
Well, its been a busy season for my Roid, twice I have had to start it because of Ontario Hydro one failing to provide power.

Both times she started first crank, ran for at least 6 hrs.    This was the best thing I ever got for the house, runs everything and my family life can go on as normal... this is supposed to be a brutal winter, so I am expecting to use it more than usual.


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General Discussion / Sorry About that
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:01:01 PM »
I did not get a notification that our Domain name was up for renewal... paid it this morning

They apologized they had not send out a notice... up for another three years

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General Discussion / Canada takes home both Gold Medals for Hockey!!!!
« on: February 23, 2014, 03:18:14 PM »
and the USA gets to keep Bieber-- how sweet it is

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General Discussion / Snowmageddon 2014
« on: February 08, 2014, 01:37:17 PM »
So how is everyone doing?  We had a power outage here in Ottawa for a few hours, and the old Lister started right up no issues.

This spring I am going to do a full service on her, change the antifreeze, change the oil

Wife is still happy that I bought the engine, and so is my new nieghbour who runs a few extension cords over to keep his fridge working and put a TV on... luckly he has a wood stove so no worries about the cold

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Listeroid Engines / Roid Power - 1st Snowfall
« on: November 27, 2013, 06:44:03 PM »
Its Ottawa... must be winter... heavy first snow... power out... running on roid

Damn I love this old girl, she always fires up on first spin, always provides good economy, and flicker free lighting.

Our new neighbors love it too... extension cords to my garage are powering the essentials... so that is two homes enjoying roid power this morning

Its not a toy, nor a collectable... its an emergency tool

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Listeroid Engines / Listeroid power during Storm-agedon
« on: December 22, 2012, 01:49:09 AM »
Well, power went out at 2 pm, not expected to be back on till 0600.  good ole Betsey woke up on the first spin and started to make power.

Have to follow my wife around and turn on lights, she thinks the generator would like a lighter load, I said no, she is working fine, nice and hot into the rad, nice and cool coming out.... and the Roid is heating the garage nicely.

Im the only house with lights on in the village, others iether have no genny or cant get it to start.

Lights are not flickering, LCD TV working fine, and of course the Internet is there

Will top up the fuel tonight and check her around 11... then set my alarm to check her again at 3... so far she has been running with no issues for 7 hrs

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Listeroid Engines / Brought to you my Bestsy the Listeroid
« on: June 02, 2011, 12:40:05 AM »
High winds have caused power outages.  We have been running on Betsy for 2 hours.

Temp outside 24C
Temp in to my former Dodge Caravan Rad is 80C
Tem out of the rad with a small fan running is 46C

Im using my AC, two fridges and a Freezer on... and the TV's.

I have about 3KW on the Listeroid... 10/1 with a 7 KW head

No flicker, and not using a lot of fuel

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General Discussion / My latest garage toy
« on: February 06, 2011, 05:36:48 PM »
Ok, the Canadian gov't has a department of Public Works, and it has a group responsible for getting rid of surplus or warn out or seized items.  To date I have picked up some uninterpretable power supplies, a small Dewalt Air compressor, and my 93 Chev Truck (Indians smuggling in cigarettes)

This week I spotted a Swan Air Compressor, its a 5ho, dual cylinder, 60 gallon upright air compressor.  If you look at the pictures note that is is pained in OD Green, note the picture show how it is bolted to the skid.  Being that it has to be hard wired into an electrical panel it could not be tested so it was sold for parts.

I low balled the bid,, the unit new is worth over $1800 wholesale.  I figured I was too low, but hey you never know.

I won the bid!!!  I picked it up yesterday and as I suspected it is brand new, never been used ex base spare.  Its copper is all like new, no dust on it because it was still in its original packing crate.  I just need a belt and to  hook it up and I am ready to go... now I can get some nice air tools.

here is my new toy









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General Discussion / LEF UPGRADE PREPARE FOR OUTAGE
« on: January 27, 2011, 01:08:06 PM »
Ladies and Gentlemen.
The LEF will be upgraded to the newest edition of the software (already running on another server), we will be moving to a new server, we will be adding the log in add ons to make administration a lot easier... so yes Virgina as of today you can use your gmail account

The upgrade will start on Sunday At ~09:00GMT, the existing LEF forum will be put into maintenance mode... please note that is Greenwich mean time, so that would be like 0400am in New York City.

Thank you for your understanding.  We are working to make the place better... and yes you can not that I said We

cheers

Andrew

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General Discussion / The Future for LEF
« on: January 24, 2011, 12:01:25 PM »
First I would like to thank the ADMIN for providing us a place to come and talk about these engines.  What ever his original thoughts where, the forum has grown and become a community or family.  I would like to publicly thank Troy for bringing us together

As of yesterday, I have moved to secure the the site for the future.  You will have an interruption over the next few weeks as we migrate the site to larger servers with commercial hot spares and back up.  We will also we upgrading the software and adding some anti spamming bits to keep the bots at bay.  My plan will be to post here that the interruption is coming so that withdrawals will be minimized

I am also looking at how to improve the site and what needs to be done to grow the family and our knowledge base, and improve by reducing the workload on one to spreading it around so that a failure can be addressed quickly and with the least amount of fuss.

Cheers

Andrew


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Petteroids / 6 HP Petter for $200
« on: August 27, 2010, 02:44:47 AM »
I have an opportunity to pick up a spare AC1 that was to be used if a pump motor died... not put in service.  I can get it for $200.... should I bother?  Petters are not my thing.   It has Electric Start... might make a nice backup for the Listeroid.


Description:


- Model: AC1
- SN: 6005AC1

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