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PG&E is stuck between a rock and a hard place.
If they leave the power turned on and a fire starts, they get sued for billions $$$.

If they turn the power off, they are the bad guys.

I think their legal department had a say in this action.

Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: WVO / Methanol
« on: October 15, 2019, 08:08:32 PM »

thanks Glort,
Good to hear from you again.
I just scrapped my Biodiesel reactor so BioD is not an option. As many have found out, it's messy, time consuming, uses chemicals too dangerous for my residential space, and has a messy waste stream (methanol/glycerin mix).

What about this idea, ... when I add a water injection system to my Listeroid, perhaps adding Meth to the water would be a good combustion and cleaning additive. I have heard of many people running a meth water mix in their turbo diesel trucks.

Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: WVO / Methanol
« on: October 05, 2019, 03:21:05 PM »
I guess it will blend somewhat, since methanol is used in the glycerin wash process.  But why not gasoline, which is a lot cheaper then methanol  (in my area)

I have access to some FREE methanol

Waste Vegetable Oil / WVO / Methanol
« on: October 04, 2019, 10:34:19 PM »

Anyone ever blend WVO with Methanol instead of gasoline?
Say... 75% WVO and 25% Methanol.

How did it work ?

Listeroid Engines / Re: Youtuber with almost 15,000 hours of WMO running
« on: October 04, 2019, 08:18:47 PM »
... and he's running it on waste motor oil too !

Everything else / Re: Diesel Heaters
« on: October 04, 2019, 08:08:35 PM »
Apparently they can run on vegetable oil if diluted with diesel...

Perhaps the ideal situation would be a pure diesel tank for starting and stopping.
A second tank of 50/50% to run on once the heater is hot.
Just like and automobile WVO system.

Changfa Engines / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: September 26, 2019, 01:03:04 AM »
Congrats !
Those engines are real beasts.
They can take a lot of abuse and still run for many years.

Looks good!

Listeroid Engines / Re: heads off the 6/1, should do gaskets, right?
« on: September 26, 2019, 01:00:05 AM »
That's what happened to mine right from the factory. And that's why there is a picture above of my engine with the head off.
It's a pain in the butt.
The steel cylinder liner which is pressed into the cast iron cylinder/water jacket is sitting too high above the surface of the cast iron deck.
When the head is installed the protruding cylinder prevents the water jacket portion of the gasket from being adequately crushed.
Mine was protruding about .050" above the deck, and it should only protrude 0.003" to 0.005"
There are various ways to correct this. In my case I had to get a machinist friend to press out the liner, machine some material off it, and press it back into the block.
Others may have an easier fix.
Welcome to the world of Rajkot  >:(

General Discussion / Re: Solar Split System Inverter Air Conditioners
« on: September 24, 2019, 07:07:50 PM »

This system is now available where I live.
Quite interesting.
They also have a hybrid model that connects to panels as well as the grid.
Uses grid power when Solar is low.

Changfa Engines / Re: Need help with Jiang Dong 1115
« on: September 19, 2019, 04:54:15 PM »

I was thinking steam too.
Check the oil, is there any milky emulsion indicating water in the oil?
Also check the water.... any oil in it.?
A cracked head or a bad head gasket could cause this.
If you do remove the head and find a shiny clean piston (maybe wet) and a combustion chamber with very little carbon, it is highly likely that you have a leaking head gasket or a crack somewhere.

General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Dorian
« on: September 07, 2019, 09:55:56 PM »
Hurricane Dorian is now hitting my country.
The now Catagory 2 storm hits eastern Canadian seaboard later today.
I sold a few Listeroids into that area several years back. Maybe they will be needed tonight.

General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Dorian
« on: September 07, 2019, 09:53:49 PM »

What generator do you use in a outage?
Is it the Listeroid ?

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: New Listeroids for sale
« on: September 07, 2019, 09:49:56 PM »


I have an LR1 manual.
If you PM me your email address I will send it.


Welcome Gadget,
There's a lot of info here on this forum so make use of it.
There is probably not much that you will run into that has not been discussed here at one time or another.


Everything else / Re: Solar - 24vdc Panel with 12vdc Charge Controller
« on: September 06, 2019, 02:54:02 PM »
Well ... if that's the case then I would say that a price of $10 for these little units is the best bargain out there.
An adjustable MPPT charge controller for small batteries (or maintaining a vehicle battery) for this price is a great deal.
Having said that, I am mindful of where it is made. I will report back once my charging system is active.

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