The Homeowner's Energy Handbook

The Homeowner's Energy Handbook

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Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, use renewable energy, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Energy expert Paul Scheckel offers practical advice for taking matters into your own hands. Understand the fundamentals of solar, wind, water, and biofuel energy production as you make your home ready for renewables. Each chapter of Homeowner's Energy Handbook provides a comprehensive discussion of renewable energy sources along with qgreen guidesq for building your own energy-saving -- and energy-producing -- equipment. Step-by-step instructions show you how to build a bicycle-powered generator, a biodiesel processor, a thermosiphon solar hot-water collector, a biogas generator, a smokeless wood-gas camp stove, and more. Whether you want to button up your house to be more energy-efficient, find deep energy savings, or take your home entirely off the grid, this guide has the knowledge and skills you need to reduce your use, then produce!The wiring harness described here is sized for a 600watt inverter and incorporates a resettable circuit breaker. ... 12-volt DC motor/generator (Dayton 3XE20) Two 1/4aquot; x 11/2aquot; #20 bolts Two 1/4aquot; #20 nylon locking nuts Four 1/4aquot; x 2aquot; #20 bolts with eight nuts One jaw coupling with ID. ... clips to attach 12 AWG wire to battery (one clip should be red, the other black) One 8aquot; length of 1aquot;-diameter protective wireanbsp;...

Title:The Homeowner's Energy Handbook
Author:Paul Scheckel
Publisher:Storey Publishing - 2013-04-29


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