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Make electricity from fire

steam chargerThe guys over at have done an excellent job documenting their advanced projects in home power generation with a series of easy to understand images.

The picture to the right is a steam powered engine they use as a back up battery charger if their solar and wind systems fail.

It must be a good feeling to know you can make your own electricity with fire. This set up cost them less than 500 hundred dollars thanks to being in the right place at the right time.

I'm sure building something this big and heavy from scratch would require some advanced skills and expensive tools and materials. I wonder if it's possible to design a smaller version that would still be strong enough to turn a small generator?

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what rust farter copper or metal
Comment by jasmine Sun Jan 2 16:30:39 2011
Not quite sure what you're asking here since copper is a metal...
Comment by anna Sun Jan 2 19:01:24 2011

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime