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switchcrete 725 posts  |  Last Activity: 44 minutes ago Member since: May 15, 2007
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    NICE CHART FOR PWDY

    by pwclyfan420 2 hours 52 minutes ago
    switchcrete switchcrete 44 minutes ago Flag

    You are on the wrong board
    shouldn't you be on the PWCLY board?
    No wonder you make absolutely no sensi here

  • Reply to

    Cool video about how safe Magnegas is

    by switchcrete May 2, 2015 8:13 AM
    switchcrete switchcrete 2 hours 51 minutes ago Flag

    Why do you appear so obsessed?
    Paid basher?
    Obviously you'd never admit it.
    Bullish sign imo
    You seem more extreme as of late

  • Reply to

    Cool video about how safe Magnegas is

    by switchcrete May 2, 2015 8:13 AM
    switchcrete switchcrete 5 hours ago Flag

    All of the sudden you are Mr. SafeT.
    You must look really cool walking past all those propane cylinders into the StopnShop wearing your Crash Helmut/kneepads/elbowpads lol

  • Reply to

    Cool video about how safe Magnegas is

    by switchcrete May 2, 2015 8:13 AM
    switchcrete switchcrete May 2, 2015 4:21 PM Flag

    One day I'll get some MG2, I still have plenty of MG1

  • Reply to

    Cool video about how safe Magnegas is

    by switchcrete May 2, 2015 8:13 AM
    switchcrete switchcrete May 2, 2015 3:33 PM Flag

    I just "played" with MG1 this morning, had to heat an exhaust hanger to bend it to stop the rattle, safer than the acetylene that I used to use and no soot, faster heat, easier, safer... less time on my back on the gravel under the car

  • Check out this vid (5:06) on Municipal Equipment Company Facebook

  • switchcrete switchcrete May 1, 2015 9:48 AM Flag

    the rumor: (friend took photos of hydrogen tanks onsite)

  • switchcrete switchcrete May 1, 2015 9:40 AM Flag

    more saving
    more doing
    ?

  • Reply to

    I just read whats going on..

    by wredskinsfan28 May 1, 2015 8:52 AM
    switchcrete switchcrete May 1, 2015 9:14 AM Flag

    Just Do It?

  • Reply to

    tesla

    by burnsc17 Apr 30, 2015 11:23 PM
    switchcrete switchcrete May 1, 2015 8:54 AM Flag

    It would be cool to have one of those EV VW Kombis from the mid 70's and reduce the number of batteries and install a GenDrive. Wouldn't be too difficult to turn a gasser Kombi into an EV with range extender GenDrive. If you start working on it now, by the time you finish the EV conversion and repair the rust, upgrade the brakes etc maybe PLUG range extenders will be available... maybe Tesla will make big batteries cheap so you could install a Tesla battery and a PLUG GenDrive then all you need is a big electric motor to bolt onto the transaxle, do some wiring and off you go! I'm not totally against Tesla here...
    the good thing about the gendrive is it will keep the battery charged all the time so it will last longer and you won't have to replace it. Maybe Elon doesn't want his batteries to last for some rea$on, he'd rather you run them down to wear them out, buy another No wonder he's against Fuel Cells.

  • Reply to

    tesla

    by burnsc17 Apr 30, 2015 11:23 PM
    switchcrete switchcrete May 1, 2015 8:13 AM Flag

    and ironically TSLA is doing nothing new, VW had battery swap stations for their Type 2 buses (Kombis) in the mid '70s. A gas pump (be it gasoline, Hydrogen, Isobutanol, Diesel, Magnegas) is so much less work lol. Recycling batteries is a pita.

  • Reply to

    tesla

    by burnsc17 Apr 30, 2015 11:23 PM
    switchcrete switchcrete May 1, 2015 7:58 AM Flag

    The more I learn about Tesla the more I think they are a bunch of idiots. No offense but I used to work in a muffler shop and I've met my share of idiots, both customers and management.

  • Reply to

    tesla

    by burnsc17 Apr 30, 2015 11:23 PM
    switchcrete switchcrete May 1, 2015 7:56 AM Flag

    I have no idea why people are so gay for batteries. TSLA just wants to sell lots of PV and Batteries meanwhile their cars are not energy efficient and they will suck lots of grid power (which is mostly coal btw) On their website they boast that they can swap a battery in less time than a gasoline fill up, well you need the equipment to do that swap, and then you need the warehouse to house all the new and used batteries and of course you need a forklift to move the battery from the car to the shelf. The good thing is there is GenKey and GenDrives to at least make the ForkLifts more efficient (close the ForkLift battery room to make room for the TSLA batteries lol)

  • switchcrete switchcrete May 1, 2015 7:02 AM Flag

    Morgan Stanley?
    Sweet!

  • Reply to

    tesla

    by burnsc17 Apr 30, 2015 11:23 PM
    switchcrete switchcrete May 1, 2015 6:53 AM Flag

    To me the batteries are a bit of a ridiculous idea. Well, not completely, I'm all for cheaper and more efficient batteries. But to make all homes off grid capable or to make them off grid completely, what is the point? The grid is good in that you don't need a battery in your home. We live in a world of A/C, not D/C. Nikola Tesla invented A/C and it made electrical distribution so much more efficient. Before A/C to have power you needed to have a generator close to where you wanted electricity because there is so much loss in the lines with D/C. To me it's a bit ironic that Musk is suggesting this would be a good idea. Of course he's advocating the generator be a solar generator instead of a fossil powered generator but still, would it be better for each home to have PV panels on the roof and a monster battery in the basement instead of just a simple hook up to a local electrical station which could be powered with solar or an FCEL plant or MNGA coal co-combustion, or synthetic (non-fracked) Natural Gas? And what about fire? You want a huge battery in the basement if a fire occurs? What kind of fireworks will that battery create in a fire? Then you have to worry about the solar panels, they'll make re-roofing that much more of a pita, what if local kids throw rocks and damage them? To me it just adds extra potential headaches to the homeowner. The only positive is in case of grid breakdown (from all those electric cars to be charged lol) but why not just have a back up generator for that? ReliOn sells some nice ones, they will be quiet and clean, no toxins (Lithium is really toxic, I wonder if there is Lithium in those TSLA batteries?) I believe I read that some of these smaller units use lower pressure so that propane style bottles can be used, (cheaper than high pressure) and you could hook it to an electrolyzer (Acta PowerCube) hooked to your PV to make your own back up H2...
    I think this Plug Road Show will be enlightening for a lot of people.

  • Google/Watch the Exposure
    Fox News
    Apr. 29, 2015 - 2:22 - Clean tech may have started as a noble way to lose money for both companies and consumers, but now it appears to be a different landscape

  • Reply to

    "PDI took existing technology and modified it

    by switchcrete Apr 29, 2015 1:40 PM
    switchcrete switchcrete Apr 30, 2015 7:28 AM Flag

    The other thing to look out for are the Hog Farm news... organic fertilizer and Magnegas fuel from using Hog Manure as a feedstock in the liquid waste plasma arc gasifier refiner... using such magnegas to fuel the natural gas heating system at a factory hog farm in Indiana. This type of Magnegas could be used to power a PowerDyne GenSet perhaps. Amazing stuff and keep in mind that running a car on Magnegas (with a CNG setup) has emissions so clean that it will pass an emissions test without a catalytic converter and to add to that there is supposedly up to 12% Oxygen in the exhaust... Such fuel could be made from Human sewage as well possibly- The refiner being used for this hog farm test is actually being transported on a dual axle trailer that can be pulled by any typical full size pickup truck... I saw photos of the refiner on Stocktwits. I missed the Magnegas day in Florida but someone on Stocktwits was there explaining all of this.

  • Reply to

    "PDI took existing technology and modified it

    by switchcrete Apr 29, 2015 1:40 PM
    switchcrete switchcrete Apr 30, 2015 7:09 AM Flag

    Recently? That's one of the things everyone is waiting for. The Navy "tested" MG1 but screwed up the test, meanwhile MNGA came out with MG2 which is supposedly superior to MG1 in that it is even hotter and therefor cuts faster and it's made from Waste Vegetable Oil whereas MG1 is made from Antifreeze of all things. MG2 is also more user friendly than MG1 in that it's easier to get the proper flame for the novice. This was the problem the Navy was having, when they tested it they didn't have anyone from MNGA to show them how to adjust the flame... I have no problem with my MG1 but I'm usually doing something that doesn't require super heat. I'm waiting for better distribution of MG2 as I look forward to trying that as well. But the Navy news has been pending for a while... bureaucratic red tape seems to be getting in the way.

  • Reply to

    "PDI took existing technology and modified it

    by switchcrete Apr 29, 2015 1:40 PM
    switchcrete switchcrete Apr 30, 2015 6:55 AM Flag

    I would love to see a JV with MNGA and PWDY, especially in the Caribbean. Clean, cost effective power, it would be good for both companies. I'll keep suggesting the idea...

  • Reply to

    Last chance to buy in the lower 60s

    by mike_at_work_1 Apr 28, 2015 3:38 PM
    switchcrete switchcrete Apr 29, 2015 4:13 PM Flag

    Danke sehr!
    Hast du MG1 oder MG2 je probiert?
    Ist Magnegas in Deutschland bekannt?
    Ich koennte mir vorstellen dass es viele ,,MotoerenKoepfe" in Deutschland die gern so einen Gas zu verwenden wuerden. Entweder als oxy/MG1 Fackel oder als VW luftgekuehlte Kaefer Brennstoff obwohl wahrscheinlich gibt's keine MNGA Fl├╝ssigabfall Vergaser Raffinerien in Deutschland oder? Vielleicht in Italien? Ich soll das aussuchen... sowas moechte ich eines tages machen aber mein Kaefer braucht noch reparieren, er ist ziemliich alt...

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