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Hydro plant with 2 nozzles, (a.k.a. "Schnödels" in German) generating 200w continuously with 17' head and about 1gal/sec volume. It has a brass turgo wheel, which looks like the fan in a jet engine. The generator itself is a permanent magnet setup, which are glued under the spinning hub, the pick up coils are embedded in the epoxy below. By raising and lowering the hub, I can optimize the resistance of the magnetic fields versus the available power from the water pressure...if that makes any sense to you. The fogged up box contains a heat coil, to which power gets diverted when the battery reaches overfull conditions, as determined by voltage regulator. The other image is my catchment, with a high tech refrigerator grill as an intake filter. Solar panels generate my power in the summer, and a little yamaha 3Kw genny is there as backup...hardly ever runs.

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Here is my shop for cedar kayak and furniture building, with attached greenhouse and solar panels in front.

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Since Mayer asked to see my solar set up, here are my panels:

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They are attached so I can tilt them as the sun moves across the sky:

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The battery bank and the Outback inverter and charge controller:

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Came out easy, awaiting to get chipset repaired

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 Logic Board

Logic and keyboard replacement

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009 Logic Board



  • Answer to "Random shutdonws after battery replacement"
  • Answer to "Goes part way into boot up, then shuts down"
  • Answer to "Quits applications and goes to login screen, and does this repeatedly"
  • Answer to "Hangs in boot status bar"
  • Answer to "Mba boots to screen with vertical stripes"
  • Answer to "Logic board which can boot via USB, but not via internal SATA"
  • Answer to "MacBook Pro 17" 2009 doesn't power on even after keyboard replacement"
  • Answer to "Is my MacBook Pro dead?"
  • Answer to "Vertical lines issue on iMac late 2009"
  • Answer to "Boots to grey screen with vertical bars"

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