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starter
24/05/2019 at 22:33
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@frogfall
Thank you for the spelling correction.

@donald
I think i need people most of all. Have the tools the space the parts to build the equipment. I just need the team, labour group hope are interested in working together. Do you know of any sites similar to woofing that would work to put the word out>

starter
24/05/2019 at 22:29
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Hopefully this link helps you out with finding a machine. As this project is open source i encourage you to check some of the videos on construction the machines as they may be closer within reach than you may have once thought. I do understand that getting the equipment together is the most challenging part of the process. Good luck to you.

https://bazar.preciousplastic.com/?category=machines

starter
24/05/2019 at 21:59
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Thank you both for your inputs.
@frogfall
As of yet we have very few people that are close to our location but I will continue to hunt to make up a team of 20/ish people. The closest member of PP is located 5 hrs away. Also there seems to be a large amount of members on the east coast of Canada. I believe the best way to get people involved will be to educate people and invite people to the community.

If need be wood can be used for heating and power generation, as there are many wood mills in the area. I would like to be able to used an alternate source that has fewer emotions, Geothermal, solar, wind, biogas, thermal mass compost, steam or maybe even a sterling which uses temperature differences to power a zero emission engine.

@donald
Agreed, I look forward to future collaboration on growing/green housing. Also as far as mycology goes i have been studying and practicing for 7 years now. I am interested in creating closed loop air cycles with a greenhouse and mushroom house to take advantage of the CO2 produced in mycology to enrich the atmosphere of the greenhouse to hopefully increase vegetative rates and mitigate CO2 emissions by trying to sequester some of the CO2 produced.

Also either way I support exchange of knowledge in collaboration or solicitation of knowledge sharing and training, lets keep the ball rolling

Zachary

starter
24/05/2019 at 21:37
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https://preciousplastic.com/en/videos/plastics.html
Here is the Precious Plastic Data sheet for most plastics types.

starter
22/05/2019 at 22:48
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I understand that this tech is for food but perhaps could be used for drying materials pre pressing into blocks or for the curing of pressed blocks.
https://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/tools/solar-food-dehydrator-plans-zm0z14jjzmar

Also could potentially used solar heated air and a blower shaft similar to what is used for feathers.

https://featherind.com/down-information/the-process/

Alternatively a solar oven with a conveyor system? I could make a technical drawing if needed to explain the concepts further.

All of these can be built with sheet metal and wood.

starter
21/05/2019 at 22:12
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Bio gas can be used as an alternative in the in floor heating unit. Also the system lends well to be adapted to run with biomass composting systems.

starter
20/05/2019 at 23:47
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Has the community considered co-oping with Open source ecology?

Video on heating

starter
20/05/2019 at 01:50
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Cool sounds good. So far away. i will keep you posted on whats up and what ima doing maybe we could meet on Skype. I am not really able to travel much as I am working like 12-14hr days.

If you know of anyone else that may be interested send them my way.
it would be really nice to have more people.

starter
13/05/2019 at 20:55
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Have you considered a centrifuge similar to the spin cycle of a washing machine.

starter
12/05/2019 at 22:01
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I really like wind energy it has so many applications, it does seem to be a cleaner alternative to solar, and if you are in the right location where the wind blow than harnessing it would be a great way to go.

When Alberta Canada started to putting up windmills it started drastically impacting our bat populations not sure if this would be the same for a different area, but may be an impact.

Also have you considered mechanical batteries? I really wish i could help with this project first hand R&D are my passion and drive in life.

Right mechanical batteries, you can use water towers and miniature water turbines you can pump water with air bubbles and then harvest the water batterie with gravity. I would imagine that very efficient system could be developed however more math must be done.

Also now that i think about it, just because I am stuck in a different country doesn’t me i cannot contribute R&D to the project.

starter
11/05/2019 at 01:29
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Not sure if this helps but we have a small makerspace here in Creston BC Canada. the space is available to the public and if you have any questions let me know.

In reply to: Learn about PET wash

starter
11/05/2019 at 00:44
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Very cool machines.

How much total floor space would a proper plastic washing line take up?

Is this specifically only used for PET, or could you run other types of plastic? If you can use this for any type of plastic would you have to disassemble everything to clean it to prevent cross contamination of different plastic types or is this a non issue?

starter
11/05/2019 at 00:34
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YEs I agree Frogfall.

Biogas is great, it can be used for so many different applications and can be made with just a bucket and some hose.

There are so many great resources for info on YouTube.

Storage is easy as propane bottles and inner tubes are everywhere. just have to keep in mind scrubbing out the sulphur from the gas so that it can be safely stored in steel containers without corrosion.

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