Re: Newbie question
- From: newb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 18:47:05 -0700
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:37:05 -0700, Gunner Asch
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:54:14 -0700, newb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:04:14 -0700, Gunner Asch
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:59:27 -0700, newb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Excuse this interruption but does anyone know of a usenet newsgroup
that actually discusses topics on survivalism? Seriously, I've a
number of questions about various storage preferences of food stuffs,
ammo, etc. Also would like to figure out a way to make a generator
much more quiet than stock. I'd like to find such a newsgroup to lurk
Heads up Newbie..if you simply ask them..those of us who can answer your
questions..the vast majority here..will do so promptly.
Ok, we live on 10 acres in the PNW and don't have many nearby
neighbors. Let's say the sh*t hits the fan and whoever has food, guns
and ammo will be sought after. Hungry people will do all kinds of
crazy stuff to eat. If I was one of those hungry people I'd listen
for generators running and that'd tell me there's probably food or
Based on that premise, I don't wanna be the guy with the generator
seeking bad guys headed towards our place. Problem is our well is
185' deep and has a 220 v pump so we'll need some kind of power. What
would be a solution to this, solar, windmill, silence the gen-set,
The fast thing is to dig a hole..say 6' deep, put a layer of tires about
3' high all around it, which will help deaden the sounds and run the
pump as necessary from the bottom of the hole..if sound is a concern.
Now this depends on the type of engine on the pump, how big the pump is
and so forth.
The pump is a 3/4 hp submersible 5 gpm at the bottom of a 185' deep
well (can't be heard), the noise would be coming from an Onan 7.5 kw,
gas generator. This is all assuming that we'd have no power from the
grid. Sorry about not being clear enough. I do like the idea of
deadening the sound of the generator like that though.
Long term..a windmill and tank would be the best thing. Many of them are
still in use in farming country and dont catch a lot of notice. Can you
get an Areomotor and pump?
Problem would be getting a tower high enough to have the blades above
the trees up here, 100+ ft. I'll look into the aeromotor and pump
options again though. It's been awhile, I didn't like the prices last
time I looked.
One of the most critical things of course is a storage tank. Do you have
No sir, we don't. We have a 60 gal plastic drum for rain water
collection and the electric hot water heater tank.
One of the poly pro tanks is probably the best thing. 500-1500
gallons at minimum. Do you have any elevation on your place?
Yes we do, pretty nice slope actually. I'd guess it drops at a 3-7%
grade on the back side. Do you mean polypropylene tanks? I'll look
into those tomorrow too
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