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Old 09-02-2008, 02:16 PM
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Default The Steam Outlet

This company advertises in the BHM classifieds as having parts/plans for a wood-fired steam engine.

$5 for a catalog. No web presence that I can find.

Anyone sent for their catalog? Its pretty inexpensive, but $5 is $5 - I'd like to hear any thoughts pro/con before I take the gamble.
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I do not know them but I did meet folks from here:

http://www.tinypower.com/index.htm
Gene Goebel of Branson, Missouri
I trust them, however they sold the business in 2004.

In case you were thinking of electric power...
Read this first: http://www.tinypower.com/electric.htm
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Thanks David

You in Ohio? I'm up in Cleveland on the West side - not too far from Hopkins.

Not much I can really do up here in the city. Just investigating options for the future when we move somewhere more rural.


This thread http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/y...num=1213102448 shows what I'd really like to do in the future. Trying to see if its really all that practical though.

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I've briefly looked at this type of generation but decided to stay with solar panels instead. More portable in case I have to move them out of sight. South of the Airport? I'm right next to the Metroparks.
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I'm between Lorain and I-90 North/South and between 117th and 140th East/West. *Don't want to be more specific on a public forum.

Nice old neighborhood (with nice old neighbors). *

Wife is from Grafton (Lorain county) - I grew up in Chardon (Geauga county). *We'd like some acreage, but both counties have been yuppified since we were kids. *By the time we look far out enough that we could buy something that is rural, and would be expected to remain so while any kids grow up - we are so far away from Cleveland that we may as well move south where the weather isn't so cold.


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You in Ohio?

This thread: solar
shows what I'd really like to do in the future.
I'm in Central OH, just west of Columbus.

Interesting. Solar and wind work about the same here.
Not a lot of eigther, but enough if you have both.

I looked at steam power, Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association has the best show around. ( IMHO )
http://www.ofea.org/view.php?fest_id=22

Great place to learn and get to know folks that work with it full time.
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