DIY Welder / Generator

Discussion in 'Energy & Electricity' started by nj_m715, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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    Details here: Veg Gear DIY WVO Conversions I have under $20 invested in this project.

    The same basic idea can be used to make a vehicle mounted welder. I am slowly working on converting the alternator in my '89 F-250. I will post it when I am done
     
  2. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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    An article about a welder built from a large body Ford alternator in a F-250 is now posted on my blog. It works much better than the lawnmower.
     

  3. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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  4. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    I saw that same kind of article many years ago - planned to make one as well for myself. Had a few lawn mowers that I thought I would be able to do it with, but, never had the time to do it and the lawn mowers are now long gone.

    Thanks for the reminder - I should see if I can make it happen some time this summer. :cool:
     
  5. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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    I just picked up a lister petter LT engine. I want to build a wvo powered 12v battery charge/welder. It is already set up for dual belts and should chug along nicely at idle to recharge batteries, but it can rev to 3,000 rpms to weld. I already picked up another ford 90 amp alt and regulator. I just need a few things and a long weekend to finish it up.
     
  6. gerald

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    diy generator

    :sssh: saw a guy weld the driveshaft of a broken down bus using a similar technique.
     
  7. Davarm

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    Saw an article in an old "Mother Earth News" about the lawnmower welder and knew a guy who made one(long before I knew him), said it worked well. He also told me that he tried it without having the battery in place but the initial draw would killed the motor.