I live in Toronto and my neighbourhood has above-ground powerlines and lots of trees. We get blackouts every year, usually from something happening at a transformer station, but during the ice storm it was because of trees taking out power lines. If I want to protect my family and house against power outages it seems like my options are either getting an installed generator, a portable generator or some kind of backup battery. How do these compare, and is anything going to change much in the next couple of years? [more inside]
Every summer and winter, random weather related power failures (as well as those caused by people knocking down power poles - it's rural with lots of winding roads) leave the house without power for hours to days. So I'm thinking about getting a Generac 8kw gas-powered portable with a manual transfer switch. A Generac 10kw propane powered installed with an automatic transfer switch is at least 6 six times more expensive and I don't see much of an extra benefit. [more inside]
I want to get into solar by putting ONE solar panel on my roof, then plugging it into a generator. Which solar panel should I buy? [more inside]
I plan to interview Oregon non-profit organizations this year. Not counting Guidestar, I have compiled a list of about 1800 NPs in the state from six other lists (Charity Navigator, nonprofitlist.org, Oregon Department of Justice, Combined Federal Campaign Oregon, Non Profit Association of Oregon and GiveGuide2014). I want to explore the work of some of those little known who never get publicity or don't have a lot of money but have missions worthy of attention. [more inside]
Are there any free high-quality GIF generator sites or programs that allow you to make animated GIFs from videos that don't add watermarks to your GIFs? [more inside]
I'd like to create an online idea generator but have no coding knowledge. Is there an easy way to do this or do I need to learn a bit of programming? If so which language would be best? [more inside]
I have a colourway for a website consisting of 9 colour slots. One colour is repeated (slot #2 and slot #8) and I need to not repeat colours. Are there any online color schemers that will let me put in the 8 colors and make a suggestion for a 9th? My only criteria is that it provide good contrast for white text. [more inside]
Or what do I have to look for on a portable generator to recharge my camera and tablet. [more inside]
We are planning to build a new home and would like to have a small generator around, just in case something goes wrong and we need to keep the essentials running for a while. The area has very good power supply, but since it's mostly hydroelectric, the increasing winter bitterness makes think that there might be some problems in the future (i.e. freezing), so we just want to have a few hours/days of independent capacity. Of course a small gas-powered generator will do the trick, but since we are in a wood rich area and everybody has always an abundance of wood around, we were looking at how to exploit this situation. We found several blueprints to build wood-powered generators and read a few articles, but it seems weirdo territory and usually there is a good reason why the mass market hasn't adopted a technology. But maybe our research skills are terrible and instead there exists a generator manufactured ans sold by a reputable company. Do you know of any?
Whole house generator: Good planning, or overkill? [more inside]
What size generator does it take to run a gas station? [more inside]
Why are my UPSs not pulling power from the generator? [more inside]
Is there a tool that would let me embed a semi-random text generator? [more inside]
I need to automate the format of outline-based information into slide presentations, given some simple rules. I can code. I have some ideas. What options am I missing? [more inside]
I think I need a small generator, but don't know how to size it, or what a good model is. I need something to power the refrigerator, a couple of lights, and maybe a laptop. [more inside]
What are the your ProTips for hand-washing clothes? [more inside]
TubeAmpFilter: my 1970 Fender Twin Reverb started smoking when hooked up to a generator. Still works. Opened it up and can't find the culprit. What's the mostly likely diagnosis? [more inside]
I'm looking to make a few generators Ideally I want to make a contactless generator for a bicycle to be able to add a usb charger port to the bike. Can anyone provide any information on winding the coils and magnet configurations for a generator. [more inside]
what is a 15 kw generac diesel generator worth? 5 years old hardly used I have one to sell, I don't know what to ask
I am looking into buying a Kipor 6700 generator for my grandparents' house where there are frequent power cuts. Based on the data sheet this is exactly what we need, but since it's quite the investment, I would like to ask if any of you have had any problems (or words of praise) in connection to this or a similar (i.e. Kipor) generator.
Trying to find a text generator I saw a while back. It was called a Cthulhu text generator, but it really had nothing to do with him. It would accept key words/phrases, then arrange them in an overlapping criss-cross pattern using only CSS. [more inside]
Looking for a color/gradient generator where you put in your hex code (#6699CC) and it generates shades of that color from white, to the color, to black. It's a very plain page with just the shades from light to dark and their hex codes.
Looking for a downloadable poster generator that was on the net around six or seven years ago. You selected a style and provided text and it used an algorithm to create a poster in the style that was "hip" at the time. Background images featured urbanscapes and the like which would have looked right at home on a WILCO album cover. I may have actually seen it here first. Does it still exist? Is there a Mac version of it? If not, anything else like it today?
Help me buy a generator! Degree of difficulty: 5-ton AC. [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a self powered/manual heater? [more inside]
[ElectricalGeneratorFilter] Does anyone have a spec sheet for an HP9000E generator? [more inside]
I need a free and robust math worksheet generator, and don't care whether or not it's a script, web-based, or software. [more inside]
After the recent issues with running a gas generator for emergency power backup, I was going to make the plunge and purchase a propane generator. The question is, should I plan on having a couple propane appliances installed as well? [more inside]
Where can I find a super low-friction wheel with a ring around it and also a little generator? I am making one of those silly home-brew perpetual motion machines with magnets. [more inside]
Are there any other phrase-based message or video generators along the lines of the late Sprint valentine greeting from the late Isaac Hayes or a more general purpose video generator like the one that inserts a name for president? [more inside]
I'm looking for a software DTMF generator (no, not that kind of DTMF) with certain capabilities... [more inside]
Electrical engineering / voltage regulatorfilter: I'm searching for manufacturer or vendor sources on high quality, 220V to 240V automatic voltage regulators. This is for use with telecommunications/GSM/ISP equipment in the third world. Any other advice related to the subject will also be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Where can I get a small generator for a cabin? [more inside]
A while back, I came across a site that would generate artwork suitable for use in iTunes for those odd old singles you have on MP3. The artwork resembled an old 45 RPM record and I think could be customized with the track and artist name. Ring any bells? I can't find it in my bookmarks.
I have an ordering centre for books and other written materials. I have PDFs of the books, but I don't have images of the covers. I want to make thumbnails of the covers to help people recognise the item they are looking for. How can I generate thumbnails from the first page of the PDFs? [more inside]
Secure warehouse space, with generator, in San Diego? [more inside]
medieval sign generator link? [more inside]
Can anyone help me figure out what kind of power source I need for my outdoor art project? [more inside]
Diesel generator question: What is the typical fuel consumption rate of a 5kW, 10kW or 20kW unit at various load factors? How much does this vary (in litres per hour, or per day) between the same sizes of unit from different manufacturers? [more inside]
So tomorrow I'm renting a 35 KW generator and I need to rent a truck to tow it. Hearing bad things about Uhaul, should I put in the reservation with Budget tonight? [more inside]
So I'm releasing a full-length CD on my brand new record label. And with it, I want to offer a bonus, download-only live EP available to those who purchase the full-length. How the hell am I going to pull that off? [more inside]
I need to install a branch line from my emergency generator circuit that will feed my wifes work computer at home. I always assume that voltage from my Honda generator/welder is going to be quite dirty. Do I need more than a surge protector and line conditioner to prevent her system from being damaged?
I need a PHP script "generator" to do Change/add/delete/edit on a MySQL database. Is there a auto generator of such a script? (I use 1&1 - with ssh and a shell, and a XP machine at home) Thanks!
We're hammering out an ordinance to allow small wind turbine power generators in our town. We'd like to cover all the bases, and are looking for good and bad from other towns. [more inside]
Are there any simple ways to create fake Magic cards, like the "summon bevets" or "summon languagehat" cards I've seen making the rounds? Preferably, one of those web-2.0-ey generator sites. At the least, a photoshop template. I just don't want to have to deal with getting everything right from scratch, especially since my photoshop skills are rusty. Thanks!
Electronics question - can I recharge batteries while using them? [more inside]
I'd like to help power the house and exercise, both solved with one solution, and need some suggestions. [more inside]
I'm looking for a website that generates random names, I believe I may have seen it posted on Mefi, or some other similar website, but I can't be completely sure. It wasn't like on of those, what is your Wu-Name generators, but something where you can actually pick how rare you want the name to be, female, male, first and last names, etc. Does anyone remember this? [more inside]