It is time for an PowerItYourself.com update! Its been some time since my previous post so i figured it was a good time for an update.
So since my last post my house went on the market and sold in 5 days! Hurray, everything is great right? Well sort of.. Immediately I started to look for a more suitable house where I could leave cars parked in my driveway (on stands if I like) and am allowed to run a business out of my own home. Unfortunately affordable properties like this are scarce!
Many places in USA you can find a small affordable house, out side of city limits, for cheap. Not in south Florida! We have thousands of HOA communities and bunch of expensive large acre tracts of land.
There is plenty of affordable land in Florida, but little to choose from that is within driving distance to my current full time job. I’ve looked into relocating to north Florida but haven’t found an opportunity that will make it financially viable.
I am creating my own niche! But I’m not quite ready to give notice at my job just yet.
I am still searching for a way to turn my passion for designing, building, reverse engineering devices to help make life a bit easier.
This is why I started working on the gasifier; I figured being able to generate power anywhere is a good starting place. Unfortunately, I ran into space limitations at my previous locations which brought everything to a halt. Because I love creating, designing, and building so much I decided to sell my house and look for a place where I’d be free to create instead of being a slave to some city code officials ideal.
With all that said I am having a hard time finding land on which you are “free” and won’t ever buy a suburban home again just to become a slave to the city codes.
The current reality is I still currently do not have enough room in my storage unit (aka. work shop )to build and house the gasifier. Although I desperately want to complete the gasifier .. I am a realist.. As you can see above, I just do not have the room or the need for a gasifier right now. So until my situation changes the gasifier project is on hold. I will complete this project, but for now I need to wait until I have the space and need for the power generation device is realized.
In the mean time , I intend to continue pursuing my dream ; I am going to start blogging on all my DIY projects. Previously I focused on diy energy topics such as solar attic fans, or gasifiers. Now I will include other interests such as rebuilding/restoring well made automobiles, welding techniques, experiences and tips, as well as the occasional renewable energy project such as a solar powered air conditioner. I have many game changing ideas, but I now realize generating good ideas is the easy part; implementation is where it gets tricky.
One needs ample time, money, and opportunity (a market) to implement the idea. Currently, I’m short on the Time aspect, as my full time job occupies most of my waking hours.
I now realize I need to focus all my energy on one thing at a time. I also realize that one thing doesn’t need to change the world, it just needs to be better then what has been done in the past. So my new goal for myself and this site is to provide as much free infomation as possible, while still being able to make enough money to support myself and fund my projects.
Although this is a lofty goal , It is a goal I have written down ; chiseled in stone!
To help realized this goal I will start to write and distribute short ebooks on differnt topics of interest. The first ebook will be titled ” Basics of Sheet Metal Welding” which will cover all of the information I learned (both by research as well as by practice) about welding thin pieces of metal together. It will cover selecting the proper welder all the way to building your own jigs and fixtures. I plan to release each book for free for the first week. After that they will be available for purchase at low price. I will be giving anyone who signs up for my weekly email listing access to download the books for free for the first month after they are released.
I expect the welding ebook to be the first one released but it is a work still in progress, so bare with me it may not be available for a week or so. I will send out an email to my mailing list once it ready for download, so If you haven’t subscribed.. then subscribe!
Additional Ebooks I plan on writing are:
How to add a turning gear to an engine stand
How to build your one Vortex Compost Tea Brewer
How to add a air dehumidifier to your air compressor (no more water messing up your paint job/plasma cutter!)
Hopefully, these ebooks will help pass the time while I continue to search for a new home/workshop for myself and PowerItYourself.com . If you have any suggestions, comments, please email me or leave them in the comments section below.
I know many of you are wondering if the gasifier build will ever be completed, so I hope this sheds some light on the situations .. As with most things in life , it is turning out to be more difficult then I ever expected, but life is all about the journey so if your not enjoying it you may need to redirect your course.. That is what I’m attempting to do !