• Biodiesel from animal fat

    Q. Could you please help me to find a site on how to turn beef and pork fat to diesel or at least furnace fuel. We run a meat processing plant and produce about 4000 lbs. a week of waste. Thank you Kurt A. It is easy to make biodiesel for diesel engines using vegetable […]

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  • Diesel vehicles

    Q. Hi, My name is Carlee and I am 16 years old and I am about to get my drivers license on September 6th. I will be buying my car by myself and as you know gas is extremely expensive… it just hit $1.50 a gallon here in Virginia. I am all for staying on […]

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  • Home heating and biodiesel links

    Q. I do not have a diesel engine in my vehicles, but I was wondering if BioDiesel could be substituted for #2 Fuel oil used in home heating furnaces? I have a garage that I want to heat. If this works well, I want to use it to heat my house. Can you help me […]

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  • Attaching Unistrut and Unirac components to roof

    Q. I read your article about installing solar panels at http://www.pathtofreedom.com/pathproject/offthegrid/solar.shtml and I would like to ask you some questions. How did you attach the Unistrut to the roof? How did you attach the Unirac to the Unistrut? What was your roofing material? Thank you. -Bill Sacramento CAA. A. To answer your questions:1. A 6″- […]

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  • Biodiesel and toxic emissions

    Q. I noticed a few things on your site that were a little confusing and I was hoping you could help me understand them. In a couple places on the biodiesel page there is the mention of a percentage of reduction of harmful emissions using biodiesel as opposed to fossil fuels. The first time, it […]

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  • Buying diesel vehicles in California

    Q. Hi, I really enjoy your web site. We found out about your web site from your friend Sascha Reese ( he taught my son Alex last year). I was hoping you could point me in the right direction. I want to buy a diesel car and run it on biodiesel. I was checking into […]

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  • Soybean oil presses and biodiesel

    Q. I am a farmer in southern Illinois, and am interested in the possibility of making my own biodiesel from soybeans that I raise. I am wondering where to find design ideas to build a soybean press to extract oil from the soybeans, and if I can successfully remove the oil, can I then use […]

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  • Raising animals in the city

    Q. Keeping Animals in Town? I’m really enjoying your website- it has been such an encouragement to me! We recently moved from a 5 acre farm in OK, complete with dairy goats, pigs, calf, chickens, and ducks to a urban neighborhood in CO. I was initially very frustrated to be so limited here, but I […]

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  • Khaki Campbell duck breed FAQ

    Q. WHY DO YOU KEEP DUCKS? A. Being vegetarians we do not eat the ducks, only their eggs. We also don’t have a male duck so the eggs are not fertile. We keep ducks because we like animals, enjoy their company and personalities and find it satisfying to have a part in providing additional sustenance […]

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  • Chicken coop plans

    Q. Do you have specs for this coop? It’s so perfect that I’d love to copy it!!! I’m getting some chickens this weekend (of course I panic and “do” last minute) and the coop they’re giving me is lame and shabby. I want to give them a better home and THIS looks perfect…can you help […]

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