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Using a car to power a home in an emergency

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Posted by BB on November 29, 2006, 4:29 am

I would like to have an emergency generator but do not want to go
through the hassle of maintaining one. I understand that one can not
use a car alternator directly as it is to small but I was wondering if
one could not use a car in some other fashion.

Could one use a set of rollers like they do when they are doing
emmissions testing on cars?

Or could one put a car on stands and pop off a wheel and attach some
sort of coupling to the disc that could then connect to a generator?

Is this an absolute pipe dream?

Posted by Bughunter on November 29, 2006, 10:59 am

You might consider a propane powered generator. Very little maintenance
required at all. Just change the oil periodically, and pay your propane

Posted by Harry Chickpea on November 29, 2006, 2:59 pm

What hassles do you imagine?  IME, maintenence "hassle" is far less
than that of the average lawnmower.

Posted by Derek Broughton on November 29, 2006, 6:24 pm