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The New Old New Project continues


Continuation of the continuation

The new old project continues, The Little Robot is turning out more parts as we continue to manufacture more test units and send them out to new homes to improve inside air qualitymonoprice iiip using only electricity and water.

T6c Airwasher








Our little Genii Airwashers are on test in places from the Oregon border to Grass Valley as California is again blanketed with a pall of smoke from hundreds of grass, brush and timber fires.


7 responses to “The New Old New Project continues

  1. p.g.sharrow September 1, 2020 at 9:15 am

    at present there are 17 units at work, the thrust bearing rework seems to be working well and the cp-2 pump motor seems to be the best choice for motor to power the machine.

  2. p.g.sharrow September 1, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    We are located about center of that map, nearly all of which is covered with smoke.

  3. kakatoa September 5, 2020 at 3:26 am

    Our two units are cranking away this minute.. The outside air PM 2.5 metric has been averaging about 150 for the last 10 days or so. Our indoor air is squeaky clean!

    The Purple Air monitoring system is a great way to find out what the current PM levels are in our area as outdoor sensors are located just to the east, west and north of us. We use their real time data and Channel 40’s forecasts to decide when to visit family near Lake Tahoe(1). Robin took one of our units up to the Lake when she visited her aunt recently just in case the smoke settled around the lake.

    Can’t wait for the next PSPS! Likely to be called on Monday when the temperature hits 105 in our area! Stay safe and lets hope the grid isn’t the cause of any major fires in the upcoming months.

    1) We have Cliff’s blog post via a RSS feed. His recent post talks about the smoke.

  4. p.g.sharrow September 6, 2020 at 7:03 am

    @Kakatoe, pleased to hear that your Little Genii’s are helping out. I have 2 operating in my space to help keep the air breathable here. Dust and dander that the cat and I bring in from the gardens is also greatly reduced, I put a spash of Clorox in the make up water to prevent mold slime buildup in the scrubber.
    These power shut downs are annoying, as they require us to generate our own power to keep things going during the interm. 2-3 days is far too long to go without water and refrigeration. I can deal with the hot or cold weather. Their massive increases in rates while their increasing undependability of supply is not acceptable. their total system should be condemned and turned into an REA. Do it right now while their stock value is low. The people are going to have to foot the bill in any case as there is no magic barrel of cash to pay for everything. That wealth has long been removed from the Company, no sense giving Management another chance for more looting.

  5. p.g.sharrow September 9, 2020 at 7:25 am

    It is 8:30 am here, the Sky is a deep blood red and it is nearly as dark as night. A”Snow” of ash is fallowing from the sky. The power has been off for 30 hours so generator is roaring away destroying our tranquility. At least I have 2 Airwashers humming away making the air quality a bit more breathable while I surf the web.

  6. kakatoa September 9, 2020 at 8:13 am

    I just finished watering the live stock- with our generator providing the power to run the well as we have been without grid power for 30 hours too. In theory we will have the grid back up by 3:55 pm this afternoon…… It was 100F in our area starting at about noon yesterday. Like your area our outdoor air quality was terrible off and on throughout this PSPS. We had to run the generator a lot longer this PSPS, our 6th!, so far as the previous ones were in the fall and our air was clear.

    It seems that the Tesla supercharger in town is down due to the outage too. One model S was in the lot. Not sure if it’s awaiting the grid to be up or not. A local gas station less than 100 yards from the super charger was open this morning at 6am. We got fuel for the generator- $3.43 gallon- in case we need to clean the interior air later today. It seems part of town is operating with grid power, some facilities are operating on islanded diesel generators- possibly provided by PG&E.

    Have you figured out how to power the Air Washers with batteries yet?;).

    PS The Dawn detergent I used in the Air Washer yesterday really was 4x more concentrated then regular Dawn.

  7. p.g.sharrow September 10, 2020 at 7:04 am

    4x ! LOL! that must be fun. 😉 any at all is more then enough. I’ve been running 2 Airwashers in my space while the generator is up. Looks like we will be powerless ( in more ways then one) until 3:00pm as well, as that is the latest guess from Public Graft and Extortion. If that air quality and visibility remains this poor they can’t fly the line inspections so this might continue for some time. We will have to make a fuel run soon as well. They do have power on in Chico.

    Wonder if those big brained Ecoloons concidered the concept of Electric Cars and No electricity, I doubt it as their Huge IQs can not hold 2 concepts in their brains at the same time. An all electric transportation system only works in a SciFi novel , It can never work in reality, The laws of physics are against it working, Not to mention “Murphy’s Law”s. Transportation requires you use Liquid fuel, even if you have to make it. A matter of energy density, storage and handling. O well there is no cure for deliberate stupid. I am working on a few more Airwashers but erratic power-supply prevents using the 3D printer.
    Stay safe, we have to survive the Democrats coup attempt this winter, should be an interesting election over the next 4-5 months!…pg

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