[Video] Homemade Generator From A Lawnmower Engine.

Using a lawnmower’s engine as the base, you can build a powerful generator that can power a TV, power tools, and many more. You’ll need some pretty heavy duty items for this project, but when done right you can still save money on a generator.

This is a great project for learning how electricity is generated, as well as a great way to power things off the grid.

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9 thoughts on “[Video] Homemade Generator From A Lawnmower Engine.

  • March 31, 2015 at 1:49 pm
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    Ok I see lawnmower engine, voltage meter, inverter, battery but what is he using a alternator of some sort.

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  • January 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm
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    My question is if it’s a B&S motor off a push motor what’s done to rebalance the crankshaft after removing a blade. Starting one of these engines out of balance can cause some serious injuries

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  • January 29, 2016 at 3:13 pm
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    Or… OR… For the same amount of time, trouble and money, you could just BUY an actual GENERATOR instead of trying to re-invent the wheel.

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  • January 29, 2016 at 5:41 pm
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    you obviously have never yanked the pull rope of a 6.00 or 6.75 series Briggs that has had the blade removed. I have been working on these things for over 35 years and can tell u the difference between a push mower engine and a vertical pressure washer engine is that one gets its rotating balance from the blade and the other has a weighted flywheel. A kid that worked for me made the mistake of trying to start a poulan that was missing the blade, he is still crippled in his right hand

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    • April 16, 2017 at 6:59 am
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      It is NOT about Balance at all!! You are correct that no blade is a problem,But it is the light weight flywheel that is causing the problem! The blade produces a Flywheel affect ! You are correct that it will be difficult if not next to impossible to start without the flywheel! Also The flywheel affect contributes to the amount of torque that is instantly available!

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  • January 30, 2016 at 4:58 am
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    What I didn’t state is that the little Hondas and the 8.00 series Briggs are internally balanced and would be safe for this project. Just trying to get the point across that just because it’s a small engine doesn’t make it less dangerous, know what your working with when you start

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  • January 30, 2016 at 8:56 am
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    Bo Vann The Synchro-Balanced Engine – This 1966 innovation was designed to attenuate vibration caused by the reciprocating mass of a single-cylinder engine. The design was a series of counterweights opposing the crankpin

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  • January 30, 2016 at 9:57 am
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    Like I said you have never tried starting a small Briggs with no blade

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