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HHO Generator – Water to Fuel Converter

00:00:07can you make water explode

00:00:10well maybe not water per se but with a

00:00:12simple technique we can turn one of the

00:00:14most abundant materials on earth into a

00:00:16highly explosive gas in this project

00:00:19we’re building a generator that uses

00:00:20electricity to convert this into this


00:00:40for this project we’re gonna need some

00:00:42stainless steel I’m at a local

00:00:44fabrication company and not only do they

00:00:46have plenty of scrap metal to choose

00:00:48from they’re even willing to help me cut

00:00:49it to custom sizes a job that would have

00:00:52taken me hours with a pair of tin snips

00:00:53and a hacksaw only takes a matter of

00:00:56minutes with their equipment this is 20

00:00:58gauge stainless steel and this hydraulic

00:01:00punch is being used to cut precise holes

00:01:02in the tops and bottoms of the plates

00:01:04when finished I have 12 plates measuring

00:01:063 inches by 6 inches four plates at one

00:01:09and a half by six inches and three 1

00:01:11inch connector bands that are six inches

00:01:13four and a half inches and three and a

00:01:15quarter inches a belt sander is perfect

00:01:17for smoothing down the jagged edges

00:01:19around the hole and now it’s time to

00:01:20head home and get to work we’ll need

00:01:22these 4-inch ABS clean-out fittings 3/8

00:01:25inch poly tubing as well as some scrap

00:01:27for inch and two-inch acrylic tubing I

00:01:29founded a plastics company when I peel

00:01:31the protective layer from the plates it

00:01:33reveals a beautiful and attractive

00:01:34surface but that’s not what we want for

00:01:37this project instead we’ll need to hunt

00:01:39down some sandpaper this is 100 grit and

00:01:42I’ll place two plates in a diamond shape

00:01:43and sand them from top to bottom then

00:01:46rotate 90 degrees and repeat these scuff

00:01:48marks will increase the surface area on

00:01:50the plates and increase the efficiency

00:01:51of the generator ok I finished off both

00:01:54sides of the plates and you can see the

00:01:56crisscross pattern etched into the metal

00:01:58the 1 and 1/2 inch plates are sanded as

00:02:00well but the three connector bands are

00:02:01not alright it’s time to cut this

00:02:03acrylic tubing to size so I’m using a

00:02:05chop saw to trim the edge smooth then

00:02:07I’ll measure 7 inches and cut nice and

00:02:09slowly so that I don’t chip the plastic

00:02:11as the blade cuts the friction also

00:02:13helps heat the plastic leaving a fairly

00:02:15clear edge after I’ve cut 5 inches of

00:02:18the 2 inch tubing it’s time to make some

00:02:20connections with some gentle persuasion

00:02:22I’ve managed to fit the large acrylic

00:02:24tube into the clean-out adapter but

00:02:26before we push them together let’s add a

00:02:28liberal amount of clear silicone

00:02:29caulking all around the outer Bay

00:02:31this will also go on the inside being

00:02:33very careful not to get any silicone on

00:02:35the threads now we can use a rubber

00:02:37hammer to tap the tubing all the way

00:02:38into place and clean up the excess

00:02:40silicone paper towel works well and in a

00:02:43few minutes it’s all cleaned up now we

00:02:45can flip this over and repeat the

00:02:46process of attaching caulking this part

00:02:49and this part tapping into place and

00:02:51cleaning up the excess while I’m in the

00:02:53mood for cleaning I’ll use my adhesive

00:02:55remover to assist in cleaning off the

00:02:57UPC stickers then give everything one

00:02:59final wipe down I’m gonna seal the

00:03:01bottom with a four-inch ABS clean out

00:03:03plug and some AVS cement the gooey black

00:03:06cement is applied to the threads of both

00:03:08parts then I’ll use this piece of scrap

00:03:10wood from my solar scorcher frame

00:03:12project to help screw it in tight the

00:03:14excess is removed and we can let it stay

00:03:16here to cure while that’s drying let’s

00:03:18get to work on making the bubbler I want

00:03:21to attach this quarter into ninety

00:03:22degree elbow to the cap so when the

00:03:24stickers are removed I’ll grab my 1/2

00:03:25inch drill bit and a tap

00:03:27the hole is drilled in the center then

00:03:29tapped at 18 thread just before adding

00:03:31pipe tape to the elbow adapter and

00:03:33screwing into place when that’s tight

00:03:35and I repeated the exact same process

00:03:37with the other cap I’m happy to see they

00:03:39fit snug on the acrylic tubing it looks

00:03:41unfinished though so I’m gonna use these

00:03:43top pieces from two trap adapters to

00:03:45slide onto the tubing first and now when

00:03:47I add the cap they screw together giving

00:03:50this piece a clean professional look

00:03:51okay now it’s time to work on the

00:03:53generator plates similar to the bubbler

00:03:56caps I’m drilling a 1/2 inch hole into

00:03:57the top of the 4-inch clean-out plug

00:03:59when that’s tapped the 18 thread we can

00:04:01add pipe tape to a 3/8 inch swivel elbow

00:04:04and screw that into place you can see

00:04:06that this swivels 360 degrees and that’s

00:04:09mostly for convenience using a 5/16

00:04:12drill bit all make holes on either side

00:04:13of the cap and these will be for

00:04:15attaching the generator plates I cut

00:04:17this hole a little close to the edge

00:04:19but no problem my belt sander easily

00:04:21rounded the edges and now it’s a perfect

00:04:23fit next I’ll mark the two smaller bands

00:04:25at about two and three-quarter inch and

00:04:27use my bench vise and a rubber hammer to

00:04:29bend them to 90-degree angles the

00:04:32six-inch piece has marked at one in

00:04:33three quarter inches and four and a

00:04:35quarter inches then bent into a u-shape

00:04:37a five sixteenths coarse thread nylon

00:04:39bolt is cut into two pieces four inches

00:04:41long I’ll get some nylon washers ready

00:04:44and add two stainless steel Jam nuts to

00:04:46the end of each bolt the bolts are

00:04:48fitted with two of the connector straps

00:04:49and one of the smaller plates then a

00:04:51plastic washer is added on each bolt

00:04:53these washers are 3/4 inches in diameter

00:04:55and about point zero six inches thick

00:04:58another one and a half inch plate is

00:05:00added and secured with a nut on each

00:05:02bolt and now the big plates can go on

00:05:03I’m stacking these in the order of plate

00:05:06washers plate nuts and repeating until

00:05:10I’ve got a total of eight plates in

00:05:11place this is the center of the

00:05:13generator and the other connector strap

00:05:15is added at the top and secured with

00:05:16another nut I’ll add one more nut to the

00:05:19bottom to compensate for the gap and

00:05:20then get back to my routine of adding

00:05:22plate washers plate nuts until I run out

00:05:26of big plates the two smaller plates are

00:05:29added last and now all we need to do is

00:05:30trim down the bolt ends to about half an

00:05:32inch so we can snap the bottom connector

00:05:34into place add a nut and tighten the

00:05:37other bolt also gets a finishing nut and

00:05:39then is trimmed down and now we just

00:05:40need to turn the generator around and

00:05:42move these screws so that we can tighten

00:05:44the inner ones the generator plates are

00:05:46done and looking very nice so let’s

00:05:48connect them up to the four inch plug to

00:05:50do that all out a nut to the 5/16 inch

00:05:53by two inch stainless steel bolt and

00:05:55push them through the hole in the right

00:05:56connector strap this quarter inch washer

00:05:59is stainless steel on one side and

00:06:00rubber on the other and I’ll push that

00:06:02down the bolt with the rubber side up

00:06:04that’s all repeated on the left side and

00:06:06now the cap is placed over the bolts two

00:06:09more washers are added this time with

00:06:11rubber side down and

00:06:12cured with another nut using an allen

00:06:14wrench the nut is tightened securely and

00:06:16then a few more nuts and metal washers

00:06:18are added to the post for convenience

00:06:19this piece is finished I’m really happy

00:06:22with it and when I Drive fitted into the

00:06:24casing and screw it into position I’m

00:06:26starting to get excited we’re gonna need

00:06:28a way to secure the bubbler to the side

00:06:30so using some leftovers from the 2-inch

00:06:32pipe all very carefully cut to 3/4 inch

00:06:35thick circles then use a wood 2×4 to

00:06:37hold the piece flat while I trim off the

00:06:39top what I’ve done is created a clip for

00:06:42our bubbler and you can see it clips

00:06:43easily onto the tube and holds it firmly

00:06:45in place the other circle is cut and a

00:06:48belt sander used to match the pieces as

00:06:50closely as possible I’ve got some

00:06:52leftover acrylic rod from my fire piston

00:06:54project and I’ll cut off two pieces

00:06:56about one and a half inches long I’ll

00:06:58use some acrylic glue to secure the

00:07:00clips to the connector rods and after

00:07:02two minutes they’re firm but we’ll still

00:07:04take over two days to fully cure while

00:07:06those are setting I’ll use scissors to

00:07:07cut my poly tube at 20 inches and

00:07:09another piece at 2 inches the 2 inch

00:07:12piece connects to a one-way check valve

00:07:13and gets inserted into the swivel elbow

00:07:16this will prevent anything from flowing

00:07:18back into the generator the 20 inch tube

00:07:20goes on the other end of the valve and

00:07:22then connects to one of the bubbler

00:07:23elbows it looks like we’re ready to

00:07:25attach the clips to the body so let’s

00:07:27use the bubbler body as a form for

00:07:29spacing the clips and with the generator

00:07:31on its side find wire balances that

00:07:33looks good there so acrylic glue is

00:07:35added to the clips and replaced on the

00:07:36body when it sets I’ll use a little more

00:07:39glue in the gaps and remove the bubbler

00:07:41to let it cure in the meantime we can

00:07:43ready 6 cups of distilled water and some

00:07:45flakes of potassium hydroxide 4

00:07:47teaspoons of flakes will act as a

00:07:49catalyst to help the electricity flow so

00:07:51when they’re stirred in we can open the

00:07:53generator body and attach a coffee

00:07:54filter to filter the fluid into the

00:07:56super clean casing the filter is removed

00:07:59and thread tape is added to the cap then

00:08:01the generator plates are slowly inserted

00:08:03into the solution

00:08:04screwed and watertight to finish up we

00:08:06can remove the top cap from the bubbler

00:08:08add some water and screw it back

00:08:10together the remainder of the poly tube

00:08:12is attached to the bubbler elbow and

00:08:14there it is a sexy-looking hydroxy

00:08:16generator this system produces an

00:08:18extremely powerful oxy-hydrogen gas

00:08:20running on two car batteries

00:08:22it’ll make about 5 liters per minute and

00:08:25when the gas is used it simply turns

00:08:26back into water the amount of water

00:08:28already in this system is enough to

00:08:30produce thousands and thousands of

00:08:32litres of fuel some people say that this

00:08:34is the fuel of the future whether or not

00:08:36that’s true the amount of power in the

00:08:38gas is humbling

00:08:40well there’s how to build a simple water

00:08:42fuel converter if you like this project

00:08:45perhaps you’ll like some of my others

00:08:46check them out at the king of random