windmills-- can someone help?

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by stayingthegame, May 17, 2011.

  1. stayingthegame

    stayingthegame Well-Known Member

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    My DH is looking to build a wind mill. He can not find any patterns for the wheel and tail portions. Does anyone know where we can find plans?
     
  2. jnrdesertrats

    jnrdesertrats Noob

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    Are you wanting to pump water or produce electricity?
     

  3. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

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  4. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

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    There was a company in Ohio over a hundred years ago that produced most of the wind mills used for pumping water on farms. It was the Heller Aller Co. (sp) All of those old 3 legged metal tripods you see on old farmsteads were made by them. On the top was a propeller in front and a tail in back. There was a lever you could pull that would turn the tail 90 degrees and stop the propeller from turning. I'd imagine you could google Heller Aller and find some info. sail
     
  5. tyler_kd0bsa

    tyler_kd0bsa Well-Known Member

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    If you have someone around you that has one you could ask if they will let you take measurements.
     
  6. ra5451

    ra5451 Well-Known Member

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    Here are some Youtube posts ... Do a search..there are many


    I think I talked to this guy. Theses treetop units are cool...Please let me know how you make out.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o82b_n28Zo]YouTube - Bizzard 10-12-2011 Boston MA The Tree Top Wind Mill[/ame]


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ5kX5Yw4eY]YouTube - Wind Turbine - Rooftop[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrp0RC3XTpw]YouTube - Windmills Homemade[/ame]
     
  7. IlliniWarrior

    IlliniWarrior Well-Known Member

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    Have Complete/Detailed Build Plans ... Will Send to U

    Have plans from 1920-30s commercially manufactured windmills for pumping water for midwest prairie farms ...... will give you a sample to start ......
     
  8. kejmack

    kejmack Texas!!!

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    Check out this website... he sells the parts and has lots of information.

    Mikes Windmill Shop
     
  9. Nadja

    Nadja Well-Known Member

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    Most of the homemade wind mills do not put out enough power to measure. Being made of car altenators, you can't get them tuning fast enough to be worth squat. You can buy a decent wind gennie for around $500.00 and change. I did
     
  10. stayingthegame

    stayingthegame Well-Known Member

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    building a windmill

    just a garden windmill for now. maybe see if it works well, may expand it later.
     
  11. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

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    I'm still curious whether you're wanting it for pumping water or to generate electricity?
     
  12. LincTex

    LincTex Jack of all trades?

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