Posted by z on July 19, 2010, 10:56 pm
A buddy of mine just bought some land just off the coast that has low
water in the summer. He's got a few wells down about 100 feet
(elivation) below his house for stock water and we're thinking about
putting together a windmill pump to fill his water tank during the dry
At this point we were just drinking a few beers and thinking about it, so
i'm on the big 'windmill water pump' education tour.
The wind there is typical Oregon coast -- if the wind ever stopped
blowing everyone would fall over.
Just checking out the commercial sites like:
I don't think he needs a HUGE one. Even 100-200 gallons per day on
average would be fine just to keep his water topped off
Just reading how it works:
My buddy is pretty good machinist and has a lot of those kinds of tools
in his shop.
Anyone found a good DIY guide for building one of these things?
Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on July 20, 2010, 12:41 am
Prices here http://www.deanbennett.com/ .
Not worth DIY IMO. Buying an abandoned one cheap would be more
practical, although it would still be a lot of work to move, repair,
and set up.
Chances are you'll find a solar pump a better choice. Lots of options,
here's something http://store.solar-electric.com/susdssusopua.html
worth considering if it fits your application. If you can find a used
one they're not too difficult to rebuild. Only one special tool
required and it's easy enough to make.
Posted by z on July 20, 2010, 4:30 am
yeah just from what I've seen it would be a pretty big project. I do
know of a windmill on another guys ranch that doesn't have the pump part.
I think he just set it up because it looked cool -- got it somewhere or
Wow those are better than I thought they'd be -- just now looking over
the specs. If we can score a solar pump setup that would certainly be
easier than dealing with wind and concrete mounting base for tower etc.
Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on July 20, 2010, 3:18 pm
Here's something else that might interest you.
Perhaps the most DIY-friendly wind method of water pumping. Watch out
for the submergence requirement. Still generally not as practical as
Posted by BobG on July 20, 2010, 4:51 pm
Lifting 200 gal of water 100ft over 24 hrs is 111 ft-lb/min, about a
1/5th of a HP, or 150 watts continuous. Get a windmill of that wattage
or more and and a 150 watt pump and start pumping.