HomesteadingWaterpower for Homesteaders

Waterpower for Homesteaders


The picture above is from Wild Water Power website.  It is nine foot in diameter, five foot wide and produces 1500 watts with approximately 1000 gallons per minute. The
chain drive is much more complex than a spiral pump setup. The wheel itself
is great, it is made of 4×4’s and used plastic buckets.


Backwoods Home Magazine website shares a three part series on waterpower for personal use. This article explains how they work, the different types of water wheels and which ones are work better for different type projects.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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