Waterpower for Homesteaders

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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.

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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.

Click here to read the article:

http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/behrens16.html

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