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Old 06-18-2010, 01:45 PM
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This video is so amazing on so many levels that I will not even start.
But if you are on this forum, it will interest you.
It is almost an hour long, so get your coffee.




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Old 06-18-2010, 03:05 PM
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WOW! That pump is pretty creative.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:29 AM
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It is almost an hour long, so get your coffee.
kbs, when I read that line I said to myself "there ain't no way I'm going to watch an hour long video of some damned kid making parts for his jalopy" or whatever, which is what I figured it would be.
uh, I was kinda wrong. I loved it, watched it all before I went to bed this morning and I WANTA BUILD A WINDMILL!"
Very very cool.

I wonder how long those bearings last running dry after he welded to them?
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:48 PM
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very interesting and yes I'd like to build a windmill now too. I'm sure with a lathe you could turn out pieces to press your bearings into to save from welding on them. Still pretty inventive how he did it all. I liked the spring making too!
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:39 PM
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kbs, when I read that line I said to myself "there ain't no way I'm going to watch an hour long video of some damned kid making parts for his jalopy" or whatever, which is what I figured it would be.
uh, I was kinda wrong. I loved it, watched it all before I went to bed this morning and I WANTA BUILD A WINDMILL!"
Very very cool.

I wonder how long those bearings last running dry after he welded to them?
I have been thinking of windmills for a while, just don't know where to put one. I'd still love to build one.

It's amazing the lack of finesse and what we would call craftsmanship. The fabricator makes up in shear diligence, ingenuity, and perseverance what he lacks in tooling and materials.

Something struck me as I was watching the video. The lives of these people probably depend on or are made a little easier having someone like him around. Where is this village located?

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There are other videos on the right of making the pumps etc. I believe EMAS is basically a mission to provide clean drinking water.

Based on the concepts and technologies that aid workers Wolfgang Buchner in the 80s first introduced and continuously developed since then, has the goal of the Community Action EMAS e. V., the world's people have access to safe drinking water.
While the concept of the Mobile wells Bauer School EMAS, first in Bolivia and much of Latin America's best, it's because of the recent good experience by now to the increasing prevalence worldwide.

I think the above is a bad traslation of a translation but you get the idea.


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Old 06-19-2010, 04:30 PM
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There is an officially non-potable water table underground here about 15 - 20 feet down in places. They periodically have trouble with it on the TTech campus, seeping into basements, etc.
Seems to be kept very quiet but my brother verified the existence of it to me years ago. He is a soil scientist recently retired from the USCS & I figger he knows what he's talking about.

I'm sure the city would have a Øbamorgasmic hissy fit if people starting drilling mini-wells but I would love to drop a home-made pump like that down a hole just to see what I'd get.

I really don't want to erect a windmill tower just to watch the next 70mph sandstorm toss it into the traffic but that handpump looked pretty derned efficient.
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It is very easy to drill that deep.
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Cool video..thanks for posting it. Im like you Cutter...made me want to build one.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:13 PM
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WOW!That is amazing I'm not sure about all
that welding that I saw without goggles. He did use a shield a few times.
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I just figured out the type size bit :-)
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