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Re: My home made mill...
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2019, 11:50:15 AM »
That's my problem. I got a good water drop down at my ponds but the only thing I could use if for down there is night lights. Might not be a bad idea but that stuff all takes time...
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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2019, 01:23:58 PM »
Around 35 years ago, my uncle and I decided to move to the hill country in texas. He had some lots that he had bought several years earlier, and we took a camper and stayed in while we worked for a couple of weeks, before moving in a new 16 X 80 mobile home and brought the families on out.
We snuck down to the lake and took baths every night for that period, so when the trailer arrived I was determined to get it hooked, by the time I got around to wiring it up to the meter, it was dark and a good rainfall coming down.
His meter was 8 or 9 feet up on the pole, I had never seen one mounted that way, but it made sense, the meter reader could actually stand back several feet and read it.
Anyway, I decided against my uncles advice to wire it up standing on an aluminum ladder in the dark and rain,  he did hold the flash light for me. lol
The next thing I knew I was laying on my back in a pool of water and he was shining the light in my eyes, laughing and asking if I didn't think it would be better to wait till morning. lol  That was the worst I probably ever got bit, but I still had lights that night. lol

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Re: My home made mill...
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2019, 02:24:04 PM »
Ouch.....
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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2019, 03:44:34 PM »
I Have actually been bit worse, but not with wiring.

One of the worse times involved an old redwood water cooler and an electric fence. My grandfather had that cooler and would just throw it in the pond and let it float around for a couple of days every spring.  I went to get it for him and had to swim out to the middle, then carrying it back, I forgot about an electric fence wire that was strung between the windmill and an outbuilding. The wire was just the right height to come under the bill of my cap and get my forhead, that one took me to my knees and kept me there a while.
Fords thick film ignition is worse than any shock I have gotten out of a 240 volt system too.
I have also been tricked to check out a magneto.
The old model t coils were some shockers too.
My freshman year initiation party they were making guys stand in a n old washtub full of ice water. I peeked through a hole in the barn, so went back to my pickup and put on my rubber boots and fooled them. I wound up sitting in the tub, and was hit a few times with a cattle prod to boot. The next year, I brought a cattle prod of my on for the newbes, but they wouldn't let us use them anymore.

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Re: My home made mill...
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2019, 06:15:29 PM »
On the other side of things... I play with electric... This is the last toy I just made...
It Generates over 700 volts or it can be used as a motor. Ether one.

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« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2019, 07:28:43 PM »
What do you use it for, and what powers it?

I have been bit enough times I do not need anything that runs 700 volts EVER. Twice I have seen guys get into 440, and it was not pretty.

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Re: My home made mill...
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2019, 08:16:21 PM »
It's just a teaching learning toy...
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« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2019, 08:33:47 PM »
It works, I have already learned to stay away from 700 volts. lol

What kind of amps does it put out?

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Re: My home made mill...
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2019, 03:09:10 AM »
Not much. It can...

Light a light bulb.
Spark a sparkplug.
Run a fan.
 
All at 60RPM...
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Re: My home made mill...
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2019, 08:54:36 PM »
yes the bigger the band wheel the longer the blades will last before cracking.
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Re: My home made mill...
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2019, 10:20:50 AM »
yes the bigger the band wheel the longer the blades will last before cracking.

Bigger wheels will also let you cut bigger logs....
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