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Interesting
« on: June 08, 2007, 02:59:50 AM »
      
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A new toy has been added to our front yard.  This windmill is fascinating to watch.
Unfortunately the camera seems to make it look like it's standing still when it's actually
spinning at a great speed while it tracks the wind.
Right now we have a wind speed of 20 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH
The windmill stands 7 ft tall and is securely anchored in cement.
I'm trying to figure out how I can adapt this toy to perform some useful task. ( Any suggestions ? )
As you can see, our Yucca is again blooming.

( I know this post is a little off-topic and can understand it's removal  :'( )
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007, 04:02:53 AM »
Any oil or water underneath you that you could pump out?
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 07:09:20 AM »
     Bambleweeny 57 sub-meson brain     Don't Surf in the Nude Blog

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007, 08:18:24 AM »
Hi bob3160,

You can also turn it into a corn mill, and bake your own bread.

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 09:44:53 AM »
     Bambleweeny 57 sub-meson brain     Don't Surf in the Nude Blog

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 09:53:56 AM »
use it as a mini satellite dish maybe for cable tv ??? ::)
« Last Edit: June 08, 2007, 09:56:29 AM by drhayden1 »

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007, 06:01:10 PM »
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Along the line of some other suggestions, you could sink a shallow well beside it, use the windmill to turn a pump, and use this to supply water to an in-ground sprinkler system.    ;)

(This may not supply enough water pressure for the traditional type of sprinkler heads but you could place "soaker" hoses about 2 or 3 inches underground in a pattern to supply some water to your lawn, shrubs, garden plants, etc.)


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Re: Interesting
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2007, 10:59:06 PM »
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Along the line of some other suggestions, you could sink a shallow well beside it, use the windmill to turn a pump, and use this to supply water to an in-ground sprinkler system.     ;)
Hi Charley,
That would be great unfortunately we are located on a Mesa and digging a well usually requires digging down 250 to 300 feet.
A little more exercise than this old man can handle.  ;D
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2007, 05:51:59 AM »
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Sorry, Bob ... didn't realize y'all lived on top of a mesa. So, the other idea would be to use it to power those low voltage yard, garden, or path lights. A storage battery could be used for (what else ... lol) storing electricity when the lights are not in use. And, of course, you would need a small generator which would be turned by the windmill.

(Well, you may have solar powered lights of this type as I do, but if not, then the above idea could be of benefit.)    ;)

(For those of you who are not accustomed to southern US talk, y'all is a contracted form of "you all" which means all of you and in this case is Bob and Alice. Just a little FYI ... lol)


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Re: Interesting
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2007, 09:50:31 AM »
thanks for the insight on southern talk Charley0 since that is the region where i live and bob lives over yonder and i live over here ::) ;D
you'all have a nice day you'hear 8)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2007, 04:22:32 AM »
We've made some changes but still nothing useful.  :)


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Re: Interesting
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2007, 04:20:10 AM »


The following site has an interesting timeline of what would become of our planet
starting from 50,000 years to 7 billion years from now.
http://thefutureofourworld.ytmnd.com/

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2007, 05:50:09 PM »
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2007, 12:51:19 AM »
just realized tomorrow my time is 07/07/07-how often does this happen ??? ::) ;D

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2007, 01:39:44 PM »
Hi Dan,

My lucky number is 8, so I have to wait until 08-08-08, what's another year?
You see this from the positive side, but for the pessimistic of heart, seven is a hatch number, so the meaning then reads "hatch hatch hatch".

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