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Old 10-23-2008, 10:17 PM   #1
Antaletriangle
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Default How I home-built an electricity producing Wind turbine

http://www.mdpub.com/Wind_Turbine/index.html
A generator
Blades
A mounting that keeps it turned into the wind
A tower to get it up into the wind
Batteries and an electronic control system

One thing I noticed right away about my property is that most of the time, the wind is blowing. Almost from the moment I bought it, I had the idea of putting up a wind turbine and making some electricity, and later adding some solar panels. This is the story of how I did it. Not with an expensive, store-bought turbine, but with a home-built one that cost hardly anything. If you have some fabricating skills and some electronic know-how, you can build one too.


Motor/Generator Ebay $26.00
Misc. pipe fittings Homecenter Store $41.49
Pipe for blades Homecenter Store $12.84
Misc hardware Homecenter Store $8.00
Conduit Homecenter Store $19.95
Wood & Aluminum Scrap Pile $0.00
Power Cable Old extension cord $0.00
Rope & Turnbuckles Homecenter Store $18.47
Electronic Parts Already on hand $0.00
Relay Auto Parts Store $13.87
Battery Borrowed from my UPS $0.00
Inverter Already on hand $0.00
Paint Already on hand $0.00




Total
$140.62

Click on link for the extensive instructions on how to do this from househld items.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: How I home-built an electricity producing Wind turbine

Excellant!!

Thank you for your site and sharing! After many discussion with the power company I am desperate for alternatives. My husband has been laid off since February and its been really tough. The people that work for consumers energy are souless unfeeling idiot individuals.

I have one goal before I die. Just one major mission. I want to tell the power company to su*k mah di*k!!! (ima chick but ya know.. it works)
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:17 AM   #3
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Excellant!!

Thank you for your site and sharing! After many discussion with the power company I am desperate for alternatives. My husband has been laid off since February and its been really tough. The people that work for consumers energy are souless unfeeling idiot individuals.

I have one goal before I die. Just one major mission. I want to tell the power company to su*k mah di*k!!! (ima chick but ya know.. it works)
Thankyou for your reply but i have to say it isn't my site by the way-it comes across as misleading on how i posted this it's someone elses site,very sorry to confuse-i just made the post for constructive purposes in case people need to acquire certain materials to build one for themselves,saving people rooting around surfing for the info.Thanks again.MMeM.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:35 AM   #4
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Default Re: How I home-built an electricity producing Wind turbine

I've been building wind turbines out of garbage, spending money only on things like tape and adhesives...
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:50 AM   #5
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I just read your website; it's very impressive! I can certainly appreciate a little touch of MacGyver, myself!
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