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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2010, 12:03:31 AM »

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No worries Noel.... one kiss for Billy and a hug  for me   Billi

doh !

menage a trois ?

nope, simpler to apologise Billi Wink

I got overexcited ..........
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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2010, 12:12:35 AM »

..... but i am not tasting like LARD Frotter Grin




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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2010, 01:31:09 AM »

 Grin

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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2010, 08:48:00 PM »

Who's been a silly billy then......... surrender
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2010, 11:11:15 PM »

We have a site which includes a section of river. We own about 100 yard stretch of land along one side, and out to the mid point. There are signs that river level can rise by about 10 feet at times, which might make any fixed installation alongside difficult? Have looked at run of river stream wheels (like the prototype on the Navitron site, and the Hydro Electric Barrel mentioned elsewhere), but none seem to be currently available.

It feels like something should be possible, but can any experts here suggest how to approach this?

Sorry I don't have any figures yet for flow or fall, but currently live in Essex, and land is in Scotland. Will try some measurements on next visit.

Thanks.

I also have a river like yours at the bottom of my garden(also in Scotland) and i am looking at the poncelot undershot wheel.

http://permaculturewest.org.au/ipc6/ch08/shannon/index.html

http://www.waterwheelfactory.com/poncelet.htm

http://www.waterwheelfactory.com/Hester.htm

If you are looking at FITS the undershot wheel is not recognised.

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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2010, 09:50:11 AM »

To a large extent it will depend on how ambitious you want to be and how deep your pockets are!
The simplest and possibly easiest way of make use of the river would be to install one or more of the towed generators used by yachts, the Ampair website says they are suitable for installing in mountain streams. They are quite pricey for what they can produce - 12v at 8amps or 24v at 4amps per unit but built to a high standard.

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