Boost Your Wind Powered Water Pump With Spring Power

If you use a wind powered water pump on your farm or homestead, you may be able to up the system's efficiency by attaching a big spring.



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The author's wind powered water pump did produce water, but not at the system's rated capacity because his improvised sucker rod was too heavy.
PHOTO: EDWARD BURLBAW
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Diagram shows suggested method of attaching spring to sucker rod and the windmill's frame.
EDWARD BURLBAW
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Stretching a spring out far enough to support the weight of the sucker pipe improved the water pumper's efficiency.
EDWARD BURLBAW

















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