End Cuts, Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects

Part 3- Experimental Wind Turbine Tower – Black Night Flesh Wound

4 Jun , 2016  

In a previous video, the support tower was raised up into place. The 23-foot support tower would make the process of erecting the towers easier and safer. The plan was to come back, lower the tower for maintenance and remove some of the blades. But, as life goes, we had some commitments on the home […]

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Hauling, digging, etc, Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects

Part 2- Experimental Wind Turbine Tower Project- New Support Pole

15 Apr , 2016  

A video shot through a week early April. It’s about a concept I thought about for servicing the large wind turbine. It was how to erect a support pole for the existing big wind turbine tower. It’s one of the steps required to raise and lower the big wind turbine. The support pole was from […]

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Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects

Off Grid Wind Turbine Update

13 Aug , 2015   Video

Well, I am proud to announce I finally got the big turbine up in the air and working. A neighbour came over and gave me a hand to raise the wind turbine tower. It wasn’t super heavy, but with two people it made it a lot easier. What also helped was securing a winch and a […]

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Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects

Roof Ice Does a Number to the Small Wind Turbine Tower

26 Feb , 2015  

Never know what to find when you arrive to an off grid property. Drove up with the family on Friday night and saw the small wind turbine tower was at a serious list to one side. Didn’t see damage from a tree branch or a broken guy wire. The small tower is located on top […]

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Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects

Finding a Location for the Big Turbine Tower- Part 1

23 Feb , 2015  

Finding a suitable location for the big (600 watt) wind turbine tower has been an ongoing project.  One of the main problems is our location was surrounded by 40 foot tall trees. I also want it relatively close to the cabin for security reasons and close to the deep cycle batteries. In a previous video, I mount the […]

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Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects

Testing Tower Location and Noise for 600 Watt Wind Turbine

19 Nov , 2014  

Finally had a need for the big wind turbine. This was the 600 watt wind turbine I was working on back in 2012. Never had a use for it until I scored a deal on four, used, deep cycle batteries. The plan was to use this turbine to charge up a separate battery bank for […]

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Wind Turbine Projects

A Parcel of Goodies from YouTuber SolarShedParts.com

29 Aug , 2014  

This video is a shout out to SolarShedParts.com. A few months ago, I received a present from solarshedparts.com and didn’t open it until now. It was a box full of hard drive, rare earth, magnets for the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine project. Sweet! Totally appreciate the effort and time involved stripping all those hard drives. […]

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Wind Turbine Projects

Cheap DIY Wind Turbine Does Well in Wind Storm

14 Mar , 2014  

PVC blades work great for small wind turbines. Three years have past, the PVC blades on the wind turbine are working just fine, and do well in high winds. A few hours after this video footage was taken, at the testing facility (the cabin), was hit with a massive wind storm. Lot’s of trees were […]

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Wind Turbine Projects

Part 1 of the Breadmaker VAWT Project – Pulley & Shaft

19 Feb , 2014  

It’s been almost a half a year since the last vertical axis wind turbine project and thought it was necessary for an update. This particular project started with another gleaned treasure from the local dump: a Breadman Automatic Bread Maker TR-444. A bread making machine or bread maker is a home appliance for baking bread. […]

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Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects

Build #3 of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) from Cedar Wood Siding

14 Aug , 2013  

This is the third version of the vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) made from cedar siding lumber. It’s very close to the Lenz style of VAWTs. These type of wind turbines are fun to build. Lots of room for improvements and coming up with new ideas. For example: – the hubs with bearings, came from my […]

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Power generation, Wind Turbine Projects

DIY Wind Turbine Works Great in Wind Storm

1 May , 2013  

DIY Wind Turbine Works Great in Wind Storm Three years have past, the PVC blades on the wind turbine are working just fine, and do well in high winds. A few hours after this video footage was taken, our the testing facility (the cabin) was hit with a massive wind storm. Lot’s of trees were […]

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