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close this bookWind Systems for Pumping Water: A Training Manual (Peace Corps, 1984, 93 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentIntroduction to training
View the documentTraining guidelines
View the documentObjectives for wind system construction training
View the documentSession 1 Introduction and objectives
View the documentSession 2 History of wind systems
View the documentSession 3 Large projects and community analysis
View the documentSession 4 Shop safety and tool care
View the documentSession 5 Representative drawings for construction
View the documentSession 6 Shafts and bearings
View the documentSession 7 Strengths and testing
View the documentSession 8 Joinery
View the documentSession 9 Pumps and pump design
View the documentSession 10 Siting considerations
View the documentSession 11 Sizing wind water pumping systems
View the documentSession 12 Design considerations for pumps and windmills
View the documentSession 13 How to design
View the documentSession 14 Presentation of designs
View the documentSession 15 Construction of wind measuring poles
View the documentSession 16 Exportation for wind sites
View the documentSession 17 Tower raising
View the documentSession 18 Plumbing the wind system
View the documentSession 19 Testing installed wind system
View the documentSession 20 Presentation of projects
View the documentSession 21 Maintenance - preventive and routine
View the documentBibliography
View the documentConstruction materials list
View the documentTool list for 24 participants
View the documentTechnical vocabulary
View the documentReport on the wind-powered in-service training
View the documentRecommendations

Construction materials list

One 6-foot battleaxe


Shaft

- 6-foot piece of 6-inch pole


Tower

- Four 20 foot 9 to 10 inch poles



Eight 10 foot 2 to 3 inch poles for diagonals



Ten 8 foot 2 to 3 inch poles for bracing



Spikes or bolts or rope


Arms

- Four 3 foot poles


Blades

- Enough material to cover four 2x2 squares


Wire

- 30 feet baling type wire


Bearings and fasteners


Crank arm, crank pin and fasteners


Con rod and bolts or pins

One 4½ by 6-foot jumbo


Shaft

- One 6 foot 4 inch pole


Arms

- Eight 6 foot 2 inch poles


Fans

- Enough material to cover four - 1 foot by 4½ foot fans (8 pieces of 6 foot 1 by 6)


Box

- Four 3 foot corner posts - enough planking to cover two 3 foot by 4¼ foot sides and two 3 foot by 6 foot sides


Tower

- Same as above


Bearings and fasteners


Crank arm, crank pin and fasteners


Con rod and bolts or pins

One 6 foot sailmill


Shaft

- 8 foot piece of 6 inch pole


Tower

- Four 16 foot 9 to 10 inch poles



Four 10 foot 2 to 3 inch poles for diagonals



Ten 8 foot 2 to 3 inch poles for bracing and steps



Spikes or bolts or rope or rebar


Arms

- Three 6 foot poles (2-3")


Sails

- Enough material to make six 2½ x 2½ foot triangles


Wire

- 150 feet baling type wire


Bearings and fasteners


Crank arm, crank pin and fasteners


Con rod and bolts or pins


Twelve or more nails or hooks to hold sails on with

One wooden 3" pump, pitcher style


4 boards for sides


1 bottom piece


sucker rod


valve weights


rubber


piston and piston seal


rod seal


fasteners


crosshead


wrist pin


spout parts

One plastic 3" pump, borehole style


1 cylinder pipe


1 top and one bottom piece


sucker rod (pipe)


valve plates, plastic


rubber


piston and piston seal


rod seal (plastic tee and reducers)


fasteners


crosshead


wrist pin


pipe for down the hole

One metal 3" pump, borehole style


1 cylinder pipe


1 top and one bottom piece, wooden


sucker rod


valve plates, wooden


rubber


piston and piston seal


rod seal


fasteners


crosshead


wrist pin


floor flange for pipe

MISCELLANEOUS

Plastic pipe to water

Hose and hose clamps

Fittings- metal to plastic

Sealer

Cloth sacks

Tin

Paint

Grease

Pencils

Paper

Extra post material

Rope and more rope

Materials for windpoles


20 foot or longer bamboo or light wood


crosspieces


1 ball red yarn


small nuts or beads


fasteners