| Wind systems for pumping water: A training manual |
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours
OBJECTIVES: To hook up and connect the pipes, pumps, connecting rods and wind systems into one operating unit.
MATERIALS: Pumps, windblade (or transfer gearbox if not installed during Session #17), pipes, and other plumbing parts. Posts and stakes to hold pumps and hoses secure.
It is not possible to specify the exact kind and order of events for this session, since it depends on the type of wind system that is being built and the type of pump that is being used. Some typical activities are listed below:
If necessary, mount the pumps securely using posts and fasteners.
If pump system has a crosshead, mount that.
Center both the pump and the gearbox in the middle of each of their strokes and measure for the length of the connecting rod.
Cut the connecting rod to length and install.
Be sure to turn windmill by hand through its complete pumping cycle before allowing it to be turned by the wind.
Connect hoses or pipes.
Prime the pump (if necessary) and let it spin.