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close this book Wind systems for pumping water: A training manual
View the document Acknowledgments
View the document Introduction to training
View the document Training guidelines
View the document Objectives for wind system construction training
View the document Session 1 Introduction and objectives
View the document Session 2 History of wind systems
View the document Session 3 Large projects and community analysis
View the document Session 4 Shop safety and tool care
View the document Session 5 Representative drawings for construction
View the document Session 6 Shafts and bearings
View the document Session 7 Strengths and testing
View the document Session 8 Joinery
View the document Session 9 Pumps and pump design
View the document Session 10 Siting considerations
View the document Session 11 Sizing wind water pumping systems
View the document Session 12 Design considerations for pumps and windmills
View the document Session 13 How to design
View the document Session 14 Presentation of designs
View the document Session 15 Construction of wind measuring poles
View the document Session 16 Exportation for wind sites
View the document Session 17 Tower raising
View the document Session 18 Plumbing the wind system
View the document Session 19 Testing installed wind system
View the document Session 20 Presentation of projects
View the document Session 21 Maintenance - preventive and routine
View the document Bibliography
View the document Construction materials list
View the document Tool list for 24 participants
View the document Technical vocabulary
View the document Report on the wind-powered in-service training
View the document Recommendations

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