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Help with water wheel

Discussion in 'Other Power Generation - Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, ' started by Chris N, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. Jun 26, 2015
    Chris N

    Chris N Frugally lurking

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    My question is: Will a 5 foot diameter wheel as opposed to a 4 foot diameter wheel give me more torque because the weight is further away from the axis but slower RPM? I just want to run a car alternator. What pulley sizes do I need to get at least 750 RPM. I have a 14", 11", 4" and 3" pulley's. The alternator has a 2 1/2" pully and I have a counter shaft. My water flow can keep a 2" pipe full all the time. I was thinking of making the water compartments 12" wide & 10" deep on the water wheel.
     
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  2. Jun 27, 2015
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    Your question is out of my league, but very interesting to me because there is a river through our property. Small scale water power has never occurred to me before! Brilliant!
     

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