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Forum topic by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 04-28-2009 02:38 PM 1487 views 3 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dick, & Barb Cain

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04-28-2009 02:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip wind power dick

I came across this yesterday, & I thought some of you Lumberjocks may be interested.

Here’s the link to Wind blue, the company you can buy parts, or kits from.

Here’s a link to wind blues FAQ's.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1


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#1 posted 04-28-2009 03:12 PM

Hi Dick;

Thanks for sharing this. Maybe I’ll power up my house and shop.

This gut is pretty creative.

Lee

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#2 posted 04-28-2009 03:28 PM

That’s really nifty Dick!
Every penny you can save on energy costs means more pocket money for tools…...
Thanks!

-- Eric, central Florida

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#3 posted 04-28-2009 05:37 PM

Other than a couple neighbours there’s not much wind in my area.

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#4 posted 04-28-2009 06:47 PM

I drove by a farm in lower delaware a couple of weeks ago and he had a wind generator just a pumping away in his back yard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#5 posted 04-28-2009 09:30 PM

Hm I wonder if you could run three phase equpiment directly (assuming the wind is blowing)? The rectifer has a 210AMP capacity.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#6 posted 04-28-2009 10:18 PM

I think the 3 phase is only 12 volts from the alternator.

The power inverter converts it to 120 volts single phase.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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sIKE

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#7 posted 04-28-2009 10:20 PM

Missed the volts part of the equation….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#8 posted 04-28-2009 10:48 PM

Thanks for the links, Dick. I’m right on the edge of all the wind farms here in Texas, so we get plenty of wind.
Might be something to think about in the future.

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#9 posted 04-28-2009 11:17 PM

sIKE,

Check on this link, FAQ about wind power.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 04-28-2009 11:21 PM

Dick, could be very useful for those who have remote properties away from the comforts of life or for those who just want to help the environment along. Great find. Thanks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 04-29-2009 01:07 AM

Sawing lumber on wind power since 1719.
(Very slowly)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=dUXVhWibdmE&gl=US

-- Fred

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#12 posted 04-29-2009 05:34 AM

THANKS for this post Dick. I really want to give this a shot this summer.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 04-29-2009 03:00 PM

I was just studying the Wind Blue site, & I think if I ever decided to go wind power,

I’d go for this kit, for just a few dollars more, you’re all set to go.

Besides, I could spend more time with woodworking.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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