Introduction: How to Make a Water Powered Pelton Wheel Generator From an Old Washing Machine

Water powered pelto wheel makes enough electricity to power a house.

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gothale2 (author)2016-05-06

thinking about this

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Ranie-K (author)2013-01-09

Did you make this yourself?

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diy kiwi (author)Ranie-K2013-06-13

Hi, yes I made this myself

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DuncanR1 (author)diy kiwi2015-02-11

does the type of washer used matter, or do they all have basically the same parts. I was hoping to use one of the ones attached to a drier and I have no idea what im doing.

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Ranie-K (author)diy kiwi2013-06-24

Color me impressed!

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MagneticPortal (author)2014-08-10

Free electricity if you don't mind a huge water bill, I suppose. This would be a great idea if you could get water pressure for free. Any method of converting water pressure to electricity would be great if you didn't have a water bill to worry about.

Do you recycle water and use a compressor to create tank pressure? What kind of energy losses are involved in creating sufficient water jet pressure?

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K4nyix (author)MagneticPortal2014-09-08

It's been a while since I saw this first elsewhere, so I'm not sure anymore of the details. But I'm pretty sure he has a stream which allows him to do this - so no loss whatsoever, the stream's already there !
This kind of setup is only suitable for someone with terrain anyways. It's noisy, and lots of water to get back to nature. But if you have a free water source available, it'd be a shame not to use that energy laying around, now would it ? :)

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EmcySquare (author)2013-01-10

Simply Amazing !!!!

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diy kiwi (author)EmcySquare2013-06-13

Thanks

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rimar2000 (author)2013-01-10

Thanks for the captions in video. I would like to see the generator working.