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This would only work if the sun did not move.
We keep our evap. pool bleached (if you can smell the bleach, you're good). Whatever is not evaporated, we take home in 15g water drums clearly labeled gray water.
So I've got it running right now in my driveway evaporating.. It ran for 36 hours and didn't stop over the weekend. So now I'm gonna sit it up in the sun and let the motor heat up on concrete. I wanna try to blow it up out here instead of the desert. Its a brushless motor. I think it will take alot of abuse before it dies. I have some questions though after seeing water in the tray.How did you handle the ground not being level? I am finding at least in my drive way with the tilt, water pools at one end of the tray. Here is a video if you're curious https://www.facebook.com/goff.caley/videos/10100892609447304/
haha thanks! yeah I was thinking that myself (the channel)... when exodus came along, how did you dispose of the small left over amount? I am going to be treating the tray with this stuff called Pool Tech, it has 12.5% sodium hydrochloride in it so it will be nice and bleached... did you pack it out? I guess I could put it in a bucket and hoof it out
Hi Caley... I saw your FB post. Very nice!I would not worry about leveling... The playa is very leveled but you won't be able to evaporate everything to the last drop anyway. If your OCD kicks in like mine does, just play with the dirt until the water is pooling the way you want it to. This year I am thinking I will add a small channel in the dirt under the wet drum and sink in the legs as well... that way water would pool right under the drum. We'll see how inspired/tired I am once I get there. ;)
Absolutely. I used painters tape myself and it has been working still. Duct tape would be even better.
Awesome! I too modified/hybridized my design by installing a high torque motor powered by a solar panel. The motor is slow so I used a one way bearing to allow the wind to take over and spin the system faster if needed. When there is no wind, the motor takes over. No batteries so as soon as the sun is covered/set, the motor assist stops. I figured at night the evaporation is not even that much anyway so if the system is not turning, no big deal. We are camping inside AEZ (Alternative Energy Zone). If you take one of their daily tours, you most likely will see our setup. ;)
SWEET. I have a hybrid model of yours and the original design. I opted for a total battery powered 10rpm dc motor, which is powered by a 15 mAH battery. The battery remains topped off by means of a solar panel which is is hooked into a solar charge controller to keep from over charging. I put a PWM switch in between the Charge controller and the motor to adjust the speed of the drum... However I realized after the fact that the PWM switch doesn't actually adjust much haha. The actual drum spins at about 5rpm nice and smooth. I'm gonna be at 6:15 and Guild (our entire village is at the block of 6:30 and G). If you're out there, definitely swing by, see how you inspired me!
I'm looking for some bearings that have a OD32 and ID10mm any idea where I can find some?
Thanks for the reply! I looked at that and it seems like it would great in fitting into the 1 in pvc cross piece. My bore on my hubs are 3/8, which required me to get a 3/8 threaded rod. I was able to wrap some duct tape around it in a spot to get my 1/2 in gear mount to bite nicely. Do you think I could do the same here where the bore and bearing meet? Instead of the bearing riding metal against metal in the bearing, it would be the bearing sleeve riding on duct tape wrapped around the threaded rod
I ordered mine from JSBGreatBearingsPart number 6201-8-2RS. Not a perfect fit as far as ID is concerned (12.7mm), but close enough for this project. Search ebay or Google for that part number and you should get some results.
What size drill bit did you use?
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