How to build a Wind Turbine with a tread mill motor.

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25 Responses to How to build a Wind Turbine with a tread mill motor.

  1. No Gears?

    May 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm

  2. Great, Mark. A totally layman’s question here. I live in a coastal area of
    Central America with a daily breeze of 13 knots with frequent gusts to 25
    knots and higher. Would your system provide enough to continually provide
    enough charge a battery bank to run a small household? That is, just
    running a couple of computers, a refrigerator during the day and add low
    wattage LED lighting at night? I have also a electric well pump. I want off
    the grid completely. What would you recommend?

    Rog Poll
    May 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm

  3. I love your wind mill, very economical.. great job..

    Glenn Hough
    May 27, 2014 at 5:03 pm

  4. Why are there so many down votes?

    May 27, 2014 at 5:21 pm

  5. Really informative video. Thanks for posting!

    May 27, 2014 at 5:58 pm

  6. nice wind turbine, what kind of voltage does this produce? is it AC or DC?

    rod h
    May 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm

  7. Couldn’t you just weld the flywheel to the motor to prevent it from

    Nolan Gaudreau
    May 27, 2014 at 6:37 pm

  8. Mark, thanks for your reply, I don’t have the tools to shave things down,
    nor your experience, what would you sell that unit for? Do you have an
    email you can share with me, please?

    Scott Stern
    May 27, 2014 at 7:13 pm

  9. This is an awesome DIY tutorial. For those of you who are not really
    familiar with renewable sources, make sure you look at schematics of how to
    connect this thing to battery banks. With wind turbines they always need to
    have a load, so when the batteries are full, you need a way to shift the
    energy or you could blow up the batteries. The blocking diode is just the
    beginning. You should have fuses, charge controller and “dump load” that
    can eat the extra power.

    May 27, 2014 at 8:13 pm

  10. GREAT JOB! Thank you for a great how to video, what are dimensions of the
    vane, and what did you use for the metal, please?

    Scott Stern
    May 27, 2014 at 8:13 pm

  11. Excellent video and even editing. Nice workshop. Thank you.

    May 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm

  12. Alain Chapel Ingénierie
    May 27, 2014 at 8:34 pm

  13. Nice Job ! Thanks for the video. A little shrink tube over connections
    might be in order.

    Jeff Barr
    May 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm

  14. Great stuff, Thanks for sharing…..

    May 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

  15. and not using the right tools

    J IJzer
    May 27, 2014 at 10:47 pm

  16. Hi Mark
    I live in Canada. I went to a mediation. To build this generator and bought
    a few things. And it cost me 164.60 and has not including the motor. The
    building anyway :-)

    May 27, 2014 at 11:35 pm

  17. 4 mins in and im really impressed by this diy vdeo. the only thing i dont
    understand is 240 dislikes? must be employees of the power co.

    John Hammond
    May 28, 2014 at 12:10 am

  18. no furling?

    May 28, 2014 at 1:00 am

  19. Nice video!

    Dean McDonagh
    May 28, 2014 at 1:13 am

  20. I am going to build this Mark, and I love your workshop!

    MB Gill
    May 28, 2014 at 2:07 am

  21. Awesome! Planning to create my own as well.

    Joseph Ricafort
    May 28, 2014 at 2:44 am

  22. What is the total cost of the device plus batteries?

    christopher clark
    May 28, 2014 at 3:11 am

  23. I love the Do-it-yourself approach. What is the peak and constant output
    under ideal wind for your rig? 

    Dave Collyer
    May 28, 2014 at 3:57 am

  24. I think you mounted the blades backwards.

    May 28, 2014 at 4:55 am

  25. ok one question Why wouldnt the yaw axis bearing just lift out of the pipe
    in a severe wind? I didnt see anything holding it in the pipe but weight,

    May 28, 2014 at 5:16 am

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