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I'm thinking about pumped hydro

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Found a good deal on a wind-powered pump system. The shipping costs might cut into the ROI of pumped hydro, however.

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Re: I'm thinking about pumped hydro

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They don't build 'em like they used to...
https://smart.tigoenergy.com/p/pZXn7SZQyO45?date=2021-04-19
https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/Hctc107221
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Re: I'm thinking about pumped hydro

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Could you imagine cutting those huge wooden gears?
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Re: I'm thinking about pumped hydro

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Just a few nights ago there was a movie on and there was a scene from inside an old windmill. The DW was watching the plot play out and I lost track being captivated with the craftsmanship of the shafts, right angle drives, etc. which were all wood. I was horrified when the windmill burned down but I know that was special affects.

But per your OP, even if you could arrange the shipping, how would you connect it to the hub and upload to OpticsRE?
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Re: I'm thinking about pumped hydro

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But per your OP, even if you could arrange the shipping, how would you connect it to the hub and upload to OpticsRE?
The wind/pump portion couldn't be monitored, but the hydro power from the falling water could be. I guess I won't have "charge efficiency" metrics to work with, but could use an overflow detector on the reservoir to flag "Charged Parameters Met".
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You'd be the only one on your 'block' to do that.
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LOL!

IDK. There's some unusual stuff on my "block".
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Make sure you get a couple of hundred pounds of butter to keep the moveable upper section thrust plate lubricated...
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raysun wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:35 am
But per your OP, even if you could arrange the shipping, how would you connect it to the hub and upload to OpticsRE?
The wind/pump portion couldn't be monitored, but the hydro power from the falling water could be. I guess I won't have "charge efficiency" metrics to work with, but could use an overflow detector on the reservoir to flag "Charged Parameters Met".
Bury some iron plugs in a gear tooth and read it with a mag probe, or add an optical 'beam break' tach..
Information, you get not; if incorrect question, you ask..
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Bury some iron plugs in a gear tooth and read it with a mag probe..
When Kirasawa filmed 7 Samurai, he insisted the movie set village be authentic- right down to having a blacksmith making hand-cut square nails.

Guess I'll need to find a 17th century Dutch metal worker. Maybe repurposed musket balls would do the trick.
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raysun wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:54 pm Maybe repurposed musket balls would do the trick.
Its much easier to make something flat or square from a round than making something round from a flat or square. That's why the DW is making me round little by little. She loves a challenge. I love it too.
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Would you have to trade in your rubba slippahs for wooden?
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Re: I'm thinking about pumped hydro

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sodamo wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:20 pm Would you have to trade in your rubba slippahs for wooden?
Auwe! Hadn't thought about that!

The whole project is off.

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raysun wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:28 am
sodamo wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:20 pm Would you have to trade in your rubba slippahs for wooden?
Auwe! Hadn't thought about that!

The whole project is off.

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Just like rubba slippahs here 🤙
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Re: I'm thinking about pumped hydro

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sbrownian wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:58 am
raysun wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:28 am
sodamo wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:20 pm Would you have to trade in your rubba slippahs for wooden?
Auwe! Hadn't thought about that!

The whole project is off.

👣🤙
There were almost always several pairs of Klompen on the back porch of the Dutch farmhouses where I grew up..
Was there ever a high top wood shoe, er, boot? The Dutch didn't have livestock pens and had to walk through them?

Oops. Thread drift. My bad.
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