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Metal Water Wheel
This metal water wheel is 10 1/2 ft. tall and fitted with 18-in. wide wooden buckets. After a long day on the farm or at the office, you can sit back and enjoy a peaceful moment with the family, watching the wheel turn and listening to the falling water.
  The wheel's arms are 1 1/2-in. wide, 1/8-in. thick angle iron. The wheel itself rotates on a trailer spindle that's fitted with a sprocket, which could be used to chain-drive an alternator in order to produce electricity. It doesn't take much to turn the wheel because it's well balanced. I've watched a 15 mph wind catch the buckets and turn the wheel like a windmill.I plan to offer these for sale along with smaller models. (David Ramirez, P.O. Box 981, Winslow, Arizona 86047 ph 928 699-0435)

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3