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andrew curr
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Any ideas im thinkin of using a shearing hand piece /down tube and an old fan?
ps set up a maggot bag for new silver perch and they are going ballistic!
 
R Scott
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the commercial pond aerator windmills in the states (koenders?) use small air suspension bladders as the diaphragms for the pump, driven off a simple crank/cam shaft off the blades. Only other parts are a couple check valves and a slip coupler to let the windmill turn all the way around without kinking the hose.
 
Jeremiah Robinson
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These are an awesome find! Thanks for sharing Scott.
 
Charles Tarnard
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Has anyone hooked a windmill up to a water wheel to aerate a pond? With some kind of ratcheting mechanism to prevent the wheel or fan running backwards? It seems like it would be much easier to maintain than a pump if something went wrong, but would it be effective?

I'm debating a pond in my yard, but questions of overflow and aeration are keeping my plans at bay for the time being.
 
William Bronson
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I have been thinking a bicycle wheel windmill could drive the pump from a washing machine(the one in mine is belt driven).
This could be used with a Venturie or fountain aerator.
 
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