william lane wrote:Hi! first post! love the site and have lurked around greatly to my benefit. RMH's are in the pipe line on the farm. The farm being the point of this post. I have moved back to the family farm, which is blessed with a natural spring. It flowed 250 gal an hour in the worst drought in 20 years and tops out over 500. It never freezes and has an approximated 9 horse power with ~10 foot of drop. There are definite plans to chase the spring up the base of the hill it flows out of to increase that drop, at which point we will begin to capture that power.
william lane wrote:thanks. I figure all my numbers could be off. I'm just parroting what I was told by the engineer next door. It didn't really match what i have read else where on this and other sites, hence the open invite for advice . I have no expectations other than water will turn a wheel and i will build out from there. Maybe he meant if we get another 15 of drop chasing the exit up the hill? 25 foot of drop at 500 gal make 9 horse?
Marcos Buenijo wrote:
A gallon of water weighs 8.35 pounds.