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Gordon-Loomberah wrote:If that figure 8 twin cable is where the power comes out, it must be running quite warm with 10A flowing! Using larger cable would give you more usable energy out of the turbines.
Gordon-Loomberah wrote:How much flow do you need for that much power? Is it reliable all year round?
Tracker wrote:What a GREAT job..
I think that we are ALL jealous..
And - with a big drum like that, you could even add 2 or even 4 more jets..
mikef wrote:Tracker, do you think there is a significant efficiency to gain by more jets. We worked on the size of the pelton cups versus the size of the jets that we needed. The jet diameter is 6mm (for maximum power output from the piping) and the pelton cups maximum is 8mm
The cost of the tap valves, pipe fittings, flexible hose, jets and the like are about $200 or so dollars for each jet after you add them up. I could not see the value in more than 2. But...
Tracker wrote:mikef wrote:
Be sure to allow for drainage from the tub-base-flutes, should any water get up there..
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