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  • #462674
    staker
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    A neat grinding mill for making flour.

    #462699
    cranbrook2
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    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    That is a great video and very informative . I have never seen how they work before until now .Pretty cool .

    #462767
    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    Thank you for posting the informative video.

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    Fayetteville, NC

    #462815
    smallerstick
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    North Bay, ON

    I had never seen that process before and had no idea that was the purpose of the windmills. Thanks for posting.

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    #462817
    cranbrook2
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    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I always thought their only purpose was to produce power , I never knew they ran mills from them .

    #462908
    58Chev
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    Etobicoke, ON

    I always thought their only purpose was to produce power , I never knew they ran mills from them .

    Same here, I though there purpose was to create power??

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    #462911
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    The original mills purpose was to typically grind flour or to pump water. Windmills generating electricity is relatively new in their history. Going back a hundred years or less, it was not uncommon to see a windmill pumping water into a remote stock tank in a remote area. A 6′ diameter windmill or so could pump a lot of water. It converted the wind energy directly into mechanical energy. In many cases now, the wind energy is converted to electricity then back to mechanical to run a motor. Back in the day, they just skipped a step for efficiency. The kicker was that if they wind was not blowing, they got the day off!

    #462951
    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    The original mills purpose was to typically grind flour or to pump water. Windmills generating electricity is relatively new in their history. Going back a hundred years or less, it was not uncommon to see a windmill pumping water into a remote stock tank in a remote area. A 6′ diameter windmill or so could pump a lot of water. It converted the wind energy directly into mechanical energy. In many cases now, the wind energy is converted to electricity then back to mechanical to run a motor. Back in the day, they just skipped a step for efficiency. The kicker was that if they wind was not blowing, they got the day off!

    That’s right. The water wheels were often used to run wood shops. The water was a lot more reliable.

    #463016
    crotalusco
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    west bend, wi

    yup yup the reason they are called windMILLS, those that create electricity are properly called wind turbines

    #466280
    MrFid
    Pro
    Sudbury, MA

    Neat video! There is a working grist mill in my town (Sudbury, MA) run by a water wheel, built by Henry Ford, that still operates. You can go and watch them grinding flour. Cool to see another setup.

    #471551
    Clev08
    Pro

    I always thought their only purpose was to produce power , I never knew they ran mills from them .

    Same here, I though there purpose was to create power??

    Windmills are used to harness wind energy, whatever you do with the energy is up to you!
    I’ve seen a windmill used as a well pump before, not sure if it was still operational though.

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