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New ceiling fan for the shop

Got to thinking about ceiling fan and how I’d like another one in the new area of the shop. I was thinking about how cheap I am and how much I like to work harder than necessary and came up with my free energy ceiling fan -wind blows outside, now wind blows inside. I could make it will make electricity as well, but for now it makes wind. I’ll need to play with various sizes etc to get it right, and come up with some sort of governor for high winds. Or maybe make the windmill like those ones you see out front of shops on  the street spinning, except mine would say “F” you “U” as it spins -Ha ha

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4 Responses to “New ceiling fan for the shop”

  1. Coleston Says:
    August 30th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Hey Stony, a really simple and effective (and self-starting) design you could use for the outside half of your wind turbine might be a savonius design, doesn’t require aerodynamically shaped aerofoils and it is self starting.

    http://www.reuk.co.uk/Savonius-Wind-Turbines.htm

  2. wind energy Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    For sure, you need to keep working !

  3. Square Says:
    January 6th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    The Vertical Axis Wind Turbines VAWT don’t need a governor and are very stable in high winds, you may just want to use a motor cycle brake for safety. I build a VAWT years ago very cheap with hvac pipe and a couple pieces sheet metal, I still have it in the basement. I will email you for a t-shirt and see if I still have some pic’s of when I built the VAWT.

  4. j.d.stratford Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Hey why not step it up…..mount a 12 cyl airplane motor with reversed prop from the ceiling then you got lots of air flow.

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