Power From The Tap: Water Motors – Eco Snippets

Power From The Tap: Water Motors


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“Few people in the western world realize that they have an extra power source available in their household, workshop or factory: tap water.

Just before the arrival of electricity at the end of the nineteenth century, water motors were widely used in Europe and America.

These miniature water turbines were connected to the tap and could power any machine that is now driven by electricity.

In the mid-nineteenth century, many European and American cities introduced a more sophisticated water distribution system: the public water supply. Although this introduction was an answer to health concerns (it had become clear that reoccurring epidemics  were the consequence of drinking contaminated water), it became quickly obvious that the potable water sent through the pipelines of the public water  supply could also provide motive power…”

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why didn’t I think of that?

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because you shouldnt use free potable runing water to produce your own eletricity. it’s called waste. …pseudo hippe eco wanabe. by the way. they use energy to pump it to your house. who pays the bill.. the community. so it’s like saying to everyone pay for my ‘free’ electricity and go f*** youself with the waste water… think about it

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but hey this make me think of something real nice : windpower turbine that stocks water( non potable ) to by pass the need of a battery by using this technique of water motor. it already exist on super large scale in the ocean. how about small scale. any one knows ?

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if you are on metered water …. your paying for your water … and wasting it big time this way .. but you could put these inline in a water system and use them to create electricity .. charge batteries at least . they charge whenever the water is used .. just a thought

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I need one of these for my mountain cabin.

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plz tell me where we an get these?

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