Id like to run a whole home generator off of water pressure from a nozzle.

I’d like to run a whole home generator off of water pressure from a nozzle. In this scenario how much PSI would I need to set up something like this?

My thought was, what if I set up a well on top of a hill and use that height to pressurize the water to spin the generator.

I’m open to other ideas but my real question is about PSI required to actually spin the rotor, unless there’s a different setup that can do the same thing without height.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Or perhaps a small water tower that’s fed by a well and a small solar powered pump, then use the pressure from that to run the generator and the runoff water feeds into a pond or something?

    Has anyone done anything like this?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And as I mentioned earlier. Remember the conservation of energy. If you had enough energy from solar to power a pump, why go the extra steps (and extra losses) of pumping water to spin something to generate electricity? Energy multipliers don't exist.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is stupid bro. Not enough energy output. Remember the conservation of energy and power lost to heat. In other words, it works but in a scale much larger than you think.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      People do it all the time.

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      The difference is they have access to mountain streams, I do not have that access.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Exactly what I said. It works but in a much larger scale.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Or this

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  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >what if I set up a well on top of a hill
    how do you think wells work? no really I want to know.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My assumption was the well would provide water under some natural pressure. After googling, that is not always the case so that was a bad assumption.

      Essentially my thought was ok if I don’t have access to a freak just dig a well and make my own and maybe fill a pond, then on one side the pond has a run off channel that allows for the hydro power. Does that help?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        okay so you dig a well. the water is at the bottom, which incidentally is how you know to stop digging. what is your next step? if you say fill a pond, that's fine but how do you get the water from the bottom of the well to the pond? Do you even have a hill?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >natural pressure
          It hinges on this aspect, this is not a well like you have at the town square in 1600 with the bucket. This is the kind of well that’s dug with a drill 150 down that’s capped off at the top. I think we’re talking about different shit man.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/SIDwinr.jpg

            Not sure what else you want from me

            answer the question: do you even have a hill? I bet you don't.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Wut? What question am I answering? I thought I already answered your question? Did I not?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                DO YOU HAVE A HILL?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >150 down

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              What’s wrong?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              In my area, according to the Texas water development board, the wells are 50 to 300 feet deep. Is there a problem with a 150 foot well?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not sure what else you want from me

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            what are the fricking odds of digging a pressurized well? I don't doubt it happens but the chance of it happening? Has to be a very specific area

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Hydraulic Power Formula: HP = PSI * GPM / 1714
    >(HP*1714)/GPM = PSI
    let's say you can live within plywood shack means and only need a 4kw generator. that's about 5hp. say you have a 10 gpm cistern way up on the hill out back. that's 925 psi to run a theoretically perfect system with no friction, shock load, bearing drag, moody losses. you'd also need a frick of a big mountain out back because it takes about 2200 ft of head to make 925 psi. a fairytale with a small pelton wheel. basically you have to scale everything pretty huge to have a low head mill pond and a water wheel turn a giant flywheel then geared to the genset. don't forget you need really good speed governing to keep 60 hz during operation

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's time to hit up MartyT's utube site and check out his off-grid situation. He's been diverting water from a mountainside stream and spinning a modded washing machine for years.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anything you don't understand you waste peoples time on PrepHole, because you don't have any ability to think and reason.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Small scale hydropower sucks, even spending a frickton of money to set up, you end up generating 2kw on ideal conditions. And the river needs to be close from your house or you'll get raped by the cost of wiring

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >And the river
      you dummy a river isn't a well

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ignoring the fact that you're moronic and don't understand how gravity works, there is no set amount of "PSI to spin a rotor", it depends on the workload

    more watts = harder to spin = "more PSI"

    just get a solar panel you cuck

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      as if, where is OP supposed to put the solar panels?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        On the hill

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how many watts do you think that water mill generates

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      at least 1.2 jiggle watts

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    calculate potential energy of water from fall, compare it to your electricity bill.

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