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VIDEO: Modified Washing Machine / Water Wheel Provides Free Power For 16 Years

VIDEO: Modified Washing Machine / Water Wheel Provides Free Power For 16 Years

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VIDEO: Modified Washing Machine / Water Wheel Provides Free Power For 16 Years

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“I make my own electricity using an old washing machine I found at the dump. I rewired the smart-drive washing machine motor to generate electricity, the generator is rotated via water driven Pelton Wheel (Hydro Turbine).”

Love sharing off-grid living success stories and here’s a powerful one (pun intended). Meet Marty P, the man who has been drawing power to supply electricity to his off-grid home for the past 16 years using a converted water powered F&P washing machine motor. Marty lives pretty lean and his electrical needs are modest but this tour of his DIY generator might be the thing that inspires you to reevaluate your own consumption. Really cool walkthrough by a really mellow dude:

“It makes enough power to heat my water and run all the appliances in my energy efficient house as well as most of the tools in my shed. Occasionally I have issues with it and need to go down to the stream to problem solve, a small price to pay to avoid paying a power bill.”

Here’s a how-to video Marty put together years ago:

 

 

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