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Has anyone built a Windmill for aeration ? I am looking for plans to build a windmill and an aerator that runs off it.

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I have not heard of it. However, I am interested to learn more.

I've  seen store bought setups but I'm more interested in building one instead

Ok. You are correct. Just looked it up. http://www.koenderswindmills.com/

What if you have no wind for days? Might be better to set up a wing gen and storage batteries.

Jim, 

      It is basically for supplemental air that is it.  

A wind powered air compressor can definitely be built and used to pressurize an air tank. The compressed air is stored and used when needed the same way as electricity in a battery. From an energy conservation standpoint, this would be best because converting electricity into compressed air involves an energy loss. From a practicality standpoint though, especially for a small scale air user, a small dc air pump running off batteries is best. The hassle of constructing and maintaining a separate windmill dedicated to air compressing isn't worth it for most users. It would only pay off if you used a LOT of air.

This being said, rubber bellows type truck air springs and a couple of check valves would make a great rudimentary air compressor. Just add appropriate power in the form of reciprocating motion.....

I also know the Amish use compressed air to pump their water up from their wells and they don't use electricity...    Compressed air is known as "Amish electricity", look it up.

Great info Brian, never heard of Amish electricity. I will look it up and I agree with your assessments above whole heartedly., thanks.

Brian Rasco said:

A wind powered air compressor can definitely be built and used to pressurize an air tank. The compressed air is stored and used when needed the same way as electricity in a battery. From an energy conservation standpoint, this would be best because converting electricity into compressed air involves an energy loss. From a practicality standpoint though, especially for a small scale air user, a small dc air pump running off batteries is best. The hassle of constructing and maintaining a separate windmill dedicated to air compressing isn't worth it for most users. It would only pay off if you used a LOT of air.

This being said, rubber bellows type truck air springs and a couple of check valves would make a great rudimentary air compressor. Just add appropriate power in the form of reciprocating motion.....

I also know the Amish use compressed air to pump their water up from their wells and they don't use electricity...    Compressed air is known as "Amish electricity", look it up.

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