Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Windmill and Tank House



Today's picture is unusual as it shows a wind mill mounted on top of a structure. The building is actually a tank house, and the upper portion has a large water tank and the lower portion is used for storage. I am surprised the wind vanes are so close to the roof line. I would thing that for good airflow you would want the wind vanes further away from the roof. Anyway, and interesting picture from California.

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  1. With the tank above ground like that will add pressure to the water.
    For ever 10 feet the pressure increases by 5 pounds.
    And if you use larger pipes and smaller facets then you can get a vorex to increase the pressure even more.
    It won't be much pressure increase but enough to fill a bathtub on the 2nd floor of a house.

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  2. this is one of th reesuns ah doesnt like this hyar puter site. yer allus all fancy an sutch. "look a me, ah have a house fo mah water tank," "r outhouse is indores," "we doesnt spit at th table," "a lady dont guzle strait fum her jug," "no shuten guns in church." ya dadburn yanks is all alike. this hyar is y pa was spishus of ya an effn ya axed me tmarry up wif yaagin, id tels ya no agin.

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    1. Huh? I don't get it.

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    2. Lol! Does Charity have anything to say?

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    3. Zerelda, whare you been, honey? Tha barn dance aint bin no fun since yo bin missin.

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  3. I grew up in a tank house in California's Central Valley, although the tank wasn't used anymore. As a kid, it was fun to climb up on the roof and peek inside the special little door. My Dad dismantled the house a few years ago one board at a time and built a new house next to it. It was about 100 years old and had been built without a foundation.

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  4. Looking in close detail, I can't find the sucker rod. Is this possibly an electricity generating windmill? Or maybe the rod was removed when the owner converted the well to run on power from the grid (notice the line running to into the structure).

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  5. Sure. There are still some of these dotting the landscape here in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

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  6. Windmills always remind me of Don Quixote.

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  7. These are all over on the old ranches out here in California. Most are now lacking the windmill and the upstairs has often been converted into a granny unit type space or storage. It wasn't until I saw this post that it struck me that I haven't really seen this type of structure much out of the state. I wonder why not.

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