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It's Not Easy Being Green, One Family's Journey Towards Eco-friendly Living

Creator: Dick Strawbridge | Nature - 2013-09-30

The size of the aqueduct limits the amount of water that can be delivered to our waterwheel. ... We matched the aqueduct and the buckets in the wheel for width and left the speed up to an educated guess. ... Some of our little problems First problem was losing a couple of teeth in the gearbox and sheering the connections, ...

Publisher: Random House

About this book
It's Not Easy Being Green follows Dick Strawbridge and his family as they leave their comfortable home in the Midlands to tackle a remarkable self-sufficiency project - New House Farm in Cornwall. Their main objective is to have as little negative impact on the planet as possible by producing no waste and removing their dependency upon fossil fuels - all without compromising on their comfortable, modern 21st-century lifestyles. It's a laudable aim, but they are definitely not eco-warriors!With his hands-on, flamboyant approach, Dick offers practical tips on everything, from constructing water wheels, gadgets and greenhouses, to the trials of living with animals and knocking up 'proper' wholesome food. Packed with information about the cost of power, sourcing building materials, taking up permaculture and finding transport alternatives, It's Not Easy Being Green highlights the small steps that can change your life and is a simple, inspirational guide for everyone considering the path to green living.


Industrial design - 2003

The units are carefully balanced and the noise from the transmission of the gear train and internal components has ... David Brown M1020 helical gearbox which was put to use as a speed raising solution, raising the water wheel's 15rpm up to  ...

152 pages

Renewable energy in Kenya

Creator: Mark Hankins | Renewable energy sources - 1987

Slow rotation speed limits the type of energy they can produce (a gearbox increasing the rotation speed for electrical production may cost as much as the waterwheel itself). Although waterwheels are not as efficient as turbines, their low costs ...

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