Hi All,

Am getting ready to duplicate this James Hardy water wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhwQt1tJYa8I have the Cal T10000 torpedo pump

**T10000 Torpedo Pump ** Max. Flow Rate - 9600 GPH

Flow Rate @ 1' - 9600 GPH

Flow Rate @ 5' - 8220 GPH

Flow Rate @ 10' - 6600 GPH

Flow Rate @ 15' - 5400 GPH

Flow Rate @ 20' - 3660 GPH

Flow Rate @ 25' - 1860 GPH

Max. Head - 30'

Watts - 1065

Outlet Size - 3"

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Energy Consumption 4.8-13.6 amps

Energy Consumption 575-1600 watts

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Max Head: 46'

1 Year warranty

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I will need more information on the paddle wheel and what size of tips he was using?

I know the 1:4.5 ratio from pulley to generator was 18" and 4".

I also know at 25'/*.434 =10.85psi will create a thrust of (1.57*psi *d*d) or if it was 1" tip the total thrust will be (1.57*10.85psi *1"*1")=17.03 lb of thrust. Basis on water rocket thrust formula, it's the right formula!

(18"/12)/2=.75' constant pulley load or 17.03*.75=12.78ft/lb

The total FPS of thrust is SQR(32+32*(10.85psi/0.434))=40fps

My question is how big was the paddle wheel?

If it was 18" then pi*18=56.55 or 4.71ft

This means total rpm without any load would be (40*60)/4.7=510.64rpm's and with the 1:4.5 ratio the generator speed is 510.64*4.5=2297.87 rpm's.

But the torque is now down to 12.85/4.5=2.85lb generator pulley load.

Even with max output at 100% you get (2297.87*2.85ft/lb)/5252=1.24hp or 930.2 watts of power.

Input is needed ASP.

Tom...