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    Default Windmill

    Ok well today we had to pull our 220 foot deep well for about the fourth time in a few years and were finally thinkin about building about a 25 foot tall windmill to put over the top of it and a winch mounted to it so we can make it easier than inching along with a come along . Weve had about every emaginable problem with wells because this is about our third because of bad water and the pumps go out often also because of hard water. Im wanting to of course make one out of angle iron or square tubing but my dad is concerned about having to paint it and maintain it. He suggested making one out of wood then having a metal platform on the side to access everything while pulling the well. I was wondering for design ideas or pictures and ideas on if theres a type of paint that stays on extremely well in the weather. thanks

    p.s. Heres a pic of our redneck knowhow setup. This is actually a stand we made a while back for a fuel tank on its side
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    yeesh, what a bummer! sorry you have to go through that! Looks like there is a good-size new subdivision in the background (I see a lot of rooftops). You don't have the salt air problem we have here, how's the humidity? If not bad, I think the metal would last longer than the wood, long as you keep up with good primer and paint, which you would have to with wood anyway...
    good luck!
    oh, btw, if...we get over 20 responses that says your 6011 welds in flat position are better than mine, I'll buy you 5lbs of rods for the next challenge.
    ok with that?!
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    flat...being inside corner weld
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    Humidity is ok. Were in oklahoma though.
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    Anybody else have an opinion about wood vs metal for the windmill?
    Wood might be a lot cheaper, though I think metal would last longer...
    Not in that part of the states, so there might be other factors to consider...
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    do you have a four wheeler? last time i had to pull the pump out of my well i used a four wheeler and had my brother guide it out by hand. it was a whole lot easier than trying to use a come along
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