New windmill well cylinder selection

Well and cistern setup, repair, components (pumps, etc.), etc.
Ron Stauffer
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Re: New windmill well cylinder selection

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Wood rod pretty quickly became a dinosaur when fiberglass rod and airtight rod were developed. Wood rod cost and lack of standardized length made other choices pretty clear. Airtight buoyancy was as good as wood. You can simulate pipe rod to airtight by putting a siilcon plug in each end.

It really never had an advantage for pumping capacity increase as you can see it was lumped with steel in the Pumping Capacity Chart. The handwritten numbers are weights per stick

Table of Pumping Capacities.jpg

Ron Stauffer
Montrose CO
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