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Removing Turbines from Livermore Falls


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What a great adventure and story!
It would have been fun to have been there.
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Pretty much big time "hold my beer and watch this". At least this time he didn't have his kids in harm's way.
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I have been in the hydro field all my life and I have seen some people determined to get something done, but this one is what I call perseverance!! I have built 1 power station using used turbines and it was not a good idea even if it was cheap at the beginning. Efficiency wasn't the greatest, especially with the older Francis wheels (cast). We ended up replacing both units after 10yrs with new Kaplan. There is tons of sites like this one I know here in Canada also, where the turbines are still in place ranging from 50kW to 10MW, I've seen many, many sites with camel back setup with up to 4 runners on each shaft. One site we rebuilt, while blasting to remove the old power station, we found out that the units were just buried at one point and left there. The units were sol old, that the entire casing was riveted in sections. I would collect them all, but kind of hard to keep a few tons of equipment in the backyard. Great adventure and good pictures, can almost feel how it felt doing it. Thanks
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