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Removing Turbines from Livermore Falls


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Old 12-31-2010, 06:57:59 AM
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Hey Guys:

Thought you would enjoy this adventure:

http://frenchri.ipower.com/livermore_falls.htm

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What an adventure . All I can say is, I'm glad I'm just having fun , even in NJ onthe way through . THANKS for the photos. Have a Happy and "SAFE" New Years (2011).
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Default Re: Removing turbines from Livermore Falls

It's good to see there are still some truly insane folks still out there. I'd love to lend a hand on a project like that. I poked around the site some more, and I'd say you've got quite an impressive operation going on. HUGE kudos to you and your crew.
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I worked in a 10 meg hydro plant in Vermont 23 years. Nice job on the Francis Wheel. You had your work cut out for ya !

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Thanks so much for posting that link!!! GREAT story and photos!!! thanks; sonny
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Default Re: Removing Turbines from Livermore Falls

I really enjoyed that adventure. Makes me think all the dangerous things I've done have been pretty tame! Thanks for posting it. New Hampshire sure looks pretty from Nebraska. I'd love to see it some time. Especially in the autumn. Kevin
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Alright you win, I thought I had done a couple of crazy things in my life.
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There is Millwrighting and there is Mule Wrighting !
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this is just great guys. American ingenuity is not dead after all






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I used to check out French River Land's web site quite often and always enjoyed seeing their projects. Sadly the web page hasn't been updated since about March 2013; does anybody know what happened to them?

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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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