Re: [RVbasics] Wind Farms Cause Global Warming...By Andrew Zarowny
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I was told years ago that most of them were sold as tax write-offs, and the reason they set idle is if they operate for too long they start to show a profit and there goes the tax write-off.
--- On Thu, 5/3/12, Jim Foreman <jimfore28@...> wrote:
From: Jim Foreman <jimfore28@...>
Subject: [RVbasics] Wind Farms Cause Global Warming...By Andrew Zarowny
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 11:10 AMI grew up on a ranch where we had three windmills that pumped water for the cattle and they had to be checked and serviced at least once a year. Now you folks who have never seen real Aermotor windmill grease have never seen really nasty. The big wheel connects to a gearbox that through a couple geared reductions, has a crank that raises and lowers the sucker rod.First you had to climb a ladder to a platform just below the 10 to 16' wheel that was spinning like crazy. Then you went around by the tail and pulled the wheel around to the side and secured it to the tail so it couldn't turn. Then you removed a cover about the size of a large trashcan to get at the gears. Now here's where the nasty part came in.Windmill grease was about like Vaseline with about an equal amount of graphite mixed in making it a black, nasty stuff that was impervious to soap and water. Using a stick, you dug out the old, hardened grease that was about like old putty and put it in a can or bucket. Once you got it all out, you replaced it with about a gallon of new grease. The Johnson links and sliders had to also be greased with the same stuff and about the only way to apply it was with your hands.Finally you put the cover back on and tried to climb down without your greasy hands slipping and letting you fall up to about 40 feet. All of this was usually done in about 25mph winds.Jim----- Original Message -----From: thomas leahySent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 10:28 AMSubject: Re: [RVbasics] Fw: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming...By Andrew ZarownyThat show Dirty Jobs had Mike doing the Cleaning / Maintenance of a windmill and it was a time consuming, labor intensive Dirty Job (which no doubt will be done by illegals because as they always tell us no American will do anything like that). I forget how often it has to be done but at the time I thought it would add quite a bit to the INEXPENSIVE part of the clean energy programs.
From: Jim Foreman <jimfore28@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: [RVbasics] Fw: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming...By Andrew ZarownyMost of them also have around 300 gallons of oil to not only lubricate the bearings and gears but as coolant to dissipate the heat generated by the alternator. There are also so much gyroscopic forces generated by the rotating blades that they have to be stopped to swing the unit into the wind.Jim----- Original Message -----From: Bill DaytonSent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 1:42 AMSubject: Re: [RVbasics] Fw: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming...By Andrew ZarownyThere are motors to turn into the wind, motors to feather the blades, flashing lights at night, etc. The big gear reduction and generator also produce heat. Wind powered generators need to run at full capacity, or be off line. That's why you usually see some windmills not turning, even in the wind.On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 12:09 AM, PennyPA <pitapony@...> wrote:There are motors on the wind turbines...and brakes. You will see wind turbines moving even if there is no wind. Then again, you'll see some standing still even when there's a breeze.My Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS) - www.copdandlvrs.blogspot.comOur Travels After My LVRS - www.mytripjournal.com/PennyandBobsGreatAdventureFrom: Steven Fletcher <steven@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: [RVbasics] Fw: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming...By Andrew Zarowny
On May 22012, at 4:33 PM, PennyPA wrote:
> The wind turbines are powered also.
Huh? Can you be more specific with that statement?
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