Booth Self- Oiler Windmill

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7 years 5 months ago #39090 by Strawstone
Seeking information on counter-balance adjustments for different wind strengths

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7 years 5 months ago #501782 by WillEyre
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I liked Occam's Razor so much, I bought the company.

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7 years 5 months ago #501793 by Denneaux
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I won't pretend to understand the counter balance adjustments question. But, we have one of these windmills but not the original water pump. The water pump we do have struggles a bit. How does one contact someone from their trademe profile.

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Go back and read it again in your HAPPY voice!

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7 years 5 months ago #501796 by WillEyre
Replied by WillEyre on topic Booth Self- Oiler Windmill

Denneaux;507718 wrote: I won't pretend to understand the counter balance adjustments question. But, we have one of these windmills but not the original water pump. The water pump we do have struggles a bit. How does one contact someone from their trademe profile.

I too have a Booth Self-Oiler, and know what you're talking about. If you have the original counterweight it really is a matter of trial and error with its adjustment.
The Trade Me profile I gave included the means of contacting a person whom I know could be helpful with your queries.

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2 years 10 months ago #547791 by MechEng
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Hi guys I know this is an old thread, but do any of you have photos of you windmills up and running? I am currently restoring a Boothmac self oiler and I'd like photos of how the linkages to the tail etc are connected, I have only got a gearbox and fan hub to start with so any help would be appreciated.

Cheers
Caleb

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2 years 10 months ago #547821 by tonybaker
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I have a tail somewhere you can have. It has the cast bracket attached.
There is a guy here in Blenheim that collects old windmills, if you get stuck you could talk to him.

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2 years 3 months ago #550544 by MechEng
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I have it up and pumping now, runs silent. Doing a great job keeping the tank full.
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2 years 3 months ago #550546 by Anakei
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It looks great as well - very steam-punk :lol:

I wonder if more old-school technology will come back. Here is a classic example of something that does the job without being expensive or technically tricky......

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