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Wind power well pump

 
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This isn't electricity sort of energy, but the text book definition of energy is the capacity for doing work, right?  On our 20 acres we're usually in no shortage of some pretty strong steady wind, usually blowing from south, southwest, and sometimes west.  I want to dig a hand well and set up a windmill pump to a cistern (actually two joined holding tanks) that I already have on my property) for animal water and irrigation.  The problem I seem to be running into is that I don't know how to source the parts for the gear box and I don't have access to anyone who can machine them.  There's sellers out there that offer already put together windmill well pump assemblies, but those start in the thousands of dollars, and I would like to make due with things I can source or build myself. Anyone have ideas or know how to point me in the direction of finding parts?  
 
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