Hor Der

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Hey all just found this place and figured it's as good as any to ask my questions.While I have not acted on this at all yet , I want to make a waterwheel.The hope is a 24 sided Icositetragon overshot 12 ft in diameter with 8 foot head.The flow of the creek is always constant at 2000 (rough measurement) gpm.
    I was wondering how wide the wheel needs to be?I assume the "buckets" need to hold as much water as possible on the given opportunity they are given during rotation.How big should the shaft be?Should the shaft and wheel axle be the same thing or just connected?Should I make the water wheel as light as I can or should it have some weight to it?Is there a better shape , like just making a circle/will it harm it if it's not completely circular.
        My main goal is to power something like a 12kw generator , but I dont know of it's possible.Thanks to all who take time to help.

 Edited because typo.
9 months ago