Your Waterwheel Solution
Branson Craft Village Mall
18 Foot / 24 inch modular section waterwheel installed October, 2005
Natural Metal Finish - using 1/2 inch metal for a bold statement
Upscale Mall in construction phase with some stores open
Wheel design was developed and approved We got to the project early to survey the site.
Like most construction projects you have to work around other activities.
In the morning the mason crew was finishing the rock work on the supports.
Final alignment of the hubs on the 4 inch shaft were made and the hubs were welded onto the axle collars.
By mid day the waterwheel was taking shape and the 60 modular buckets were being bolted into place.
Wheels this size are tapered from the axle to the rim for added support. Cross braes were also added for stability. The landscaping company will come in and complete the the picture. A water raceway will be constructed to feed water to the wheel. The buckets were designed to drop the water early for effect and the wheel should drag in the pond to slow the wheel to allow more water to put onto the wheel.