Your Waterwheel Solution
14 foot Waterwheel with Metal Flume installed May 2007
Dual Coat Powder Coating metal finish
It starts with a drawing. We start working in our early talks with the project architect. In most cases the architect will send us there basic drawing of the waterwheel in place and we will redraw it for them giving them the needed details for the owners to OK and the builders to work from.
We arrived at the Spring Lake Development Amenity Building. This was located about 15 miles north of Savannah GA. We prepared the site for the axle and hub section. This is a straight inner edge design waterwheel. Because we computer design our wheel and then use Computer Aided laser metal cutters, we can create any design the client wants. After the wheel is assembled a crane came in to place the 15 ft long metal flume.
This flume was constructed in three sections where one section slides into the next. It was then bolted together. The flume was powder coated and a rubber inner liner was applied to resist water wear and reduced touch up maintenance for many years.
This was a big flume to handle 15ft over your head. We pitched the bottom section of the flume base, yet the flume was designed to be level across the main tower and the support bracket at the wheel support.
We placed a water hose in the flume and the water flared out the end and into the wheel. We rarely get a change to see our waterwheel in action because most site when we leave are still under construction.
Or wheels are extremely well balanced and it takes very little water when the wheel is under a no load condition to turn.
Because of the open bucket design, the water exited early to create the desired water splash effort and to help keep the rotation to the wheel slow. We hope to get the finished landscape pictures when the building later this month.