Hydro power

reefer buddy

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Does or has anyone tried to make their own power with the fall of water to the sump? It only takes 3ft of fall to do it so people with large basement sumps have a lot more fall than that.


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Rule #1: there is no such thing as free energy. You can only convert energy from one type to another, and you always loose efficiency.

Maybe if you want to power a single LED or even a couple, you could put a padlle wheel under the return line anything more will require you to restrict the return flow or have more return flow, by pumping up more water(=more power needed) in the first place.

Other then a little science project with the kids, there is not much value, IMO