Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-23-2021, 07:38 AM   #1
Rubberdown
Ten Point
 
Rubberdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Houston
Default Windmill

Anyone know who can service a windmill in Schulenberg area? Trying to get the old aermotor going. Would like to get it pumping water again, the well under it isn’t dry.
Rubberdown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 07:40 AM   #2
Wence
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Fairchilds,Tx
Hunt In: Colorado Co
Default

Wick’s Water well Service in La Grange used to work on windmills.
Wence is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 08:25 AM   #3
Rubberdown
Ten Point
 
Rubberdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Houston
Default

Thank you sir!
Rubberdown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 09:10 AM   #4
RifleBowPistol
Ten Point
 
RifleBowPistol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Default

So why have I been told many times, that windmills have been outlawed? I keep saying when we get our well dug, I am going to put up a windmill. Have been told repeatedly, that windmills have been banned by the Feds. I don't really care, I want a windmill. Green energy is supposed to be the thing, you would think the green people would think they are great, other than they can't charge you for time they are running.
RifleBowPistol is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 09:15 AM   #5
Geezy Rider
Pope & Young
 
Geezy Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Weatherford, Tx.
Hunt In: Wise Co.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RifleBowPistol View Post
So why have I been told many times, that windmills have been outlawed? I keep saying when we get our well dug, I am going to put up a windmill. Have been told repeatedly, that windmills have been banned by the Feds. I don't really care, I want a windmill. Green energy is supposed to be the thing, you would think the green people would think they are great, other than they can't charge you for time they are running.

If that were true there’s a heck of a lot of people , including several of my neighbors, in Texas that are outlaws.


You might think that you're redneck
But I'm rednecker than you
Geezy Rider is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 10:13 AM   #6
Rubberdown
Ten Point
 
Rubberdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Houston
Default

Yeah that’s not true in the least.
Rubberdown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 02:13 PM   #7
eradicator
Pope & Young
 
eradicator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Arlington,TX/Pecos County
Default

I don't have any service company recommendations other than it's gonna cost you!! Those guys are expensive typically
eradicator is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 06:44 PM   #8
RifleBowPistol
Ten Point
 
RifleBowPistol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geezy Rider View Post
If that were true there’s a heck of a lot of people , including several of my neighbors, in Texas that are outlaws.


You might think that you're redneck
But I'm rednecker than you
I was planning getting one legal or illegal. I have noticed, that every windmill around here has either been taken down or is locked. Maybe it's actually the Edwards Authority. I have been told they have all types of rules related to pumping water out of the Edwards Aquifer. I have had at least five different people tell me that if you have a windmill on your property, it has to be disabled or you get fined some ridiculous amount of money. Around here, I have not seen a functioning windmill in years. They are all locked or taken down.
RifleBowPistol is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 06:50 PM   #9
Hunteraudit
Eight Point
 
Hunteraudit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: San Antonio
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Gotta keep them golf courses green
Hunteraudit is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 07:15 PM   #10
Geezy Rider
Pope & Young
 
Geezy Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Weatherford, Tx.
Hunt In: Wise Co.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RifleBowPistol View Post
I was planning getting one legal or illegal. I have noticed, that every windmill around here has either been taken down or is locked. Maybe it's actually the Edwards Authority. I have been told they have all types of rules related to pumping water out of the Edwards Aquifer. I have had at least five different people tell me that if you have a windmill on your property, it has to be disabled or you get fined some ridiculous amount of money. Around here, I have not seen a functioning windmill in years. They are all locked or taken down.
Man, that’s crazy. Must be hard on the ranchers.
Geezy Rider is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 07:57 PM   #11
dgilbert
Ten Point
 
dgilbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lake Granbury
Hunt In: Coke Co
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RifleBowPistol View Post
So why have I been told many times, that windmills have been outlawed? I keep saying when we get our well dug, I am going to put up a windmill. Have been told repeatedly, that windmills have been banned by the Feds. I don't really care, I want a windmill. Green energy is supposed to be the thing, you would think the green people would think they are great, other than they can't charge you for time they are running.
That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. That actually what my land business is, that man does ot from dun up to sun down. You probably been told the city crap version.
dgilbert is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 08:02 PM   #12
ramrod
Eight Point
 
ramrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bastrop, Tx.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RifleBowPistol View Post
I was planning getting one legal or illegal. I have noticed, that every windmill around here has either been taken down or is locked. Maybe it's actually the Edwards Authority. I have been told they have all types of rules related to pumping water out of the Edwards Aquifer. I have had at least five different people tell me that if you have a windmill on your property, it has to be disabled or you get fined some ridiculous amount of money. Around here, I have not seen a functioning windmill in years. They are all locked or taken down.
They have to be maintained……..oil has to be changed and the leathers wear out. Most ranchers have been replacing them with solar.
ramrod is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 08:08 PM   #13
South 75
Four Point
 
South 75's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Liverpool
Hunt In: All over
Default

I know in Brazoria County it is a 1 month wait to service a windmill. If anyone knows of someone in the Brazoria County area that services windmills, please let me know.
South 75 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 08:10 PM   #14
RattlesnakeDan
Ten Point
 
RattlesnakeDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Floresville
Hunt In: Everywhere
Default

In California they are now putting meters on private wells and making them lockable, control the water and food, control the peeps.
RattlesnakeDan is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 08:49 PM   #15
Big Lee
Ten Point
 
Big Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: TX
Hunt In: Central Texas
Default

They are stupid simple to repair. If you are brave enough to climb the ladder
Big Lee is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-23-2021, 09:53 PM   #16
RifleBowPistol
Ten Point
 
RifleBowPistol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dgilbert View Post
That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. That actually what my land business is, that man does ot from dun up to sun down. You probably been told the city crap version.
No, the people I talked to do live in the country, but they don't own much land and no wells. I am trying to figure out where these people got their info from. I tried to look it up what I found was very long and extremely boring, so I did not get very far.
RifleBowPistol is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2021, 07:39 AM   #17
Rubberdown
Ten Point
 
Rubberdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Houston
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Lee View Post
They are stupid simple to repair. If you are brave enough to climb the ladder
Went up there. Lots of yellow jackets. Came down. Will be armed next time. And the platform is super rotten so that is going to have to get replaced before I do anything up there.
Rubberdown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2021, 08:40 AM   #18
stick-n-move
Six Point
 
stick-n-move's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Magnolia, Tx
Hunt In: Dew, Tx
Default

Don's windmills in Pearland. Long time family run business and a Veteran.
https://donswindmills.com/

Last edited by stick-n-move; 08-14-2021 at 08:51 AM.
stick-n-move is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-14-2021, 08:52 AM   #19
Johnny Dangerr
Pope & Young
 
Johnny Dangerr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Killing Stuff These Days
Default

The last one I did we replaced the chunk instead of trying to rebuild what was there.......
Johnny Dangerr is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com