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last year i drilled a new water well now id like to buy a used windmill and storage tank thanks. Bob in s.e.ks.

-- Bob Condry (, September 23, 2000


Just a thought Bob, did your well driller know that you intended to use a windmill for pumping? Around here if you don't communicate with the driller, they put in a smaller casing to be used with submersible pumps, and it is really too small for well cylinders.

For used windmills, check in an issure of The High Plains Journal. As I recall there is a dealer/refurbisher that advertises all of the time. If memory serves me, the dealer is out of Raymond, Ks. which is Northwest of Sterling. It's one of those towns that has a fraction for a zip code, so you may have to use to find it.

There are quite a few windmills setting unused in Western Kansas. Might be worth a Sunday drive to try to connect with someone who is willing to sell one.

If you can't find an issue of The High Plains Journal, let me know, our local library carries a copy and I can look for you.

-- Notforprint (, September 23, 2000.

hi notforprint yes i drilled the well myself sort of anyway i knew to put in 5 inch caseing. the old gentleman that owned the rig was here all the time in case i had problems. the only problem was it was wore plumb out. best regards Bob in s.e.ks.

-- Bob Condry (, September 23, 2000.

Harry Rose Windmill Service over in Girard KS used to sell mills not long ago.

-- Don (, September 23, 2000.

I've got a Dempster Windmill pump, which came from Dempster Industries (?) in Beatrice, Nebraska. I got a new catalog not long ago, for y2k purposes, so I know they still sell stuff like that.


-- jumpoffjoe (, September 23, 2000.

Around here, in Eastern Colorado, IF you can get someone to sell you one, they go for $1000 and up. Don't know why those old farmers are hanging on to them, a lot are just sitting there! Brother in law just bought a Demster for $1000 for his wife for an anniversary gift. Just a yard decoration for them, but would work if hooked to a well. Jan

-- Jan in Colorado (, September 24, 2000.

Have a photo of the Fairbury I bought off Rose Windmill in SE KS. I had to do alot of work on it as it was cheap, cheap. Try Don

-- Don (, September 24, 2000.

thanks ever one im only about 50 miles from girard so ill go see about the rose guy. but Jan you gave me a good idea i have a cousin in western ks. maybe they will look for me one. best regards everyone Bob in s.e.ks.

-- Bob Condry (, September 25, 2000.

Yes, Harry Rose, Jr. still sells windmills. Look for his feature article in the Jan/Feb issue.

Harry Rose, Jr., Rose Windmill Service, 303 South Western Ave., Girard, KS 66743; ph. (316) 724-4513.

-- Anne-marie (, September 28, 2000.

am looking for a weight for a 6 foot New Elgin. Fron Pfeifer Kansas but now in Il.Anyone know how many pounds it is? I think it was a round ball shape. Help Chet

-- chet Jacobs (, August 05, 2001.

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