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I recently pulled my well because of a pump failure. I think the motor is still good but the pump is shot. I want to create a wind generator using oil drum halves that rotates in the vertical position. I occurred to me that the old well pump motor would be perfect for this since it is designed to run in the vertical position. I was wondering how to turn it into a generator if it would be feasible any suggestions?
 

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In theory, any motor can simply be spun and generate electrical current. But it will depend on the type of motor as to how well it works at generating electricity, and I'm not that familiar with the type of motor you're using to tell you that information. There are a lot of youtube videos on this sort of project, but I've never attempted one myself.
 
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