wood for waterwheel

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Old 10-03-02, 07:24 PM
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wood for waterwheel

I am wanting info on what type of wood to build a waterwheel from. Redwood is to expensive. What type or how should I preserve the wood?
 
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Old 10-03-02, 07:32 PM
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Gman17,

Go with pressure treated SYP. A composite would do a nice job, but it's more expensive than redwood. Stain/seal it with a semi-trans penetrating oil stain. Or no stain at all if you plan to have fish in a pond.

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Old 10-04-02, 04:35 PM
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Hi,
I would most likely use the pressure treated wood also, and another suggestion, use stainless steel fasteners.
good luck,
Trent
 
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Old 10-06-02, 12:18 AM
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WaterWheel

I used western red cedar for my waterwheel it is a little cheaper than redwood. Pressure treated wood might be a bad idea if the wheel is running to a pond with plants and fish.
 
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Old 10-06-02, 03:05 AM
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The waterwheel I saw again in August (last seen in 1985) is PT pine. Of course I didn't ask the nursery store owner if they had a continual problem with fish replacement.
Probably best to find the newer wood treatment( ACQ and Copper Azole)as compared to th older CCA wood.
Cedar is a good idea and comparably priced.

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Old 10-08-02, 05:52 PM
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make out of cypress wood. will hold up good in water(reelfoot lake boat are made of cypress) when oiled it is a nice looking wood.
 
 

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