Hydropower Flour Mill - in Bukit Tinggi, Indonesia

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Blog entry by woodworm posted 03-22-2010 10:05 AM 11479 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

During my visit to Bukit Tinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia I for the first time had chance to watch Hydropower Flour Mills in action. I took a few pictures – and LOL… only two of them are quite clear.
The hydropower mill is the undershot wheel type. The wheel (all components are made from wood) is mounted vertically on a horizontal axle. The flat boards, called floats, mounted radially around the rim. It is turned by the impact of water pushing/striking these float boards as it flows under the wheel.

Pic#1 – The wheel at the outside of the building.

Pic#2 – The mill inside of the building.

Short video

I think it’s one of those most beautiful places in Indonesia you should visit. If you never been there, go and visit this place – you will like the nature, the people, food and culure.
Here are some of other interesting pictures:-

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 08:13 PM

neat stuff, WW.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 08:24 PM


I HAVE been there.

There is a famous restaurant and bar—right along the river.

On the SECOND story of the bar is a famous “diving board,” from where eager (and/or drunk) patrons jump or dive into the beautiful river below.

My brother and I “took the plunge.”

And how great it was.

We were a couple of “orang bulans”—moon people—light-skinned Westerners—suffering in the Equatorial heat and humidity.

That jump might have been the first time we were COOL, in weeks :-)

Terim kasih, Masrol —for the memory AND the cool pictures!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 04-09-2010 08:54 AM

Very interseting, Masrol. That wheel is definitely in high gear. I’ve seen the wheels here in the USA with the water coming from overhead, but never underneath. Rand

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