Sunday, January 8, 2012

Turbine noise......YIKES!!

Looks like I need to do some work on the turbine mast mounts!! I was snoozing away last night and about 1:30am woke up to the sounds of what I thought was somebody rocking on the trailer tongue?? Got up and dressed, stepped outside in the light of the gorgeous full moon, and no one out there....hmmmm...went back in and fired up the heater for a bit then heard it again...go back out and the winds were really blowing!! The wind turbine was really moving!!

Here is the mast mounting plate onto the trailer tongue...

I think I need to put some type of dampener UNDER the mounting plate, as the noise and the vibration was intense as the winds got stronger and the turbine turned faster and faster!! Perhaps some sort of brace bolted to the trailer near the roofline and extending to the mast pole itself is in order as well, cushioned at both ends to eat up the vibration and dissipate it.

Outside the trailer, I didn't hear a thing, just the blades cutting thru the wind. Inside the trailer, a whole different matter!! The vibrations coming down the mast was intense!!

Going to have to do some research into cushioning options..


  1. I see that the weather service is predicting 20-30 mph winds for today. Better batten down the hatches!

  2. I saw that too!!! Think I may just pull it for a while, let the solar do its thing!!

  3. Just so long as the wind doesn't whisk the turbine - and you - all the way to oz!

  4. Good luck John. Let us know what you figure out.

  5. Maria, it REALLY gets moving sometimes!!