It’s easier to shut down the wheel since The Man of the House put in a new gate system. We won’t be producing any power for a couple of days but the batteries can cope with normal house demand, we just can’t charge the car.
Once the old race has been ripped out, the supports need to be replaced.
Then the new components fitted in and screwed to the supporting structure and all the joins sealed.
Thank goodness for cordless tools.
After weeks of welding, grinding, cutting and joining up in the shed and at least 2 full days of construction down at the stream, we have a tidier water race, no leaks and are producing more power than ever. Now we just have to take all the old plywood and timber back out and open the gate.