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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

I just sold an Arizona home that had 3 wells

1. electric

2. Wind

3. Solar


The electric was the most dependable and steady. All three worked though.



Feb 08, 2021 10:01 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A tried and true method of running a pumpjack, though living in a valley you may have trouble with wind turbulence which will cause extra wear and tear on your windmill.

My grandfather used to have one of these, however he replaced it with an electric motor before I came along.  He said it was constantly broken down and fairly dangerous to work with.

Before investing in a well and windmill you may want to do some exploring uphill from your camp and find a spring that you can tap into.  Once found, shove a roll of that black tubing into it and gravity will do the rest.

Feb 08, 2021 10:06 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

My brother uses one on the Prairies.  And, I just watched Hoss & Little Joe build one on Bonanza, lol 

Feb 08, 2021 08:45 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

WAy out of my circle of knowledge as a city boy from Chicago. Open the faucet and water flows. Good luck. I admire your quest!

Feb 09, 2021 04:13 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

No experience, but I would love to know more. Parked and following the responses!

Feb 08, 2021 07:46 PM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Sorry, Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate , I don't have any experience with that.  I'm parked and reading.

Feb 09, 2021 08:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not have any experience with Windmills, Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate 

Feb 09, 2021 08:43 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I know nothing about them either, Fred.

We recently joked that we have so much wind off of the lake, we should have one to power the house!

Feb 09, 2021 08:22 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Nothing I can help you with here.
I do have a windmill conneced to a pump jack that recirculates the water in the bird bath. It is more yard art than a house essential. Priming 10 feet of tubing is less burdensome than 110 vertical feet of composite piping.

Feb 09, 2021 07:55 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

holy smokes, didn't know they even sold them. Just thought they were older in rural areas. I know zero.

Feb 09, 2021 06:07 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have only seen them in person on the rural farms here in NH. The land owners swear by them. 

Feb 09, 2021 05:26 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

At 110 feet you probably need a submersible pump to push the water up because pull pumps can't draw water that deep. A 100 foot drive shaft under a windmill doesn't sound feasible. However, a windmill to run a generator that runs the pump would work.

Feb 09, 2021 05:23 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I still see some in use on farms around here, but most have become yard art and are just for decoration these days. Most of the ag wells now are usuing electric, or a generator to power them when needed. Interest has picked up in wind power for electricity, but I don't see many people actually installing wind turbines yet.

Feb 09, 2021 05:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sorry, Fred... nothing I'm in the least bit familiar with. Hopefully, you'll get some good answers here.

Feb 09, 2021 03:55 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Interesting subject and even though our rural properties have wells, have not seen windmills.  Will be reading comments.

Feb 09, 2021 07:30 AM
Ernie Steele
Lebanon, PA

My only experience with windmills to pump water is 2 of our local golf courses use them. Also, Fred, get yourself a subscription to Mother Earth News. Monthly articles on living "off-grid" along with numerous tips for life in general. I've been reading it for probably 30-40 years.

Feb 09, 2021 06:13 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I remember a windmill on Benn Hill in Hodgdon ME as a kid. My mom's dairy farm had one but it went into disrepair and is now gone. Interesting though. Parked and watching, reading what you glean Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate .

Feb 09, 2021 04:38 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We had an electric pump for our well in Napa, and I am not sure a windmill would have worked.  I am certain that a windmill would work for you, if there is enough wind, and it would pump enough for your needs.  

Feb 09, 2021 10:16 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

now that's something I know nothing about.

Feb 09, 2021 09:00 AM