These whirlygigs are all made from scrapyard material. We up-cycle the materials before the shredder gets to them. Painted whirlygigs are painted to the paint manufactures specifications, however, paint failure will occur over time. The bicycle hubs which are used for bearings are taken apart, inspected, cleaned and reassembled using water resistant red grease. They should spin for many, many years, problem free. Occasionally one may fail. They are made from scrapyard parts. This is extremely rare but does happen. I will gladly replace any mechanical failing parts.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


20" Fan Blade Diameter


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To install whirlygigs. The connector I use for the attachment to pole is a standard 1 1/2 inch EMT electrical conduit size. Poles are available at any Home Depot or Lowes location. They come in ten foot lengths and at the time of this entry cost $12.74 at Home Depot. I use a standard fence post driver for driving the posts into the ground. If you have someone to assist you with the level this should take about five minutes. You will need a ladder, a screwdriver, a post driver and importantly ear protection. Drive the ten foot post about two feet into the ground. Be sure the location you have selected does not have any electrical or water utility's buried beneath. When driving the post into the ground this way using the fence post driver, it sometimes becomes necessary to use a hacksaw to cut off the top end of the poll. This will vary depending on the hardness or softness of the ground. The pounding can sometimes bend the top of the pole just enough to not allow the whirlygig collar to slide onto the post easily. Of course you can always just use a shovel or post hole digger to dig the hole first. Place pole and back fill with either dirt or concrete. Your choice. After setting the post simply follow the instructions below on how to mount the whirlygig.

Your whirlygig will come with a short piece of 1 1/2 " EMT in the mounting collar. This is to keep the hub bearing centered until you are ready to install.
Grasp the whirlygig collar with one hand and the 1 1/2" piece of EMT with the other hand.
Twist and remove 1 1/2 " EMT from whirlygig collar. Sometimes they can be a little tight.
This view shows the EMT removed and the bearing hub centered. You want to be sure it is centered so that it will slide all the way onto the pole when you are installing it. When sliding it onto the pole you should note that the pole must slide over the bearing hub and between the bearing hub whirlygig collar.
Once installed on the pole it will look something like this.

To complete installation tighten the two bottom screws on the collar onto the pole as tight as you can. Congrats! You can now sit back and enjoy watching your whirlygig do the rest of the work. *clink!*


Tools I use to install whirlygigs. Level, large slot screwdriver, fence post driver and ear protection.
Ladder not shown.

The sometimes used hacksaw.