How to Make a Hydro-Electric Generator From a 5-Gallon Bucket

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This simple tutorial will help you recycle a regular plastic 5-gallon bucket into a hydroelectric generator!

If you’re dreaming of an off-grid lifestyle, you’ve probably looked into some options for setting up your own water or power supply. While it probably won’t provide for all of your power needs, this simple DIY project will help you generate small amounts of electricity using common and inexpensive materials you can find just about anywhere, such as a 5-gallon bucket, some PVC pipe, and some simple hand tools.

Check out the video below to see how it works, and for step-by-step instructions, you can also download a PDF tutorial here.

 

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