Controlling the Water Supply to the Mill

Controlling the Water Supply to the Mill (HMN1D)

Location: Montross, VA 22520 Westmoreland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 9.741', W 76° 49.886'

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When the head gates at the pond are opened, water runs under the dam into the wooden flume. Since the mill is started and stopped at frequent intervals, the flood gate at the side of the flume is left open to keep from overloading the flume when the water is shut off from the wheel. The gate over the waterwheel can be regulated from either floor of the mill. It controls the speed and power of the wheel. Both the force of the water entering the wheel buckets and its weight turn the wheel. Under full head the wheel produces about 15 horsepower.
HM NumberHMN1D
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 339553 N 4225413
Decimal Degrees38.16235000, -76.83143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 9.741', W 76° 49.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 9' 44.46" N, 76° 49' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 Unnamed Road, Montross VA 22520, US
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