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  • Home made ram pump

    A farmer friend needed to pump water from a spring to a house on a remote part of his farm, where there was no electricity supply, so I built this ram pump. It uses no electricity or fuel, being powered only by water. It pumps about 1000 liters (200 gallons) per day, to a tank about 30 meters (90 foot) vertically above the pump.
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    Last edited by jackjones; 04-19-2011, 09:03 AM.

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    well done

    that was no small feat..

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    • #3
      How far is the spring from the house? I know you said 90 feet of rise. Do you have any draawings you could email of the design?

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        Originally posted by lik2waterski View Post
        How far is the spring from the house? I know you said 90 feet of rise. Do you have any draawings you could email of the design?
        House is about 400' from the pump. 1" black poly pipe connects pump to house tank. Poly pipe had to be buried in a shallow trench all the way to the tank, to prevent mice chewing through the pipe to get to the water. Never did figure out how the mice know there is water in the pipe. See my website for plans.

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