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Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Location: Oakland, CA
Looks like your first attachment is re: ram pumps, and the second is re: tube wells.
Both look like good info, but it seems we have half of each.
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Joined: Jul 06, 2009
Wow I feel silly.
Ok sorry about that that is what i get when trying to post by looking at thumbnails.
Here is the proper one.
If any one is interested i have all of Rus' brochures they are 11 of them.
I think several of those things need explanation. New thread(s)?
Joined: Jun 10, 2009
Yup!!! Thank God for our ram pump!! We bought ours from a company in Texas. The man was very helpful getting ours set up. We went with a 1" pump, the cheapest they made to see if we had adequate flow and fall. now that pump raises water 600' to our camp(140" vertical!) We were given an estimate of $20,000 for a drilled well which is not an option right now but we wanted to be able to enjoy our new piece of earth now... when there is a will there is away
Joined: Dec 11, 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Ok, so I am cheap frugal & lazy prefer to work smartly, and finding properties on a budget with an all weather water supply is no simple task... That combination has led me to searching for self-priming/self-starting ram pumps. I know that Rife makes one... so they are theoretically possible (and more importantly, real world possible). At the moment I am just in the experimental stage, so I am looking for a DIY option.
So that brings me to it: Does anyone know of a DIY, self-priming/self-starting ram pump designs?
I am imagining a rain collection system partially from a home that automatically pumps the water up to a "water tower" to pressure the same home's fresh water supply. I know there are many other facets to the problem... such as limitations of volume and purification concerns... but my focus is on the pump (or defeating gravity) at the moment.
Good choices, Monte. That last video is from one of my favorite youtubers. Also, check out the ones Wranglerstar did on his land. He shows how he made it, why it works, how the trenches and catches work, etc. if you can not find them, let me know and I can dig up the links.
Monte Hines wrote:Subject interests me for several reasons:
I can remember my uncle (40+ years ago) using one to pump water up a 200' hill, from a creek, to water his large beef cow herd...
I never knew how it worked...
Also, we might want to use one on our farm, where we have water, and do not have electrical power...
I spent some time researching and have created a blog on the subject: "Water Pumps Without Electricity or Fuel" - Hydraulic Water Ram Pumps and Others...
Just trying to contribute...
Hope this is helpful...
With Regards and Respect For All,
Joined: Nov 29, 2014
Glenn Underhill wrote:Monte linked to a youtube video by engineer775. I don't think Monte picked that one randomly. Engineer775 has some of the best videos on ram pumps.
I would like to extend that by saying, in my humble opinion, that engineer775 is a genius and is well worth watching and learning from on most subjects. He even shows what he has done on his own property for rain catchment, how he made a truck run off wood, and many more cleaver things. When he talks, I take notes.