I was watching with a friend a dvd from Sepp Holzer and it was mentioned something about his water pumps not using electricity. Perhaps I misunderstood. What sort of pumps is he using to pump water up a hill? This seems to defy my logic.
We have a pond. It is about 20m (60') from a creek 4m (13') wide that we would like to consider as an alternative energy source. Most of the year the water flow is minimal and a small dog could hop across it, but during autumn and winter it is gushing. I am wondering what options there are, perhaps if we could use a pump to pump water into the pond like a water feature / mini water fall to oxygenate the pond and have fresh water flow.
Is this sort of thing possible without plugging into a power source?
I thought it could be something like that William. But I don't recall he has a spring on his property, so I'm guessing he is using one of his ponds up the top as a source of initial water pressure. My understanding is though that there will be more water lost than what is able to be re-pumped to the top. So I'm just scratching my head about how this is done without draining all his sources from the top.
Rob : As Paul W. Alluded to, the double barrel Ram Pump is for using the latent energy of one stream to pump water from another source, usually a 'cleaner source'
of standing water ( I Think! )
In the not too distant past there was an Australian Water Ram company that was claiming to be the best, and there is a N.G.O. group in Canada with some good stuff
I am merely without a good site to use a ram pump so I am not current on what is out there ! Big AL !
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