Simple Gravity Water Pump

hikermannJune 2, 2014

Years ago a friend in the Northern California Redwood country showed me the simple gravity pump he used to lift water from a creek up to his house; it was very elementary compared with what I'm finding on the www, in that it used only a small (maybe 4 or 5" in diameter) waterwheel apparatus (black plastic, as I recall) that was turned by the flow of the stream and forced the water uphill in about a 1" ABS/PVC-type line; his goal wasn't a lot of water, just a steady, small supply -- and that is what this pump did. Anyone know where to find such?

Much appreciated.

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nandina(8b)

Suggest further searching using the following:
1. ram pumps (these can be expensive but very efficient).
2. non electric pumps for moving water uphill (with careful reading you should be able to construct an inexpensive pump).

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 5:11PM
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msmorningsong(SW FL 10A)

Is this what you're looking for? (Scroll down a bit for diagram & explanation)
http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/ah810e/ah810e12.htm

This post was edited by MsMorningSong on Fri, Jun 13, 14 at 17:10

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 5:07PM
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