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Simple Gravity Water Pump

Posted by Hikermann (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 2, 14 at 1:54

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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RE: Simple Gravity Water Pump

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).

RE: Simple Gravity Water Pump

Is this what you're looking for? (Scroll down a bit for diagram & explanation)

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

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