How I Built my Dam ebook

In the summer of 2013 I decided that I needed to have a dam to install a microhydro system. This is the story of how I started the Dam and what happened to this idea after a year of work. Please download the book and laugh, cry, and learn with me as I tell you about my adventure. ... dam pipes1 dam blocks1

How I Built my Dam The Book

File is 38MB I sure learned a lot from this experience and cant wait to share with you all the mistakes that I made. Enjoy your read. As you read I would like to let you know that this is a failed attempt and I will be making a flume in the place of the dam. This book is not intended to teach you how to make a dam. Just for fun.

6 Responses to How I Built my Dam ebook

  1. David Owens July 9, 2017 at 11:15 pm #

    I need to push water up hill about 50 ft. Is that possiable with you pumps? If so which one?

    • Seth Johnson
      Seth Johnson July 12, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

      The ram pump can get water to 50 feet with a head pressure of 8 feet. If you have 9 or even 10 feet you can expect a higher flow rate at the top. Each pump can deliver water to this height with the right head pressure. the difference in pump size is the water usage and delivery flow rate. (smaller pumps need less water to run and also deliver less water at the top.)

  2. Ellie September 9, 2017 at 10:34 pm #

    If I need to push the water 135ft up the hill from the ram but only have 2 feet of head from my spring to the ram with a 60ft drive pipe, my guess is I’ll need to use a stand-pipe to accomplish it…so, should I go with your biggest ram. I don’t’ need a lot of water as it’s just for three horses and a few chickens for now. Your input would be greatly appreciated so I can make the best choice for my purchase. Thanks, P.S. I luv your videos!!!

    • Seth Johnson
      Seth Johnson September 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm #

      With 2 feet of head pressure you can expect to get water to 14 feet. This is much lower than the 135 feet you are looking for. you would need to have around 20 feet of head pressure to get to this hight. This is actually getting close to the max hight a diy ram pump can reach.


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