Water Related

I am always working on projects that have to do with water. Check out these links:

Ram Pumps for Purchase

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6 Responses to Water Related

  1. John Ferrone December 14, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Hi Seth check out my water ram videos I made this last fall look me up on Facebook. thanks for all you help and advice. I will build a new water ram this winter as soon as I can get the money together. JohnF. Look for John Ferrone .

    • Seth Johnson
      Seth Johnson December 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      I found you on facebook. Your pump looks awesome! I like that you used a tree and 2×4 to hold up the standpipe. What is the feet of head into the pump?

  2. Doug July 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    Can you use a straight brass check valve or do you have to have a swing check valve?

    • Seth Johnson
      Seth Johnson July 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

      The waste valve has to be a swing valve to hang open by gravity. The second valve can be an inline valve

  3. Mark July 1, 2017 at 10:40 pm #

    Can a ram pump work on a river that flows about 5 miles per and hour with a elevation lift of 10-15 feet? I have been considering a solar pump but I am especially intrigued by your pumps Seth! Keep up the good work.

    • Seth Johnson
      Seth Johnson July 12, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

      The ram pump needs head pressure to operate. This is the fall in hight from the source to the pump. The flow rate of 5mph is a good flow rate as long as there is enough water volume and head pressure. To get water to 15 feet you will need around 2.5 feet of head pressure.

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