The Hydraulic Ram Pump is a water pump that requires no electricity or fuel to operate. As long as you have a waterway with falling water you can install and use this pump.
If you would like to buy a pre-assembled Ram Pump then click here.
Check out this video on how to build, install, and operate the pump. Below the video is a link to the Free eBook showing you the parts list and all the steps you need to build the pump and get it working.
Here is the free eBook:
This Free “how to” eBook will guide you through the steps needed to make the pump.
-New in Version 1.2: Pictures, Standpipe info.
-New in version 1.1: Standpipes, Snifter Valves, Drive Pipe Ratios, Pressure Tank Size.
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Hydraulic Ram Pump v1
Hydraulic Ram Pump Results:
My Brother In-Law and I worked with the Ram Pump and found some data that you might be interested in. We use two methods to find the delivery height. We determine the water Flow Rate at the height that is discovered. And lastly we show you a method to find the feet of head that your pump is working with.
Check out this video for the results:
How far, Horizontally, can the Ram Pump carry water?
With 6′ of head falling into the pump I test out the distance the water will travel at approximately 15 feet above the pump.
I am using garden hose as the delivery pipe because it is the easiest tube to acquire and does not cost as much as other options.
After 415′ of hose set out horizontally I am still getting water out of the hose at the rate of around 1 gpm