How to Build a Water Pump

How to build a water pump, including hydraulics, site analysis, instructions, materials list and installation.



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Close-up of waste valve.
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Waste valve (exploded view.)
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Rubber pieces (beside their metal siblings) cut from tractor tire tube.
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Pumping water is a main concern for any home or farm because, short of gravity feeding, it requires a ridiculous amount of energy.
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Diagram of working water pump.
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Water pump ram's design.
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Waste valve bushing with 4 strap drilled and welded in place.
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Assembly of water pump.
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Close-up of check valve (notice arrow on brass casing) and copper wire in snifter hole just below the valve in center of nipple.
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Materials list for water pump.
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