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How do I make a simple, homemade, wind/water powered pump to extract water from a stream and pump up 10ft? Answered

Hi,
Anyone know to make a homemade wind/water powered pump to extract water from a fast flowing (shallow - 1ft) stream at the end of my garden and pump water up 6 - 10ft and then around my garden to feed plants and animals?

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rickharris (author)2011-10-06

Hydraulic ram will do that easily https://www.instructables.com/id/Hydraulic-Ram-Pump/

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lemonie (author)rickharris2011-10-06


Good answer, but what about the "end of my garden" part?
The pump needs a fair head, so the inlet is quite possibly going to be upstream at the end of someone else's garden..?

L

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rickharris (author)lemonie2011-10-06

Fast flowing water - Maybe the garden is wide - could be acres. The stream at the bottom of my garden is about 200 yards away from the house but unfortunately not fast flowing, in fact hardly flows at all.

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steveastrouk (author)rickharris2011-10-06

Definitely. Ram pump's the way to go.

Steve

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iceng (author)steveastrouk2011-10-06

+1
Wind is unsteady, " As Long as the Water Flows "

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