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  • eltigre commented on eltigre's instructable ~ World's Greenest WATER PUMP ~3 months ago
    ~ World's Greenest  WATER PUMP ~

    Hi Shawn, There are a number of ways to improve efficiency (as measured by amount of water delivered per minute)1, position gate valve downstream of pressure tank.2. adjust pump cycle rate for optimum delivery (requires timed testing on site)3. use an internal pressure bladder (bicycle tube or use bladder tank) instead of snifter valve 4. install additional pumps delivering to same delivery pipe to increase flow (avoid pumps larger than 4" or smaller than 1.5") 5. if delivery site is a long horizontal distance away from pump, set up the minimum vertical delivery point possible and use gravity to deliver water to the end use location. (like an aqueduct system) The less water your pump must push up a pipe to the end use location the more volume it will deliver. e.g. if your end ...

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    Hi Shawn, There are a number of ways to improve efficiency (as measured by amount of water delivered per minute)1, position gate valve downstream of pressure tank.2. adjust pump cycle rate for optimum delivery (requires timed testing on site)3. use an internal pressure bladder (bicycle tube or use bladder tank) instead of snifter valve 4. install additional pumps delivering to same delivery pipe to increase flow (avoid pumps larger than 4" or smaller than 1.5") 5. if delivery site is a long horizontal distance away from pump, set up the minimum vertical delivery point possible and use gravity to deliver water to the end use location. (like an aqueduct system) The less water your pump must push up a pipe to the end use location the more volume it will deliver. e.g. if your end use location is 400' away and 50' above your pump and you connect a 1" delivery pipe, the pump has to generate enough pressure to move the volume of water in the pipe ( 15085.71 cubic inches) on every cycle. But, if you can locate your delivery pipe so it is 51' vertical to your pump and 349' sloping down to your end use location, the pump must only move 1923.42 cubic inches of water on each cycle, gravity will take the water the rest of the way to your delivery point. This will cause your pump to perform less work and deliver more volume on each cycle.

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  • eltigre commented on eltigre's instructable ~ Recycled Shop Storage Solutions ~1 year ago
    ~ Recycled Shop Storage Solutions ~

    the instructions for building are right on the pictures themselves.

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