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Hydraulic Ram Pump: Use Water’s Energy of Movement to Pump Water to Where You Want It–Build a Hydraulic Ram Pump


Hydraulic Water Ram Pumps are not new technology. They’ve been around for awhile–but guess who doesn’t want you to know how to make one? (I think you know who.)

Hydraulic water ram pumps move water using gravity and 2 valves to generate a repeating water hammer effect. The “hammer” pounds a little of the drive water into a pressure tank then up the delivery hose for your use. The hydraulic water ram pump is simple, reliable, pumps water with no engine or fuel needed, no electricity or muscle power! And it can be made from mostly recycled materials! (Did we just solve the world’s water problem?)

The Hydraulic water ram pump in the first vid below has a few novelties that make it more reliable, cheaper and easier to operate. It developed a steady 28psi pressure at the pump and delivered about 1,000 gallons per day where the user wanted it.

Last season, it hammered over 145,600 gallons of pond water up a steep hill to his garden over 700 feet away and over 100 feet higher than the pond! In the process, it saved him over 485 liters of diesel fuel he would have normally used to drive the diesel tractor to pump and tow the water around the farm.

The pump was built for about $50 worth of plumbing parts and a bunch of stuff that he had sitting in the scrap pile.

The secret is a strong gate valve.

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Intrigued Yet? Here’s more info:

(And don’t say I never gave you anything 🙂

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  1. Rodger Middleton
    July 4, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Wasn’t able to read contents but had to mention Ram Pump @ Gatton Park,Riegate,Surrey.

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