Having a creek nearby your home could be a blessing for all of the utilities and water needs you may encounter. But using the creek to its maximum potential could be tricky if you’re not optimally prepared. Pumping water uphill could be an issue hard to deal with, but not impossible! The DIY community has an answer to the problem in the form of a homemade ram pump. For this project to be successful it will be required that you have a basic grasp of technical jargon, tools and procedures. Watch the video in full length and you can see how a hydraulic ram pump, more precisely a homemade one (4′ of fall 15′ of head, 1″ drive, 1″ pump, 1/2″ output) is functioning. If this encourages you to try and make your own, than the DIY community has helped another person and all we could say is good luck on your own ramp pump project.
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