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Ram H2O Pump
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Charlie    Posted 10-06-2003 at 13:55:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Has anyone built a working Ram water pump? I'm looking for plans/book that is tested/known to work and approx costs
(distance about a 25ft vert @ 100 ft)

Tom A    Posted 10-07-2003 at 04:12:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Order the Lehman's catalog. They sell the rams themselves, and their catalog has a good diagram of how the pumps work and quite a bit of information on how to install them.

They're at Lehman's dot com, and I'm pretty sure you can order the print catalog from the website. If not, I know their phone number is on the site.


rhudson    Posted 10-06-2003 at 19:25:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've got plans around here somewhere for a steel pipe assemble but you have to fabricate the clapper valve. mother earth has plans for a pvc assembled ram. i met a guy in home depot that was assembling one from a small bladder tank and using an off the shelf foot valve by removing the spring. he said he got his plans by doing a google search. i remember that at that time i was unsuscessful in finding the plans he mentioned. i'll look around for some plans i have scanned in one of my computers. by the way there is a company in virginia that sells pvc rams with bladder tanks at a reasonable price. i'll look for that info as well

Glen sw wi    Posted 10-06-2003 at 14:40:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You should be able to find plans with a net search. I built one out of PVC pipe and it works fine. Was actually building it for a friend but he didn't have enough of a water supply from his spring. Guess I'll build a smaller one which won't bleed off so much water when it backs off on pressure. Having enough water flow and getting the spring tension is critical. The one I built will push the water up at least 20 ft.. It will probable push it higher, but I really don't need to push it any higher.

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