- 1 4-inch PVC Handpump, 50 gal/min
- 1.1 Water Wheel Pump
- 1.2 Pulser Pump
- 1.3 Williamson ram pump
- 1.4 Archimedes Screw Principle Explained
- 1.5 The Rebirth of Archimedes' Ancient Pump
- 1.6 Windmill, a pedal powered pump, and drip irrigation
- 1.7 Homemade Windmill Waterpump
- 1.8 Another Windmill Design for Moving water
- 1.9 Rope and washer pump with drive pulleys
- 1.10 Rope Pump
- 1.11 Thermosiphon
- 1.12 Solar Thermosiphon Effect in Action
- 1.13 Thermosiphon pond pump
- 1.14 Chain Pump
Pumping water is a vital function in many environments, here are some technologies
[Added 5-25-11: see instructions for building on YouTube] This is a simple handpump made from off-the-shelf components. The large diameter makes it suitable only for low heads, like from an irrigation canal or shallow well. However, at the pumping rate shown in the video it fills a 5-gallon bucket in 6 seconds! The addition of a pump handle would allow somewhat higher pumping heads since it takes a good bit of effort to lift that much water. Total parts cost of the pump in the video is under $70.
Claimed to be 'the world's simplest water pump'
The pulser pump uses hydropower with no moving parts!
It is just pipes joined together. People have made pulser pumps and pulser pump models in Europe, Asia, and north America and posted them to youtube. Probably other places too. ( Please check out and make the pulser pump nano too. The nano began in 2011 as a suggestion from Virlusun on youtube) Nobody has ever made a pulser pump nano.
The one in the videos have worked for over 2 decades.
This idea was probably thought of and used (and lost) before I thought of it.
If you have ever seen a tromp powering an airlift pump to pump water (or reference to it), prior to 1986, please let me know. a entry, and more people will have confidence to use them.
The pulser pump began in 1988. This is a small one in Ireland. Thanks Wikipedia (june 08) for updating the definition for trompe at my request.
Updated video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Z-idnIM6M
A very simple but effective water pump that uses the energy of a large amount of water falling a small height to pump a smaller amount of water to much greater height.
200+ year old idea, 16 year old video, new website at thttp://williamsonrampump.co.nz/
This movie descibes different options for irrigation. Use of a windmill and pedal-powered pump are shown, and the use of drip irrigation to distribute the water.
All movies are available in full length at http://vimeo.com/channels/emas.
More info at http://www.emas-international.de
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garden irrigation system
Lifting instead of pumping water
With detailed design & maintenance indications, field experiences, etc.
Discussion about using the Thermosiphon effect for a Pond Pump
The chain pump is type of a water pump in which several circular discs are positioned on an endless chain. One part of the chain dips in to the water, and the chain runs through a tube, slightly bigger than the diameter of the discs. As the chain is drawn up the tube, water becomes trapped between the discs and is lifted to and discharged at the top. Chain pumps were used for centuries in the ancient Middle East, Europe, China, and ancient Egypt.