Home-made Hydraulic Ram Test Installation

Figure 1. The ram pump installed and operating.  Note the water exiting the waste valve and the rock used to hold the pump upright and anchor it.

 

Figure 2.  The 1-1/4 inch Schedule 40 PVC drive pipe supplying the ram pump.  Note the curves in the pipe due to the geometry of the stream channel.  The pump worked quite well despite the lack of straightness of the pipe.

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