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Ram pump troubleshooting

rich/ February 25, 2013

Can you tell the difference between this video   and this one?   Hint…the first video, the pump is leaning to the right, downhill, and every cycle it hisses, rather than just does its positive click sound.  The second version is far superior, and pumps nearly it’s historic 150-175 gallons / day. Between a tree coming down on the gravity-fed

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Ram pump progress

rich/ January 21, 2011

Last summer we installed our ram pump to get us more water for the farm. Our well pump recently failed, which drove me to write up the details of this recent project. Our property is split by 4 seasonal creeks, one of which is nearly perennial. Work in the past has focused on increasing the riparian cover and shade on

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