Turning Water Motion Into Water Pressure! Amazing!


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This is how to build a Water Ram water pump from easy to find parts at any local hardware store. The Water Ram can pump water uphill hundreds of feet higher then the source delivering the water to the pump.


The Hydraulic Ram Pump has been around for quite some time now, the first device in the modern era is reported to have been devised by an Englishman John Whitehurst in 1775. His design was not automatic and was controlled by opening and closing a stopcock.

Easier than carrying water by hand but sure sounds like it was still a lot of work and very time consuming. The first reported fully automatic hydraulic ram was developed by Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier (of hot air balloon fame) in the late 1700’s (1793-1797). The original design performed

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