WORLDS SIMPLEST WATER PUMP!! Make a PULSER PUMP! (with Captions)
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.
In this project you’ll learn how to make a customizable PVC hand pump that will create vacuum suction, pump water, or compress air.
A pre-requisite to making the pump will be 2 homemade check valves. You can learn how to make these cheap PVC check valves here:
Music by Jason Shaw (TU-ForeverBelieve)
My friend NightHawkInLight made another version of a vacuum pump. Check it out here:
Project inspired by: This is an original design, based off a picture I once found on a google image search. (I haven’t been able to find the picture since)
WARNING: Power tools, like a table saw, pose risks of serious injury. Adequate training and experience are required before operating. The results and claims of this pump are based solely on my personal experiences with the one demonstrated in the video. Individual results may vary. The pump is a simple design and not made, or claimed, to be used in any heavy duty operations, or relatively high pressures. Use of this content is at your own risk.
I’ve wanted to build a PVC water pump for awhile, but the check valves were around $10.00 each. That seemed a little steep for a PVC build, so I made my own, which you can see in a different project.
I was inspired on the pump piston and chamber by a picture I saw on a google image search by someone who used the 1-1/4» and 1» sizes of tubes, and he mentioned he cut the grooves for the O-rings on a table saw. That was a new idea to me and gave me the inspiration to put this together.
I’m also planning to use this piston design in future projects that require pneumatic and hydraulic pistons.
In my testing, the valves work great with air and water. I didn’t have any gauges to test the strength of the vacuum so can’t say how strong the vacuum would be, but it certainly does create one.
While there are some special tools used to create this pump (table saw and forester bit), I believe with a little creativity the pump could be made just as effectively without them, making this a simple and duplicatable design.
This simple homemade water pump demonstration uses a low power air pump to pump water. Build your own high performance grow containers, pumps, and trays its easy.
The reason for using air powered water pumps is to provide highly oxygenated nutrient solution to irrigate hydroponic grow containers. Systems are easy to build and plants love the extra aeration this air powered water pump delivers. http://airpoweredhydroponicgardening.com
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 http://williamsonrampump.co.nz/
put up in time for the NZ Agricultural Field days.
Marvin of AID Foundation in the Philippines explains how their ram pump works. It requires no electricity, gas or diesel, operating solely off of built up pressure caused by falling water. AID Foundation, implementing partner of Green Empowerment, has developed this design with only two moving parts, which are easily replaceable and available locally. Appropriate technology at its best! Support their efforts here: http://goto.gg/1931
Get the Free eBook at Land To House:
You can buy preassembled pumps at LandToHouse:
The Ram Pump is a very helpful device that takes water from a creek and pumps it up hill. This model I have managed to get water up to 35’ from about 5’ of head.
With the eBook that you can download above I list the parts needed to build the pump. I show you the step by step instructions on how to make the pump. I also show you how to get this little pump started. The book is packed with all kinds of helpful info to get your pumping needs taken care of.
Please comment and let me know what you think.
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