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Old 19-09-2014, 18:12   #31
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Re: Watermakers - Is the market about to change?

Originally Posted by onestepcsy37 View Post
Now you're showing your age! Back in the days of hippies and communes and The Mother Earth News they occasionally ran articles with titles like 'Make Water Run Uphill!'. I forget the name of the device/contraption/setup but it was basically pipes and valves and made it possible to pipe water from the stream down in the ravine up to your marijuana plants growing on the hillside.
Those were the days...
Hydraulic Ram.....

Built several right out of the Whole Earth Catalog, back in the day...
(And just for the purpose described )

"It seemed like a good idea at the time"
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Old 20-09-2014, 07:27   #32
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Re: Watermakers - Is the Market about to Change?

I've built several hydro-ram water systems over the years. On my first build (right out of Mother Earth News), I found old machinery remnants in a ravine where I was putting the system in. After speaking with the old timers in the area,I realized it was a big hydro-ram. It was build in the 30's or so I would imagine from the equipment. It was used (as was ours), to provide low flow irrigation. I believe we had a 60' head on that system........not bad for no electrical power.

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