How to Make a Rope and Washer Pump

How to Make a Rope and Washer Pump

Paperback Workshop Equipment Manual

By (author) Robert Lambert

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  • Publisher: ITDG Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 246mm x 13mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 15 December 1990
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853390224
  • ISBN 13: 9781853390227
  • Illustrations note: line drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,981,056

Product description

Shows how to make a simple, cheap, pump suitable for small-holding and garden use, a pump which can raise water from rivers or wells, with lifts of up to 30 metres. A simple clear text, with line drawings, showing how common materials can be used.

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Author information

Robert Lambert is Director of RedR. An engineer with over 15 years' experience in Africa and elsewhere, he has extensive experience in selecting, preparing, training and debriefing a wide range of professionals for humanitarian relief work.

Table of contents

SECTION 1 Introduction 1; Raising the water 1; Distributing the water 2; Principle of operation 2; SECTION 2 Tools and Materials 5; Tools 5; Summary of materials 5; Materials description 6; SECTION 3 Making the Pump 10; The pipe 10; Cutting the tyre and washers 10; Fitting the washers 11; Making the handles 13; Making the pulley 14; Making the pipe-stand and rope-guide 17; SECTION 4 Assembling the Pump 19; The site 19; The poles 19; Mounting the pulley and axle 19; Mounting the pipe 19; Fitting the drum 22; Operation 22; Maintenance 23; SECTION 5 Pump in a Vertical Well 24; Installation 24; Well protection 25; SECTION 6 Cost 27