How to Make a Rope and Washer Pump

How to Make a Rope and Washer Pump

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 177.8 x 246.4 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • ITDG Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • line drawings
  • 1853390224
  • 9781853390227
  • 1,838,693

About Robert Lambert

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 more

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 27show more