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Old 03-24-2010, 01:26 AM
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Check this out - a treadle well pump you can build yourself.

Good, clear picture of one is here.

No electricity and built from very commonly available materials.
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Very nice looking pump. I wonder how deep a well it could pump, I must have missed that detail. Looks like another pump I had seen for the third world countries. I think it would be great for bringing water up from the creek to run through a filter or water the garden.

I designed and built a deep well pump that runs on air pressure out of PVC pipe. I will be testing it out with a trash can and 200 feet of hose. I did make a good drawing of it but can not verify for sure if it has a patent on the design though it is based on an air lift pump from the early 1900's. But this is for another post in a different place.
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Thanks for posting that Bcat. I love simple solutions. I wonder how that piston would work on a forge blower...hmmmm!
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Thanks for the link, it's a new design to me. I'll look at it later and see how deep it can go.

I posted this other treadle pump design in another thread here:

Many designs use push rods (aka "sucker" rods) for deep wells. The Econologica design is a "pull pump" and uses cable instead to pull the water up the well.

I had a chance to look at the treadle pump design from the OP. It appears to be a sucker pump that has 2 pistons at the top of the well. Since it sucks, it won't work for wells where the static water level is deeper than 20-30 feet. Still it's nice having a one-stop shop for a detailed design if a pump like this applies to your situation.
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that is fabulous work, please keep it up and thank you thank you thank you!!!!
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I would love to see one of these in action.
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I would love to see one of these in action.
Heres one

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Not bad, This would provide enough water from my well for our needs (shallow wells in Fl). Plus you would get a little exercise.


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