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Forum: Water 08-06-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Denver Dave
Facebook group for water wheel pumps

I've been working on this project for quite a while - time to get more help ! I've setup a public facebook group for water wheel pumps - if interested, please have a look and share your ideas. ...
Forum: Water 07-16-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,373
Posted By Denver Dave
2017 update - water to pump water

Wow - started this thread in May or 2010 - time for an update and an attempt to brainstorm with like-minded people. In some ways have not made much progress and in other ways have made some.
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Forum: Water 05-04-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,373
Posted By Denver Dave
My interest is more "micro" hydro than "small" ...

My interest is more "micro" hydro than "small" ("small" is more huge in my mind), using water to pump water - for example a stream to lift water to a ditch or gravity feed irrigation tank. I'm...
Forum: Water 10-17-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,373
Posted By Denver Dave
High Volume - Low RPM pumps

New Videos of high volume - low RPM pumps on the Windtrans site:
http://www.windtrans.ca/video.html

Talked to Andrew today from Windtrans and they are in the process of testing the pumps. I...
Forum: Hydro/Wind/Wood/Geothermal 09-28-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,762
Posted By Denver Dave
Waterwheels that earn their keep

Waterwheels that earn their keep
- identification of sources and discussion

Waterwheels have been used for thousands of years to move water, but surprisingly, few (if any) small production...
Forum: Hydro/Wind/Wood/Geothermal 09-28-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,036
Posted By Denver Dave
Thank you for the detail plans for the spiral...

Thank you for the detail plans for the spiral waterwheel pump. Would you mind giving more information about the construction of the actual waterwheel that powers the spiral pump?

I'm crosslinking...
Forum: Water 09-17-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,776
Posted By Denver Dave
toilets are an example of control system

What an interesting idea. Relatively low tech and operates without electricity. Seems like might be a wide audience for situations where there is some water coming in at a location above area to be...
Forum: Water 09-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,776
Posted By Denver Dave
Gravity feed irrigation control system?

One way or another, we would like to take water from a stream and use it to irrigate land above the level of the stream in an area without electricity. See discussion water 2 pump water:...
Forum: Water 09-08-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,377
Posted By Denver Dave
I'm not sure what you consider a reasonable...

I'm not sure what you consider a reasonable price, but for a lot of water, you might wish to consider:

http://www.youtube.com/user/karsaj81

for our interest water 2 pump water, see this...
Forum: Water 09-08-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,373
Posted By Denver Dave
Progress in 2011 ??

Amazing that I'm sitting here, almost fall of 2011 and have not made much progress. Doesn't someone make commercial versions of waterwheels and ways to pump water off the grid for large gardens. ...
Forum: Water 05-17-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,208
Posted By Denver Dave
Water to water threads

Thank you for this thread and please checkout another thread we have going at:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/showthread.php?t=21122

I'm amazed at how little is being done in the micro...
Forum: Water 05-17-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,373
Posted By Denver Dave
Water to Pump Water - Water Pumps

Here are two interesting water pump / wheels that seem to pump at least some significant amount of water. I'd love to hook up the water wheel to a dbest pump described previously:

If you know how...
Forum: Water 05-03-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,373
Posted By Denver Dave
Results of summer 2010 water wheel test

Spring of 2011 is here again and I'm finally getting back to report the results of last summer's test of water to pump water.

With 3 - 2 inch by 4 ft wood lathes, we created two "stars" then...
Forum: Water 06-22-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,377
Posted By Denver Dave
I'll using the pumps for a different purpose, but...

I'll using the pumps for a different purpose, but I have 2 of these - would work as transfer pump for water, but not combustible fluids:
www.dbestpump.com (http://www.dbestpump.com)

Discussion...
Forum: Water 06-17-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,373
Posted By Denver Dave
1st water test of water pump (water to pump water

1st water test of water pump (water to pump water project)

Specs with the pump:
= = = = = = = = = = =
the directions indicated the pump would do 90 gallons per minute at 200 RPM, but...
Forum: Water 05-31-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,373
Posted By Denver Dave
We have several different situations and some do...

We have several different situations and some do have significant drop. However, the area that I'm researching now does not have very much drop, but does have a fair amount of water in a stream and...
Forum: Water 05-31-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,324
Posted By Denver Dave
Thank you for your reply and efforts to keep the...

Thank you for your reply and efforts to keep the forums on target. I know this must be quite a job.

Dave
Forum: Water 05-31-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,324
Posted By Denver Dave
How to do an acceptable post on how to pump water

I previously did a post about "using water to pump water" and was looking for a discussion about how best to do this and to hook up with others that are doing self contained irrigation systems...
Forum: Water 05-27-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,373
Posted By Denver Dave
Using water to pump water

We have a stream and ditches with flowing water that we would like to use to pump water to a higher storage location to be used for a gravity feed irrigation system.

I've looked at

spiral...
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