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    Smile Rife Ram Pump

    I have been toying with a small Davey ram pump. Its pretty cool does anybody have any experience with the larger ones.

    http://www.i4at.org/lib2/hydrpump.htm

    http://www.itdg.org/docs/technical_i..._ram_pumps.pdf

    http://www.riferam.com/history.htm

    http://www.clemson.edu/irrig/Equip/ram.htm

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    The only comment I have is they work. My grandparents used a ram from the late 1940s/50s to the late 70s to push water from a spring that dropped water down to the ram. They don't push a lot of water and the water pressure was always pretty low, but it worked.

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    Default ram plus accumulator tank

    from the specs on some of the pumps they can push water to a considerable head. I am wondering if a ram could also pump into a large accumulator tank in the house and let that tank supply the head without having to have a gravity system from a tank back to the house. Does this make sense??

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    Never tried one. I researched them quite a bit. I'm curious to hear how it goes if you do. Look at coil pumps too. If you have enough flow these have some good characteristics also.

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    They have one of these gizmos at Chena Hotsprings and it fills a big holding tank. The head pressure of the holding tank provides pressure downstream of the system. I watched it for quite a while..even my wife thought it was cool.

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