..............,..it sneaks up on you Darryl,..don't say you weren't warned.My advice would be head off to bed a bit early and take a nice flick maggy for the bedside table,..or an Austral start lamp,...so that it's the first thing you see in the morning.Jesus. Now I'm actually looking for the things.
Hello DarrylHere's a windmill I've modified. Has to pump 2km and 200mt lift up to a homestead
Hello Darryl.So Scotty, your pump is pretty deep as is the pump rod. I dont know about deep bores and such so why dont they just drop a pipe with a foot valve down the bore and have the pump up top ? Is there too much weight in the lift the same as any type of pump ?
Hello Ray.We never put a pump above the waterline more than 25 foot above the water line.
Oh, you mean a windmill pump can't pull the weight of the water column over 25'?Scotty,another way of putting it is around 25 feet is about all you can suck water without using something like a jet pump,whether it be a piston type pump or centrifugal.
These things have been around for awhile,but have more or less become obsolete.Around my part of the world they are called a "side bolt" pump.Alderdice in Warrnambool Victoria have manufactured these for four generations.I believe they still stock all parts for them,in which case the buckets and at least one valve are the same as used in a "flush cap" pump.The one that is traditionally put down the bore has the end caps 'flush' with the pump cylinder.We never put a pump above the waterline more than 25 foot above the water line. You use a strap pump which has the ends clamped with 3 long bolts.Take out 2 bolts,loosen the third and you swing the barrel out and service the buckets and valves.