Water supply

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Dafoxroulz
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Water supply

Post by Dafoxroulz » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:03 am

Have you looked into setting up a ram pump to supply water for your off grid needs, they are cheap and very effective if you have enough equivalent head or flow to active the pumping effect.

techman
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Re: Water supply

Post by techman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:50 am

The creek is 1/4 mile from our property and not on our land either sadly. A Ram pump would be awesome for summer use but no good in winter because even the creek freezes up a bit out here. I fear the slow moving ram pump may freeze solid. Or the pipes would slowly sludge up with ice and stop flowing with time.

Fannar
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Re: Water supply

Post by Fannar » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:47 am

Aren't there pipes that are meant for conditions like this, Techman? There has to be a solution, I would think.

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Re: Water supply

Post by techman » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:56 am

There is a high cost associated with such a thing though. Now on our new homestead there is no water nearby sadly. But we do have a very nice, clean well.

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