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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: getting water from spring to camp
At my uncle's farm, the spring was piped downhill for about 100 feet to the ram, probably about a 30 foot drop in elevation? Then the water flowed from the ram, uphill, about 500 feet or so, to the house and barn.
Hydraulic water rams are essentially perpetual motion machines. As long as water flows into it with sufficient force and everything works, they keep pumping water uphill.
They did sometimes have a problem with the thing freezing, if temps dropped into single digits at night and stayed in the low teens during the day. IIRC, unc and my dad replaced the original pipes back around 1940?
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