How to build a hand powered water pump

August 25th, 2014

In many developing countries, there is an increasing need for affordable water gathering systems. The main system currently used in several developing countries is a hand-operated pump since they are the most sustainable low cost option for safe water supply in resource poor settings. They are used for many purposes, industrial, marine, irrigation, and leisure Read More

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How It Works: Protecting New Orleans With The World’s Largest Flood Pump

August 18th, 2014

New Orleans sits smack dab between the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Pontchartrain, and when a hurricane comes rolling in, those bodies of water tend to spill into the streets. This summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started construction on a barrier that can block a 16-foot swell blown in from the Gulf and Read More

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Build a Powerful Hand Pump From Scratch with PVC Pipe

August 11th, 2014

If you ever need a big pump to move water or air, it’s not too hard to make your own with PVC pipe. The video above should give you a great idea of how to tackle this project, and the source link has more details if you need it. The build is pretty much all Read More

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