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4/30/19 As another diversion from going after the final inspection for the cabin, I spent some time nurturing my giant sequoia trees by setting the irrigation system back up now that the winter logging activity has stopped. As part of it, I built a hydraulic ram pump that I am holding in the picture. I will set it up in the creek just below the springbox and have it pump water up over the ridge and down to Andrew on the other side. Andrew is higher in elevation than the spring so I can't use gravity feed for the irrigation like I do for all the other trees.
4/30/19 Since I didn't know whether or not the ram pump was going to work, I set up this test apparatus at the cabin to test it. The 40-foot coil of 1" copper pipe is what I will use to feed the pump. In this test system the pump is hooked to the lower end of the pipe and the upper end is fed by the garden hose from the cabin. The end of the pipe is held up off the ground by that rope bridle and the porch crane. Using the crane allows me to adjust the height of the end of the pipe up or down to simulate different head pressures. I wasn't sure exactly how much head I can get up at the creek in 40 feet.
4/30/19 This picture was taken the moment the pump first worked successfully. A couple of visitors just happened to stop by and witness the happy event. It was also recorded on video. The pipe and pump are now ready to install up at the creek.
5/8/19 Here the copper pipe is lashed to the Trapper Nelson packframe ready to be carried up to the creek for installation. You can see the wire mesh strainer fastened to the end of the pipe.
5/8/19 Here is the pump in full operation up at the spring pumping water up over the ridge and down to Andrew, the struggling giant sequoia. The pump squirts a geyser of water up in the air about once a second while it is pumping. You can see the last squirt still up in the air in this picture. You can see the installation of the pump in this video.
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