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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I have thought of two ways as of now. I haven't run levels yet, but I'd guess we are fifteen feet above river level so the intake would have to be far enough up river to gain at least twenty feet of head. Or I'd need to build or aquire what I believe my uncle called a ram which with which he used stream current to power the water over the hill to his house in California for garden and daily use. I don't know if "Rams" are available now or how much current it would take. Lots of research needed yet.
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Just looked it up and it is called a hydraulic ram. Wikipedia has an article about it.
eBay has some listed for sale, kind of spendy.

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Is your river water safe to drink? Not many places are anymore without filtering or treatment.

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The river that runs by our place was drinkable 65 years ago when I was a kid. We just kept a dipper in the boat and never carried water to drink. But you can’t do that now days.

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Is your river water safe to drink? Not many places are anymore without filtering or treatment.
I wouldn't drink without treating. Especially since there is a sewer outflow 1/4 mile up stream. The big thing is not having to haul water for the facilities. We have lots of wood and a water still to make pure water if that became necessary.
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