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Oxen, Cattle, Horses for Working and running a well water hand pump, etc  RSS feed

 
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Hello,
Not sure the best place to post this.  Does anyone have experience or knowledge of using oxen, cattle, horses, etc for working and in particular does anyone have information on using them to walk around to make pumps etc to work for example to make a water hand pump work?  Also, using a fly wheel and bike type apparatus would be another example to get a water pump to work that I would also need help with.

Need help with information on what parts to get, how to build it, or someone who can actually come to my property and help out with this.  No Amish in the area so can't ask them.

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In Australia we use windmills to pump water and that may be easier than using animals.
Windmills in Australia for water
 
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Thanks.  I'm hoping to use a windmill in the future but costs are prohibiting me right now.  I desperately need a non fossil fuel, non electric way to do it for now until I can get a windmill and I will also keep the set up as a back up for when the wind may not be as abundant and the tanks run out.
 
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I could probably help you, but I need more information. Like do you have a well to get water out of, or do you need to sink a well? What is the depth you need to draw the water up from, etc.

If you have a water souce, the best way is to use a chain or cable with discs inside a piece of PVC pipe with idlers on each end driven by a hand crank or bicycle.

 
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Hi, I have a well and a Baker hand water pump.  Same ones as the olden days.  A strong man could probably be okay pumping it by hand but it is too much for me since my well is a little deep and therefore it is heavy.  But a bike connected and/or animal device for my animals to do the work would be easy enough.  It is my only source of water and the animals use the most of it.

 
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I can tell you have 40 years of mistakes, breakages, blisters etc nothing beats a petrol pump to move water.
I have windmills, electric pumps, solar pumps but when I need water in a hurry because I had a broken pipe to the house water
and petrol pumps fixes things in a jiffy and uses perhaps a Litre of fuel to shift 15000 L of water.
used carefully fossil fuels can make life easy.
 
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