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OK Paul asked me to post about the rus pump.

The Rus pump is a pump my good friend Rus Alit Came up with probably over 30yrs Ago in Tonga i believe (it could have been Samoa).

I have attached the World Vision Brochure.

I will post some pics as well to better explain.
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SO These are two photos I could find as my other comp is dead. First one is the pump installed in a Underground tank. Second is our new adaptation to the wooden valve.
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Okay - I'm going to be real girly here.....

This is a pump to hand pump water, and one would want to make one to save money over buying a metal hand pump or electric pump - is this correct?

Can it be reasonably made from anything else besides PVC?

Thanks for posting this info.

~Jami
 
            
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Mostly it is used in the developing world. The reason for being pvc is it is light and easy to find (+cheap). We can put a bunch of the parts for these on planes or walk them in.  Metal pumps are heavy and fall apart real quickly especially dragon pumps (the bane of Chinese production). The pump is great as well for mobility. We used one to water fields all we did was pick it up and move it along the river. when we wanted to water set the end down in the river and pump away.
 
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I take it that the rubber flap isn't a tire, but an inner tube?

I like it!  Very easy!


 
            
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You can use a inner tube but you may need two pieces to make it strong enough. We sometimes use a piece of tire that we shave down so it is more flexible.
 
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