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6gpm with less than 10' of head. Anything I can do?  RSS feed

 
Steve Hoskins
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There is a constant flow of 6+ gallons per minute coming out of a 2" PVC pipe. It would be a stretch to get ten feet of head. Something more like 3-5 feet is more likely.

I have always thought it would be way too small to do anything with, but I'm wondering if someone might convince me otherwise.
 
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Steve Hoskins : Look for the old thread " trompe- 16th-century tech may revolutionize mine drainage experiment " I gave it a 'Bump " interesting comments,
because this is "DRY " air it can be used to turn an insulated box into a 'Root Cellar '.

By planning to bury your compressed air Tank/chest in the ground you also gain increased 'head' as you dig down !

This is certainly not the easiest way to aerate running water, but aerating (and cooling) water is always a practical goal ! Big AL
 
Steve Hoskins
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Very interesting. I'm wrapping my head around it now.
 
r john
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You can get over the problem of lack of head by using a ram pump and accumulator.
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