Robert Borst

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Founded in 2009, we are a privately held company with our green showcase headquarters located in the beautiful  Evans Creek Valley of Southern Oregon.  We provide engineering and construction design/build services for commercial and custom residential projects.  Our focus and passion is hydronic radiant floor heating, passive solar heating, and water work projects.

Our founder, CEO and Principal Engineer, Robert G. (Bob) Borst, was raised in Carlstadt NJ, graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology and had a distinguished career with the Boeing Company designing control systems for cruise missiles, helicopters, ICBMs, military airplanes, commercial airplanes and wind tunnels.  In addition to holding or co-holding patents on several inventions, Bob had the honor of training commercial flight crews all over the world and training US military flight crews including Air Force One. Bob retired as leader of the internationally acclaimed and highly esteemed Boeing Flight Operations Engineering team based in Seattle Washington after 35 years of Boeing service.  Bob is married to Gayle (Crews) Borst who was raised in Austin TX and Munich Germany and graduated from the University of Texas.  Bob and Gayle enjoy spending time with family/friends, fly fishing, sailing, snow skiing and travelling the world. They were active with Boy Scouts of America and both their sons became Eagle Scouts and graduated from Central Washington University before starting their own careers.

We are licensed professional engineers (LN: 85406PE), licensed general construction contractors (LN: 193567) and licensed certified water right examiners (LN: 85406CWRE) who can provide all the professional services you may need to properly address your unique engineering and construction design/build requirements.  In addition to being licensed in compliance with State requirements, we are also fully bonded and insured.  We are active members of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  Being civic-minded and environmentally conscious, we are active members of Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, Earth Justice, Sierra Club, Southern Oregon Fly Fishers and Water Watch.

We are do it yourself (DIY) minded at heart and we support like-minded people.  We believe that being self-reliant and building energy efficient homes that use renewable energy resources in a responsible manner is a good philosophy for our planet.  To this end, we developed DIY calculators to enable everyone who shares this philosophy an opportunity to accomplish this goal. Please feel free to use our DIY calculators which are located on our website Calculator tab!
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Jeffrey Dustin wrote:I bought one of these ram pumps a while back and have yet to get a drop out of the delivery line.  I've been trying to contact Mr. Landis with no luck.  Very frustrating.  The darn thing is in my stream and just sitting there.  I can't get the ball valve glass ball to do anything.  I need some help.



We worked with Harry Landis for many years on the design of the Landis Hydram. Harry died about two years ago. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding the Landis Hydram or about specific site installation issues.  We are now manufacturing and selling the Landis Hydram directly from our Rogue River Oregon shop. We can be contacted directly by using the Contact tab on our website:

http://www.borstengineeringconstruction.com/Contact-Us.html

Here is more information regarding Harry Landis:

http://www.borstengineeringconstruction.com/Harry_Landis.pdf

Here is our hydram performance calculator with considerable information about hydrams in the associated instructions:

http://www.borstengineeringconstruction.com/Hydraulic_Ram_Pump_Perfomance_Calculator.html

Jeffery, it sounds like you either didn't receive or you didn't read the hydram installation instructions.  Jesse's response to you sounds correct...thanks Jesse.  You first need to adjust the glass ball cage height before starting the hydram.  You also need to have back-pressure in the delivery line to keep the pump operating.  Hydrams are very simple devices, but the physics that allows them to operate is extremely complex.  So you do have to satisfy all the hydram operating constraints (primarily Fall, Lift, drive line diameter/length, delivery line diameter/length and operating frequency) to achieve effective and reliable hydram operation.  We have many Landis Hydrams that have been in continuous operation for over 25 years without any maintenance at all.
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