Manual Water Pump

For our final project in Science Inquiry and Technology, the task was to build a manual mechanical pump device that would move water from a pool into a 30 gallon bucket. The bucket would have drain points up the side of it that would pour onto a victim from the other team. The idea was to fill the bucket to the brim so that the water would pour over the top. Our team was able to complete this the fastest out of all the teams in only minutes. The frame is constructed out of two by fours. Two U-bolts hold on each PVC pump assembly. The pump assembly essentially acts as a piston: Water flows in through a one-way valve in the up stroke, and flows out the other one way valve on the down stroke. The piston itself is a circle of plywood with felt covered in petroleum jelly on either side. This creates a very effective seal. The rods on the piston assembly, and the axle were welded and machined by my teammate Zack.

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MAYUR October 17, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Please give me information

kiplagat enock October 19, 2009 at 3:37 AM

your project is good, improve on efficiency.

HAITHAM November 1, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Please give me information

vithal November 7, 2009 at 12:52 AM

please can you give me detailed information about this so that i can install in my farm as we dont have electricity

rjones3 November 9, 2009 at 9:05 AM

For the persons looking for more information – there’s some details to consider with basic pump design (like the elevation of the pump, pipe diameter, etc.) that I did not take into consideration in high school. I would recommend a hydraulic ram pump if you have moving water and no electricity.

harsha December 16, 2009 at 10:20 PM

i want more info. on this thing.
please can u provide me

suresh January 1, 2010 at 8:55 AM

please give me detailed information about this.

jerin January 12, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Hey can u please give me this project report…

harsh January 18, 2010 at 9:39 AM

please can you give me detailed information about this so that i can install in my farm as we dont have electricity

Pushi January 19, 2010 at 2:30 AM

Hey,I am 3rd year mechanical student will you please give detailed information about this project,i found this project very interesting…….

bipin swain January 30, 2010 at 10:08 AM

nice project plzzzz give me more idea regarding this project construction features and materials required.

bipin swain February 3, 2010 at 10:16 PM

please give me more information regarding this project…………….

Dhaval` February 16, 2010 at 11:54 PM

I want to purchase this and i really like to use it so you are requested to give me the detail like capacity of this pump, and also the cost of it.

Thanks
Mr.Dhaval Patel
India

Rohit February 18, 2010 at 5:15 AM

hey please can you give me some more info on the project …coz i also was thinking of something related,….thank you

rahul March 6, 2010 at 9:58 AM

its a good work . how can i get project report

Antonio March 29, 2010 at 5:54 PM

please could you give me detailed information about their project, i would like to install in my farm, i have no electricity.

atul yadav March 31, 2010 at 2:41 PM

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saurabh shukla April 18, 2010 at 1:01 PM

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abhishek khare April 19, 2010 at 4:23 AM

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