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Glenn Martinez's Blog – July 2013 Archive (1)

getting water higher using air pumps.

Jon has the right idea, dig a well or resovoir that is capped at the bottom.

We find 4 to eight feet is great. 

It takes 1/2 PSi per foot of depth to get the air lift started. After the air is displacing the water, the water is lighter and it takes less air. A 5 psi pump is the strongest we have ever used. 5 psi will inject air in at 10 foot depth. 

We use TWO inputs on heights over 20 foot. 

Dig the well to say four foot, pump the…


Added by Glenn Martinez on July 24, 2013 at 2:15am — 4 Comments

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