Re: steam generated water pump
Posted by: Jeff Theobald
Date: January 2, 2008 04:18AM
The name is usually "Water Lift" (Siphon), left over from traction engine days, they often had them fitted, a very large version, You can make one from a standard copper home plumbing fitting, if you buy a standard tee as close to that drawing shape I sent you as possible, get someone to turn you a lump of brass close to what's on the drawing to fit to your tee, silver solder the two parts together, and you will be surprised how well it will work, measurements, sizes, etc are not to fuzzy, I have made one like this, I experimented with the two parts pushed together, hook up a hose and use compressed air, push the jet part in and out to get best performance, mark and silver solder.
I've just had a quick look at one of our suppliers. From my website, go to links, second link down J R Goold..........., click enter site, click Catalogue, click Other Items, ninth item down "Water Lift Siphon £50, that's what you need, good luck, Jeff.