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Daniel Hayes Farm working on the hyraulic ram pump

 

 

 

Daniel Hayes Farm working on the hydraulic ram pump

Extending the pump chamber
 

 
 
Daniel Hayes Farm is in Derbyshire, just over the border with Leicestershire, near to Smisby. The farm dates back to 1200. Owner, Andrew Mosely, a keen conservationist, wanted to restore the pump but, when it was installed in 1934, it had been sited inside the boundary and below the water level of a Tudor fish pond, which he also wished to restore.

 

Daniel Hayes Farm, manufacturer's plaqueManufacturer's plaque
The answer was to raise the level of the Pumping Chamber by 12 inches bringing its top above the restored pond water level. This work was undertaken primarily by LIHS members.
Over a period of 12 months, they successfully completed the project and the new pump is once again supplying water to the farm high up above the valley, driven only by the kinetic energy extracted from the feeder stream. No external power is required.
Daniel Hayes Farm, restoring the hydraulic ram pump
Above: Lowering the finished ram pump into position

Daniel Hayes Farm, working on the hydraulic ram pump

The finished dam

Daniel Hayes Farm

In 2004, LIHS assisted in the reclamation of an hydraulic ram pump, installed in the 1900s to supply water from a stream to the farm, 300 feet above.
Daniel Hayes Farm restoring an hydraulic ram pump
Digging out the pump chamber

Daniel Hayes Farm, the seal for the  hydraulic ram pump

Making a good seal


 

Daniel Hayes Farm restoring the hydraulic ram pump

 

 

 

Hydraulic ram pump plans