Friday, November 19, 2010

Cornwall flooding: DIY pump, flood clearance for the use of

Bit late in the day, but each time there is a flooding incident, this blog will mention the open-source plan for a low-cost, effective, high-volume, low-head pump ideally suited to shifting flood waters.

For any DIY enthusiasts, garden shed engineers and entrepreneurs out there, if you click here you can find out how to build a pump using an outboard motor and few intermediate technology skills.

I made one myself and tested it in the Congresbury Yeo. It worked very well.

It would prove ideal for use in Cornwall where 50% of houses have an outboard motor (I just made that up, but the rest is true).

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