Welcome to Southern Patriot… Here you can learn how to build your own Water Ram Pump.


Learn how to build a 1 1/4 ” Ram Pump, capable of pumping over 1,000 gallons of water per day.

1 1/4″ Ram Pump – Parts List


a) 1-¼“ gate valve (threaded), brass (x1)

b) 1-¼“ nipple (1 ½” length), steel (x6)

c) 1-¼“ union (threaded), steel (x1)

d) 1-¼” tee (threaded), steel (x2)

e) 1-¼“ brass swing check valve (threaded) (x1)

f) 1-¼“ brass spring check valve (threaded) (x1)


g) PVC Pressure Chamber:

i) 1-¼“ to 2” PVC bushing (threaded on 1-¼“ end) (x1)

ii) 2” to 3” PVC coupling (x1)

iii) 3” x 36” PVC pipe (x1)

iv) 3” PVC glue cap (x1)

v) Pool noodle (x1)


h) 1-¼“ x ¾” bushing (threaded), steel/brass (x1)

i) ¾” 90 degree elbow, steel/brass (x1)

j) ¾” tee (threaded), steel (x1)

k) ¾” x ¼” bushing, brass (x1)

l) Pressure gauge, 100 PSI (recommend liquid filled) (x1)

m) ¾” nipple (1 ½” length), steel (x4)

n) ¾” union (threaded), steel (x1)

o) ¾” gate valve (threaded), brass (x1)


Note: PVC primer/cement, and Teflon tape required for assembly



For further information on building your own water ram pump, operating it, and site installation questions…you are welcome to contact us via email or phone:

Email:  southernhydro@protonmail.com
Phone:  423-464-1799