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Re: Low Cost Drilling

Thanks for your contributions, this truly is a great conversation and has got me interested again in both augering and Vonder Rigs. Mark, I find it really inspiring that a Vonder Rig that was purchased in 1990 is still churning out boreholes. Fascinating to hear that you have managed to adapt it to ...
by hulk101
13 Aug 2009 18:22
 
Forum: 1.3 Drilling
Topic: Low Cost Drilling
Topic evaluation: 1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).
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Re: Why WaterAid Won't Use Playpumps in Their Projects

Our school model is as follows: We place the Afripump system on top of a small building, with a watertank inside the building. Paul, does this mean the women or childen have to climb onto the roof to collect the water? Or only have to climb onto the roof when noone has been pumping for a while and ...
by hulk101
05 Jul 2009 14:26
 
Forum: 1.5 Handpumps
Topic: Why WaterAid Won't Use Playpumps in Their Projects
Topic evaluation: 1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).
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New FREE Software for Rainwater Harvesting Design

I was playing around with this free software from Sud Solutions for rainwater harvesting simulation and lifecycle analysis. The software seemed to be well thought out and useful for a lot of rainwater harvesting project design work. RainCycle Rainwater Harvesting Software Now Available for FREE Down...
by hulk101
04 Jul 2009 13:20
 
Forum: 1.10 Rainwater Harvesting
Topic: New FREE Software for Rainwater Harvesting Design
Topic evaluation: 1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).
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New FREE Software for Rainwater Harvesting Design

I was playing around with this free software from Sud Solutions for rainwater harvesting simulation and lifecycle analysis. The software seemed to be well thought out and useful for a lot of rainwater harvesting project design work. RainCycle Rainwater Harvesting Software Now Available for FREE Down...
by hulk101
04 Jul 2009 13:20
 
Forum: 9.3 Free WASH Related Computer Software and Spreadsheets
Topic: New FREE Software for Rainwater Harvesting Design
Topic evaluation: 1 Ratings (2.0 Stars).1 Ratings (2.0 Stars).1 Ratings (2.0 Stars).1 Ratings (2.0 Stars).1 Ratings (2.0 Stars).1 Ratings (2.0 Stars).
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Low Cost Drilling

There was a lot of discussion on low-cost drilling about 10 years ago with the aim of reducing borehole and equipment costs to the point where local rigs were affordable, made locally, and drilling would make money for local people rather than the overseas drilling rig manufacturers. Anyone hve any ...
by hulk101
04 Jul 2009 12:49
 
Forum: 1.3 Drilling
Topic: Low Cost Drilling
Topic evaluation: 1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).1 Ratings (6.0 Stars).
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On Site Latrine Additives to Reduce Volume

I'm curious if anyone has had any experience with onsite latrine additives or enhancers (either the chemical or biological types) to accelerate digestion of biosolids, break up scum, or rejuvenate a clogged soil absorption system? Do they really work - I understand that there is some debate on their...
by hulk101
10 Jun 2009 09:46
 
Forum: 2.4 On-Site Excreta Collection and Treatment
Topic: On Site Latrine Additives to Reduce Volume
Topic evaluation: 1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).1 Ratings (4.0 Stars).
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Susceptibility of Water Infrastructure to Climate Change

I'm curious about Merlin's reference to the susceptability of water and sanitation infrastructure to climate change. In some of our programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan we are seeing water tables falling at the rates of 50-60cm per year. What happens when water tables hit that magic 50m deep well ha...
by hulk101
27 May 2009 23:38
 
Forum: 7.3 WASH, Climate Change, Population Explosion, and Food Crisis
Topic: Susceptibility of Water Infrastructure to Climate Change
Topic evaluation: 1 Ratings (3.0 Stars).1 Ratings (3.0 Stars).1 Ratings (3.0 Stars).1 Ratings (3.0 Stars).1 Ratings (3.0 Stars).1 Ratings (3.0 Stars).
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