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Re: Low Cost Drilling

$1,500.00 including fuel, all casings, an India Mark ll pumping system, and all surface concrete work Loduk, well done! I find this incredible considering the prices of cement, fuel and India Mark II pumps and parts these days! My dream is that the sector can continue to invest in research into low...
by MichaelHawkins
28 Jun 2011 20:05
 
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).
Replies: 27
Views: 32134

Re: Handpump Parts and Disassembly Photos

Just thought that I would mention that the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) has produced detailed disassembly and preventative maintainance photos for most common handpumps on their website http://www.rwsn.ch/ . Here is an example of a maintenance card for the Afridev. Afridev Maintenance Card.jpg ...
by MichaelHawkins
20 Feb 2011 19:46
 
Forum: 1.5 Handpumps
Topic: Handpump Parts and Disassembly Photos
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).
Replies: 10
Views: 12376

Re: Re: Help - India Mark III Repair / Preventative Mantenance

VogelBoy, This may be a little late for you but there are repair and preventative maintenance guidelines in the back of the India Mark III and India Mark II installation manuals. India Mark III Dismantling.jpg INDIA MARK II Installation Manual Edition 2008.pdf INDIA MARK III Installation Manual Edit...
by MichaelHawkins
20 Feb 2011 19:22
 
Forum: 1.5 Handpumps
Topic: Re: Help - India Mark III Repair / Preventative Mantenance
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).
Replies: 5
Views: 6295

Re: Manual Drilling Maps for Africa

I was in Chad recently and was given a copy of these technical standards for manually drilled boreholes. While commendable, my concern at the time was these look remarkably like technical standards for machine drilled boreholes, which defeats the point of trying to manually drill boreholes on the ch...
by MichaelHawkins
21 Dec 2010 20:26
 
Forum: 1.3 Drilling
Topic: Manual Drilling Maps for Africa
Topic evaluation: 1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).
Replies: 4
Views: 6336

Re: Open Source Waterlines

The subscription model was the most appropriate 30 years ago when the only way to gain knowledge was via the printed word. However, times have changed and modern methods of communication and online collaboration are shaping the way we do things. Several years ago I have given up subscribing to newsp...
by MichaelHawkins
13 Sep 2010 23:40
 
Forum: 1.17 Emergency Water
Topic: Open Source Waterlines
Topic evaluation: 5 Ratings (5.0 Stars).5 Ratings (5.0 Stars).5 Ratings (5.0 Stars).5 Ratings (5.0 Stars).5 Ratings (5.0 Stars).5 Ratings (5.0 Stars).
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Re: Cost-effective designs of apron slabs

Brian, there are a couple of apron designs in the RWSN's Afridev Installation Manual (which is an excellent document). I'm not sure if they come from a particular Country's standard. Best, Michael.

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by MichaelHawkins
23 Feb 2010 21:40
 
Forum: 1.5 Handpumps
Topic: Cost-effective designs of apron slabs
Topic evaluation: 2 Ratings (5.5 Stars).2 Ratings (5.5 Stars).2 Ratings (5.5 Stars).2 Ratings (5.5 Stars).2 Ratings (5.5 Stars).2 Ratings (5.5 Stars).
Replies: 15
Views: 17033

Re: Hand Drilling Websites...

Sticks, don't know if you have come across the RWSN's hand drilling page..

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by MichaelHawkins
25 Jan 2010 15:30
 
Forum: 1.3 Drilling
Topic: Hand Drilling Websites...
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).
Replies: 3
Views: 5205

Re: Hand Drilling Websites...

Sticks, je ne sais pas si vous avez rencontré le site de RWSN..

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by MichaelHawkins
25 Jan 2010 15:30
 
Forum: 1.3 Le Forage
Topic: Sites Web sur le Forage à Main ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2949

Re: Help Needed: Tips for EU / ACP Water Facility Proposal

Jock. This may help you out - it's a lessons learned document for applicants to the last call that I dug off my hard drive. I'm certain that many of the lessons can be applied to this call. The ACP is very much about administrative compliance. You can have the greatest proposal but make a tiny mista...
by MichaelHawkins
25 Jan 2010 14:53
 
Forum: 6.5 Sector Policies, Strategies and Institutional Capacity Building
Topic: Help Needed: Tips for EU / ACP Water Facility Proposal
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).
Replies: 2
Views: 3350

Re: Low Cost Hand Dug Wells with Curved Bricks

HappyPlumber, are you aware that this technique is described in the ITDG Publication "Hand Dug Wells" by Watt and Woods?
by MichaelHawkins
18 Nov 2009 20:03
 
Forum: 1.4 Hand Dug Wells
Topic: Low Cost Hand Dug Wells with Curved Bricks
Topic evaluation: 1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).1 Ratings (5.0 Stars).
Replies: 10
Views: 19001
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