Steam Driven Pump Designs
The design of the pumps listed above has been modified slightly to make them easier to
fabricate (steam channel location and o-ring retention). Otherwise, they are
faithful to Bill van Brocklin's original designs and have produced many good-running
Please pay special attention to the builder's notes since the modifications
make the machining order of the steam head critical.
Soft soldering techniques are required.
Hand Powered Pump Designs
This pump has a 1/2" ram with a 1" stroke. I have found it suitable for my Camelback
Wooten boiler which is 8-1/2" diameter x 43" long.
NO, I wouldn't want to fill the boiler
with it every day, but I have on several occasions when I left my garden hose fitting at home.
It easily produces 200 psi for hydrotest without breaking my arm.
To build this pump you need to know how to silver solder.