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Nicaraguan Wheel

What is it?

The Nicaraguan wheel is by far the most widely used wheel for the rope pump. It was developed in Nicaragua by Bombas de Mecate and is also promoted by Practica

Good Things

  • Simple
  • Quick to make
  • Cheap to make

Bad Things

  • Lack of a rim means that it easy for the wheel to develop a "wobble" causing the rope to rub on the pipe

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