I can vaguely recall from a hydrodynamics class I took many years ago that water can be pumped straight up only 32 feet (a bit more or less, depending on atmospheric pressure). I was having a conversation recently with a friend and mentioned the 32’ limit. I got called on it for an explanation as to why this is so. I was unable to recall all of the technical details and to make any simple explanation for my friend.
I was wondering if someone here could give me a simple breakdown of the 32’ limit.