[Homestead] Hand pump on well
thepitts at localnet.com
Tue Jul 21 11:21:37 EDT 2009
sounds extremely high to me....I'm considering a hand pump as well but have
some reservations about bringing water up 80 feet with one....anyway I've
been looking here
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Walton" <waltonrp at gmail.com>
To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:16 AM
Subject: [Homestead] Hand pump on well
> Hey all,
> I finally went over to my friend's house to see his hand pump that he put
> his well.
> The pump works like is says it does. It's relatively simple, the pump is
> the bottom, so you are pushing the water up, not pulling. It's
> Optionally, you can set up a motor to a solar panel and you can connect it
> in to your house water supply and use the hand pump to pressurize your
> home's system.
> I'm OK with food and heat if we lost power for a short time or long time.
> There are some hand tools I need to get. Water is the most important thing
> that I've not done anything on.
> Does anyone have a hand pump on their well? This pump goes for about $1300
> for a basic set up. You can do the work yourself, but that seems a high
> price. I do want something that will last and not want to buy something
> cheap that won't last or work well, though.
> I'd appreciate any input you might have.
> Rob - Va
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