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Bison hand pumps and Simple pump are good hand pumps, but they don’t have near the mechanical advantage or capacity that this homemade deep well hand pump machine does.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/the-happy-homesteader/living-off-grid-a-home-made-deep-well-pump.aspx

In one of the videos a grandmother is seen pumping 5 gallons a minute, then a mom pumps ten a minute. The interesting thing is, the only other thing that could operate the pump system used with the machine is a windmill.

I would like to see this machine get to the market. For those with deep wells it is good news indeed!


 
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Location: Central Ohio, Zone 6A - High water table, heavy clay.
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Man that's cool. Around here I can hit the water table in a few minutes with a blunt shovel, but something like that could be a game-changer on a lot of small-scale farms in water-challenged areas.
 
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Matt Smith wrote:Man that's cool. Around here I can hit the water table in a few minutes with a blunt shovel, but something like that could be a game-changer on a lot of small-scale farms in water-challenged areas.



I agree.

A true work horse indeed! A hand pump on steroids….. a lot of steroids!
 
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Just what I was looking for...Awesome! Thanks Vinnie!
 
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Are typical hand pumps on the market today, adequate for supplying water during long term emergency situations?

Think about it, how many gallons of water does your family actually use during the day?

Think about the gardens, the livestock, the cleaning, cooking and bathing, etc. What about the survival camps or even community survival camps, how much water is going to be needed daily?

Is the typical hand pump really going to be adequate?

One popular hand pump brand states that it takes a 200-pound, 6-foot tall man stroking 60 times a minute to pump the maximum water quantity with any of their hand pumps. The maximum out of their best pump is 4 1/2-5 gallons.


 
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I wanted to share another video about this new pump. Great for off grid communities. Around 15 gallons a minute from a deep well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TGkWzBSE9lY
 
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Ever heard of a hand pump contest? Well, there is a deep well hand pump contest going on with some great prizes. All you have to do is pump more gallons of water per minute than a grandmother can and you win the grand prize. Please check out the following link.

http://westfamilyfarm.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-hand-water-pumping-contest.html
 
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