• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
  • Burra Maluca
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Bill Erickson
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Bryant RedHawk
  • Mike Jay
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Dan Boone
  • Daron Williams

Rehabing antique hand pump?  RSS feed

Posts: 274
Location: Central Maine - Zone 4b/5a
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
So today I scored a cool old hand water pump at a garage sale - it's actually in beautiful shape, I thought it was newer! But, there are definitely pieces missing, and I'm curious if it would be worth it, or if I would even be able to restore it to working order. I know you can get parts for hand pumps, including the valve leathers etc...but would they fit an older model? Has the technology changed much in the last 100 years (which is about how old this thing is)?

Here's a few pics of it:

[Thumbnail for Hand-Pump-001.jpg]
[Thumbnail for Hand-Pump-002.jpg]
[Thumbnail for Hand-Pump-003.jpg]
Posts: 2392
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If the leather doesn't fit.....you cut it to fit. That's the thing about pre-plastic, pre-rubber, pre-manufacturing-to-specific-tolerances technology; if you have a piece part that is a little big, you file it down until it fits.
Evil is afoot. But this tiny ad is just an ad:
What would you cook first in a rocket oven?
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!