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Hi can anyone tell me where to get a hand powered pump for a deep well already in place? Well is 6" dia and abt 300 ft deep but water starts at abt 70 ft. Would like to be able to get water if power goes out.
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Lehman's https://www.lehmans.com/c-274-water-pumps.aspx

at least as a place to start for information. We got as far as getting their video on how to pull the old electric well pipe and foot pump and install a hand pump but never could afford the 'two gallon stroke' pump that we coveted...they are expensive. Our well is 90' deep and a six inch pipe.
Like with all things, I guess, there are probably plenty of used ones around, it's just finding them when you want them

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Friend has one, only compliant was the price (and it is still one of the cheaper options).
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Bobby Wynn : A friend who functions as the head of the Woodhenge.org intentional community has a excellent near turnkey Pump installation that includes a
new cast 6'' deep well cap and assorted hardware needing only plumbing pipe to reach the waters depth (plus draw-down depth) and an equal length of 1/8th stainless
steel aircraft cable To complete the principle parts for his modified pitcher hand pump that sets on the well cap. standard fittings used through-out, low maintenance!

Price on the pvc stainless system is $350 U.S.D, $600 U.S.D. brass and stainless !He will also sell plans for his rig for $25(?) U.S.D.!

He can be reached via e-mail at jsjuczak@gisco.net, These are working models with a proven track record, Without knowing your location I could not comment
on shipping costs, Having seen a couple of pumps in operation I believe the skill set for installing this pump is within the abilities of 95%+ Permies fellow Members !

Good luck Big AL !
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When I had a 305 ft. well drilled, the water made it to 20 ft. from the surface by the next day. The driller offered me the option of going with just the deep well pump, or installing a hand pump as well. Power outages were common. He had this set up at home and he offered it to his customers. Many wells have been run dry when outdoor taps have been left on. He suggested making kids pump the water for play pools and water fights, so they could learn not to waste the water and to reduce the chances of a tap being forgotten.
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