FYI anyone that depends on well water should know how to make a pvc well water "bucket" in the event of a long term power outage (I mean really long term desperate for water situations since the pump would have to be removed). Basically its a piece of PVC that can fit inside the well casing and it fills from the bottom with a flap. Understanding the concept means you could probably find a way to make one in a serious shtf event even if it meant using the flap from your toilet tank.
I have a sand point well but some of the things discussed in This Thread could work for you. Since my well doesn't have a casing, all the connections and pumping need to happen above ground. You have the luck to be able to add a second intake line down in your casing if you want (I think). You could possibly be able to connect to the line after the pump with a second pump but I'm not sure about sucking water through the pump at the bottom of your well. That's where the experts come in....
Are you thinking about doing this all by yourself? You better fill up a whole bunch of water containers before starting if that is your plan. LOL. But seriously I wouldn't want to try to tackle a job like that alone, just getting the cap off the casing is probably pretty darn difficult especially for a woman.
Nicole Alderman wrote:I was reading your thread (thank you for it!), and was impressed by the Excelsior E2 pump. I had no idea that I could mannually pump and pressurize my pressure tank. Did you happen to install it? Is it easy and quick to pump?
Mike Jay wrote:
And I agree, there's no reason that you or anyone else can't figure out a well, plumb a house, fix a car, etc. I often wonder how I got to the point of being able to build a house. It just came from finishing a basement, then finishing another basement, then building a cabin, then remodeling a house. Each one built my skills a bit and I got fully capable. If you don't get your feet wet you can't swim. (not sure if that's the whole saying but it is now )