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    Default Looking for a good hand pump backup for well head

    I plan to install a hand pump on top of the well cap as part of my well re-pump. I am looking at the "simple pump" brand- does anyone have suggestions, opinions, advice etc? We lose power a lot, sometimes for a long time-this would be a emergency backup in case the generator is out of fuel, or broken, etc. Apparently this pump can pump into a pressure tank.
    Thanks for your advice.!

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    For what you're gonna spend for the Simple Pump get yourself a Grundfos SQ Flex and 3 solar panels with the AC/DC box. When the power goes out the pump will run on solar and your arms will be much less tired. Plus you never need any fuel for generators. When the AC power is restored the pump will swap back to AC power.

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    I plan to install a hand pump on top of the well cap as part of my well re-pump. I am looking at the "simple pump" brand- does anyone have suggestions, opinions, advice etc? We lose power a lot, sometimes for a long time-this would be a emergency backup in case the generator is out of fuel, or broken, etc. Apparently this pump can pump into a pressure tank.
    Thanks for your advice.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Wellman View Post
    For what you're gonna spend for the Simple Pump get yourself a Grundfos SQ Flex and 3 solar panels with the AC/DC box. When the power goes out the pump will run on solar and your arms will be much less tired. Plus you never need any fuel for generators. When the AC power is restored the pump will swap back to AC power.
    Sun around here is a rare thing in the winter- I want a completely redundant system also- don't want to rely on the electric pump totally.

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    Simple, Bison, and Baker all make great hand pumps, but they are terribly expensive. I've found the "Handy Well Pump", from a company called Being Water....they are all PVC and very simple. I've put in 5 this summer, and all have worked really well.

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    A good place to look for a old school hand pump is Tractor Supply.

    How high do you need to lift water at your location ?


    http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...n-pitcher-pump
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    A good place to look for a old school hand pump is Tractor Supply.

    How high do you need to lift water at your location ?


    http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...n-pitcher-pump
    About 20' lift, but I want to pump into the pressure tank- simple pump says their unit can do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneaxe View Post
    About 20' lift, but I want to pump into the pressure tank- simple pump says their unit can do this.

    Good Luck with that.

    Buy Food so that you will have the BTUs to do it.

    It will work if you have power.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    Good Luck with that.

    Buy Food so that you will have the BTUs to do it.

    It will work if you have power.


    People are spoiled...
    Do you have personal experience with the simple pump, or are your comments generic for all hand pumps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneaxe View Post
    Do you have personal experience with the simple pump, or are your comments generic for all hand pumps?

    I thought you was talking Pitcher Pump. Sorry.

    A water storage tank and compressed air may be a better choice.

    If you think you can hand pump into a pressured tank very long then more power to you.


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