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Getting water from your well when there is no power
#1
Is this possible?
glocke12, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#2
if it is not too deep. lehman's has a thing that you can drop in the well and haul water out by hand. i am working on a old style hand pump.
bob308, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#3
I'm looking into one of these

http://www.flojak.com/
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#4
Hire a hooker that suck start a leaf blower?
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saturnx;31575 Wrote:I'm looking into one of these

http://www.flojak.com/

hmmm...for some reason I am thinking that my well depth is between 150-200 feet...
glocke12, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#7
Total depth doesn't really matter, what's important is your "static water level" If you're drilled that deep, the water is probably down a bit, but I've seen wells where the water was within 10 feet of the top of the well casing and the pump was only about 30 feet down. The pump referenced above is warranted to lift water up to 150 feet from static water level.
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#8
You can use a generator. I remove the wire from the breaker box to the line terminals on the pressure switch. Then, connect a lead with a 240V plug to the same terminals which runs out to the generator. Plug it in to the generator when you need water.

I was looking at this for a manual backup:

Hand Pump

Seems well priced and it receives good feedback.
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#9
here's another DIY water pump project. Anyone try any of these?



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#10
Be a man and drink beer instead?

On a serious note, you should have a decent amount of water stored in your well tank. Should last you a few days if you are conservative with it. Turn off the main water valve (so people don't accidentally waste it by flushing toilets, etc.) and only use the well tank water for drinking. It helps if you have a drain valve on the bottom of the well tank, which you should. For flushing toilets, fill the bathtub with water. That's the cheapest solution, as it doesn't cost anything.
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