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Offline DMcCoy

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Power outage well pump solution
« on: November 21, 2014, 08:25:42 am »
i was at the saw shop yesterday and saw a flier on these hand pumps.  Connects into house water system.
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http://www.simplepump.com/ 

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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 09:47:26 am »
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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 11:36:04 am »
the full installation is $1600
Pump list price: HAND-OPERATED SIMPLE PUMP   $1,510

I will stick with my $400 6KW generator.

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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 10:18:05 pm »
These are a little cheaper and made in the USA also.
http://bisonpumps.com/standard-casing-hand-pump-use-electric-submersible/

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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 10:26:53 pm »
I bought a Simple Pump and installed it last summer.  Right now, I have the hand lever on it.  Four strokes and the water is coming out.  Fifteen strokes to the gallon :D  Filling a 5 gallon can take a bit (was doing cement work).  I will be off-grid so my plan is to buy their 24v DC powerhead and run from solar to fill a holding tank (cistern) in my basement when I finish my cabin.

The only issue I've had is the top gland was leaking as you pumped.  Probably a teaspoon of water with each stroke.  They sent me a replacement part and seals.  Apparently the top part was a smidge too big and didn't compress the seals around the shaft quite enough.  Now it just weeps a little (didn't swap the seals but probably will when I go solar).  Overall a well made product.
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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2014, 05:37:38 pm »
My sister and BIL used to live right beside me in a mobile home. They moved and are now about 700 ft away from me and uphill some. Maybe 60 ft in elevation. Anyway, they drilled a well and came up with pure muddy water.

So we had a large enough pump that we could boost the pressure on and pump to them. Ran a one inch line and put a pressure reducer to my house. Don't know how much water that line stores but if we loose power I have yet to run out of water. Six days has been the longest and I try and be extremly thrifty with it. Pee in the yard as much as possible. Can't shower because no hot water.

Long story short you might want to look into a similiar arangement if you have a hill behind your house. Bury a line to enough elevation gain and you could just bury a roll of black plastic pipe. The larger the size the more storage and pressure you get. The line going up to it does not have to be that big.
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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 07:21:26 pm »
Great! If the power goes out, I can pump water half way up out of my well.
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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2014, 08:56:32 pm »
the full installation is $1600
Pump list price: HAND-OPERATED SIMPLE PUMP   $1,510

I will stick with my $400 6KW generator.

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That would be my prefered option also . ;D

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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2014, 12:10:18 am »
the full installation is $1600
Pump list price: HAND-OPERATED SIMPLE PUMP   $1,510

I will stick with my $400 6KW generator.

         JJ

But if you don't have a pump installed at all - what does an A/C submersiable pump cost these days?  Last one I bought came with my new drilled well (330') 25 years ago and that ran me $5,000 ::)
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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2014, 04:52:57 am »
As far as a pump most likely a 1/2 HP Goulds around $400 give or take retail .Of course I haven't bought retail for decades unless I have to . ;)

A well 17-20 bucks a foot .Not terrible.The water around here is 100-120 feet

Then again if it were the high plateus in Nebraska or Colorado it might be half way to China .

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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2014, 12:32:04 pm »
Great! If the power goes out, I can pump water half way up out of my well.

At least you would keep warm!  I have a spring-fed cistern, so when my power goes out and I want water, I fill up buckets or jugs from the cistern's overflow.  I'll haul water in buckets up from the creek to flush the toilets or even bathe.  So far the longest I've been without electricity has been about 1 1/2 weeks, I think.  I don't think I would bother installing either of those pumps. 
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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2014, 07:56:09 am »
I helped a neighbor install the Bison hand pump a few years ago.   It works very well and he is well pleased as they say.   
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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2015, 07:09:53 pm »
Just got a quote on a drilled well.

$44 per foot 6" case 100' min
$1500 testing/grouting
$100 6" cap
$300 for the drill bit.

Travel included ( I'm within their ok travel range)
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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2016, 07:28:33 pm »
Just a lift pump... Just a small part of my collection.

 

 

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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2016, 08:52:21 pm »
Kbeitz any double piston pumps in there?
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Re: Power outage well pump solution
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2016, 05:59:49 am »
I think I got 3 double pumps...

 

 
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