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Old 10-19-2017, 08:50 PM   #71
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I have a low flow well fitted with a Simple Pump as a survival water source.

The well is 200' deep with a static water level of 160'. The Simple pump does not hold

a column of water for any period of time. There is a significant amount of pumping

required just to get the water to the top of the well, and at my depth the amount

per stroke is small. I need to experiment with adding a motor and panels but have no

immediacy for the project.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:17 AM   #72
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I've spent some time and money to create the same pump as the EZ pump that works as well or better than the original. I'm lucky that my static water level in my 6" pipe is less than twenty five feet from the surface.

If anyone would like some pics of all of the pieces of PVC and how they are assembled I'd be happy to post them.
I'd like to see it. My well, which is still not started, will be much deeper, like 260'. But I still want to see all options for a loss of electricity situation.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:25 AM   #73
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I'd like to see it. My well, which is still not started, will be much deeper, like 260'. But I still want to see all options for a loss of electricity situation.
I'll give it a shot....













Hope that gives you an idea of the parts that were used and the order of assembly. From the top of the pump shown, just keep adding pipe sections until you can reach water from your well cap, then attach a PVC pump handle ( not shown ) and start pumping.

I don't think there is a chance in hell that this system will bring water up from 270', but with larger diameter pipes who knows.

Good luck...


... a few days later and I'm still working on some of small details of this design.

Bleeping pain in the ass is what it is.

Bleeping pain in the ass or not I was finally able to get it to work @ 100% output. Slight change to the bottom of the plunger, new seals, ball check valve instead of rubber, etc. Works like a champ.
If anyone is interested in some pics I'll be happy to post them.

.... hats off to this guy, he takes it to a whole new level of determination.... https://youtu.be/t_Fwpwh0E2w

Probably makes his own AK's from old sections of railroad tracks as well...
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:10 PM   #74
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My brother has a setup that is plumbed right into his water treatment system that has a 3' long stainless steel handle. He can pump it and it moves the water up past/through his existing, submerged, 220volt jet pump, through his water softener... and into his pressure tank. He can pump his wells water... standing in his basement in other words... and all of his existing plumbing is utilized which means his toilets flush, etc.

THAT is what I am going to install here, as well. Plenty of good, sweet water, in the ground here.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:29 PM   #75
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Rockabilly, thanks for the pics. Bubbagun, that is cool. I'd like more details on that!
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:48 PM   #76
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Rockabilly, thanks for the pics. Bubbagun, that is cool. I'd like more details on that!
Let me know if you want any pics of the changes made to the pump.
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