Manual Well Hookup?

Sentinel one

Man is a bad animal...
Brass Subscriber
#22
Where I grew up ( South Western Ontario) the farms I worked on had to go
400 to 700 feet to get water, so it was windmill or a Duro double piston pump.
Piston pumps are bullet proof and can be run off any motor via pulley and belt.
I have a single and a double piston Duro for backup out here.. they were about $50 used, and
just needed new leather seats and seals.
Putting a pump down a well is just retarded for maintenance. Run poly pipe with check valves
every 50 feet down to a sand point or a foot valve.. I have had to fix too many
badly designed pump systems. I will post photos of the system I designed
for here in a few weeks when i get It up and running.

Duro piston pump.jpg
 

The Branch Manager

Winter is coming. Forever.
Gold Subscriber
#23
Where I grew up ( South Western Ontario) the farms I worked on had to go
400 to 700 feet to get water, so it was windmill or a Duro double piston pump.
Piston pumps are bullet proof and can be run off any motor via pulley and belt.
I have a single and a double piston Duro for backup out here.. they were about $50 used, and
just needed new leather seats and seals.
Putting a pump down a well is just retarded for maintenance. Run poly pipe with check valves
every 50 feet down to a sand point or a foot valve.. I have had to fix too many
badly designed pump systems. I will post photos of the system I designed
for here in a few weeks when i get It up and running.

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Can that style pump be plumbed in with some sort of a manifold to switch to a backup system?
 

Sentinel one

Man is a bad animal...
Brass Subscriber
#24
Yep.. I would parallel it with a set of ball valves along side the main system. I have run
mine off of a 10hp 4 stroke gas engine, as well as a 1 1/2 hp electric motor at 120V/20A.
I don't have to lift as high as you guys. I draw straight out of the bay, so I need about 8
feet of head over 300 feet, so I have a 1 1/2 jet pump to run everything. My cabin has
a 3/4 hp jet pump
 

O:gweh

Domari Nolo
Forum Merchant
#25
Where I grew up ( South Western Ontario) the farms I worked on had to go
400 to 700 feet to get water, so it was windmill or a Duro double piston pump.
Piston pumps are bullet proof and can be run off any motor via pulley and belt.
I have a single and a double piston Duro for backup out here.. they were about $50 used, and
just needed new leather seats and seals.
Putting a pump down a well is just retarded for maintenance. Run poly pipe with check valves
every 50 feet down to a sand point or a foot valve.. I have had to fix too many
badly designed pump systems. I will post photos of the system I designed
for here in a few weeks when i get It up and running.

View attachment 821
Any luck posting pics on your system? It sounds simple and interesting.

I have a simple pump still in the box in my barn. I have debated as to whether I should set it up (and begin to degrade) or leave it in the box until I need it. I should be able to set it up in less than a day and I have other water sources.
 

AGreyMan

I’m the kind of G the little homies wanna be like
Brass Subscriber
#32
I have to get on the ball: I have several ways to power my well pump, but if the pump or associated pipe goes bad, I am up Crap Creek. That Simple Pump looks fantastic, but I think they must use stainless steel-plated gold as the material!

The good news is that my water level is only 125' down. I have been thinking about going with a Flojack pump or making my own like shown in that EMAS video I posted in the PVC thread.