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Posted on 07/06/2012 1:06:26 PM PDT by Kartographer
How to make a PVC Water Hand Pump to use when you have no power April 8th, 2011 | Author: Lady Apprentice Today we will learn how to create a PVC hand pump to get the water from your well when you have no power and how it all works. I have a few plans to show you on how to make them, which we will get to later, but first lets understand how a PVC hand pump would work, or most any pump for that matter.
If you look at the picture below you can see for yourself how it works.
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excellent. I have been planning to install an actual hand pump water station on my property at some point but mother nature keeps dictating my priorities.
You shouldn’t use most PVC items for drinking water but it’s better than no water at all.
I guess then I am a dead man considering that all the house I have lived in for at least the past 20 years have all had PVC piping. How long to you give me?
Vaguely related to this particular topic ...
I was recently assembling a propane grill, and noticed it came with a cheap screwdriver and open-end wrench.
Apparently the seller believes a significant portion of their customer base lacks even the most rudimentary of hand tools.
I hope the grill came with some kind of caution warning about the fact that it gets hot when in use. Surprising how many people don’t know that. ;-)
So if my electric pump is out/inoperable how do I go about cracking the connection going to the ground pipe without losing the pressure or having the ground water just start spewing out. I'm screwed if it just starts spewing out!
Or am I just ignorant and the water won't spew out when the ground pipe is broken open?
Should work OK for shallow wells, but not for deeper wells.
Looks like it’s quite job:
Here’s the PDF File detailing the pump construction in case you missed it:
As I recall, the vacuum involved in this technique can’t lift water over 32 feet.
I am starting to believe that anything ... ANYthing can be done with only PVC, duct tape and cable ties.
I think I'll be looking into getting a pro to install a hand pump...just in case.
This maybe an even sipmler and better solution.
Bailer buckets are the least expensive, most “village accessible” way to draw water from a tube well - and they still work when recharge rates are too slow for a pump! Start out by purchasing a short, 3 ft./1 meter piece of 3 diameter PVC tube and a rope. Then use the simple Bailer Bucket Kit to assemble a bailer that can collect water from smaller diameter wells that are 4/100mm in diameter.
Correct if no pressure to help raise the water level.
I don’t have a well.
Will this work in my toilet?
Another good trick to be aware of is a simple Archimedes Screw Pump, to move water uphill, diagonally. While it is not very efficient, it is easy to hook up to a simple windmill, which turns the screw lifting the water. Which is a heck of a lot easier than lifting water a bucket at a time.
Importantly, there are some very important rules to know if you ever want to transport a significant amount of water with a vehicle. If you don’t follow them you can knock your vehicle over, destroy its brakes, and cause serious damage to its engine.
How much room is available inside a standard home 4” well tube, given the existing well-pump?
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