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Emergency hand pump installs in a well along side the water well pump pipe.

Hand Pump

Emergency Water Pump
$ 1240.00
Lever operated model ( to the left )
Includes PHA Pump Head Assembly, Model 100 Pump Cylinder Assembly, either a 24" or 36" Lever Handle Assembly, a C2 thru C6 Well Cap, a Safety Tool to rest the pipe on while attaching the next rod and pipe, and a SK100 Seal Kit.

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Standard 9' Drop Pipe
with 9' rod and
rod centralizer
   ( Ships UPS )   

$ 49.00

Freight on 9' pipe, rod and centralizer is $ 15.00 per 9' length.

Special 4.5' Drop Pipe
with 4.5' rod and
rod centralizer

These special shorter lengths are easier to handle, and transport to the well for installation.

$ 42.00

Freight on 4.5' pipe, rod and centralizer is $ 6.00 per 4.5' length.

Handle Kit
for Deluxe
Emergency Pump

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Well Caps

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Easy to operate.
Emergency Hand Pump can pump up to 5 gallons per minute.

Precision machined parts of aluminum and stainless steel will give you years of trouble free service.
Slips right past your pitless adapter for easy installation without pulling your pump.
When the power fails, you are ready to pump the water you need, with just a few strokes.

Questions & Answers

How easy is it to pump water by hand?   A person of average strength can easily pump water from a normal depth water well. The emergency hand pump lever handle works on common principles of leverage, providing a ratio of 3.3 :1 leverage. The actual force necessary to pump water with the emergency hand pump is determined by the total length of your drop pipe. A standard installation of 100' only requires about 11.5 pounds per stroke. A well with 200' of pipe will require about 23 pounds per stroke.

How much water will the emergency hand pump deliver?    While pumping rates vary with the frequency and length of strokes used, most people can pump two to three gallons per minute of water.

How deep of a well can I pump?   Pumping depths are influenced by the amount of effort applied to the lever. An average person can easily pump water from as deep as 240' and get about 1.5 GPM.

Can I install the Emergency Hand Pump in a 2" well?   Yes, there is a 2", 4", 4.5", 5", 6", and 7" / 8" caps with split flange.

Can I pressurize my water system bladder type tank with the emergency hand pump?   Yes. The stringent tolerances maintained while manufacturing the emergency hand pump make it possible to pump water into the tank under pressure. The quality materials will provide pumping ability for many years to come.

Can I install the emergency hand pump by myself?   Yes, in fact a person with average mechanical ability can easily install the emergency hand pump, with only minor assistance, in about two hours time. No special tools are required, however a chain vice grip to hold pipe while lowering it into the well will be helpful to prevent dropping the pump to the bottom. A helping hand from a neighbor will make the task smoother, but it would be possible by yourself. If you feel the installation is beyond your ability, we suggest that you contact a licensed pump installer or plumber to install the system. If your static water level is below 250', the manufacturer says you should have it professionally installed to maintain your warranty.

What is the emergency hand pump made of?   The pump's components are made of solid stainless steel and aluminum. The O-rings are  made of Buna-N rubber. When necessary to replace the O-rings, your friendly hardware will have replacements available.

What about using the Emergency Hand Pump in freezing climates?    The emergency hand pump can be used in freezing areas of the country without problems. During installation, a small weep hole about 1/16" in size, should be drilled in the pipe below the frost level for your area. This will allow the water to weep down to that level, preventing it from freezing in the pipe.

Will it be necessary to remove my existing submersible pump, before installing the Emergency Hand Pump?   Probably not. The emergency hand pump is designed to enter the well on the opposite side of the casing from the pitless adapter that diverts your submersible pump water underground to your home. Therefore, the emergency hand pump and your submersible pump will be able to be installed along side each other. Test your well by lowering a piece of 1" galvanized steel pipe with a coupling, down into the well until it passes by the pitless adapter. If it clears the pitless with no problem, you should have no problems installing the emergency hand pump. If cable guards were used in your well installation, they may need to be removed to allow your emergency hand pump to go down the well without obstruction. If you have a submersible that discharges through a hole at the top of your casing, you will need a special well seal to allow both the submersible and the emergency hand pump to be installed along side each other. In this kind of installation, you may need mechanical assistance to handle the weight of the submersible pump and the pipe in the well, when you change out the well seal to allow the installation of the second system.

Will I have a problem if torque arrestors were used on the submersible pump installation?   If you find that the emergency hand pump hits the torque arrestor, you may have to align the emergency hand pump to slide down between the openings in the torque arrestor. In most wells, you do not have to go clear down to the level your submersible pump is, since it pumps a lower amount of water than your submersible water pump, and therefore will not pump down the water level.

What if my casing is only 4" inside?   This small a casing can sometimes cause a difficulty in installing the emergency hand pump. If you do have problems, you will probably want to enlist the help of a pump installer. Testing with the 1" pipe with a coupling, down your well past the pitless adapter will tell whether you will have any problem.

What is the difference between well depth and groundwater static level?   Well depth is the full depth that the well was drilled and cased. Static water level is the depth at which the water seeks its own level. When you are pumping the well, you pump from the static water level, regardless of the depth your unit is set. For maximum protection against water level changes, the manufacturer recommends setting the emergency hand pump at least 20' below the static water level.


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