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Water well pump
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barb    Posted 08-16-2001 at 15:25:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a well by my back door. The pump worked for a while but it has quit. The pump was broken and welded but the weld broke. I think I need a new pump. My question is: Can I use a pitcher pump (we have freezing temperatures in the winter) and if so do I need to build a box or something to set the pump on so it will be at a useable height? Also, can I use PVC pipe on the pump? And does anyone have any "How to" instructions?


Burrhead    Posted 08-16-2001 at 15:47:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's according to how deep the well is to know if a pitcher pump is ok. They are hard to work up enough water if it's over 20' or so on the lift.

You can buy a electric pump around here for about $100 or less without the tank, and a pitcher pump is about $50 plus the cost to plumb it in, so you easily can end up with $60-$75 in a pitcher pump.

PVC pipe is fine for the pump of any kind but you'll need to build some sort of stand for the pitcher pump because the pvc is not strong enuf and will break off when you start using the pump.


barb    Posted 08-17-2001 at 20:38:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you for the information. Very helpful!


Rick    Posted 06-05-2009 at 20:30:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i can find no real information on how to actually set-up and use my antique pitcher pump. I would like to have it working both for nostalgia and as a backup for the frequent power outages we have at our rural home. What parts do we need? does someone sell a kit?
Thanks
Rick


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