In-Line hand pump for well?

Old 05-12-21, 11:50 PM
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In-Line hand pump for well?

I'm pretty new to having a well, but I'm learning.

We had a storm that knocked out power for 5 days a few years ago when I lived in the city, but our water still worked the whole time. So I'm thinking about what we would do for water in the event of an extended power outage.

We have a submerged pump about 100' down. I've seen emergency hand pumps online that can be dropped down the well to get water if needed. But I was wondering if a pump that could be placed inline and used in the event of a power outage to manually draw water up the existing pipe that is attached to the submerged electric pump at the bottom of the well. That way, water could be pumped as needed to fill the pressure tank and it would still go through the filter system and out to fixtures as normal.

I have not been able to find any such pump, if they exist. I was thinking maybe a bypass could be created in the supply line with shut-off's so that during normal times, the water would just come up from the submerged pump and go into the pressure tank. But in the event of a power outage, the shut-offs could be switched to route water through the pump.

Is that possible?
Old 05-13-21, 02:35 AM
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I don't know.
IMO it would be better to get a small generator to power the well and maybe a little more.
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Old 05-13-21, 04:52 AM
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You need a generator.

There is no pump on the planet that can suck water up more than 32 feet. It's basic physics since drawing water uphill is limited by our planet's air pressure.
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