2001 - Volume #25, Issue #3, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Stainless Steel, Deep Well Hand Pump
Deep well hand pumps have been around for a long time, but very few companies still make them. Harbison's, a plumbing and heating contractor, recently began manufacturing its own model after a big ice storm knocked out electricity for hundreds of thousands of people in their area.
The pump is made from stainless steel and installs on top of any existing well casing that extends above ground. It can be used in tandem with an existing submersible pump in the same well casing. Or, it can be installed by itself in a well casing as small as 2 in. in diameter.
It includes a pump cylinder submerged below the water level that's operated by the pump handle on top of the casing. A stainless steel lift rod, built in 8-ft. sections and enclosed within a length of PVC piping, connects the handle to the piston on the pump cylinder.
The company offers 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, and 3-in. dia. pump cylinders. A garden hose can be connected to the pump.
"We also make a shallow well pump that draws water up by vacuum rather than pumping it mechanically. It can lift water up to 28 ft. It's a counter top version that delivers generous amounts of water for household use."
The deep well pump sells for $800 to $1,000 plus S&H depending on well depth. The shallow water pump sells for $540 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bison Pumps, 98 Bangor St., Box 977, Houlton, Maine 04730 (ph 800 339-2601 or 207 532-2600; fax 207 521-0242; E-mail: email@example.com; Website: www.bisonpumps.com).
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