Category Archives: well

Well Buckets for When the Power Fails

This was posted about three years ago, but I feel the subject is important enough to re-post for the benefit of our newer readers..  When the grid fails many of us will have trouble getting water from our wells.  Here is … Continue reading

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Your Water has Failed What to Do Next?

The grid has just failed for one of many reasons, running from earthquakes to economic collapse.  You are without power and don’t know when it will come back on, but it appears that it will be at least several days.  … Continue reading

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Dog Powered Well Pump

While looking through a book from the early 1900’s I found this article on a dog-powered well pump.  Having read about the many uses of work dogs in the past, I believe this would work.  Now unfortunately they don’t show … Continue reading

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Water Always

This is a post submitted for the writing contest by Joe A. Howard

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Make your Own Deep Well Bucket

This is a rerun of an old post.  The reason is that one of our readers has made an improvement to the design. It is shown at the bottom.   A simple method for getting water out of a deep … Continue reading

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The best way to store water Part 1

For a lot of people water seems to be one of the things they have the hardest time storing.  I hear all kinds of reasons, the big one being “I don’t have the room”. When you plan water storage, your … Continue reading

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Make your own deep well bucket

A simple method for getting water out of a deep well without electricity is shown below. Attach a rope to the PVC pipe and lower the bucket down the 4 to 6 inch well shaft, and let it sink into … Continue reading

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Getting Water from your Well without Electricity.

  In the last few days I have received requests for information on deep well pumps. There are internet suppliers that sell hand pumps for deep wells.  A search under “deep well hand pumps” will show several. Lehmans (http://www.lehmans.com/)  a … Continue reading

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