View Full Version : where to by a hand pump
May. 29, 2012, 12:53 PM
I have a shallow well near my barn. I've been advised that it wouldn't be worth the investment to actually do a regular well pump on it, but instead to put on a nice hand pump. It wouldn't be useable in teh winter, but I can probably get 8 months/year out of it. The problem is finding somewhere that carries good quality but not outrageously expensive hand pumps. let's face it... TSC ain't gonna work for this (plus the reviews on their cast iron hand pumps aren't good at all if you expect it to last more than a year).
Anyone have any ideas or recommendations?
May. 29, 2012, 05:06 PM
Lehman's. They sell all sorts of hand operated stuff, and have a reputation for being a source for the Amish. They've been around for a very long time with good quality merchandise.
They aren't cheap, but they are functional and long lasting.
May. 29, 2012, 09:47 PM
I want one of these too! This place has both a shallow and deep well, and while we have a bypass panel so we can send generator power to the well house, I'd like to be able to get water from the shallow well by hand if I need to.
Here is another source: http://www.bisonpumps.com/shallow-well-hand-pump-1piece.html