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Hello! I'm new to this site and hoping someone can help me. I would like to buy a hand pump that can be connected to my lawn pump. I have had such a difficult time finding something. A friend took a pump out of an old gas can and we stick a hose in it. It works, however, it's plastic, old and very flimsy. I would like to find something sturdier. Any suggestions? Thank you!
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Maybe one of the old pitch pumps usually found at mom and pop hardware stores ?
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What is your water level?

An old style pitcher pump can be purchased at any plumbing supply store and are still in use in many places. I have one that's permanently installed to prime a large irrigation pump. But these only work if your water level is within 25' of the pump. But they work very well.

If your water level is deeper than that, you need a more complicated and more expensive alternative and tthe deeper the water is, the harder it will be to lift water from that depth.
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Any water-pump can be connected to a motor, but most of them will require priming.

Shallow wells do fine with the cheap handpumps found at any hardware store.

For deep wells use a Bison pump.
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Ive had my eye on one of these for some time now. When I got the emailed quote back from them I was a little discouraged. IMO, they want way too much $$$ for such a simple device. But its still a consideration for the future.


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