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Old 10-03-2019, 10:14 PM
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Hey, I have a pretty nice cistern located at a spring. I want to build a platform over it and put a hand pump drilled through the concrete cap. The cistern is about 7ft deep and fills up as fast as I can dip water out with a bucket so I plan on pulling water from about 3ft mark. Iím looking at rotories and the old style handle type. I like the look of the handle type has I plan on building a cabin. But if rotating pumps are better I would compromise.
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I love my back up 12 VDC electric RV pump. When my well pump was down for about 5 months I used the back up. If you get any sun at all, have a battery and a solar panel - you can have water on demand. Other than needing to haul water home and dump in the storage tank, it was just like being on the well. Pressure regulated so it only runs when required. A few weeks ago I bought a brand new one in the box for $5.

This style. https://www.amazon.com/Shurflo-2088-...43981177&psc=1
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I like the look of the handle type has I plan on building a cabin.
But if rotating pumps are better I would compromise.
There's no reason you couldn't have both.
Hand pumps look cool, but if you need to move a lot of water they get old in a hurry.

It wouldn't be hard to rig an unobtrusive electric pump powered by a battery and solar set up, as long as you can keep it from freezing.
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Check out "Simple Pump". I lift water from 150 feet here in dry Wyo. but components are light enough that the wife and I can install it and pull it ourselves.
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If you're interested in the possible cost of putting together your own solar-powered pumping system, here are some possibilities.

Skycraft Surplus has pumps from time to time. Today they have a 47GPH, 25psi 12 volt on-demand pump for $25 plus shipping.
https://skycraftsurplus.com/12-volt-...nd-rp9750.html
The pump is intermittent duty, so probably not the best choice for filling 55 gallon barrels but fine for home use other than showers or tub baths ;-)

25psi can lift water about 57 feet. Would that be adequate? If not, http://www.allelectronics.com/ sometimes has pumps with up to 65psi but it varies by month. http://www.surpluscenter.com/ also has pumps but they deal mostly in new pumps, not surplus, so you will probably pay more there.

For power, I'd suggest a 55AH battery and a 100 watt solar panel with a good PWM charge controller (Tracer LS1024B, for example).

Pump (~$30), battery ($75?), solar panel (Mighty Max ~$100 on ebay), charge controller ($30) plus some 10 gauge wire (solar panel to controller, controller to battery, battery to pump ($29 for 100 ft at Lowe's). Assorted connectors (local Advance Auto or similar ($10). Total is about $275 plus any pipe you need.

Solar shed lighting using a Tracer LS2024B PWM charge controller: http://www.jecarter.us/files/shed-lights/

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Yeah, I second an RV style pump. All my household water is pumped by them (from the storage tank to the gravity tank or for high pressure when I need it) and they really seem to hold up well and pump plenty of water for not much money.
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I have a 1600 gallon cistern that used to supply my house before the well was drilled in the 80's.
It has a concrete top with a wooden hatch in the center. It's full of crystal clear water that has seeped in over the years. Probably mostly from rainwater leaking around the hatch.
I will reroute the downspouts and put it back into use If it comes down to it. I have already fabricated the pipe with a new hand pump. Just have to drill the hatch and mount it.
I also have a couple other methods to rig up if needed. Like an AC powered RV pump or a couple of floret pumps. Those could run off my solar battery bank inverter. Last but not least I have a couple other types of hand pumps I could use.

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