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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I moved from key to ne pa. I am 40 min east of Scranton in a gated community in the Poconos. I was concerned only being two hours from nyc... but my hopes are the impassible roads on winter will deter a large amount of evacuees. Plus how hard it is to find my house in the summer. The people...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Interesting video series by a fellow like minded individual; here is the fellow's company offering the components of his systems. Here is an Australian company that also markets this type of pump and a video demonstrating a working system in place Anyone...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm looking for a way to access the water in my well without the use of electricity. The well is a 110' deep drilled well with 6" PVC casing and has 65' of standing water. It has a submersible pump installed. I'm wondering if there isn't a way to tap into the well line in the basement and...
  4. Food and water
    Our water comes from a private well and I've asked the local solar power companies about getting the well pump on it's own solar power, but they have both turned me down. I was really surprised. One company pointed me in the direction of DC well pumps, but I'm not sure that's exactly what I...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We have well water and an electric well pump. I am looking for feedback and/or recomendation for a manual pump Bison pumps are expensive and Flojak (?) Look too flimsy. Anyone have a manual well pump?
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I want to get a manual pump on one well. I swanee if one more person says " How deep is it?" I may well scream. I do not know and worse, I don't know how to find out!!!! It does currently have a submerged pump in it and works on earth do I find deep is the blasted thing...
  7. Food and water
    Sorry! I am SLOW sometimes! I have a shallow well with a 110V in the basement, pump. Can I get a hand pump and plumb it INLINE so at power failure I can use it easily? (without having to plumb it then)?
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was wondering if someone might be able to offer advice on a question about my well. My well is about 80 deep. In the event of a prolonged power outage, is some kind of hand pump available to pump up water from this depth? Any advice would be appreciated.
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We tore down an old shed that was on our property to replace it and found this. There were 2 sheds, both had the pipe coming out of the ground. I assume this used to be a well since the tank says well x trol on it.The house is only a few years old, so I think these have been there for a long...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Still searching for the right generator which lead me to this question: I have a well on my land, there's an 8 inch well casing going down I think about 150ft. Could I use a 120VAC pump connected to a hose dropped down the well casing to extract water from the well? Two problems I see, one is...
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