Hand Made Deep Water Well Hand Pump

Hand Made Deep Water Well Hand Pump

Improvised deep water well pump construction.

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45 thoughts on “Hand Made Deep Water Well Hand Pump

  1. Your "prepper" friend did not come up with the marble idea. It's been used around the world for many many years.

  2. This won't work in a deep well where the static water level is below 30'. Probably won't even work then but the theoretical limit, for a suction type pump, at sea level, is about 34'. To raise water from deeper you need the cylinder located down in the well, below the water level, and an actuating rod to drive the cylinder from the top, also known as a "sucker rod"

  3. Improper video title. This pump is not realistic for a deep well. The video does not even demonstrate deep well use or requirements.

  4. Your title is untrue. It is NOT a deep well pump. Unless you think 8 inches is deep. Duh! You're wasting our time. Remove the video or change the title to "How to make a check valve"

  5. Good video. A very simple method to get water out of a well will even less parts, is to make one check valve at the end of a long pipe and send the check valve end down the well. Then you just move the pipe up and down in the welll, and water squirts out the top. You can even just put the pipe down and once it hits waster, put your thumb or something to block air from reentering the pipe, anbdc pull it out with the water.

  6. I'm wanting to install a hand pump in a well that had 40 ft pipe,water being at 30 ft. Why wouldn't a pitcher pump work if these marble check valve was placed inline, would you not be achieving the same results? 

  7. how did you cover the top portion of the casing? if water is 50 feet down how long that pump pipe be? is the lenght the same as the casing? thanks

  8. does this pump can be connected to a wind mill and will it work on 50 feet deepwell? good evening/morning and godbless

  9. "The Simple Pump"? Do you have a link? (ps. I run DIYSufficient.com, we're along the same lines as what you're doing)

  10. Hi how deep will this pump water from?  My water is 97 meters deep (thats about 300 feet)!  Will it work?  What type of pvc would you recommend for that depth?

  11. I think that is an excellent idea! The only thing that I would make sure is that the ball is non toxic. I am guessing that child safe would be ok. Thank you for your input.

  12. I have an odd/different idea but do you think a high bounce ball would work instead of a marble? I'm just thinking that the elasticity of the bounce ball would make a tighter seal and would also handle rattling around while pumping for a much longer time. thoughts? thanks for the tutorial!!

  13. I'm not sure but, in theory, with very tight tolerance machined parts(no marbles) maybe? Alternatives:submersible well pump with big generator and a lot of fuel reserves.

  14. I suggest putting a rubber tube on your stainless screw that your marble hits to reduce chipping of the marble.

  15. Some oil well use a similar pump but installation is different. The barrel (cylinder) is first ran in the hole at the bottom of a sting of tubing first. After that's done the standing(foot) foot valve is dropped down the tubing it may fall 15003500 feet or more, it's sized to fall through the barrel to seat itself in a seating nipple. Then the plunger is installed at the end of a string of rods. When it reaches the bottom it will be used to check to see if the standing valve seated properly

  16. Here is how a standard hand pump is installed in a water well the pump consists of a cylinder with a plunger inside. A section of sucker rod is attached to the plunger A section of pipe is slid over the rod and attached to the cylinder. This assembly is lowered into and hung in the well a pipe dog so another section of rod and pipe can be installed, & so on until the desired depth is reached

  17. There is nothing that slides against the casing in this sort of pump. A cylinder is attached to another string of pipe. The plunger in the plunger inside the plunger inside the cylinder is attached to rod string that's inside the pipe attached to cylinder. At the top the rods. are connected to a pump handle windmill, pump jack

  18. Called a traveling valve. On the down stroke it allow water to flow around it & the washers & keep it there as the water is lifted to the surface. Operates like a store bought pump does, just a homemade way to do it.

  19. one thing most home pump buildes fail to do is heat form the "marble" check valve seat to make it closer to perfect seal and have a wider seat, also marbles are not all "sphearacle", so it must be checked if a really good check is required, regards

  20. This design will go to the bottom of the well, regardless of the depth. The only limiting factor is the weight of the pipe when it is that long. At that point you make a mechanical advantage handle, much like a pitcher pump handle, to lift the weight of the column of pipe and the water inside it. But, the full length of pipe can be replaced with a rod or cable so it just works a sliding section that seals against inside of the well casing. . .much like the horse-head pumps on deep oil wells.

  21. I am not sure what the limit is to a home made pump. The tighter the tolerences the more depth it will pull out. Drop a string with a bobber on it down the well, when you don't feel the weight of the bobber anymore you have found the water level.

  22. I already have the pipe in the ground but I'm unsure of the distance down to the water level. I recall my dad saying it was 25 -35 feet. What do you do when you're at the limit?

  23. A very good question. The 2 check valves work in opposition against one another. When you pull the handle assembly up, water is drawn into the larger pipe through the first check valve. When you push down on the handle assembly, the bottom check valve will seal and the upper check valve will seal also. When this happens, water is forced up the pipe and you get water. It works so simple that it seems confusing. I hope that answered the question.

  24. I'm a bit confused — I understand why you need the check valve in the very bottom — to keep the long pipe primed.

    But why do you need a check valve in the upper handle?

  25. There are other vids on youtube that show pump construction with these factory made check valves. I hope that was of some help. Keep trying because persistence pays off!

  26. You can spend a lot of time trying to get something like this to work. You can also try to epoxy(food grade) a rubber seal to the fitting that will fit your marble. There are an almost endless amount or things that you can try. Many different sizes of pipe and check valves and etc. If you made your own close nipple you are way ahead of most people. If you want specific instructions, I would have to do another vid using factory made check valves and standard parts. cont

  27. The camera man was the true genuis behind the homemade pump.He found an assortment of different sized marbles at a flea market.I do not know if marbles come in standard sizes or not.If your marble is to big for the pipe I recommend that you get a larger pipe or find some smaller marbles.A hard rubber ball would also make an excellent check ball and seat better(make sure it's food grade).When we improvise something it is not usually with standard parts and there is a fudge factor =cut/grind. cont

  28. I am using schedule 40 electrical pipe 1/2", but the standard size marble, will not fit in the pipe. I tried grinding it out so the marble would fit, but it won't seat properly. I also could not find a closed nipple, so I made one, but it does not work. The marble will not close the tube off. Can you help me. It is such a good idea, but I just can't get it to work. Thanks

  29. @paulpellicci Commercial check valves would be what use if a parts store was available. The purpose of the vid was to (1) explain how a pump can work (2) How to make a pump when parts are not readily available. Good luck with your project and let me know how it turns out. Thank you for watching.

  30. I didn't realize that check valves could be used without a pump. I am going to make one with commercial check valves. Thanks for the demo.

  31. @QuantumPrepper The pump described here is crude but effective. It was fabricated with readily available materials that you might have on hand in an emergency situation. This pump as shown will do really well in the 35-100ft range. If you have a lathe and can machine your parts to tight tolerences, use a rubber,neoprene or teflon ball( no marbles), there is no reason why you could not approach the performance of the Simple Pump(350ft). The SP works off of the same principle.

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