Preparing for 3rd World Status — Pt 2

I installed the handpump on my well today with the help of my neighbor who happens to be a plumber.  We had to pull the submersible pump and remove some of the torque arresters so that there was room to put the drop pipe for the hand pump along side of the electric pump.  Total time to pull the electric pump, reinstall it, and then assemble and install the hand pump was a mere 4 hours.  You can see me try it out here.

Hopefully, I won’t have to pump too much water; but if there is no electric, I’m ready.  The pumps are available from

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