Hand well pump

kennym_2010February 23, 2014

Hello to all
I may not be posting this in the correct forum, if not please let me know of a better one.
Here's what I'm looking for. I've searched the web looking for an "old looking" (but new) well hand pump that a hose can be attached to and actually used. Instead of the modern ones seen I.E. On a stake, faucet above hose rack. I have seen one years ago, but I don't remember where. Does anyone have any ideas of web sites or manufactures? Thank you for any input.

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marylee_2010

Kenny, I am not sure what you are looking for, but I found a couple of places you could look into.

You can go to Search on this page and put "Old Fashioned Hand Pump" and see a few links listed.

If you are looking for a really old style hand pump, here is a link for you.

http://www.ehow.com/how_12212846_install-antique-handoperated-water-pump.html

I am sure there are other posters who will have info for you.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 12:29PM
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kennym_2010

Thank you for your response Marylee. Those are REAL well hand pumps. I reread my post yes, I didn't make myself clear enough. Let me try again.

Years ago (15-20) I saw what looked like a old well hand pump, it wasn't. Instead of pumping it, you just lifted the handle and water run until the handle was lowered, shutting the water off. Basically, an on/off valve (not a true pump) with a supple line underground, like we all use daily.

All I can find is true hand well pumps. To do what I want to do, which is to put a supply of water out to the far side (away from house, so I don't have to drag out 200 feet of hose, snaked through the plants every time) of my garden area. How I have currently seen people achieve this is install (bought all over, big box stores included) a hose holder and hose faucet mounted on a square metal stake. I don't want that look.

I hope this makes more since. If not, I'll try again to explain myself clearer. LOL!
Thanks again

Kenny

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 1:52PM
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marylee_2010

Kenny, I understand what you mean now, but I have never seen that type of well pump. I hope you hear from someone who can help you. Good Luck! Marylee

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 1:58PM
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posieh(3)

I think someone has made their own system using an old pump and a well source. We have an outdoor well and I could see that we could use an old pump on it that way. Now we just have a handle that you lift and the water runs, it is easy for us to hook a hose up to it. The pump is electric.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 2:32PM
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a.girl.named.max(4a)

Kenny,

Attached is a pic of an RV table. (To me it seems more like the beginning of a nice potting table.) If I read the description correctly, the pump-like faucet could be attached to a garden hose. Is this what you're looking for? If so I will try to find the source of the picture.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 4:47PM
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a.girl.named.max(4a)

Kenny,

Attached is a pic of an RV table. (To me it seems more like the beginning of a nice potting table.) If I read the description correctly, the pump-like faucet could be attached to a garden hose. Is this what you're looking for? If so I will try to find the source of the picture.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 4:48PM
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tinfoilhat

Sounds like this might be what you are looking for. Use "Frost Proof Yard Hydrant" or "Yard Hydrant" as search phrase on Google.
Here is a link to Menard's if they have those in your area.
http://www.menards.com/main/plumbing/rough-plumbing/valves/yard-hydrants/c-8630.htm

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 4:35AM
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kennym_2010

Thank you every one. Posieh, I think you are right, it was a custom design. My guess is they somehow mounted a "Frost proof yard faucet" ( like tin foil hat suggested) in an old hand pump. That will take some pondering to do.

Max, that is the idea. However, instead of using a pitcher pump, I would use a pump that has I hose thread so I can attach a short hose to it. My supply would be underground. Wish I knew how they did that RV table pump, that is the right idea. I agree, looks like the start of a real nice potting table.

City water supply underground, now what type of modifications does the hand pump have to have so it works like a faucet instead of a pump.

I need to talk to someone that knows more about hand pumps than I do.

Thanks for all your input.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 4:14PM
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kennym_2010

Does anyone know how that's accomplished?

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 4:17PM
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kennym_2010

Posieh, I reread your post. Am I understanding u correctly, that u are using an old hand pump in this fashion? Lift handle water runs until the handle is lowered to shut it off? Your using electric pump, I would be using city preassure.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 4:26PM
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    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 4:58PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

That's nice. I would like that in my back yard instead of hose dragging. I'm so glad to see this. We are going to have to run water to the new garage, maybe we could put one of these just a little further out.
Kathy

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 6:41PM
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kennym_2010

Tin foil hat, that's a great find! Never thought of a search for a yard hydrant. The price is way high ($500) for me though.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 12:23AM
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oldcrafty(8)

That is really neat looking......but that price would definitely scare me away!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 10:54AM
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