How to "over ride" an electric pump on a well?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Sparticle, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Sparticle

    Sparticle Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've got a hurricane breathing down my neck. If I loose power, how do I over ride the electric pump on the well?
     
  2. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    You splice in a hand pump if your water is close enought to the surface, around 25 feet or so. If you mean override with a seperate power source, just take away the power wires and attach them to the other source. Fill as many container as you can now and freeze them, 2 liter soda bottles are great for this.
     

  3. coventry49

    coventry49 Well-Known Member

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    Great idea about filling the containers with water and freezing them. BUT, make sure you do NOT fill them all the way, or the resulting ice will break the container. Best not to get over 3/4 full.
     
  4. fordy

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    ..........Do you have a generator and do you have either a 50 amp plug for a dryer ...OR...a 50 amp plug for an electric stove . And , does your generator have a plug in for 240 volt\ac output . If , you can answer these questions i can tell you how to hook your generator to your house circuit to run your water well . fordy.. :)