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Any of you have experience with using a hand pump to depths of 200' or more. We are thinking of how to get water out at our place. Don't have electricity....don't really want it. We've thought about a hand pump, but our neighbors well is 200' deep. I know it can get pretty heavy pumping from that depth....just wondered how bad.
 

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Check out the hand pumps at "survival unlimited.com". Not undoable, but my experience is that it is low volume and hard on the equipment. Since you don't have a choice, buy good equipment.
 

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With that kind of depth I would look into a windmill. Set it up to pump to a tank so you have water when the wind doesn't blow. Besides those old windmills look pretty cool.

Kirk
 

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Go on line and check out the Simple pump. I have one that is hand or 12 volt that is run off a good battery. It will pump down to 300'. My static level is only 20' and the well is 76'. I am getting a solar charger that will keep my battery charged up.
Hope this helps.
Jim
 
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