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Hand pump for well

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I have a well and am worried about the possibility of power outages

I know they have pumps that instal in your well housing but that would be a item I would not want people to know I have. It could easly get stolen

Is it possible to run something underground into the house and have the hand pump inside? would something as simple as a hose work?
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There a few types of wells. What do you have? I have a shallow well, 25 feet of 1 1/4 in galvenived pipe with a sand point hammered into the ground. It's in my garage and this pump Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
feeds the house. I put a 1 1/4 in tee on the suction side and installed this pump
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the hand pump has a ball valve below it because the electric pump forced water out of the hand pump. The hand pump also makes short work of priming. If you have something like me you could install a tee, run pipe and put the hand pump anywhere you need. This wouln't work with a deep well unless you can find a deep hand pump. If not you need back up electric. An inverter hooked to your car will work for cheap.
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