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I introduced our new hand pump, The Storm Pump, in the general forum quite a while ago. I thought it might be due a reintroduction. My partner and I are water development professionals. I have 40 years in the industry and Terry has 30. We formed Storm Pump LLC to produce this product after reviewing all of the several hand pumps available and finding them unacceptable. We are picky perfectionists. Almost good enough isn't good enough.

We have each been asked the same question for many years: "Can I have a permanent hand pump on my well with the submersible system in place?" The answer has always been, " No one has made one I would recommend". We decided that the market was right to present one. Now we just have to get the word out. I hope to do that here.

We had specific requirements: highest quality materials, made in America if possible; able to be mounted permanently on standard well sizes; weather, frost, and maintenance free; produce water under pressure; be efficient and usable for well owners at any time; meet the necessary potability standards according to the NSF; installation easily possible for the typical home owners without a hoist truck or special expertise; good value for the price; adaptability to various mechanical power ideas.

After we had a product that met our requirements we put it through a survival test to see when it would fail, meaning no longer hold pressure. We ran the pump on a motor through 250,000 pump cycles. The first 125,000 cycles at 40 psi, the second 125,000 cycles at 100 psi. The pressure held firm throughout. The seals finally failed at approx 260,000 cycles. It takes 30 minutes to replace the seals in an installed pump and continue pumping. We deemed the design a success.

One has been installed in a very tight well; 6" steel casing, 4" PVC liner, heavy 1 1/2" drop pipe to the submersible pump. Installation was uneventful and it has operated all Winter in north Idaho. It produces one gallon for every 7 pump strokes, will pump from 300 ft if necessary

You can get more detail at our website. Please call with questions. The contact details are on the front page, here Storm Pump Emergency manual backup hand pump for your deep well
 

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So basically you have to reseal the pump every 36,000 gallons you pump. That is pretty good considering that it is an emergency hand pump.
Good job!
 

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Our DNR says you can put one of these on the well, but, it can't be open. There must be a cap where the water comes out, and it has to be a sealed system. Does your system have this? How do you compare to the Bison? Have you got a video on youtube?
 

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Looks great-I'll be calling you tomorrow for a price-our static water level is 226' and our well is 461' deep in a 6"casing-looks like just the thing we've been looking for!
 

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I have a solar powered 220v slow start 1hp pump on my well, yes IF we get an EMP I am screwed otherwise come by for a fresh drink of water.

If that fails I have the 24-7 creek running by my house but that is last 2nd best choice as any source of flowing water will likely be contaminated and need to be purified.
 

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I relied on my well driller who indicated to me that we should have water up to about 16 feet from the top of the well casing.

Nahhhhh, . . .

I had purchased a pitcher pump to use in emergencies, . . . won't happen now, . . . gonna have to figure out something else.

Water is down at least 35 feet.

May God bless,
Dwight
 
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