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Anyone have experience with EZ water well hand pumps?

 
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http://www.ezwaterwellhandpumps.com/

I’m considering getting one of these for emergency (no electricity) use. Has anyone used one before? If so, does it work well? Any issues with it? Thanks!



(For those wanting more information... We are blessed to have two wells on our property. The one that’s tied to our house was drilled in 2008 and I have a well report for it. The other one isn’t currently hooked to anything and I have no well report for it. It is in a large well house. Don’t know how deep it is and haven’t tested the static water level.
I’ve been told it was not hand drilled, worked fine and was used for the house until they thought it dried up. Drilled a new well and hooked it to the house and then found out the old one just needed a new pump (or something like that), so it allegedly is still good. It just isn’t being used.
I’d like to make that extra well an emergency well that will work for our needs if there is no power. I don’t want it tied to the house. I’m fine going out and hand-pumping water into five gallon buckets in an emergency. I just want something inexpensive that will work.
My F-in-L recommended a solar pump with a smaller diameter pipe that fits inside your current well and then pipes into your home and, in an emergency, you just go switch a valve to turn off your on-grid well and let the solar well go to your house. Then you just have to ration your water usage, but you have water in your house in an emergency. I like the idea, but it’s $1,300 and I don’t think I want extra parts that could fail, like the solar panel and pump.)
 
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I would check out Lehman's.
 
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Lehmans is out of stock currently, but see this..

https://wisementrading.com/water/well_bucket.htm
 
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I wish I knew more about them--and also about flojak. It seems to be really hard to find unbiased reviews.

At least flojak has a professional-looking website. The  EZ site just screams scam...but I think it's just that they have no idea how to design a website that doesn't look like a spam site.
 
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As an update... I did go ahead and order this. I haven’t set it up (because we are moving), but all the parts came and look good and the customer service is very good. So... not a scam!
 
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Please continue to update.
 
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Nikki Corey wrote:As an update... I did go ahead and order this. I haven’t set it up (because we are moving), but all the parts came and look good and the customer service is very good. So... not a scam!



Nikki, which pump specifically did you order?  The discussion is about both Flojak and EZ Well pumps.  Which one did you get?
 
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I got the EZ well pump.
 
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I just stumbled onto this forum recently in searching for emergency water well pumps.  Looks like a wealth of knowledge on this page on topics that I enjoy, so I was glad to sign up.

After researching the options, I decided to order the Flojak.  Though I don't plan on putting it into use immediately, I will update this thread when it arrives and give a brief "out of the box" review.  
 
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Justin Gilsoul wrote:I just stumbled onto this forum recently in searching for emergency water well pumps.  Looks like a wealth of knowledge on this page on topics that I enjoy, so I was glad to sign up.

After researching the options, I decided to order the Flojak.  Though I don't plan on putting it into use immediately, I will update this thread when it arrives and give a brief "out of the box" review.  



Thank you, Justin! I look forward to hearing how it worked for you. And welcome to permies!!!
 
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