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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    We had a meeting at work this morning and I asked 2 of our guys how deep their wells are. One is 300 ft and the other is 340 ft. I guess I'll still be relying on river water upstream of the city for long term emergency purposes.
    Stop being negative...

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    300ft by hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIR VEYOR View Post
    Stop being negative...

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    300ft by hand
    I didn't read where they're good for 300ft, but I'll take your word for it. My problem wouldn't be pumping 300ft by hand...it would be drilling a 300ft well by hand. I know...I know....I've got no sense of commitment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMcC View Post
    This has a jet pump that makes the light flicker when it kicks on. Would cost alot to get solar cells, deep cell batteries and a inverter to run this. I was thinking more of a hand pump.
    depends on what you consider a lot. I figure for around $1200 you could have a 3KW portable power plant as long as you didn't need pure sine, useful at all times imho

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    I have a 210ft deep well. The water table is at about 80ft. It is an 8" casing. My well pump is in a well house. I've adapted the wiring so it can be unplugged from utility power and plugged directly into a small genset's 220V outlet. The 220V circuit it also one of the circuits that I can power with a generator via a small Reliance Power panel. If the pump fails, until I can pull it and figure something else out, I have a nice creek running next the house and a jet pump that can be tied in quickly - just not (safely)potable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    ...it would be drilling a 300ft well by hand. I know...I know....I've got no sense of commitment.
    Never mind commitment what do you do when you hit a big rock, pull it out, move over a few feet and start again?
    We were told he wasn't ready, now we know he will never be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    I didn't read where they're good for 300ft, but I'll take your word for it. My problem wouldn't be pumping 300ft by hand...it would be drilling a 300ft well by hand. I know...I know....I've got no sense of commitment.
    Well, if you get the quick disconnect adapter, you can just pop it on and off somebody else’s well. Being the localized water provider, even if you’re on the bug out trail, can earn cash or barter items. Move on every couple days and repeat.

    They’ve got the well, but no way to draw the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    depends on what you consider a lot. I figure for around $1200 you could have a 3KW portable power plant as long as you didn't need pure sine, useful at all times imho
    yup.. I was given a 800W generator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magi View Post
    Never mind commitment what do you do when you hit a big rock, pull it out, move over a few feet and start again?
    Commitment comes in many forms. Sometimes, its a stick with a string hanging out one end.




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