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Offline Longknife

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Adding a manual pump to drilled well?
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:30:02 PM »
Does anyone know how you might go about adding a manual water pump (one that could be used year round, including the winter) to a drilled well?  Both places that I'm thinking I would like to one day add a manual pump to are drilled wells with pitless connections for the water lines.  One however is a jet pump in the house and the other is a submersible pump.  Is it even possible to tap into those lines or would you have to drop independant water lines down the well for the manual pump?  I would like to avoid the latter as the well with the submersible pup is quite deep and dropping a second line in it would be fairly expensive.

I also should note that both wells have metal casings that come out of the ground.  In the case of one, it is actually below grade but has a cement culvert with a lid around it.  We intend to actually extend that casing above grade some day soon to avoid possible groundwater contamination (it has happened in the past with spring run off).

Thanks for any info/ideas.