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    Minds been wandering today and thinking what if you have no power and need water from your well, how can you get it out? My well is 111 feet deep and thats a long ways down there in a pinch. Did some researching and found several sites explaing a Keith Hendricks Bucket or Amish Torpedo, but this one I thought was the best with simple videos. Sure you can get hand pumps and spend some cash, but for less than 20 bucks you can build one of these and get a gallon or two at a time in short order. And its portable so you can take it with you in a bug out. http://ronmauer.net/blog/?page_id=178 Have any of you come up with something better to share?

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    I use these http://www.geotechenv.com/sampling_bailers.html the 1.75 inch will fit down my well casing without removing the pump or piping. There's a company in anchorage called TTT environmental that sells them. They come in a sterile bag certified clean by a laboratory for $8-20 each depending on what size you get.

    Chico check your well, is the total depth of the well 111 feet or is that the depth to water? You might be pleasantly surprised.
    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day,
    Teach a man to fish and he'll also learn to drink, lie, and avoid the honey do list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ak Bird Brain View Post
    I use these http://www.geotechenv.com/sampling_bailers.html the 1.75 inch will fit down my well casing without removing the pump or piping. There's a company in anchorage called TTT environmental that sells them. They come in a sterile bag certified clean by a laboratory for $8-20 each depending on what size you get.

    Chico check your well, is the total depth of the well 111 feet or is that the depth to water? You might be pleasantly surprised.
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    I haven't opened up cap yet to check the water line, but my well was dug at 111 feet. I had hit water at 80' but would have needed a sand filter, so I told them to keep digging. I'm gonna get on this soon, as well as make a solar dehydrator and make a few Rocket Stoves.

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