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Hand Water Pump Breaks Record — 22 GPM at 80′ Static 1

Just when I think Darren has broken the most impossible record with the WaterBuck Pump, something new happens. Today he enlisted the help of a young neighbor, Tommy, to demonstrate the pump’s capability. On his first attempt, Tommy filled three 7-gallon pails to the rim and was started on the […]

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Hand Water Pumps Explained

We receive many questions here regarding how to use a hand pump, which is understandable. If you’re less than 80 years old, chances are you have never used one, or, at least, not relied on a hand pump for all of your water. As recently as 100 years ago, the […]

Get well water the old-fashioned way without electricity 1

If you have a water well and the power goes out for an extended period, you still can get to your water the old-fashioned way – simply and inexpensively – with a well bucket. Long before the age of electricity, people fetched water by hand with a simple rope and […]

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Dual Power Ability Coming to the WaterBuck Pump 2

Because of the proven efficiency and capacity of the WaterBuck Pump under human power, Well WaterBoy Products is now working with a solar pump company to fit the WaterBuck with a lower-watt solar drive motor. Combining solar power will make the WaterBuck the most unique, efficient primary and manual backup water supply […]

Deep Well Hand Pump is Setting New Records 5

The performance of our innovative deep-well hand pump is not just breaking records, but is setting new ones. What is so impressive about this new manual well pump is that an average man in his 50’s pumped 17.5 gallons in one minute.  That’s more water in 1 minute than a […]

Deep well hand pump demo

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Microwaved Water Tomato Experiment Results

After seeing conflicting accounts of whether microwaved food retains nutrients, I decided to try a semi-scientific experiment here with tomato plants and five water sources. The results, so far, have surprised me.   I understand my test does not meet scientific standards. This project was simply to satisfy my curiosity about water […]

Building a Mortarless Rock Wall for Strawberries 2

The rumble and racket of the county road grader every spring gets my heart pounding. I know in its wake will be a fresh batch of pumpkin-sized rocks scattered all up and down the roadsides. As soon as the grader passes, I’m out there with my rock-toting wagon selecting those […]

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Performance of the WaterBuck Pump

A few months ago, we at Well WaterBoy Products made some changes to our first WaterBuck Pump model. We installed a stronger sucker rod system adequate for the torque created by our pump – ¾” fiberglass rod.  We also redesigned the pump lever to increase torque for efficiency and installed […]