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How do common deep-well hand pumps compare to the WaterBuck Pump?

Modern or traditional fulcrum and lever hand pumps cannot compare to the WaterBuck Pump. The output per stroke of conventional shallow and deep well pumps is measured in a few ounces. The capacity per stroke of our pump, so far, for a deep well application, is measured in quarts and […]


Grandma Breaks Records With Deep Well Hand Pump

If you have ever used a water well hand pump, then you know what it’s like to pump a glass of water or a gallon of water. Shallow well hand pumps are relatively easy to operate. However, any conventional deep well hand pump can be quite challenging if you don’t […]

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Testing the Lift of the WaterBuck Pump

We could not find a hanging scale large enough to determine the resistant load on a 4″ pump cylinder with an 80′ column of water in a 2″ drop pipe. So we decided to use the old-fashioned method, a 6-to-1 block and tackle and a set of weights. Our test […]


Dollars Per Gallon

A water supply system to sustain a family is not going to be inexpensive.  Any electric system (drilling a well, installing an electric pump and pressure tank, running lines, etc.) can cost $6K – $20K depending on application.  These systems, made to allow people to live in the country with […]

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