Using a Hand Pump in Winter Weather
Sub-Zero FIVE Month-Long Winter — No Problem
All the local tradesmen laughed at me when I said I wanted to use a hand pump. My static water level sat at 110 feet below the surface. Apparently, I was an idiot!
At Simple Pump Co. we often get stories from happy customers. This one is from John in Southern Ontario.
The Haliburton Highlands on the Great Canadian Shield is not for the faint of heart! You only have two directions — up the rocks or down the rocks.
My off grid log cabin sits 200 feet straight up from our lake. In 2008 I drilled my well. The drilling report was predictable … we drilled through 1 foot of topsoil and 339 feet of solid Canadian granite!
All the local tradesmen laughed at me when I said I wanted to use a hand pump. Static water level sat at 110 feet below the surface. Apparently, I was an idiot!
After much research, I found the Simple Pump but I was uncertain, so I called Gary. I told him all the trades were laughing at me with such a ridiculous aspiration as to use a hand pump. Gary laughed too … told me his story about his grandfather’s well and said that he would pay for the return shipping if it didn’t work!
I trusted Gary and ordered. Best decision of my LIFE!
Not only does it work perfectly in a deep well (and manages a painful, freezing -30 degree F and 5 month long winter with four feet of snow), it is powerful enough to pressurize a bladder tank which gives me off grid running water in the house!!!