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Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. More precisely, water in the newly drilled well – but none to mix mortar with. The well drilling company hadn’t put the pump, pipe or electrical cable down the hole yet, so I decided to make a well bucket out of PVC pipe and an old inner tube so I could get some water. This well bucket will work with any drilled well at least 4” in diameter. The capacity of the bucket depends on how long you make the main pipe. I made this one a little over 3’ in length, which gives me about 1.5 gallons every time I raise it out of the well.
I did not write this article, obviously. But I find myself in a similar situation with my “Homesteading with a Shipping Container” project over at ElysianFieldsProject.com. I have an 8″ well casing, 140 feet deep, and will be placing a manual well pump on it. I debated a standard 3/4 HP electric pump, tied into a generator and cistern tank, but ultimately, I wanted self-sufficiency in a grid-down situation. Thus, a manual pump (potentially a solar-powered attachment at a later date, but will be able to maintain the manual ability). However, those pumps cost approximately $1,650 and I find myself with far too many other projects – including living day to day in the corporate rat race while working on the project 50 miles away.
So, in the meantime, a PVC well bucket is the perfect fix when I need a few gallons of water to mix concrete with, filter a bit of drinking water or flush a toilet (until I get my waterlines finished, anyway). And yet another side note: Paracord could work well for this, depending on how large you make the PVC bucket....Continue ReadingView Comments (1)