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Old 02-05-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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Well for the house back up

My only source of water is from well and if there is a power outage or if the well motor (Its submersed) goes bad, we will be out of water.

Below are my thoughts to prevent

1. Get a back up power for the pump.

2. Get a back up motor (Not sure how)

3. Get a manual pumping along with electric.

Can some one please advise what I can do here...plss..help me..


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Old 02-05-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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Well for the house back up

Install a large cistren, to hold water once pumped from the well, this would give a buffer in the event the well dried up or the well pump died, you could then pump from the cistren to the house, this pump would be far more accessible, both pumps would require a backup generator.

Keep a spare cistren pump in the event that is failed.



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Old 02-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #3
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No experience with well pumps but if I were faced with that problem, I would get a back up power generator. That would not only supply power for the water pump but also for refrigerators, freezer, aquariums and lights. If you have water heating solar panels, a generator can supply power for the circulation pump too.

If you go with a back up power generator, be sure that the exhaust cannot feed back into your or a neighbor's home.

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