How to Build Your Own Hand Pump


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Legend for pump drawing:

A. 5/8" or larger garden hose (inside diameter)
B. 3/4" NPT to garden hose adapter
C. Open eye hook, washers and nuts
D. Well cap
E. 1/2" thick nylon cord
F. 3/4" PVC schedule 40 to 3/4" NPT adapter
G. 1/2" carriage bolts, washers and nuts
H. 1-1/2" inside diameter PVC schedule 40 collar
J. Electric power pump wiring
K. 3/4" inside diameter PVC schedule 40 pipe collar
L. 3/4" inside diameter PVC schedule 40 pipe section
M. Electric power pump feed line
O. 1-1/2" inside diameter PVC schedule 40 pipe
P. 1/2" holes in 1-1/2" PVC pipe sleeve
Q. 1/8" diameter weep hole
R. 3/4" foot valve
S. 1-1/2" PVC schedule 40 pipe cap
T. Metal well casing

This hand pump was designed, built and graciously donated by Keith Hendricks who lives in northwestern Ohio. Keith has distributed thousands of copies to folks attending survival expos because he believes we are all in for rocky times and that personal preparedness is our best defense. In an effort to make a contribution, he has made his easy-to-assemble pump available to all who wish it. If you have any further questions, or wish to express personal thanks, Keith can be contacted at

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