Don’t spend your hard earned cash on a hand pump for a well or rain barrel when you can make a better one at home for half the price. I have made tens of these over the years and they work great.
In an emergency water is the most important thing you will need to survive. Getting water from wells or rain barrels without power could be difficult. Not anymore!
This is an easy and cheap project to do. If you have a rain barrel or a shallow well or even want to just suck up water from the river this is a perfect project for you.
PVC is inexpensive and so versatile, even if you find other pumps you can re use this PVC for other things, so its not wasted 🙂 If you do it please post pictures on my Facebook page. We always love to see your pictures.