This is the beginnings of what is known as an EMAS pump.
"The EMAS pump (also called the EMAS Flexi pump) is a very cheap PVC piston pump for family use, which can both pump water from a well and pump it to an elevated point"
EMAS Pump Akvopedia: http://akvopedia.org/wiki/EMAS_pump
We have no running water on our property and would rather not have a well drilled to connect us to district water, for cost and conservancy reasons.
I say we have no running water because even though Zach installed an EMAS pump on our property in July, the seal on the pump broke a few months in and now we have to re-drill it.
This is the series of videos we followed to drill the well. It's very straightforward and my fiancee was able to complete it within a few days. We did run into some hitches though, which caused us to have to start over again halfway through.
Fiancee's oversight, didn't realize he had to perforate the PVC casing, or perhaps he forgot. Had to dig up the casing and start over with a perforated pipe.
YouTube EMAS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7CB221C67FA47CE5
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This is essentially the drill bit, it has the marble inside forming the check valve.
So, another thing we didn't consider is that the lip of the grey pipe was capable of actually getting caught on the inside of the casing. We tried...forfuckingever to get that thing out. We thought we we're going to have to dig it out. Well, we did dig some of it out, but by some miracle it eventually came loose.
Sanded that thing down and had no problems from there. Until the seal came loose and we couldn't draw water anymore. Lucky that we live on a dyked floodplain so there isn't a rock for kilometres around. I would question the sanity or suitability of this method in rocky dirt.
So yeah, it's a simple design but like anything there is still margin for error.
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