Up to 40' Deep Maximum
INSTALLATION and PARTS for our GOOD DEEP WELL PUMP
that can be purchased from our store:
The pump and cylinder
A flange for bottom of
pump, see them at this link: Flanges
NOTE: You can raise the pump higher using the #A43CF
Flange and using a 3" PVC Pipe cut to length and then glued to the pump using
2-part epoxy, then glued to the flange using PVC glue. The flange will bolt down
to the Well Cap, or your pump mounting surface. We show both flanges on our Pitcher
2-Part Epoxy Glue to glue the
flange to the pump (Or, you can use 4ea 1/2" screws and go through the flange
into the pump to hold the flange onto the pump.
Plumbers Putty w/Teflon
3/8" x 1-1/2" Eye Bolt
3/8" Polypropelene Rope (Safety rope for Cylinder)
(Will not rot in water) (Footage per install depth)
1/4" x 20' Polypropelene Rope (Safety rope for pump rod)
1 ea - Tube of Lexcel elastometric caulking (Apply between flange and well cap)
(Items below may differ in size depending on the mounting surface.)
4 ea - 1/4" x 1" Stainless Steel Bolts (Used to bolt down flange to
well cap or mounting surface)
8 ea - 1/4"
Stainless Steel Washers
4 ea - 1/4" Stainless
Steel Lock Washers
4 ea - 1/4" Stainless
Steel Lock Nuts
We can provide Drill bits if needed, just let us know.
locally you can purchase:
x 20' Sch.80 PVC Pipe, this will be your "rod" pipe that goes in the
middle of the 2" PVC and is connected to the rod pipe on the Cylinder.
2" x 20' Sch.40 PVC Pipe, which will go down
to the cylinder.
1/2" x Sch.80 PVC Couplings
2" Sch.40 PVC Coupling, Note: if pipe has bell
ends you may not need couplings
(May need 1 if you use the tip below.)
1 ea - 2" Sch.80 Male Adapter (Screws into bottom
"Make it little easier" Tip:
The pump cylinder is made of 2" sch.80 pipe with a foot valve on the end
(Then interior is slightly smaller in diameter than Sch.40 pipe.) Purchase a 2"
Sch.40 PVC Coupling and a 2" x 1-1/4" PVC Threaded Bushing (The foot
valve is 1-1/4" and will screw into the bushing). Then remove the foot valve
off of the cylinder that we provide. Install the coupling and threaded bushing
onto the end of a 2" x 20' Sch.80 Pipe using purple primer and pvc glue.
You would only need one piece of 2" x 20' Sch.80 pipe. The 2" x 20'
Sch.80 piece of pipe then becomes your "cylinder". Makes for an easier
install since you don't have to be so particular with the amount of 1/2"
pipe you have to cut off at the end of the install in order to prevent the piston
from hitting the bottom or the top of the cylinder that we provide. You can cut
1' or 1-1/2' off of the 1/2" Sch.80 pipe instead of an absolute 10''. NOTE:
You cannot use 2" Sch.40 pipe for this because the inside diameter is a bit
larger and will not work with our piston.
Drill a 3-1/2" hole into the center of your well cap, or your
pump mount surface (home built box). NOTE: The Flanges Diameter is 7", so
it will only fit an 8" well casing. Place your Flange onto the well cap and
place center punch down the main 4 holes on the base of the flange and using a
hammer hit the center punch marking the places where you need to drill a 5/32"
or 3/16" hole, then drill them out. Or, clamp the flange onto the well cap
and using a 1/4" drill bit drill the four holes using the flange as a guide.
Apply some of the Lexcel elastometric caulk to the area where the Flange sides
will touch the well cap. Now install the flange onto the well cap using the 4
Stainless Steel bolts, washers (on top of flange & under well cap), and nuts.
Wipe off excess Lexcel caulking.
At this point if you are using the Spigot
Flange (#A43CFS) go ahead and glue the Pump to
the Flange with 2-part epoxy. The pump will be low to the ground as shown at this
If you are using the #A43CF Flange,
Install the 3" PVC Pipe (Custom Length) to the Flange with Purple Primer
then PVC glue. DO NOT GLUE THE 3" PVC PIPE TO THE PUMP YET WITH THE 2-PART
EPOXY. THIS WILL BE THE LAST STEP IF YOU ARE USING THE #A43CF FLANGE INSTEAD OF
THE SPIGOT FLANGE.
tie one end of a 3/8" polypropelene (non rot) rope to the cylinder to prevent
it from falling down the well during pump installation. You will need as much
rope as you have pipe. (2) Install
an eye bolt inside of the well casing by drilling a 3/8" hole into the side
of the casing. Install the eye bolt by putting your hand down inside the casing
and pushing the threaded end out of the drilled hole and install a washer and
lock nut to threaded end. (3)
Tie the other end of the rope securely to the eye bolt.
(4) Remove the cylinder rod w/piston
attached. It will be installed after all 2" pipe has been installed. (5)
Connect the 2" x 20' pipe to the cylinder coupling by applying purple primer
to the coupling then the pipe. Apply pvc glue to the the pipe only, a generous
amount, then pushing both together and turning at same time about a 1/2 turn.
The idea is to keep the glue from pushing out into the inside of the pipe. (6)
Do all other 2" x 20' Sch.40 pipe going up to the pump in the same fashion.
You may or may not need 2" couplings depending on the supplier you use, which
some suppliers purchase the pipe with the coupling already built into the pipe,
so ask when you are purchasing. Note: You will install all of the 2" pipe
down into the well first then the 1/2" pipe and piston will be installed
next. (7) On the last section of 2"
x 20' Pipe, coming from the top of the pipe down 1 Foot below the frost line in
your area, drill a 1/8" or 3/16" hole into the 2" pipe only. This
will allow the water in the pump to drain out to this level once you finish pumping
and prevent if from freezing. (8)
Glue the 2" PVC Male adapter to end of 2" pvc pipe that is going down
to cylinder w/primer & glue. (9)
Connect the 1/2" x 20' Sch.80 Pipe to the 1/2" Sch.80 rod/piston from
the cylinder using purple primer then pvc glue to both sides of the connection.
(10) Install a 1/2" Sch.80 coupling
to the end of the 20' pipe w/primer & glue. (11)
Tie the 1/4" pc of rope to the 1/2" pc of pipe making sure it will not
slip by the 1/2" coupling on the end. Tie the other end of the 1/4"
rope off to something, like a shovel, so you wont loose the 1/2" pipe down
the 2" pipe. (12) Push the piston with
1/2" x 20' rod down into the 2" pipe, holding onto the 1/2" pipe.
(13) Connect the next coupling and 1/2"
x 20' pipe using the purple primer and then pvc glue on both sides of the connection.
(14) Move the rope up to the next 1/2"
x 20' pipe and push the 1/2" x 20' pc with the piston down the 2" pipe.
(15) Continue in this fashion until
you have installed all of the necessary 1/2" pipe. (16)
Let the piston hit the bottom then pull it up and cut 10 inches off of the 1/2"
pvc rod which is inside of 2" pvc pipe, remove burs with sand paper, apply
purple primer and pvc glue to cut end of pipe and Pump Rod coupling then push
together turning them at same time, appx 1/2 turn. (17)
Apply Plumbers Putty w/Teflon on the Pumps 2" threads and the 2" PVC
Male Adapter threads, then screw the 2" Pipe (with male adapter glued at
end) into the bottom of the pump. Note: If you used our A43CF Flange w/3"
Pipe, push the 2" pipe up through the Flange/3" pipe then screw onto
the bottom of pump.
NOTE: Before connecting the 1/2" pvc rod to
the pump, make sure the 2" Sch.80 Male Adapter is glued to the end of the
2" pipe first, or else you won't get the 2" pipe connected to the pump
because the 1/2" pipe will be in the way of getting the 2" male adapter
on!! You may need to shave off the points on the corners of the 2" male adapter
to screw it into the pump.
If you used our #A43CF Flange then your next
step would be to glue the Pump to the 3" PVC pipe using a 2-Part Epoxy. Next,
attach the Well Cap back onto the well casing or bolt the Flange down to your
mounting surface. Finished.
Pump the handle after all glue has set for a
while to get water into the 2" pipe. Let the leather seals soak for a couple
days so they can swell up and operate optimally.
Warranted at retail for a period of ONE YEAR against defects in material
or workmanship. Submit proof of purchase and transportation cost and manufacturer
will repair or replace the item at their option, no charge. They will also repair
or replace pumps for 25% (1/4) of the current retail price plus transportation
costs. Return to Mfg. with proof of purchase, installation date, failure date
and description of defect.
The pump mfg. will not be liable for damage
or wear to products caused by abnormal operating conditions accident, freezing,
abuse, misuse, unauthorized alteration or repair, or if the product was not installed
in a proper manner. (Pumping sandy water will void the warranty - use foot valve
in this case but remove check valve on pump)
Pump Mfg. will not be liable
for any incidental or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising from installation
use, or any other causes. There are no express or implied warrants including merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose which extend beyond those warranties described
or referred to above.