getting water from well, buying paraffin : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Anyone know where (other than Lehmans, so long a wait) to buy the cylinder that goes down your well casing to bring up water by hand? Also, where to buy pure paraffin lamp fuel?

-- Shivani Arjuna (, February 23, 1999


Shivani, don't know off-hand, but the answer is in the archives. Look on New Questions page, scroll down, click thru Older Messages (by category). Remember these things being discussed before.

Love your name! How/why did you come by that? What type of yoga do you practice? There's a yoga thread somewhere in the archives too. We need a search engine! Good luck :-)

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, February 23, 1999.

My friend just received his "well bucket" from Lehmans took 5 months to deliver! Weighs under 5 lbs.. We are going to rig up a pully and tripod in case we have to use it. A solar powered winch would be nice, but you can't have everything.

-- Bill (, February 24, 1999.

Pure paraffin oil can be had at WalMart for $1.97 a bottle - cheapest I have found -- don't burn anything else but that in your oil lamps, of course unless you like breathing smoke. Don't know anything about the well casing, except for I'd buy a mule or donkey and rig it to them to bring up the water.....I may have seen it in a movie or you will need to store hay for the donkey....

-- cityfarmer (, February 24, 1999.

Shivani; You need to mention how deep your well is? I have mentioned this idea before,so here goes, check your local hardware stores for a crank type pump that attaches to an electric drill. The items will have two garden hose ends on it. Now the shaft of this pump is 3/16" diameter maybe 1/4" diameter. You could attach a bicycle gear to it and mount this pump to the bike. Let the gear ride on the bike's chain,thus you have a device that will pump water. Then attach the end of the garden hose to the water supply line to the house and you have water inside the home. Or attach a rubber hose with the same diameter as the shaft and place this so that it will rub on the wheel of the bike. make sure the direction of flow is correct. Just trying to help> Furie...

-- Furie (, February 24, 1999.

The January/February issue of Countryside magazine has a good article on how to build you own. Not hard -- just uses some PVC, is a lot cheaper than the Lehman's model, and has the advantage that it will go past the normal pump in a small casing so that you don't have to take the pump out before using it. No URL, but I know they do have an "on-line" version. You can probably do a search for it.

-- De (, February 24, 1999.

Here's the URL to Countryside Magazine:

It also has an article on purifying water during an emergency.

FYI: Sys taught me how to do a hot-link a little while ago, but lately, my memory with regard to things technical seems to resemble that of an earthworm.

Still, I'll try it again.

Countryside Magazine

If it doesn't work, "Save me somebody!" :)

-- FM (, February 24, 1999.


It works. Thanks. Was just now searching and couldn't find it.


-- Mercy (, February 24, 1999.

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