Pump into your home’s plumbing system, an irrigation system or any pressurized tank
“If all we can do is pump water in a bucket we’ll be satisfied.”
You don’t have to settle for ‘just’ pumping water into a bucket, then hauling it inside. Both our hand and motorized models are often configured to pump into a pressurized indoor plumbing system or irrigation system. The connection to your household plumbing can be made in a variety of ways.
• Connect a hose directly to your pressure tank: Pressure tanks have a faucet near the bottom, normally used to drain the tank. Along with a CV-1 check value and gauge, you can pump into that pressure to supply your house. (Use drinking water compatible hose or piping.)
• Connect a hose to an external faucet: You may connect a water compatible hose or pipe directly from the Simple Pump to a faucet outside your house. However, this only works if your house is 25 years or older. Newer construction do not have a gate valve that allows water to be pumped in from outside. Again, the CV-1 one-way check valve/gauge assembly would be used so the water pumped into the house is not pushed right back out when the pump handle is pushed up.
• Pumping into a yard hydrant: You can connect a hose or pipe from the Simple Pump directly to a yard hydrant. All yard hydrants are designed in such a way that allows water to be pumped into the hydrant, thereby supplying water to your plumbing. Water is being pumped into pressure here, too, so the CV-1 one way check valve is still required.
• Or by connecting to an existing pitless adapter. In the case of failure of your submersible (due to mechanical problems or failure of the grid), the Simple Pump can supply your water.
“Why do you ask if we want to pump into a pressurized system?”
We ask about pumping into pressurized systems for two reasons:
1. Depending on your depth, it can affect the choice of pump cylinder, or whether the motorized pump is viable.
2. Because pumping into a plumbing system (agricultural or domestic) means pumping into pressure, there must be a way to keep that pressure from pushing back into the pump when pumping stops. The CV-1 pressure gauge and one way check valve performs that task and will be quoted when needed.
3. And because the extra effort may suggest an upgrade from the standard 24” lever arm to the 36” which cuts any needed force in half.