Handy Well Pump Extension And Fitting Sets Options
The Handy Well Pump is delivered to you set up as a shallow well pump. This means that you can go a depth of around 25' (depending on your altitude) by only purchasing the correct lengths of 3/4" PVC pipe and threading it to the bottom of the pump assembly with the included check valve threaded to the bottom of the pipe. If you are going deeper then you will need to connect the pump to the head assembly via extension and fitting sets. Traditionally lift pump extensions or sucker rods as they are called can be quite expensive and sometimes quite heavy. So we went to work designing two systems that would be simple, lightweight and affordable. We ended up with the two options that are offered here. Both have their own merits and both are relatively easy to install.
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Ready Made Extension and Fitting Sets
1/4" x 5' Threaded Extension Rods with 1" x 5' Outer Extension Pipe For All Current Handy Well Pump Models
Our 1/4" x 5' threaded extension rods are constructed of rugged 304 stainless steel and have a coupling nut already installed on one end. Both ends have a lock nut to secure the installation. The outer extension pipe is 1" X 5' High Density Polyethylene ( NSF61 certified PEX) with Lead Free Brass threaded adapters in each end. Order 1 extension set for every 5' of depth you are taking your pump down the well. You can save a bit by ordering in 10', 20', 40' or 60' increments. Mix and match the extension kits to get your desired depth. Each order comes with a make up kit and two 3/8" x 1/4" adapter couplings. Also, you choose to build your own outer extensions and just purchase our 5' threaded rod by itself. We have tried to offer enough options so that if someone is on a budget they can still afford to install one of our pumps. Alternatively, you can install our pumps using Option 2.
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DIY Extension And Fitting Sets
Pipe Adapter Fitting Sets
Our Pipe Adapter Fitting Sets are a good choice for many people installing our pump in a deeper well or if they are on a tight budget. The stainless steel pipe adapters thread onto the pump riser rod and the head assembly riser rod. This allows for the use of standard 1/2" PVC piping as the riser extensions instead of our 1/4" stainless steel riser extensions. But, by using 1/2" piping as the riser, 1" outer extension pipe will no longer work. 1-1/4" outer extension pipe is necessary for there to be a free flow of water in the outer pipe because the 1/2" pipe fittings take up more room in the pipe. We have included the 1-1/4" pipe adapters so that you only need to purchase 1/2" schedule 40 or schedule 80 PVC piping and 1-1/4" PVC piping if you are doing a glue together installation. If you are doing a thread together installation we can provide the fitting sets as listed below for your installation. We recommend 10' lengths.