The FloJak Original is an affordable 2" diameter manual well pump backup system made from custom special-grade custom-extruded PVC. It is capable of lifting water 100 feet from the static water level in your well.
FloJak PVC hand water pump utilizes an innovative pumping mechanism to push water up from the submerged end, through a hollow sucker-rod, exiting water through the handle. This PVC manual well pump backup is capable of delivering pressurized water into the household plumbing system. This convenience will enable normal flushing, showering and running water at the sink for washing. This feature is accomplished by pumping water through a high-pressure GatorHyde hose which connects from your FloJak PVC hand water pump to an outdoor faucet (or any other available access point).
The manual well pump backup comes with a universal mounting bracket which will secure this PVC hand water pump to the top of any open well casing 4"or larger. For more permanent installations, a common well seal may be utilized to secure FloJak while accommodating the existing electric pump, and providing a water-tight cap for the well.
FloJak is a unique "Tee-Handle" pump with a variable stroke capability ranging from a few inches to almost 5 feet. This allows the manual well pump backup to instantly adjust to a comfortable pumping position for any operator...short or tall. The Tee-Handle design utilizes upper body strength and weight for pumping, and is ergonomically superior to other designs. This PVC hand water pump system does not require an additional lever handle accessory until lifting water from more than 50 feet, or developing the extra force needed to pressurize the household water system. The MiniJak is a low cost single-grip lever, which is great for lifting up to 100 feet or pressurizing the bladder tank for running water in your home. The MiniJak bolts easily to the mounting bracket that comes factory-mounted to each FloJak pump.
This PVC hand water pump system may be assembled to any length in 5 foot increments. It is important that the assembled length extend well below the static water level to provide a good reservoir of available water, protection from draught and cleaner water which is more thouroughly filtered with depth. Additional pipe is available in 50-foot extension kits.
Assembly is not difficult or lengthy, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. Allow an hour or so for assembly, 24 hours for the glue-joints to cure, and 30 minutes or so for installation into the well, depending on the length of your system. The Tee-Handle will deliver from 5 to 10 gallons per minute depending on the distance to water, and how hard you want to work! While a MiniJak will make pumping easier, it will shorten the stroke, which also reduces the stroke volume.
FloJak PVC hand water pump comes from the factory with a weep-hole at about 5' from the top. This will drain the water off after pumping to help avoid damage from freezing. Lower weep holes may be easily added prior to installation to protect your pump in more extreme cold conditions.
The shelf life for FloJak will easily exceed 20 years. Make certain that you have everything required so that you are prepared when you need water. Be sure to look at the items related to this PVC hand water pump system, listed on this page to your right. If you have questions or would prefer to have one of our Customer Care folks enter the order for you, call toll free 855-435-6525.
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Mine was a preemptive plan to assure access to well water should something unforeseen happen to my public water system and possibly no gasoline available to run my generator to pump well water. With a 4" inner well casing, there was plenty of room to lower my FloJak pump into the well alongside the 1 1/4" electric pump line. I did have to deviate slightly from the recommended prep. process. Not having anyone to help lower the pump and all 100 feet of PVC pipe into the well at one time, I lowered the first 25', tied it off with the safety rope, and added sections to it each day allowing time for the glue to dry properly between sections until the pump reached the desired depth.
This pump is easy to operate. Every time I raise the handle up and push it down, with very little effort , I'm SURE to to get plenty of water.