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Old 08-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #21
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A hand pump sounds like a good idea, doesn't it? We are planning to install one in the foreseeable future. Wanted to do it last year, but when we looked into it . . . a deep well hand pump system (pump, push rods, cylinder) runs about $1000.00.

Have to budget that one in.

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And, does that hand pump system co-exist with an electric deep well pump? Or does one or the other have to be installed?
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What about some rat traps for when the protein runs low? Might also be useful for a security device on porch chairs. Entertainment will be slim in such times.
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A hand pump sounds like a good idea, doesn't it? We are planning to install one in the foreseeable future. Wanted to do it last year, but when we looked into it . . . a deep well hand pump system (pump, push rods, cylinder) runs about $1000.00.

Have to budget that one in.
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many of the places I have lived had high water tables so you didn't have to drill too far to get good water...the pond suddenly seems more affordable!
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What about some rat traps for when the protein runs low? Might also be useful for a security device on porch chairs. Entertainment will be slim in such times.
I didn't think of that one, but you are right...a rat trap will catch rats, rabbits, birds .... all sorts of critters and they are cheap. Traps in general would probably be a good investment....along with a little bait.

I have a minnow trap and place in a creek or ditch, that thing is a magnet for wall kinds of critters.
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I didn't think of that one, but you are right...a rat trap will catch rats, rabbits, birds .... all sorts of critters and they are cheap. Traps in general would probably be a good investment....along with a little bait.

I have a minnow trap and place in a creek or ditch, that thing is a magnet for wall kinds of critters.
There is much irony in your name as the first responder to the "rat trap" post.
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And, does that hand pump system co-exist with an electric deep well pump? Or does one or the other have to be installed?
We would put the hand pump on the shallow, now unused well.
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If you have access to a well or a pond, it isn't too difficult to simply distill the water for drinking. Interesting what boiling the water will produce.
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Well pump...

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There is much irony in your name as the first responder to the "rat trap" post.
lol...there is a long story behind my handle, I won't bore you with it....but it does involve predatory tendencies!
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