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The FloJak Original is an affordable, manual 2 inch well pump 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.
This FloJak hand pump for well water utilizes an innovative pumping mechanism to push water up from the submerged end, through a hollow sucker-rod, exiting water through the handle. It 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 2 inch well pump to an outdoor faucet (or any other available access point).
The system comes with a universal mounting bracket which will secure this hand pump for wells to the top of any open well casing 4"or larger. For more permanent installations, a common well seal may be utilized to secure this 2 inch well pump while accommodating the existing electric pump, and providing a water-tight cap for the well.
The FloJak hand pump for wells is a unique "Tee-Handle" pump with a variable stroke capability ranging from a few inches to almost 5 feet. This allows FloJak 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 2 inch well 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 hand lever pump 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 hand pump for wells 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 thoroughly 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.
The FloJak water well 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.