Well Hand Pump Restorations
Well hand water pumps have usually laid forgotten about or left as a garden ornament for many many years. We can restore your old vintage well hand water pump back to its original working condition.
We have successfully restored many hand pumps including village pumps. Small hand pumps to large donkey driven well water pumps, there is not much we have not seen or restored.
The restoration of a hand water pump will be specified based on what you are looking to get out of it. Some people like the pump to look like it has been stood for many years, Others like them to look brand new. We will strip the pump down, if required hand it sand blasted or vapour blasted depending on its condition and material to bring it back to new and stop anymore corrosion. We can spray the pump, powder coat it, hand paint it or leave it as it is with maybe a coat of anti corrosion paint. The options really are limitless.
Parts missing? If you have parts missing our specialist Iron workers can recreate original and replacement parts to ensure we get the pump working again. If we do not have original replacement parts already in stock we make, design or recreate the parts.
Gaskets dried out? One of the most fundamental parts of the hand pumps is the leather gaskets. We use original leather gaskets which are made by us, by hand for your pump. You cannot buy gaskets for old vintage hand pumps off the shelf so we make them to order for you. We use different thicknesses and types just to make sure you have the correct gasket to seal the pump. with a bad gasket the pump will leak and not create a vacuum so will not work or work very poorly.
No vacuum? No water coming out the pump? There is lead weights made to your specific well and well depth including water depth. We make new weights from lead in traditional ways to ensure the pump is original and working perfectly.
Brass bolts were used on the pump itself and if you use stainless or just steel bolts these will corrode and react with the brass deteriorating the pump which cannot be repaired easily. We can supply these brass bolts but they are becoming rare, if you have some of these bolts please get in touch with us as we are always looking for them to ensure the pumps are complete and original using original materials.
Pump for sale? If you have an old vintage hand water pump which you are thinking of chucking or taking to the scrap man please contact us before going down that route. We will buy your old pump or have it collected from you at no cost. They are becoming very rare and unfortunately not many people care. If we do not preserve these pumps they will be part of our forgotten history which were taken to the scrap yard because they were made of precious metals. The precious material is not a refection of just how precise and well made the pumps were using the material which is what we need to try and keep from being forgotten. Please get in contact if you have an old pump which you no longer require.
If you are wanting a hand pump but you do not want to work hard to get the water from your well then we can add an electric pump which as soon as you start to move the pump handle will turn on and give you your water straight from your old hand water pump.
New pumps. If you are looking for a new hand pump then please get in touch, We can supply and install numerous types and styles of hand pumps.
Please contact us if you would like more advice on hand water pumps.