Anyone have an old fashioned well pump for their pond?

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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    We live in an old farm house, and I was thinking of using an old (or new, or replica) old fashioned well pump as a water feature for our pond. Has anyone here done that? I searched online, but could fine very little info...mostly concerning how easy/hard it is to remove the innards (pump rod, piston and foot valve) so the water will flow. Any insight is appreciated.
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    I had plans to do that with my old well pump, I can no longer find parts at an affordable price so cannot use it anymore on the well. Mine has the cylinder like in your picture, the housing unscrews on top and bottom, it is a separate assembly from the pump and new ones can be $$$.
    Those smaller one are rebuild-able, I think the top unbolts and the piston assembly comes out. The foot valve normally just sit in the bottom, it should slide out by turning pump upside down.

    you can do a search for "rebuilding a pitcher pump" or "rebuilding small hand pump" and there are videos showing how they come apart.
     
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    Great guidance, Tahoe. Thanks.
     
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    You can get the decorative one at harbor freight .I have one I took the guts out of but have never put it at my pond .The bolts were the hardest to remove since they were rusted and had to soak them with 2in 1 oil for a week .I got it at a farm sale .I found a video on you tube how to do it .Not sure video is still there as that was about 5 years ago
     
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    I went to Harbor Freight and put in every search term I could think of, but couldn't find any decorative or real old fashioned well pumps. The decorative ones I have found online are either not hollowed out or are fountains with a small pump built in and are self contained. I found a few places that have authentic ones.
     
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    I have one of the small ones for my small decorative pond up front. I just ran tubing from the pump up thru the pump and anchored it to the spillway on the pump.
     
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    You might not even have to remove the innards as they are mostly check-valves and you'll be pumping through it in the correct direction; I'd test it before I got carried away with taking things apart.
     
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    I tried just running the tubing through mine but it would not go .Not sure how old it is but I do not the thing is really heavy .Ebay has them for 24.99 and a couple of other places have them staglaneprimitives .I did see one at one of our older tractor supply stores here amazon has them also
     
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