Hand Pumps | Mitchell Lewis Staver

Hand Pumps

Hand pumps are manually operated pumps that use human power and mechanical advantage to move fluids from one place to another. They are widely used in every country in the world for a variety of industrial, marine, irrigation and leisure activities. There are many different types of hand pump available, mainly operating on a piston, diaphragm or rotary vane principle with a check valve on the entry and exit ports to the chamber operating in opposing directions. Most hand pumps have plungers or reciprocating pistons, and are positive displacement

Suction and lift are important considerations when pumping fluids. Suction is the vertical distance between the fluid to be pumped and the center of the pump, while lift is the vertical distance between the pump and the delivery point. The depth from which a hand pump will suck is limited by atmospheric pressure to an operating depth of less than 23 feet. The height to which a hand pump will lift is governed by the ability of the pump and the operator to lift the weight in the delivery pipeThus the same pump and operator will be able to achieve a greater lift with a smaller diameter pipe than they could with a larger diameter pipe.

Windmills and hand pumps are the ultimate in eco-friendly pump options, and is the ultimate choice in situations where there is no power. Mitchell Lewis & Staver only carries the highest quality brands available, and when it comes to windmills and hand pumps—that brand is American West Windmill & Solar.

These products have been in hundreds of thousands of installations, feature interchangeable parts for easy serviceability, and require little attention beyond an oil change. Manufactured since the early 1930s, these products feature wheels from 6 to 16 feet in diameter to provide abundant power to pumping depths in excess of 1000 feet.

Our hand pump lines include: Baker Water Systems, Campbell and Monitor.

Want to talk about windmills and hand pumps?

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