Installation FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the installation of the Simple Pump well pumps

Can I cut my own PVC piping?
There are several factors to consider about piping: First – if you were to cut the piping, OUR WARRANTY WOULD NO LONGER APPLY — since we cannot warranty...
Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 11:16 AM
Can I install the Simple Pump by myself?
Maybe. Installing the pump is technically quite simple. Many of our customers install the Simple Pump without a professional installer. Submersible Pipe...
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Can I use my old well cap?
Unfortunately no you can’t use your existing well cap with the Simple Pump well pump system. Simple Pump well caps are specifically designed to position...
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 8:12 AM
Can the Simple Pump be installed alongside my working submersible?
Yes, the Simple Pump can be installed alongside a working submersible. The submersible pipe and the Simple Pump drop pipes are installed next to each ot...
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Can the Simple Pump be installed in a 2-inch Casing?
Yes, the Simple Pump well pump system can be installed in a 2-inch casing.  Here are some special considerations for installation.  A 2” casing is ...
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 9:08 AM
Can the Simple Pump hand pump water into my pressure tank?
Yes, the Simple Pump hand-operated well pump can pump water into your home's pressure tank even from a deep well. The Simple Pump hand pump is engi...
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 11:24 AM
Do I need to use a safety line with my Simple Pump?
Answer No, you do not need to use a safety line with the installation of the Simple Pump. SIM073 Safety Tool The Simple Pump well pump system has been...
Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 3:25 PM
How Many Drop Pipes/Rod Units Are Enough?
Simple Pump Drop Pipes The standard position (set) for the Simple Pump is 35 to 40 feet below water. This will give you a substantial safety margin whil...
Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 9:11 PM
I have a hand dug well, how do I mount the Simple Pump?
Simple Pump has a well adapter mounting plate that bolts to the concrete, metal, or wood cover of a hand-dug well. View our well adaptor mounting plate.
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 8:53 AM
My well has a bumpout on the cap, will the boshart cap work for this setup?
Yes, the Boshart well cap is a similar design to a well cap with a bump-out. The wiring comes out through the bump-out, and the Simple Pump is installed on ...
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 8:22 AM