The Slim Jim pump is ideal for wells with a SWL between 100-150ft. It is offered in shorter lengths where clearance in the well is an issue or pumping effort needs to be reduced without adding the optional pump lever. Pick a length that is atleast 10ft longer than your SWL. Check out the demo video to the left. Scroll down for more info. Enter length for final price.
DEEP 1.00" SJ PUMPS
If you have a well where the static water is between 100 and 150ft the SJ pump is for you. Please note that the reduced piston size affects delivery volume, but this is needed to pull water from really deep wells. The SJ will only deliver about 2 gpm max.
Going deep involves a lot of what is called “head pressure”. The piston seal must able to physically capture the water and displace it mechanically against this pressure. Rubber O-rings are what our competition uses but like windshield wipers they go bad over time. One pump manufacturer even supplies its customers with a replacement seal kit when they buy it. The SJ pump's Teflon cup seal is performance tested against 100psi (excess of 200 ft) of simulated head pressure to ensure expected performance.
Every wetted part of this pump is either Stainless Steel, PVC or Teflon, so it is completely rust proof and will last for decades. Most people can install it in less than 2 hours.
SJ pumps ship with the standard "Tee" handle, but the optional pump lever handle should be considered for this pump since the pumping effort for deeper wells is high. Click here to see effort table.
Choose a pump that is a minimum of 10ft longer than your SWL. So, if your static water level is 123 ft, choose an SJ 133 (26 X 5ft rods & pipes ) 130ft of pipe and rod and a 3ft long pump will reach down 133 ft. With deeper wells many folks go deeper than SWL + 10.
Watch our demo video here to see this pump lifting water 165ft from a bridge. Please note the pump being demonstrated is an older cable pump. The new and improved pump uses 5 ft stainless steel pump rods like all our other pumps do, The actual pump has also been upgraded.
This is a complete pump kit, no additional materials are needed. Kit includes;
State of the art Pump with UV stabilized PVC Pumphead, Spigot (w discharge pipe threads) and Tee Handle.
All the 5ft PVC Drop Pipes (w preglued threaded adapters), Stainless Steel Pump Rods (w SS hardware) and polypro safety rope needed for the depth selected. One Uppermost Blue Drop Pipe with predrilled weephole and Pumphead Adapter.
Also included; Wonder Block (notched wooden block for installation), SS U-Bolt, SS Eyebolt, Rubber Grommet, Drop Pipe Handle, Pumphead Plug, Spigot Plug, 3/4 Tube Adapter.
Online video and printable pdf installation instructions.