Northern Industrial Large Cast Iron Hand Pump
Cast Iron Hand Pump
It works very well but will not hold a prime overnight. This is no problem if you keep a half gallon jug of water close by to prime the pump. I am pumping water from a spring up a hill about 15' and it does a good job with that. I use 20' of hose from the spring to the pump and it handles that great.
This is a good practical tool with memorabilly in the use of it.
August 13, 2012
Don't waste your time and money
Ordered this twice. One arrived with the handle based snapped in two. The other broke as it was being installed.
March 6, 2012
Top Plate Broke
After four months the top plate of this pump simply broke in half. What use is this?
March 1, 2012
Well''' I can tell you I installed my new big green pump this weekend.
I primed it, cause thats what I do. It would be nice if a user manual
was included, alot of problems could be avoided, Like the cup turning
inside of Housing, Mine turned right away and the rubber cup was disfigured, luckly I had a spare from my old pump. Here's the problem
you must take cup and piston out of housing and retighten the rubber cup
mine was loose from factory, allowing the cup to move, I installed my old tightened one and the pump is now flawless. The rust inside does not even matter if the cup is tight, pumps with ease now .Do not try to force the handle , cast iron will break very easily, Donot over tighten any of the Bolts and nuts 20 #s torque is enough, They Need a user manaul Folks !!!!!!! The Pump looks good next to my Big John Deer, I love Greennn!
July 25, 2011
Do not buy this pump!
Got this for a town park, top casting broke the first day. Welded top casting and piston cup turned inside out that same day . Cannot find parts for this pump. Rubber cup is way too small for piston and cylinder. If you tighten piston the rubber cup squirts out. Again, do not buy this pump, it is junk. Doesn't deserve one star.
July 5, 2010
Love the Pump
We have an old well in our front yard and I wanted to use it for watering flowers and other things without running power to it this pump was perfect. It looks as if it was put their for decoration adds beuaty to landscape it also smooth action on handle and was very easy to prime, I have to give 5 stars. LOVE THE PUMP!!!!
June 1, 2010
so why green?
Well made pump, heavy construction, seems to be a fair quality for the price. Looks and works great i just wish it didn't come so green. The only positive to the bright green coating is that it did keep the pump from rusting and unfortunately it didn't fade a bit as i had expected, so I painted mine. Nice product though.
February 22, 2010
This pump is featured as one that will pump water for up to 19 feet. It is defective from the beginning. First - the piston cup tumbles over in the pump cylinder and is quickly torn and ripped and never hopes to pump again. I ordered a replacement - it cost more thatn $20.00 because you can't simply buy the rubber cup. You have to buy the cast iron piston along with it. That one also tumbled and is useless, now. The cylinder wall is not very smooth so that encourages the piston to tumble. Probably the biggest design flaw, is that the piston and cup are so short that it easily tumbles. This pump, as designed, will never pump water. And I think it costs too much just to be a pretty garden decoration. I plan to have a machines shop make me a new piston apparatus from a chunk of nylon. I will make it longer than the one that came with the pump. I may have him put in a nylon insert cylinder so that it, too, will be smooth allow pumping water. This product should not be sold as a functional pump.
February 15, 2010
Can't wait to use it!
I received the pump a week ago, but I'm still driving my well point. I'm down 28' and nothing. If I don't hit water soon this will be a yard ornament and that will be OK because the pump will look great in the garden. I have it assembled in the garage and can't wait to use it. The box arrived damaged, with some nuts and bolts missing. I was able to replace then locally.
July 24, 2009
Quality Control Needed for Hand Pumps
This is the second hand pump that we purchased from Northern Tool. It is a unique pump that does not require an electrical hook-up. Last fall, we forgot to bring the original pump in before a hard freeze. One cast iron part split in two.
This spring we ordered a replacement. UPS returned the pump (refused to deliver) directly to Northern Tool because the packaging was severly damaged. We eventually recieved a damaged pump. However, in our case, the single piece we needed did not have noticable damage (i.e., no exterior damage).
Northern Tool Customer Service was very helpful. We reached an agreement for a discount of $25 in exchange for voiding our warrenty. Upon installing the pump, we found the inside of the chamber where the rubber seal is seated was improperly cast. We now have a pump that does not pump water. Looks nice.
Quality control at the point of manufacturing is very poor. It is a unique pump that when manufactured correctly is very servicable, attractive, easy to install and easy to use. In cold climates, the pump must be uninstalled for winter.
July 13, 2009