Gather well water from your drilled well even when the power goes out. A must for anyone that has had or can expect to have a power failure.
We encourage everyone with a drilled well to have a Waterboy well bucket on hand for emergencies, even if they have solar power, wind generators or other alternative energy systems. Storms or other disasters can temporarily or permanently disable those systems, but a well bucket is always ready to go.
A well bucket is the simplest, least expensive way to retrieve water from a drilled well. Unlike easily bendable galvanized steel well buckets intended only for temporary use, the WaterBoy is a solid-core, reliable bucket for everyday use and easy to operate. Simply attach a rope to the bucket, lower it into a well, draw it up and empty into a container by pulling a thumb-lever at the bucket top. Your hands do not come in contact the water. The bucket empties all the way and you do not have to pour it out from the top.
What size bucket do you need?
Measure your well casing to determine bucket size needed. Remove the cap, usually held by 3 or 4 set-screws. Use a flashlight to determine if your well has a 4-inch liner installed. The liner will be 1 to 2 feet below the surface. If your well has a liner, you will need the 3-inch slim-line bucket. We do not recommend using a well bucket with existing pipes and well pump wires in place because the bucket could become tangled around pipes and or wire when retrieving the bucket.
Includes complete “How to Use a Well Bucket” and “Check Your Static Water Level” instructions.
Professional quality, 2-way water flow control for dependability
Works like the old-time cylinder tin buckets, but made to last. Empties from bottom by pulling lever at the top with one finger
Solid core (not foam core) 3-inch or 4-inch Schedule-40 PVC pipe with galvanized and zinc-coated hardware
Capacity of about 1.25 gallons (3-inch) or 2.3 gallons (4-inch)
For off-grid everyday use or emergencies
Can be disassembled to replace rubber seal at bottom
Valve opens when bucket is lowered; automatically closes as bucket is lifted
Use at any depth
Overall 46 1/2-inch length; weight of 5 pounds (slim-line bucket), 6 1/2 pounds (3-inch bucket) and 8 pounds (4-inch bucket)
Fills and empties in seconds
Reinforced to minimize damage to internal parts from accidental free-fall
Use with a windlass, tripod, or simply with a rope. We recommend 1/2″ braided (not twist) polypropylene rope for hand operations, and 3/8″ rope or 1/8 wire cable with a windlass. 4-inch bucket (5″ OD) is for a standard 6″ well casing or larger