||Diagram of Pump
||Priming the Pump
To prime the pump, pour a few cups of water into the
top of the pump. Begin pumping until you feel resistance
in the pump handle. This tells you that water is
coming up from the spring reservoir.|
Once the pump has water in it, it should hold it prime
for an hour or so. Reprime, as needed.
Be sure to refill the jug of water so that you will
have water the next time you need to prime the pump.
If you forget, you can always fill the jug from the creek.