Letter Re: Advice on Water Barrel Pumps

I am in Houston, Texas, and I just purchased two 55-gallon plastic drinking water drums here semi-locally, but my problem is that the pumps were not included! I am wondering if you have some you are selling, or you could tell me where to get several of them. The threaded openings are 2 inches in diameter, and the drums are just short of three feet deep. I’m looking for hand-operated pumps, of course, not electric! Could you please get back with me on this? Thank you! – Donna C/

JWR Replies: I’ve had good experiences with Pacer drum pumps. BTW, I’ve heard that the less expensive pumps that are widely available are not nearly as sturdy, and are far more likely to crack and fail.