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    Pitcher Pump.

    How to work 'em.
    1) Pour water into the top of the pump as you slowly work the handle up and down. If the cup leather is making a good seal, you will feel resistace as you pump and water will come out of the spigot (from the blue container under the sink).
    2) No water? Add more water in the top of pump. Wait 15 minutes. Repeat this several times to thoroughly soak the cup leather.
    3) Repeat Step 1. Success? OK.
    4) Pump still not working? Dispense water directly from the blue container. Phone Martin for help.
    REM: Our terms of rental: "Leave it as you find it." Guests are requested to refill the 7 gal. "mini-cisterns" before departure. THANKS!

    More about the Pitcher Pumps.

    A smart backcountry innovation from years ago, the pump creates a weak vacuum and uses atmospheric pressure to put the water where you want it, at the kitchen sink.  Each of our Fourpeaks Backcountry Cabins is equipped with a pitcher pump. Guests pump water for washing from 7 gal. "mini-cisterns" located under the sink and refill them as needed.
    Water to refill is nearby. Sugar Camp, Ridge Camp and Gypsy Camp have a well right outside. Guests at the other camps fill up at the Well House or at Camp Barn. A startup supply of water for the pitcher pumps is in place for arriving guests.  
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    Pitcher pump, hose, "mini-cistern."
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    Ready to pump.
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    Water jug for priming pump.
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    Prime pump before use.
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    Pitcher pump.
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    Pitcher pump parts.
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    Cup leather.
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    Valve leather.

    Need Anything? Please don't keep it to yourself! Need Anything? Please don't keep it to yourself! Something wrong? A problem? Get help right away!
    Fourpeaks Housekeeping and Engineering offices are open all day (and into the night as well.) Gas light mantle busted? Are you out of sugar, candles, pepper, dishsoap? No gas? Phone 518-524-6726 or come to Camp Barn right away. We'll make it right. Promptly. Courteously. Thanks.
    Before we get there you can help yourself. Help for How to work the Pitcher Pumps, How to light the gas lights, and (most important) the five easy steps for a safe woodfire are all right there in the Information Folder at your rental.  Got a Complaint? Please don't keep it to yourself. CLICK HERE for guest complaints and more on the subject "I appreciate your telling me about the pepper grinder and the mattress cover "   (An Email Exchange.)

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    Are you in this picture? Fourpeaks hosts now welcome paying guests to a 700-acre rest and playground for vacations in the Adirondack Great Camp tradition. Couples appreciate Fourpeaks secluded settings. Outdoor loving families have fun exploring our accessible wilderness. Folks with dogs enjoy the open spaces to run their pets. A private nature rereat. For a vacation away from it all.    Are you in this picture?  CLICK HERE to find out!    [More about this at Frequently Asked Questions.]

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