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Well pumps HP?
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Tim    Posted 09-19-2004 at 12:40:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My well is 300 feet deep i pulled it out(1 1/4 galvinized pipe) dropped it once but got lucky and was able to pull it out. The pump is a 1/2 Hp is this Hp to low should i put a higher Hp pump on it? note- i do not recomend trying to pull 300 feet of pipe out by yourself i got lucky


Rowdy Yates    Posted 09-19-2004 at 12:53:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
The depth of the water in the well and how well it maintains that depth is what counts. You can have a 300 foot well with 260 feet of water in it for example, therefore you are only pushing up about 40 feet. How far you are pumping and whether it is up hill or down hill after it leaves the well head will also play a part in it. But anyway, I would go no less than 3/4hp on a well that deep, I would have never put a 1/2hp in there to begin with. It's been quite a few years since I was in the plumbing business, but any reputable plumbing supply should be able to supply you with some specs on exactly what you need. Even though a pump is 1/2, 3/4, or 1hp, there are still differences in the GPM (Gallons Per Minute) on different models and brands, so be sure to get it right. Better to have some overkill on a well pump so not work the pump so hard. I'm sure that you don't want to have to do it again real soon.


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