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Water pump installation
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Dennis and EIEIO    Posted 06-04-2002 at 09:55:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Need advice: We have a lake across the road, and we are allowed to use some of the water to irrigate our place. The irrigation line is already in place under the road and onto our property. Also the electric line is in place for a pump. I would like advice as to what kind of pump to use and what kind of on/of system would seem to be best. We would water our animals and garden.

Thank you


Mark Hendershot    Posted 06-04-2002 at 14:59:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dead Carp is right. Be sure to figure how many sprinklers you want to use at one time and add the gals per min together. Also you need to know how high you will lift the water up (loss of pressure 1/2 lb per foot of head) 50psi at pump water lifted up 25 ft = loss 12 1/2 lbs at other end so you will now only have 37 1/2 lbs at the other end. You will also lose some presure in the pipe. This way you can get the right pump for your needs. You will need a high pressure pump probley rated at around 75 psi min and being able to pump 20 gals a min to run about 4-5 small sprinklers. Take your information to a pump dealer and they will size it for you. Mark H.


DeadCarp - easy route    Posted 06-04-2002 at 12:53:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
ALWAYS mount the pump as low as possible. By the very nature of air pressure and the incompressibility of water, they blow lots easier than they suck. And think tough. (Water, like any hydraulic, creates pressure in all directions) For example, even though there's not a lotta weight, it takes a pretty good garden hose to withstand the pressure of the water inside it while dragging one end up to the windmill.




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