Pressure tank distance from well pump

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog. Water is life.' started by w4mjr, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. w4mjr

    w4mjr New Member

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    I have a question about the distance of putting my pressure tank from the well. My well is 65 feet deep. I would like to my pressure tank and pressure switch in the corner of my shop that is 160 feet away from the top of well casing which would make the total length 225 feet to the bottom of well. Would that work ok or do I need to place the tank at the top of well casing but then I would have to make a small well house for the pressure tank only and I didn't want to do that. I read where some people place the tank under the house crawlspace of there house which is kinda the same setup. My plans are 3/4 hp subm pump with 20 gal pressure tank. Water is used for outside only.
     
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Put the tank where you want. In the case of a 600 foot deep well, the tank would be further away than that.
     
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  4. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    I have a tank 1000 feet from the well. Its the switch you want near the tank.
     
  5. w4mjr

    w4mjr New Member

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    Ok thanks. Just what I needed to know. I guess where I read on some of Lowes pumps the lift is 150 feet and I was taking it as the total pump distance. That must be something else.
     
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