Pump system question, Will it work?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by thassler, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. thassler

    thassler New Member

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    I'm currently using a small Jet pump/pressure tank combination to pump water from a nearby creek. The water is only used for washing cars, irrigation ect .. during non-freezing weather. I would like to move the pump to my well house which is about 220 feet away and 16 feet in elevation above the creek. I already have a 1-1/2 inch pvc pipe buried between the well house and creek and was wondering if running the jet pump in 'shallow well' mode would work considering the distance and elevation.

    Here's a link to the pump/tank combo I currently have:
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_10551_10001_43926_-1______?rFlag=true&cFlag=1

    Here's a rough sketch of what I have in mind:
    http://www.littletreefarms.com/images/creekpump.jpg

    Thanks for any help ...
    Trey
  2. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    Riverview, Fl.
    Yes it would work. You are going to have some friction loss with that length of suction line even though it's bigger than needed for a short run.

    You could take that pump (and I'm being kind) off that tank to keep the lift at 16 feet. The closer you get to 25 the less water and pressure that pump can make. You will also need the jet that bolts onto that pump.

    bob...
  3. thassler

    thassler New Member

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    lol - Yes, you are being very kind (pump). Picked it up at a garage sale for $40. We mainly use it on a trailer with a portable 350gal tank to water Christmas trees. My main concern was I didn't want to have to bury another pipe and wanted to make sure it would lift 16' with that long of a suction line. Thanks a bunch for the info ...

    Trey
  4. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    Don't forget, you need the shallow well jet that bolts on over those two holes in the front. If you don't have one, I may have one kicking around here for a Myers somewhere. That's who made that sorry looking thing.

    bob...
  5. thassler

    thassler New Member

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    lol:D - I've got it. Thanks though!
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