Sandpoint/Shallow Well For Irrigation

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by duckman1958, May 12, 2008.

  1. duckman1958

    duckman1958 New Member

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    Looking to drive a sand point to use with a couple of sprinklers up at our hunting property; these will be used to irrigate small food plots.

    I am not sure which route to go in terms of the pump here…we do NOT have power in the area, and use a smaller generator (Honda 2000i) for our power needs. Does it make sense to go with a small electric shallow well pump to run off of the generator or go with a pump which has a small self-contained motor (used in many cases to pump water from a creek or lake)?

    Also, in this scenario will I need a pressure tank as well? This setup will not require more than 15 feet (at most) of draw from my sandpoint as water is readily available.
    Last edited: May 12, 2008
  2. duckman1958

    duckman1958 New Member

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    Come on...ANYBODY? :rolleyes:
  3. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    With no power you can go either way. Generator or gas pump. Lifting 15 feet with the gas pump might be a problem.

    I'm not sure if a 2000 watt generator will start a 1/2hp motor for sure, it will be close.

    Then there is the bucket method.:confused:

    bob...
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots Sprinkler Guy

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    Hey, you could always try a wind-driven pump rig.
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