Sandpoint/Shallow Well For Irrigation

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

  1. duckman1958

    duckman1958 New Member

    May 12, 2008
    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

    May 12, 2008
    Come on...ANYBODY? :rolleyes:
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  4. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

    Jul 15, 2005
    Water well and pump tech.
    Riverview, Fl.
    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:

  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots Sprinkler Guy

    Mar 23, 2007
    Metro NYC
    Hey, you could always try a wind-driven pump rig.
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