*Submersible Pump* Need Reccomendations

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by mexicodiesel, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Hello all,
    I am needing advice on a deep well submersible pump. I need to know where and what to buy. I live in mexico, so there are not a lot of options here. I can receive UPS shipments in Chihuahua City, Mexico.
    The pump I am needing would need to be a 3-wire with external control box. I need it to be able to lift from 300 to 400 feet straight up out of a canyon. The flow would need to be at least 12-15 GPM. My budget is around $600 for the pump.
    This pump will be used to provide drinking water for a Tarahumara village in the mountains of Chihuahua, Mexico.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Ryan Maness
    Highways and Hedges Ministries
    http://www.downinmexico.org
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  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    All for $600 huh. I don't think that's possible unless you buy it there.
  3. hey, were just poor missionaries here doing what we can with shallow pockets. If we had more support our budget would allow for a $$$$ pump.
  4. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Is that $ 600.00 for just the pump? no tank, pipe, wire, controls ? If so, I doubt you could even get it in Mexico for that. How about donations?
  5. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Yes, I know. Sorry. It seems you don't have enough shallow pockets. Are you aware of how much tougher times are here than in Mexico and what international UPS costs are?
  6. Hello nhmaster,
    Thanks for the reply. We have roughly budgeted around $600 for each pump. We are doing the project in stages. I have locals building the tanks for free, I just supply the cement. The pipe (2 kilometers) I can get locally, but it will have to come later. I need to know what brand of pump you recommend and where to buy online. I can get it to the border no problem and then smuggle it across. The border people always want to "tax" you at least 40 - 50% of the value of whatever you bring in. That free trade agreement thing is working so well!

    thanks
    Ryan Maness
    http://www.downinmexico.org
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  7. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    I like Goulds pumps but I would go with a Flint Walling if I had to
  8. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    You want two pumps, what's the second one for?

    Are going to pump water 2 kilometers? I think you'll need more than two pumps and $600 for each. Or are you telling us how close the pipe supplier is? And now instead of shipping it UPS to you in Chihuahua City, you are going to travel to the border and smuggle a pump into Mexico. Maybe you could buy the pumps when you get there.
  9. moisheh

    moisheh New Member

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    We also live in Mexico. There are lots of plumbing supply houses that sell good pumps. Many are from Italy and others are often a brand called "DUB". Could be from the middle east. I have found lots of experts at these supply houses. I reallly dont think you can do this for even $6000. I also doubt that a submersible by itself would work. BTW: If you cross into the USA and can satisfy the Aduaneros that this pump (or anything else) is for personal use the duty rate is only 15% after a $300 duty free. Bribing the personell is not the suggested route.

    Moisheh
  10. pump need met

    Just to give everyone an update on the pump situation. I found a pump dealer and water well supplier on the border that also has a store in Chihuahua City. It is a Christian owned business that gave us a special price because we are missionaries. $724 per pump (Grundfos Mod#10S027 2 Hp 10-12 gpm) including Franklin Control boxes). They were a little higher than what we were wanting to pay, but now I don't have to worry about smuggling them into the country :D. I will also be buying 2100 mtrs of 1.5" 200 psi poly tubing from them.
  11. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Best of luck, let us know how it works out.

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