What kind of pump

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by tomalidav, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. tomalidav

    tomalidav New Member

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    Just had a new well dug in SE AZ. 410 feet deep. Am completely off grid but do not want another solar pump. is there a 110v pump which could handle this? If not, I will use my portable generator to pump as we do not have 220v on our system.
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    You don't say what the water table comes up to. It is a very important factor in choosing the right size of pump. This is just a generalization but I doubt a genset that only produces 110V would drive a suitably sized pump to draw from 400 feet. Rather than search for a 110V pump, you should consider a 240V genset.
  3. tomalidav

    tomalidav New Member

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    Head is only 50' so i will be going w/the 240 thanks
  4. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    My solar friend built a little oil field type pumper, and uses a standard pump cylinder and sucker rod to operate. I think its 600' and uses a tiny motor off of one dedicated panel. These last almost forever and all repairs are fairly easy from the surface.
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