what rating suction line should I use?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Bennet Young, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Bennet Young

    Bennet Young New Member

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    I am scrapping my old poly line going from my well to the pump. I am tired looking for the leak. I have about a 75 feet length to go. Should I use 100 psi or 160. Whats the disadvantage if I go with 100 psi. Its a shallow well with a 3/4 horse goulds jet pump. Appreciate any suggestions.....
     
  2. Rancher

    Rancher Guest

    How deep are you placing the pump?

    Rancher
     
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  4. Bennet Young

    Bennet Young New Member

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    its a shallow well pump

    not submersable, its in the gaarage.....
     
  5. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

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    I wouldn't go less than 125 psi and if I was buryng it more than a say 2 foot deep or where it would ever be run over with more than a garden tractor, I'd go 160 psi. The difference in cost isn't worth a few days looking for a leak with a shovel, right?
     
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