Can You Use Submersible Pump in a Water Storage Tank

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  1. Snowdoggirl

    Snowdoggirl New Member

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    I rent in an agricultural area and outside the village limits (no public water/sewer). I have a 1500 gal tank for which house water is brought in every 6 weeks or so. A round 250 gallon water tank sits on sawhorses at a slight incline outside and is topped off during summer and fall. There is an 6 inch diameter opening for the water delivery hose. I would like to find an inexpensive way to pump water out of the tank for car washing and watering plants around house. With no pump the water trickles out of the garden hose obviously and is useless. I thought maybe one could put something like a small submersible pond pump in the tank and somehow push the water into the garden hose which is connected to the coupler in the picture. If that's not possible, is there any way to pump the water after it exits the spigot on the coupler? I'm not looking for firehouse pressure, just a little bit to facilitate the flow.[​IMG] [​IMG] Thank you
     
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    Thank you.
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    You can also lay a submersible on its side many different ways when the tank is shallow.

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    Can you tell me what I am looking at in your image? Is this something I buy assembled? Do I buy the parts and put together? Please assume I am unschooled when it comes to getting water out of the tank and into the garden hose. Thank you
     
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    Seems like a simple enough tasks for a basic submersible pump or a small pump on the outside feed from the hose output.

    this is cheap, I can’t speak for its quality for life span but it’s simple, plugs into normal outlet and uses water hoses . just an example
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XC615GC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_96WT0QCN4R05CTZ80V4D


    More expensive but these are great little pump. I use the 12v versions in my rv.
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    valveman Cary Austin Staff Member

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    That cradle is just made from a couple pieces of 4" PVC pipe to hold the pump off off the bottom. Just about anyway you can get the sub mounted in the tank will work. Or you can use a jet pump like this.

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