You need a pump that can work with like a 60/80 pressure switch to get water up that high. Jobe non-modulating float valves are good. You can also use a 24V electric sprinkler valve with a float switch in the tank.
My timer suggestion was so you could avoid having to mount floats in the tank. The timer is a bad idea if you are gone frrquently ot have inconsistent water usage.
You probavly have BW liquid level controls in the lower tank and they would work great in the upper tank to control a valve opening and closing in place of your manual valve.
I think he does not have power at the high tank.The picture I showed has a 24V plug in transformer feeding through a float switch to a 24V sprinkler valve. Nothing sophisticated about it. It is just a way to use a float switch to fill a cistern without any wire running to the pump.
The picture I showed has a 24V plug in transformer feeding through a float switch to a 24V sprinkler valve. Nothing sophisticated about it. It is just a way to use a float switch to fill a cistern without any wire running to the pump.
I think he does not have power at the high tank.
If you set up the system to try to keep the upper tank full (say a 50 gallon dead band), then with a 1250 gallon tank, you only need to increase the delivery rate to the upper tank if there's actually a chance of running it dry.so what i need to figure out is, easiest/best cost effective way to increase amount of water being delivered to upper tank,, if i could just increase it to even 1 or 2 gpm, that would work fine for my needs.
A different pump would be the deal I think. A 1/2 hp 10 gpm submersible would do really nicely. However I might try first cleaning the jet on your existing pump. That's free.2. the water is at such low pressure and gpm by the time it reaches the upper tank that it takes days to fill it up.
There might be ways to shut the pump off via wifi or z-wave but that can get complicated. You could run an irrigation wire where it only needs to be a few inches below grade or even above the ground and run it with 24v AC to control relays and switches. Another way that may just work for you is to use a standard Intermatic Mechanical timer as used with pool and irrigation pumps. What seems to be more important is you don't want the upper tank to run dry. Placing a timer on the pump, you can set it to auto run the pump for a set amount of time where your usual water usage could be replenished. The tank may not be full but it should relieve you of a daily trip to the pump switch but of course there may be times it may overflow.
I am curious what the OP has for a well pump and if it has enough pressure to also fill the upper reservoir. That way the existing lower jet pump does not need to be replaced.You need a pump that can work with like a 60/80 pressure switch to get water up that high.
hi L i am tryin to get that info, the original well was sunk in 2000,, then replaced in 2008. none of my paperwork that is supposed to be recorded with the state water agency gives me much info. i got the property in 2012 thru a foreclosure situation, the last owners had simply vacated it a year or so earlier, so i am trying to find local well driller person who replaced it last time. the well set up has always been fine enough for my needs over the years but i am now going there more often and doing some improvements to the property which has led me to this particular dilemma. generally speaking, i am about a 5 hour drive away from the property when i am not there.I am curious what the OP has for a well pump and if it has enough pressure to also fill the upper reservoir. That way the existing lower jet pump does not need to be replaced.
i like the 60/80 idea,, i presume iw ould have to increase my pressure tank air pressure to 58 psi?Either the well pump or the jet pump. I will say this again...
Get a bigger pump and use a 60/80 pressure switch and a 24V solenoid valve with a float switch at any tank you want to fill and maintain a level.
Yes, with a 60/80 switch you will need 55-58 PSI air in the tank. 60/80 will be 20 PSI higher than you have now and with the right pump can deliver very strong pressure and flow.
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Here is what I would use.
This is awkward, but...
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