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dave#1    Posted 05-18-2020 at 18:04:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Well pump
  • Need some help, In laws have a camp on a large lake and need a new water pump, The pump house is about 8 feet above the lake level, the camp is 40 or 50 feet above that, water line going to the camp is 1/2" I.D. plastic, water line to the lake is 1" plastic, Only have 110v to pump house, Pump needs to be winterized every year because of freezing.I'm seeing for sale pumps mounted on expansion tanks but am not sure of what specs I need.Any help would be great !
    Thanks Dave

    mthomas    Posted 05-18-2020 at 21:00:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Well pump
  • Harbor Freight has a pump and tank sold under the name of Drummond. For some reason or the other they have good reviews. I found that amazing, so I bought one the summer of 2017 and use it to run rain birds off my cistern. In the 3 years I have had it, there have been no issues.
    I paid right at $100 for it on one of their sales. I have it hooked to a one inch in line and a garden hose on the outside. In the reviews several mentions are made of using this pump in situations similar to yours.
    I unhook it and take it in during the winter. Empty it is quite light.

    steveVa    Posted 05-19-2020 at 11:12:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Well pump
  • Happybuy Shallow Well Jet Pump and Tank 1 HP 750W Shallow Well Pump with Pressure Tank 740GPH Stainless Steel Jet Pump with Tank 1inch Automatic Booster System
    Price: $171.99 & FREE Shipping

    This pump on Amazon has good reviews.
    Looks like it would replace your existing setup just fine.

    steveVa    Posted 05-19-2020 at 11:17:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Well pump Specification
  • Specification
    Voltage: 110V
    Power: 750W
    House power: 1 HP
    Q max: 2.8 cubic meter
    H max: 45 meter
    Speed (max): 3420 RPM
    Ingress protection: 44 IP
    Package size ( L X W X H ): 18.8 X 12.2 X 21.6 inch ( 48 X 31 X 55 cm )
    Gross weight: 29.1 lb ( 13.2 kg )

    steveVa    Posted 05-19-2020 at 11:40:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Well pump Specification
  • Flotec FP7110T Vertical Pre-Charged Pressure Tank, 19 Gal, 1 In Npt, 100 Psi, Port
    Brand: Flotec
    4.4 out of 5 stars 76 ratings | 33 answered questions
    Sale: $147.63 & FREE Shipping

    FLOTEC diaphragm well tank 20 gallons
    Pre-pressurized Type, in-line FP7110T heavy gauge steel construction appliance-like finish factory tested 1 inch connections for domestic cold water UL classified to ANSI/NSF standard 61
    This is manufactured in United States
    19 total capacity gallons
    16-inch tank diameter
    28-inch tank height
    1-inch tank discharge tapping
    Equivalent to 42-gallon tank

    You could also add a storage/bladder tank at the house. This would give you better consistent water pressure and make the well pump cycle less, but would be an option that many plumbers recommend.

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