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bicmudpuppy
03-06-2007, 12:06 AM
Well, I finally remembered the camera and managed a few pics of my irrigation pump house and pumps.

bicmudpuppy
03-06-2007, 12:10 AM
More pump house picutures!

Dirty Water
03-06-2007, 12:26 AM
That looks remarkable similar to many of the larger systems I've maintained before at Condo assocations.

Rustic but cool :)

What sort of pressure switch is that?

Mjtrole
03-06-2007, 02:10 AM
bic, am i mistaken or is that a drain 90 on the discharge side of that pump house?

sildoc
03-06-2007, 03:31 AM
IN other words "The $hitter'$ Full!"

Honey bucket looking.

bicmudpuppy
03-06-2007, 08:22 AM
bic, am i mistaken or is that a drain 90 on the discharge side of that pump house?

From the picture, I might agree with you. I will look closer next time I am down there. The potential to cobble in these situations when quality help is not on sight would amaze you. On the other hand, it is entirely possible, that what is there is just a different brand of fitting that is pressure rated. This setup is designed to run at 135psi under a load of 240gpm plus the saftey factors above that. I don't believe anything short of a sch 40 fitting would survive that.

koster_irrigation
03-06-2007, 08:25 AM
bic, am i mistaken or is that a drain 90 on the discharge side of that pump house?

It certainly looks like it. A long sweep 2" dwv 90

PurpHaze
03-06-2007, 09:18 AM
I'm with Doc... looks like an outhouse. :)

Bobcat s250 NY
03-08-2007, 01:21 AM
def an outhouse

Grassmechanic
03-08-2007, 10:56 AM
A lot of equipment jammed in a small space. I like a bit more room to work in.

SprinklerGuy
03-08-2007, 11:17 AM
It is so cute......smaller than i expected...our pumphouse was HUGE compared to yours.....and we had one for each nine. However, it was in Arizona....different watering requirements surely.

bicmudpuppy
03-08-2007, 10:44 PM
This is only a 9 hole facility. Arizona would be in .5 million gallons a day country for 9 holes. The records indicate somewhere between 4 and 13 million a year here. (btw, seems they only used just over 1 million last year. no wonder I am pulling my hair out about the condition of things)

PurpHaze
03-09-2007, 09:15 AM
This is only a 9 hole facility.

You mean that shed's the locker room and can accomodate nine guys at the same time? :laugh:

zman9119
03-09-2007, 12:57 PM
This is only a 9 hole facility. Arizona would be in .5 million gallons a day country for 9 holes. The records indicate somewhere between 4 and 13 million a year here. (btw, seems they only used just over 1 million last year. no wonder I am pulling my hair out about the condition of things)

Wow, nice split for usage, seams like someone was\wasn't doing there job. The last course I was at averaged 1.5 to 2 million gallons... a day. Had over 2,000 heads in the ground and a nice computerized pump station. I will see if I can find my dvd of pictures this weekend.


.mz

Wet_Boots
03-09-2007, 01:24 PM
So, are the two pumps I see doing the whole job? Not sure where 135 psi and 240 gpm come from, if they aren't series-connected, or multi-stagers.

bicmudpuppy
03-09-2007, 03:03 PM
So, are the two pumps I see doing the whole job? Not sure where 135 psi and 240 gpm come from, if they aren't series-connected, or multi-stagers.

I doubt I can get 240gpm anymore. The two pumps you see are a 25 horse and 30 horse pumps. The line between them is to a submersible that used to be a 15 horse pump and has been replaced with a two horse. I had the system on Wensday. I need to look at specs etc. but I had 20+ Falcon rotors on at one time and the pressure wasn't bad. I have leaks and valve-in-heads that are weeping everywhere. I could maintain over 60psi with just the 25 and 30 running, the 2 horse breaker blew when the pressure exceeded 40psi. I am hoping I have a weak breaker vs having to pull a pump. I have enough leaks that exceeding 90psi didn't happen even with everything shut down. It is to wet to start looking for leaks yet.

bicmudpuppy
03-10-2007, 05:36 PM
I found my major leak..........90psi on an open 1.5" Elboe direct connected to either a 3 or 4" main......Yeah, that would keep a 240gpm setup from reaching 135psi or exceeding the 90psi I was getting.

PurpHaze
03-10-2007, 10:26 PM
I thought you said it was still too wet out there to find leaks. :laugh:

bicmudpuppy
03-11-2007, 02:22 PM
I thought you said it was still too wet out there to find leaks. :laugh:

Ok, leaks are still hard to find. Floods are another story though!

Dirty Water
03-11-2007, 02:56 PM
What you do, stick a pressure gauge on the "90 psi" leak? :D

PurpHaze
03-11-2007, 03:04 PM
He prolly hightailed it to shut things down. :)

Mike Leary
03-17-2007, 10:55 AM
Geez, don't you guys have problems with brass & galvanized fittings together?
It seems like I can see rust starting already. Would not be squeamish
about using more unions.