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greenmonster304
10-18-2007, 08:10 PM
if you guys had the choice of a VFD well or street water for a 3 acre estate of fully manicured lawns, gardens, and privet hedges what would you go for.

CAPT Stream Rotar
10-18-2007, 08:14 PM
how big of a well?

What is the town water pushing out? pounds,gmp?

greenmonster304
10-18-2007, 08:21 PM
the well would probably be a 2 1/2 horse VFD well with tank about 45 gpm and the street main would most likely be 2" main with about 80 lbs static

04superduty
10-18-2007, 08:27 PM
is the water for irrigation on a seperate meter so they do not get charged for sewer.

Mike Leary
10-18-2007, 08:28 PM
if you guys had the choice of a VFD well or street water for a 3 acre estate of fully manicured lawns, gardens, and privet hedges what would you go for.

Just finished one of those.....if you've got enough water from the well gpm
wise or can spot cisterns for storage & pump from them, "on demand" is
the ultimate dream for irrigators. Set the psi, whatever the zone gpm is
running & have no problems with misting 'cause you laid out for the application using the criteria obtained from well re charge or pumping from
cistern(s) (we are using 4 1200gal.tanks on current site). Do it w/VFD!:headphones:
Some purveyors will not permit wells on property because of cross connection issues, but IMHO
if the system is seperate from the potable...have fun!:)

greenmonster304
10-18-2007, 08:42 PM
is the water for irrigation on a seperate meter so they do not get charged for sewer.

we don't have sewer charges here so that wont be an issue but we would be doing that anyway so not to have any affect on the house water supply

BrandonV
10-18-2007, 10:44 PM
i'd go well anyday, use one of the new "variable speed" pumps so you can zone according to needs and not worry about satisfying the pump.

PurpHaze
10-19-2007, 09:27 AM
i'd go well anyday, use one of the new "variable speed" pumps so you can zone according to needs and not worry about satisfying the pump.

Uh Brandon... that's what the VFD stands for in all the prior posts... variable frequency drive. :laugh: [Just yanking your chain] :)

BrandonV
10-19-2007, 12:52 PM
wow, missed that good abbreviations

CAPT Stream Rotar
10-19-2007, 05:43 PM
wow, missed that good abbreviations

Its tough to keep up with them on this board.

i just learned the other week HO=home owner..