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walker45
06-11-2008, 09:05 AM
Need help with lawn irragation, I am currently using 3/4 hp submercible well pump from water source straight through no pressure tank I just turn it on and leave it on. I can run 2 large diameter sprinklers now but with reduced pressure, I am getting 13 gal a minute now, running 500 ft of 1in pipe. My question is I have a 1hp jet pump rated at 22 gal per minute, can I hook up the jet pump in line with my current system and gain more pressure and use it as a booster pump if so what would be the best way and place to connect to line. Please let me know if this will work.

Wet_Boots
06-11-2008, 09:17 AM
No. Leave it alone. You will get the 13 gpm, and no more, so it's up to you to spread it over your acreage. That's why they invented sprinkler systems.

DanaMac
06-11-2008, 09:39 AM
Lots more questions on wells and pumps lately. Sorry no answer for you from me. Just noticing the increased well/pump questions.

Waterit
06-11-2008, 10:38 AM
Lots more questions on wells and pumps lately. Sorry no answer for you from me. Just noticing the increased well/pump questions.

I think we'll see more wells as our potable water supply shrinks from drought and demand and the cost for both potable water and its by-product (sewage) increases.

So there'll be more questions about 'em. Here, a well is the way to go, what with our sandy soils and high water/sewer rates. To me it's semantics - they oughta give you the water 'cause they're killing you on the sewer bill anyway.

Waterit
06-11-2008, 10:40 AM
No. Leave it alone. You will get the 13 gpm, and no more, so it's up to you to spread it over your acreage. That's why they invented sprinkler systems.

Good answer, Boots. You can't get 10 lbs. out of a 5 lb. bag.

Drop a larger HP submersible if there's enough water table to support it.

Kiril
06-11-2008, 11:08 AM
Good answer, Boots. You can't get 10 lbs. out of a 5 lb. bag.

I call it a blivet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blivet#Military_usage)-> 10 pounds of s*@* in a 5 pound bag.

AI Inc
06-11-2008, 05:18 PM
Chime in one of you math wizzes, what can ya get thru a 1" poly pipe 18GPM?

Mike Leary
06-11-2008, 05:21 PM
Chime in one of you math wizzes, what can ya get thru a 1" poly pipe 18GPM?

12 gpm without violating the 5' per second rule, loss is 3 1/2 psi per 100'.

k911lowe
06-11-2008, 05:23 PM
Chime in one of you math wizzes, what can ya get thru a 1" poly pipe 18GPM?

you can get 22 gpm but at 500 ft there is friction loss.bigger pump 1 1/2 in line.

Mike Leary
06-11-2008, 05:27 PM
you can get 22 gpm but at 500 ft there is friction loss.bigger pump 1 1/2 in line.

You got some very thin-walled poly down there, bub.