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Dripit good
06-06-2012, 09:14 AM
Thought I would post this here first, as opposed to the waterfall & pond thread.

I suspect I don't have the proper filtration for a waterfall we installed. 8" intake line utilizing 2-4"x6' well points. After a short period of time the flow is less & less, making the feature less attractive.

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Relatively easy going in every spring, but a real bear removing it. It holds a lot of water. The demand is great...I need pert near 600 gpm to make it look right.

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The bank under water it rests on is close to 45 degrees, and is 15' deep. I know the wellpoints are off the bottom because of the angle of the tee. Debris is choking the slits on the wellpoints slowing down the flow.

I'm looking for ideas to improve the intake flow and making it easier to remove.

FIMCO-MEISTER
06-06-2012, 08:22 PM
Sprinkus where are you?

Sprinkus
06-06-2012, 08:36 PM
Just got back from work.
I got that rotatin' self cleaning screen/filter pic here somewhere.

Huh, now that I looked at the OP this won't work.
Exhaustion is really catchin' up with me.

Sprinkus
06-06-2012, 09:17 PM
OK, I'm old, tired, and confused.
Maybe it will work in that situation.
Either a self cleaning intake or an above ground filter system like Amiad (http://www.amiad.com/) or Tekleen (http://www.tekleen.com/).
Rotorflush (http://www.rotorflush.com/) seems to have some nice products too. There is one for smaller ponds that looks pretty cool.

FIMCO-MEISTER
06-06-2012, 11:02 PM
Give yourself a break. Wash down a few ibuprofen with beer and check back later.

Sprinkus
06-06-2012, 11:13 PM
Give yourself a break. Wash down a few ibuprofen with beer and check back later.

:laugh::laugh::laugh:
Gotta try and stay awake for the Spurs game!

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-07-2012, 09:46 PM
Anyone see the episode of Gold Rush Alaska where the cripple mechanic fabricates a bad @ss filter for the silty water they were pumping?


I'm pretty sure the demand was around 1200 GPM.

Dripit good
06-09-2012, 07:14 AM
Thank you gentlemen.

Sprinkus
06-09-2012, 10:02 AM
Looks like RB has their own self cleaning intake (http://www.rainbird.com/landscape/products/filtration/SelfCleaningPumpSuctionScreen.htm).
KleenScreen (http://www.kleenscreen.com/) is another source for large capacity self cleaning intake screens.

jvanvliet
06-09-2012, 10:21 AM
Try:

High flow capacity filter (http://www.lakos.com/downloads/literature/LS-brochures-English/LS-906_SST&PROII_IO_Combine.pdf)

Or:

High flow capacity filter (http://www.lakos.com/downloads/literature/LS-brochures-English/LS-698_ProII_I&O.pdf)

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