Filter solution

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dripit good, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.

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  2. Sprinkus where are you?
     
  3. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.

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    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  4. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    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 or Tekleen.
    Rotorflush seems to have some nice products too. There is one for smaller ponds that looks pretty cool.
     
  5. Give yourself a break. Wash down a few ibuprofen with beer and check back later.
     
  6. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
    Gotta try and stay awake for the Spurs game!
     
  7. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  8. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thank you gentlemen.
     
  9. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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