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irrigating with trash pump

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,420

    We did this little job today. we resurrected an old shallow well for one of my customers so he can water some new trees along his long driveway and his large garden. Before you say anything he supplied the pump. It works well, tomorrow i have to hook up all the drip to the trees.

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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 49,433

    a pat on the back and two attaboys for including the flex coupling
     
  3. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    Since I have no comment...nice flip flops.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,725

    I like it, are you going to build a little enclosure for it?
     
  5. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    This comment is overly picky- sch 80 nipple on outlet.
    Overall a good, clean job if I must say so.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,725

    Why? It looks like all plastic to plastic. If it was a brass or steel pump outlet, o.k. ;)
     
  7. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,420

    The owner said he was going make some kind of roof for it. The guy is retired and likes to putts around the property and tinker with stuff. It's kind of funny he has a system we could have tapped for this but he thinks wells and pumps are cool so he spent twice as much to do this. I had fun doing it. The well hadn't been used it 15 or 20 years so I sent a pipe down and blew out all the crap out. It only took about a min to get the pump primed.
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  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,725

    I wish I had a pic of it, but I did a booster pump similar to that and one of the carpenters built an enclosure that mirrored the house! :clapping:
     
  9. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    A wise pump man taught me to not use sch40 on the inlet/ outlet. Never have to worry about sch 80 or steel breaking off into the pump. I learned from one of my mistakes several years ago.
     
  10. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,435

    i agree, its not good to thread plastic into a pump.

    the pump heats up and will melt the plastic and blow the connection out.

    Seen it happen several times. Always come out with 6" or better worth of
    metal to dissipate that heat.
     

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