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Old 06-03-2015, 03:19 PM
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Just got a well put in. 2". 150' deep rated at 25gpm. Will be using the well for sprinklers, animals, washing stuff outside and maybe for the house water in the future.

What pump do you recommend?

The well co quoted me 575 for a 1.5hp with relay not installed. They didn't give me a brand or model.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:28 PM
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Never had a problem with goulds pumps they have a chart for application
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If you go out on the web, a 1/2 hp pump should do the job, a 1 hp will give you 10 gpm. You can get them for $325-400 at Home Depot, etc, Flotec pump. You will need a pressure tank and pressure switch as well, along with wiring and plumbing. If you are not handy, pay and have your installer do the whole install. You need the pump below the water, with sufficient 'head' to allow for adequate flow, while not so deep as it will pick up sand.

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Stay away from lowes and Home Depot pumps. They are garbage. Do yourself a favor and get a quality pump that will last for years. I prefer and installed a Berkley at my house, 1 HP 14 gpm but there are several good pump manufactures out there. Do your research.
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Subscribed. I have an old well in my back yard and am having it tested next week. I'm a few steps behind you but sick of watching my wife water flowers and grass for hours on end with no concept of the fact we pay for our water usage now.
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If you are running very many sprinkler heads and are pumping a long way with more than a couple of elbows in the lines and valves for zones you will need at least 25 gpm @ 40 psi discharge pressure at the pump to make it work. !/2 hp is too small. figure out how many sprinkler heads, what is the flow rate through each head, how many feet of pipe, what diameter pipe, how many valves and that will give you an idea. With a 2" casing I'm guessing a self priming pump so how much lift is it going to require from the water level?
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berkley or sta rite 1.5 hp, avoid anything with a plastic housing.
curious , how did they rate the well without a pump on it?
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Gould or Morris.
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Never had a problem with goulds pumps they have a chart for application
Have a link?
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Wanting to go with Goulds.

I'm confused as to what type of pump....Jet pump, centrifugal, etc... I know it's not a submersible.

I can do all the install no problem...just need a clue as to which pump to get.

It's a 2" casting with a screen at the bottom at 150'
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Are you should shure it is a 2" casing. If so, a submersible will probably not work. Goulds would be my recommendation.
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Originally Posted by fishguts View Post
Are you should shure it is a 2" casing. If so, a submersible will probably not work. Goulds would be my recommendation.
Wanting to go with Goulds.

I'm confused as to what type of pump....Jet pump, centrifugal, etc... I know it's not a submersible.

I can do all the install no problem...just need a clue as to which pump to get.

It's a 2" casting with a screen at the bottom at 150'

read again...
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I read again, good luck finding the help you need. Let us know what you end up going with.
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Goulds.This is where I got mine from. Quick ship and great price. http://www.lockewell.com/
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I would go with a 10hp pump with 4inch pipe just to be safe.
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I would also look into a filter that is self cleaning that would keep any particles from clogging the sprinkler heads. My well for irrigation and dock is 297 ft deep and I use a filter for the dock and the irrigation. Less that 50 bucks, but worth it.
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Originally Posted by Alureing View Post
I would go with a 10hp pump with 4inch pipe just to be safe.
Holy moly. Lol.
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Goulds, and be sure you get a good check valve to put before the pump pressure tank and a Ball valve before the pump and pressure tank as well(no pun intended). When things go bad and you don't want to lose your prime, you will be greatful you did this. Do not get anything less than 1 horse. As in engines , you are never sorry you have extra.
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Originally Posted by JoCo34 View Post
Stay away from lowes and Home Depot pumps. They are garbage. Do yourself a favor and get a quality pump that will last for years. I prefer and installed a Berkley at my house, 1 HP 14 gpm but there are several good pump manufactures out there. Do your research.
That odd My "quality" well pump went after 5 years. I pulled it myself and replaced it with a pump from home depot. that was 15 years ago.
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I appreciate all the comments guys. Thank you very much.....keep the comments coming.


Ok....I have decided on a Goulds GT 15 (1.5hp).


Next. The well is 2" galvanized with threads at the end. Can I put a 2" elbow off of the end of the well to a check valve then to the pump? I'm not installing a pressure tank. Then go to the sprinkler manifold.
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