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Offline jb59

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Re: Solar Well Pump Ideas
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2013, 08:05:53 AM »
I'm sorry, but what your water well guy showed you was not a solar powered pump meant for deep wells. There have been lots of people using deep solar well pumps to pull enough water to supply a family house needs.

Most solar well pumps I've seen pull 1-2 gallons a min. which is slow compared to your 110v or 220v AC pump. It just requires you to pump to a storage tank, and then pressurize it to the house.

Thanks Debbie Downer.  I mean that in a good way.  Definitely good to know this stuff before the cash gets doled out.

I wish I had been more educated on solar power earlier.  I guess getting a professional in on this is the best way to go.

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Re: Solar Well Pump Ideas
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2014, 08:07:47 PM »
I just went through this. My well is 340' x 6" with a static of 242' I'm using a Groundfos 6 SQF-3 AC/DC submersible wired direct to 6 Schott Poly-240 panels. This system will pump 6 G.P.M.
Don't skimp on the number of panels, these pumps like lots of DC volts.

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Re: Solar Well Pump Ideas
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2014, 05:48:32 PM »
Completely new on site/posting. Has anyone heard of the site " simplepump.com" reportedly is a hand pump system with options for solar and 12v

I have heard of the site and the product,  comes from a guy on Utube by the name: engineer775 Practice Peppers
I don't have the system, but I have heard good things about the operation. Hope this helps a little. I am thinking of using a water pump with hoses, one going into the wellhead and the other to the house powered by the solar kit from Harbor Freight.  Not the best, but it is what I can afford right now, and something now beats perfect a few years from now.  Good luck

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Re: Solar Well Pump Ideas
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2014, 02:18:17 PM »
I have  a 12-24 volt well pump in my second well in a emergency, turn the switch, pump sitting in 50 ft of water 70 ft down 95 PSI  pump was about $680.oo  1/2 " black water pipe. $30.oo a couple ball valves, $14.oo out door spigot.$ 7.oo ..200 psi pressure gage $11.oo & soon a 2 gallon bladder tank $73.oo to be installed. powered off a 4D size battery From Tractor supply  $149.99.. inside my Pumphouse/green house. sitting on 4 cement blocks & styrofoam. solar panel for it soon. but it is operational as I type this.
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Northern tool sell some brand Pump too. saw it in their catalog.
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