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    Default Holding Tank Setup

    Anyone currently have 3000 to 4000 gal holding tank configuration for their well water? I have 5 to 8 GPM well connected to a 119 gal pressure tank and itís currently used for irrigation purposed only. I am able to water for approx 30 mins before allowing the well to recover for 2 hours. While this works, I donít think itís the most efficient way of using my well. I have no issues with pressure I have a 3HP pump at a dept of 480í the actual well is 500í with static level around 60í.

    I have about 80 avocado trees to water and a fair amount of landscape around the house I try to keep green. Please let me know if you have a holding tank setup how itís setup, details such as pump size, power requirements etc. I am epically interested if you are powering it with solar power. Any recommendations will be appreciated.

    This is a great forum with very informative members, I lookfoward for new discussions everyday.


    Thanks in advance Ė pg.

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    Great Schematic!!

    Thanks you sir!

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    The need is to know where.Where your water is coming in.At what depth do you get 6 gpm.If it is 200ft and above ,then solar could pump into a holdin tank and boosted out of that.It also does not matter how big the tank is you still got to fill it.Big does not alwas help........Upper

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    I was just thinking solar for the holding tank pump; I am hoping to get by with a 1 HP pump from the holding tank.

    good points thou!

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    Solar to fill the storage tank would take that pump off the grid but, at what price? I have found that it cost me much less to run a pump off the grid, than for the extra expense and maintenance of a windmill or solar.

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    I am finding out it's quite an expensive solution, I heard of people using solar power to run their pump so it peek my interest.
    The better solution is adding solar for the home and if the system is large enough all your power needs can be covered including the well.

    Does anyone have an idea what a 3000 gal holding tank and a pump will cost around or can recommend me a vendor to talk to?


    Thanks!

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    Any vendors out there that deals with holding tank/pump setup?

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    Those big tanks are hard to ship, better find something local. The pump systems are found many places. Try this one, and donít forget to use a Cycle Stop Valve on your booster pump.

    http://www.wwpp.us/wellmate/wm-tank.shtml

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