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Tuck123 02-14-2020 07:54 AM

Solar well pump
 
So I have a old well casing 3-4 inch and don't have power out in the middle of my property and wanna get it going any suggestions on solar pumps and equipment and how hard it will be to get going? located in the George West area.

Welding Teach 02-14-2020 09:26 AM

My dad has a similar situation, in for some suggestions!

gonehuntin 02-14-2020 09:39 AM

PM Hunter_Man, he always has solar well setups for sale.

TacticalCowboy 02-14-2020 11:40 AM

I’d call a well guy in your area and have them get an estimate. If all they have to do is drop a pump in the hole it should be pretty easy. Get a good pump like a franklin, goulds, or grundfos.

Tuck123 02-14-2020 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by TacticalCowboy (Post 14702938)
I’d call a well guy in your area and have them get an estimate. If all they have to do is drop a pump in the hole it should be pretty easy. Get a good pump like a franklin, goulds, or grundfos.

I did and the guy wanted 8G wayyy to much for me, figured I could do it myself for less.

kyleseipp 02-15-2020 10:20 AM

We did a couple on our place. Not sure what other projects you are looking at, but I would encourage a call to your NRCS agent and see if there are some grants/programs you can get into for improvement projects, with water being the primary focus and practice for range improvement.

On ours, we have a 6gpm pump that is fantastic, and it handles deep well, storage tanks and long feeder line.

Give SW TX Solar in Eldorado a call and see what you can do.

kyleseipp 02-15-2020 10:21 AM

At minimum, as I am sure you have already thought, you can get an equipment spec sheet, and see what you can accomplish on your own.

RDT 02-15-2020 10:49 AM

I would rent an air compressor and blow it good to see how much water is there .
If its an old well the screen is going to be pretty clog up

Coyote Canyon 02-15-2020 12:02 PM

I would drop a line down the casing to gauge how deep the well is. This should also tell you where the water line is , if the casing is clear to drop a pump and at what depth.
Nine years ago I went online, bought a complete kit, followed the instructions and it’s still pumping to this day. I installed a switch so it would not pump all the time and waste water.
Good luck.

Kenner97 03-02-2020 07:26 PM

In on this, we are in the same situation. Was quoted 8,500-10,500 depending on how much I wanted to pump per day.

hogman$ 03-02-2020 09:34 PM

Where is your water table and well depth and how much water would you like to pump a minute ?


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Kenner97 03-03-2020 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by hogman$ (Post 14732679)
Where is your water table and well depth and how much water would you like to pump a minute ?


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Our water table is between 16-20'. I would like to pump between 1,000-2,000 per day.
How much should this cost? Is it easy to set-up yourself instead of paying for it to be done by a professional?
Well depth is just under 400' i believe.

Hunter_Man 03-08-2020 09:04 AM

I will have a shipment of solar well pumps coming in about 10 days! Drop me a line at 325-305-6064 if you’re interested. Pump kids are 700$.

scoutman 03-08-2020 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Hunter_Man (Post 14741200)
I will have a shipment of solar well pumps coming in about 10 days! Drop me a line at 325-305-6064 if you’re interested. Pump kids are 700$.

Can solar pump work on a 130ft well? Not hijacking thread, just a question.

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drslonghorn 03-08-2020 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Hunter_Man (Post 14741200)
I will have a shipment of solar well pumps coming in about 10 days! Drop me a line at 325-305-6064 if you’re interested. Pump kids are 700$.

Very interested, PM sent.

Hunter_Man 03-10-2020 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by scoutman (Post 14741248)
Can solar pump work on a 130ft well? Not hijacking thread, just a question.

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Absolutely they can! Max depth on the units I sell is 250 foot. I personally have one set at 135 foot been running strong for 3 years!!


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