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Old 12-02-2021, 10:29 AM   #1
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Wanting to make a couple of watering rigs. One out of a 275 gallon tote (large budget/bossmanís rig) and the other will be made from a 55 gallon drum or two on a small 4x7 trailer(tight budget/my rig).
Duties for the larger one will mainly be for watering around burn piles and beginner lvl firefighting stuff, watering trees and a back up water supply.
The smaller one will be for filling ďwildlife watering holesĒ out at the lease and also a backup water supply.
Looking for ideas in the pump category, nozzle set up, best route for a power supply and everything else Iím missing

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We both own the small predator inverter generators


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Old 12-02-2021, 11:24 AM   #3
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A few things:

- 275 gallon tote weighs a lot (8 x 275 = 2,200 lbs or so), so think carefully where you are going to put it, for example the back of a pickup, trailer, etc. My tote will squat my half ton pretty well.
- there are also 330 gallon water totes available too, just a heads up

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- a gasoline powered 'trash pump' will speed up your process about 10x than a little 12 volt garden hose pump hooked up to your truck battery
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For the bigger on i would be looking for one of the little gasoline weedeater pumps that are usually 1". That way you have some flow. They are kind of hard to find cheap. Generally you can buy a 2" cheaper.
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Old 12-02-2021, 11:48 AM   #5
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Why not just gravity fed on the smaller one for the watering holes? Hook it to your trough and have it on a float valve.
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something like that can make your life a lot easier if moving a lot of water
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Old 12-02-2021, 11:57 AM   #7
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Why not just gravity fed on the smaller one for the watering holes? Hook it to your trough and have it on a float valve.

To remain as quite as possible Iíll probably lean towards gravity fed for the watering holes but I would also like the option of moving some water on the quick if needed (I wasnít blessed with much patience and itís fading in my older years) It will also be used to fill toilets if we are out of power. Plan on running a hose through the bathroom window and use a drill mounted pump to fill said toilet


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A few things:

- 275 gallon tote weighs a lot (8 x 275 = 2,200 lbs or so), so think carefully where you are going to put it, for example the back of a pickup, trailer, etc. My tote will squat my half ton pretty well.
- there are also 330 gallon water totes available too, just a heads up

Youtube video link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji1SASPF2ak

- a gasoline powered 'trash pump' will speed up your process about 10x than a little 12 volt garden hose pump hooked up to your truck battery

Awesome! Thanks


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Old 12-03-2021, 11:17 AM   #9
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Old 12-03-2021, 12:30 PM   #10
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We are using a pool pump to transfer water from a 275 gallon tote to our 1100 gallon storage tank. It takes about 5 minutes to empty.
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Old 12-03-2021, 04:32 PM   #11
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Ordered this pump for my bosses tote. He has a full lineup of the Milwaukee m18s
https://www.zoro.com/milwaukee-m18-t...20/i/G5770768/


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Picked this up for $9 at TSC for my setup


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